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The Miami Heat so far are 5-4. Defense seems a little slow. Why is Eddie House being stuck with the last shot? Anyway who saw this coming, Let the bashing begin!
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I've watched most of their games so far, and it's true Eddie House seems to be taking way more than his fair share of last shots. Not sure what the deal with THAT is. I'm guessing Mike Miller would be taking those shots if he were available?

From what I can tell, any team they face with a good point guard, a decent big man, or both (e.g., Boston) has their number. Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo, and Deron Williams have taken the Heat to school. Dwight Howard did to them what he always does to teams without a good center. They are not an elite team and they obviously will not win 70 games. Right now they're the fifth best team in the Eastern Conference... which puts them exactly where they were last year. If they start the season 5-5, or maybe even 5-6, I can't help but think Pat Riley may be making his return to the bench.

I'm not one of those people that was waiting for their downfall so that I could dance in the streets, but as a fan of one of their division opponents I of course am glad they are not doing well (or at the very least, glad they're not doing as well as my team). Nonetheless, this is all very surprising and I doubt it lasts for long.

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They definitely won't win 70 games, but they're still an elite team in my book, just based on the talent level on paper. The Celtics have surpassed them as Eastern Conference champion favorites in my book, however.



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That solves the "Who takes the last shot?" question that the sports media kept yammering on about. Whoever had "Other" in the pool can claim their prize.

Good point guards are just torching this team. No wonder they wanted Fisher so bad.




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Eastern Conference
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Don't forget about Milsap, he had a huge game against the heat not too long ago.


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Bosh is soft and they can't cover an upper level point guard. If the draw is good, they could get through. However, Boston, Orlando and Chicago are poor match-ups for Miami, and that is just to get through the East.
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I don't think it really matters how the Heat are doing through 9 games. It's obviously not where they'd like to be, but if they get these problems figured out and win the championship, none of this will matter. Whether that actually happens remains to be seen of course.
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Paying all that money for Bosh so he can do this is terrible Click Here (youtube.com) They would have been better off using Bosh's money on two goons to protect the rim and rebound.

Tweeted by Paul Pierce last night (via Ric Bucher)

    RicBucher Oh my...RT@paulpierce34 Paul Pierce It's been a pleasure to bring my talents to south beach now on to Memphis


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    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    Paying all that money for Bosh so he can do this is terrible Click Here (youtube.com) They would have been better off using Bosh's money on two goons to protect the rim and rebound


I thought that was the point of keeping Haslem around and signing Ilgauskus.




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I predicted this team would win 55 games and depending on how the chemistry works out, I could be right or the Heat could do worse.

I know it is only 9 games into the season, but LeBron complained how he played "too many minutes" which to me signifies the pressure and the expectations have already gotten to him. Kobe is about 7 years older than LeBron and would play every minute for the Lakers if they needed him.

Granted, the Heat do need more players as it is a 5 on 5 game and not 3 on 5. But LeBron needs to grow up and mature as a person and not already point fingers at the coach. But playing devil's advocate, Pat Riley will probably need to coach this team of egos as he is certainly a more hard-nosed coach and has coached some of the greatest talents before.

This team will probably gel (eventually) but my guess is it probably won't happen to close the all-star break. Boston is still the team to beat in the East and even though Orlando lost big to Miami, I would still put them ahead of the Heat for the reason they are a more cohesive team.

Unless Miami gets a guard that can match-up to New Orleans, Boston, or others, Miami will lose from a point guard and not to forget the clog in the middle which the Heat lack (Paul Milsap so far is the best example).

And seeing how it is the Eastern Conference, Miami could get on a roll sooner than later. It is somewhat unfair to say the Heat need time to develop chemistry but at the same time, this was this same team that said it was going to win like 6 or 7 championships (ultimately, the Heat put all this pressure on themselves).

Oh did anyone catch Paul Pierce's tweet? "I have decided to take my talents to South Beach. Next stop, Memphis."
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.46
    Originally posted by It's False
    That solves the "Who takes the last shot?" question that the sports media kept yammering on about. Whoever had "Other" in the pool can claim their prize.

    Good point guards are just torching this team. No wonder they wanted Fisher so bad.

Derek Fisher would only help them offensively, and their problem is certainly not on offense. Their problem is defensively, where they're getting torched regularly by PGs, Cs, and even the occasional PF. Derek Fisher is a liability and a half on defense, so that would have just made matters worse.

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#13 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.95
    Originally posted by It's False
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Paying all that money for Bosh so he can do this is terrible Click Here (youtube.com) They would have been better off using Bosh's money on two goons to protect the rim and rebound


    I thought that was the point of keeping Haslem around and signing Ilgauskus.


Ilgauskus is just a tall guy, he's not a banger down low. Especially now.



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