Lance at point certainly will not help turnovers. George Hill although quiet is the Glue for this team in the backcourt.
Wow what a game.
It has been touched on already, but I will add that Lance is the total X factor for this team right now. He apparently knocked Lefraud and Dewanda off their "focus" with his swagger and trash talking, and his ability to back it up. I dont' think Wade's athleticism and strength works against Lance, as he probably has a good 20 lbs on Wade and is every bit as strong as Wade. Lance is just a plain fun to watch, he that killer type of player who is relentless.
PG had an all around good game, but I wish he was a bit more aggressive against Lebron. Though they were bringing the double team on George above the arc. So he did the right thing most of the night and passed it up.
We had a handful of possessions where our wings got trapped above the 3pt line and we end up just chucking a terrible shot or getting a shot clock violation. I do not understand this team's inability to drive the ball. Infact I'd garner to say that if we ever need to just get a shot it should be given to West every time. He knows how to make a move to get himself a shot.
I think there will be another thread about this so I wont' get into it here, but we had probably a 40% Heat crowd on a Friday night sell out game with no other major events going on. Pathetic for this city and it was talked about on the post game radio show.
did you all see Gerald Greene late in the 4th. he was cheering so enthusiastically i believe he inspired the team onto victory! great game tonight by Greene
** guess i should add this is litterally green
what a dissappointment.. and we coulda had delfino. OJ has really stepped up
I don't get to many games, but pizza gal and I were there for this one. First half, I was frustrated by the Heat fans and their noise. But, second half, they shut up, and about halfway through the fourth quarter they started filing out.
Miami never had any rhythm, while the Pacers were never rattled by anything. Roy maybe didn't have a big stat line, but I thought he made a couple big plays. DWest, obviously, owned this game. PaulStar was tough, impressive as usual.
Our homecourt advantage is amazing. We own Miami at home. Gotta find a way to continue that on the road.
As good as lance played he could of had another 4-6 points. Quite a few times he had his guy isolated and you could tell he wanted to take him but played within the offense. Once he gets the green light to start to take his man baseline he is going to really shine.
i dont know if it has been touched on but what a very solid game by hansbrough. really good role player off the bench. I would really not like to see us lose him. i dont know what he expects to be paid but the cat is a winner. and gives it all. he played solid tonight.
I was reading the Heat's game thread in RealGM and here's a post that I loved.
Originally Posted by Heat fan
It's an interesting thread. It's big (49 pages) but it's always nice to see what the opposing fans think of your team :D
He is also an excellent FT shooter for a big. I just wish that he is going to be able to find his jump shot once more :)
Random, but I was looking at the Heat RealGM boards and I saw some dude post this:
"I keep hearing the Pacer players yell "And 1" on jumpshots..."
Favorite part of the game....asking the massive douche bag in the heat shirt in front of me to read me the score board to me half way through the fourth 'cause my old eyes couldn't quite make out the numbers.
I brought my friend who's a Bulls fan and he would not stop cheering for the Pacers. Surprisingly he said it had more to do with his love of the way the Pacers play than it was just rooting against the Heat.
picture caption time
Is it me or is Bosh spitting in every other picture?
That's quite the salivation, Chris. Go see a doctor.
Hand to God, I didn't see any promo's or anything and picked up the game mid-first quarter on the DVR later in the evening, and I thought I was watching a Miami feed, thinking to myself, 'these Heat announcers are homers.'
My other favorite moment was that double-tech when West just threw Battier to the ground.
And how big of a smile do you thin Larry Lengend had when Lance was not only shutting Wade down but running his mouth the whole time. I saw LeBron and Wade 'grabbing' the ref at halftime and thought they should gotten a T then. Grady's tweet confirms it.
Speaking of Larry, wonder how he feels about S-O-F-T these days
Lebron got his calls and no-calls, i'm just happy we got the win