By far my favorite win of the season, I forgot how much I hated the Heat! Not even gonna try to add any analysis, just bask in the glory of the win!!!
But he also had 9 offensive rebounds and 14 total. We scored as much off of his misses as we did off his makes. Leave Hibbert alone, he and our entire front line played like men tonight.
The only thing that concerns me is that when Granger comes back, it's going to throw us off our rhythm and we might get worse on both ends. We need Granger to buy in to what we have going on right now and fit in rather than try to be the alpha dog. If he does that, then we'll be a pretty damn potent team.
Paul George, don't become a Laker.
Danny Granger wants to win, he has a lot of backbone but no ego. When he comes back, he won't hurt our chemistry.
Good win. Not going to take too much from this game, but I did like seeing the bench play well against the Heat.
Huge props to Steve Nash breaking 10k assists.
Our bench has to get a lot of credit for this win.
DJ was good tonight. He made good reads on offense, made the correct passes, took care of the ball and hit his FTs. Also, he wasn't bad defensively either. Granted, he will never be a good defense but he was at least commited in playing D and wasn't a revolving door.
Gerald Green was good as well. Yes, he only shot 3/11 but his D was great. I'm still in awe that he managed to draw an offensive foul by LeBron James. He also had 2 blocks and 2 steals. If he can give us that kind of defensive effort every game, he's going to be golden.
Ian Mahinmi continues to give us some great contribution. Remember when our defense fell off when Roy was on the bench in last year's playoffs? The Heat would just go on a run because our last year's bench lacked the size to stop penetration. Ian has that size. He is a true big man. He has learned some defensive tricks by Roy and he's no longer extremely foul prone. His ability to finish at the rim and hit the 15 foot jumper is a bonus
Tyler had a good game as well. Frank didn't use him as much as he normally gets because the game demanded that Ian should get some more mins but when he played he was good. He was his usual self, bringing energy, heart and hustle. Good job on hitting 5 of your 6 FTs as well.
Great game, bench. You outscored the Heat's bench 25 - 8.
PS: Orlando was ok in the minutes he played as well. He had 2 assists in 4 minutes which is always a good thing
I missed the game, but in the post game LeBron and Spoelstra both credited PG's improvement to improved confidence, and LeBron said Granger's absence gave PG the platform and opportunity to shine. Wade and LeBron also praised Paul George and Lance Stephenson.
It really seems like all those lumps our bench took earlier this year are kind of paying dividends lately and each are sort of coming into their own individually really wouldn't say as a unit cause that is still a pretty woeful sight to behold.
Things have changed quite a bit since Granger's been gone. Paul George has become a legit offensive player and Lance Stephenson is getting better and better. Granger no longer needs to have that primary scoring wing mentality and hopefully he embraces that when he returns.
I'm happy with Roy's 14 boards and defense