- 06-10-2011, 02:30 PM
Figured I would open a thread for the finals, been a great series so far and should go down to the wire. Im from Cleveland, so that makes me a die hard Mavs fan for this series. Im really enjoying Lebrons struggles. These are the same reasons he could never win in Cleveland, not showing up during the big games consistantly. Dirk is playing amazing and deserves to get a ring, along with Jason Kidd, Terry, and Shawn Marion. So go Mavs. I really want to hear all the excuses from the Heat if they lose to the old, less talented Mavs.
- 06-10-2011, 05:11 PM
It's been an amazing series so far and I expect Miami to win Game 6 with Wade dropping AT LEAST 40.
06-10-2011, 05:30 PM
06-10-2011, 05:39 PM
wade's hurt....bosh isn't a factor at this point....lebron disappears during the 4th quarter. this is the mavs series to lose at this point. i don't see it going seven games.
06-10-2011, 05:56 PM
They're going back to Miami and Wade won't go out like that. Unless LeBron totally b*tches out, they'll win this one. It'll go down to the wire like every other game, but Wades shown his desire this whole series and he won't go out at home in Game 6.
06-10-2011, 06:40 PM
The Game all comes down to Jason Terry... If he gets 15-20 it's a done deal. Dirk will get his points but if he can get contribution from "the jet" then Miami's 2-on-5 basketball will be cancelled out. Dallas has played great defense on Miami all series(except last night) so I really don't expect them to allow Wade to run through them. Dallas needs to just keep get their own "run-outs" because Miami's transition D is MORE THAN shaky.
06-10-2011, 06:42 PM
06-10-2011, 06:44 PM
I tell you, Terry is the KEY! He knows it and that's where I think the problem started. Last game he showed he can handle the pressure. If he continues to shoot well and their D does what they do well, there is no question Dallas will win. Terry is the key...
06-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Not a Miami fan, but not a hater either ( was going for Chicago ) if Lebron don't step up in the 4th quarter they ain't winning ****e - although he did get a triple double. I wanna see Jason Kid get a ring - he has put in a lot of work & seems like a stand-up guy- he deserves one.
06-10-2011, 08:16 PM
I just cannot see Wade letting HIS team lose at home when it's all on the line after losing 2 in a row.
1. Are Miami's shooters hot or cold (Bosh, Miller, Chalmers, in particular)
2. Is Dallas boxing out underneath? They did in Game 5 and you could see a major difference from Game 4, which was a joke under the rim.
3. How is Dallas's defense on the pick & roll? Last night they were giving up layups like candy at Halloween. They're lucky their shooting was up to par for a change and they kept their lead.
and now 4 and 5 to a lesser extent:
4. Does Tyson Chandler stay out of foul trouble? If he can play minutes, they're good. If they have to resort to Mahinmi, they'll likely give up a lot more points (like in his presence last night).
5. Will JJ Barea decide to start making layups? He was on fire from beyond the arc last night, but he bricked another open layup, which was a step up from the 3 he jagged in Game 4 (and he missed at least one more in Game 3 or before).
Aside from last night, it's come down to the final shot. Missed layups and free throws mean everything.
06-10-2011, 11:04 PM
As much as miami I dont see them losing game 6. And the way lebron left cleveland wasso distasteful. Hes pretty much a 6'8 270 lb 15 year old. Something goes wrong he blames someone else, dosent get his way he pouts. Not to mention the guys ego is beyond huge. I didnt like him while he was here, wanted him to stay because he obviouslu gave us the best chance for a championship. If it wasnt for the brilliant mo Williams for baron Davis trade lebron would have screwed cleveland for 10 years. sorry for the rant.
06-10-2011, 11:18 PM
I've gotta say Dirk is a class act, the guy deserves to win, so does Kidd. Deserve to and actually win though are not the same, I hope Dallas pulls it out though.
06-12-2011, 10:49 PM
Welp. No one from Miami showed up in the 4th quarter. I thought for sure Wade would have gone off tonight, but I guess not. I just am a bit disappointed that the ending was so anti-climactic based on how great the series started. No idea why Miami wasn't attempting to foul down the stretch, either. Dallas had 2 turnovers in a row when the lead was back down to 9 and James or Wade couldn't hit.
Happy to see the Mavs get it, just wish it was a closer game at the end.
06-13-2011, 12:30 AM
As a cleveland fan, I cant even begin to describe how awesome it is to see Lebron fail. The way the Mavs were able to stay in the game even with Dirk not playing good for the first 3 quarters is insane. Jason Terry played great and backed up all his talk. I agree with all the sports talk people saying how this is a case of a team beating individuals. Miami is clearly the more talented team, and the team that should have won the championship, but players like Cardinal, JJ Berea and Tyson Chandler stepped up and did what was needed of them. I cant think of any player in the NBA that deserves a ring more than Dirk so the combination of that and Lebron losing made this an awesome finals for me.
06-13-2011, 03:12 PM
this series is a clear example of the definition of a team coming together, and 3 individual players pretending to be a team. i do believe as miami stays together, those 3 will develop into a championship caliber team, but first and foremost lebron needs to grow up and learn to handle pressure. wade is a champion and a leader, he will bounce back. i am happy for dirk and the boys tho.
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