The Miami Heat entered Game 4 of the 2013 NBA Finals against the San Antonio Spurs knowing they couldn’t lose and go down 3-1 in the series and have a chance of winning the Larry O’Brien trophy. But the Heat’s Big Three responded like the three All-Stars that they are, combining for 82 points and lead Miami to a 109-93.
Doc Rivers would be the Knicks’ best coach since Pat Riley — sorry Jeff Van Gundy, but it’s true — and that hiring would make the Jason Kidd signing look like nothing more than a PR stunt.
Like everyone red blooded American, I would have loved to see the Heat lose in the Finals to the Oklahoma City Thunder. With that being said, part of me is happy because this asinine LeBron James narrative can finally be put away.
The Knicks were dealt a blow on the scoreboard and to their roster as Iman Shumpert was carried off the court. The Knicks were defeated by the Heat 100-67 in Game 1.
The Mavericks blew a golden opportunity to steal a game on the Heat’s home court in Game 1, something I would usually consider an early death knell for a team trying for an upset. But I saw enough to give me confidence — Dallas can still win this series.
Dwyane Wade offered LeBron James congratulations for finally getting his first win in an NBA finals game. The Heat are three wins from a much bigger celebration. And not only were the Dallas Mavericks beaten, their best player left battered as well.
What can you say about the Miami Heat? As they go through a string of playing 11 games in a row against teams with a .500 or (much) better record, they’ve fallen on their faces. They’re in deep trouble. How come?
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