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Posts Tagged ‘ Miami Heat ’

Bosh, Heat interior defense are just plain soft

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  The interior defense of the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals was so soft, it probably had Don Nelson somewhere grinning. While the San Antonio Spurs also gave up their fair share of easy buckets during the game, those came off of late rotations. That is something that can be, and...
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Why Spurs will beat Heat in 6

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  Last year, this writer (and scout…and coach…) picked the Miami Heat to win in six games. Okay, so I was one game off. Leading up to this season’s rematch, I was inclined to duplicate that prediction. Then something happened, something nostalgic…..   With the Tony Parker in the locker room this past Saturday,...
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3 Keys to Game 3 for Indiana Pacers

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  The Indiana Pacers didn’t just lose Game 2 at home, they lost it playing their tempo and their style of play. The Miami Heat may be feeling cozy back home for two games but Indy can re-gain homecourt advantage simply by using three key steps…..   (Out-of) Pocket Pass! If you think the Heat...
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Pacers win chess match in Game 1 vs Heat

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  The 2014 Eastern Conference Finals is not just about deciding which team makes it to the NBA Finals – it is a battle for the future of the NBA. The “position-less” Miami Heat vs the positional (and traditional) Indiana Pacers. In Game 1, the chess match undoubtedly went to the home team….. Lineups -...
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Scouting Report: San Antonio Spurs 1st quarter vs Miami Heat

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Date: 3/6/14 Scouting: San Antonio Spurs – 1st quarter offense Opponent: Miami Heat Lineups:  Parker, Green, Leonard, Diaw, Duncan  –  Chalmers, Wade, Battier, James, Bosh Score: 37-22. Spurs put on offensive clinic in halfcourt, scoring 22 pts in paint (equaling Heat total).   Qtr Summary: 23 total possessions (17 scores, including 8 of 10...
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Breakdown: Warriors set blueprint for beating Heat

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  For the second year in a row, the Golden State Warriors flew into South Beach and left with a victory. While the Indiana Pacers have proven to have the best chance at beating the Miami Heat, Golden State may just have an even better squad to tackle LeBron n’ Crew. It’s the same...
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Breakdown: Pacers 2nd half defense vs Heat

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Indiana Pacers beat Miami Heat, 90-84 Pacers 2nd half defense picked up…..   3 themes to 2nd half Pacers D: 1. Cut off drives and STILL contested shooters 2. Made Lebron perimeter, settled for jumpers A LOT 3. Despite rotating D, didn’t give up offensive boards 3rd qtr: 11:30 – 1st poss of half,...
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The turning point of Heat-Pacers game

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  Even the most casual sports fan could see what happened in Tuesday night’s rematch of the Eastern Conference Finals. The defending-champion Miami Heat smashed the Indiana Pacers in the mouth early, with their patented pressure defense. In the second half, Indiana settled down and got the ball inside. Ball game. But wait, it...
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Scouting Report: Miami Heat (loss vs Pistons)

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Team Scouted: Miami Heat Opponent: Detroit Pistons Location: American Airlines Arena – Miami, FL Date: 12/3/13   STARTERS & MATCHUPS PG Mario Chalmers                                     Brandon Jennings SG James Jones                                            Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SF Shane Battier              (cross-match)   Greg Monroe (guarded Lebron) PF Lebron James             (cross-match)    Josh Smith (guarded Battier) C  Chris Bosh                                                 Andre Drummond...
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Identity Crisis: Winning in the NBA is simple

  What’s the key to winning in the NBA? Of course, you need talent…any coach will tell you that. But it’s not a pick-up game, there’s more to being a GM than just choosing a bunch of freaks for your squad. There has to be a clear team identity. This is the synthesis of a coaching staff’s philosophy and a roster’s...
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Player Profile: Heat’s Griffin must improve footwork

  The Miami Heat have added the high-flying Eric Griffin to their training camp squad. You may remember him from Miami’s summer league squad in Vegas, finishing plays at the rim with relative ease. But what about when he has to work away from the basket or, heaven-forbid, initiate a play? That’s the next...
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The best landing spot for Greg Oden is…..

  According to Yahoo Sports, free agent center Greg Oden will pick the site of his comeback attempt next week. Of the six teams in the mix, let’s see which one is the best one for him right now…..   Miami Heat - I don’t like it. There’s too much media attention down in Miami,...
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‘The Birdman’ returns to Miami

  Chris Anderson averaged only 4.9 pts & 4.1 rebs last season for Miami, but ‘The Birdman’ was as a major part of the Heat’s second consecutive championship.   Today, the Heat were able to re-sign with Anderson to a one-year deal (according to Yahoo Sports). While no one is reporting salary numbers, I’m...
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Ray Allen returning to Heat

  Ray Allen signed with the Miami Heat last season with the stipulation that he could opt for free agency again this summer should he want to. Well, he didn’t.   The All-Time leader in three-pointers in NBA history has decided to skip free agency and help the Miami Heat win a third consecutive title...
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After keeping Chalmers, Heat must dump Bosh

  For a team that just won a championship, deciding to keep their young and instrumental point guard for $4 million seems like a no-brainer. For the Miami Heat, their decision to keep Mario Chalmers for next season may have significant repercussions.   Quite frankly, you can’t keep everybody.   The Miami Heat maxed...
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