Posts Tagged ‘win

06
Nov
12

Miami Heat: Looking Good All Around

Last night’s game against the Phoenix Suns was a vast improvement compare to the previous two games where we lost and then just let it get too close. The Miami Heat defense looked a lot better last night and the golden boy of the night seem to be Mario Chalmers. We all know for a while that Erik Spoelstra has been molding Chalmers to reach his ultimate point guard potential. Well he showed that last night. When Chalmers is on point, we are sure to have a great game. With nine points, eleven assists and only one turnover (GO CHALMERS!), he helped the Heat achieve one of their highest scoring games so far this season.  Lebron, Wade and Bosh all scored in the double digits and towards the fourth quarter, they sat down most of the time. We even got to see rookie Terrel Harris get some playing time along with James Jones who is known for his clutch three point shot. Rashard Lewis is another great player that makes it harder for the Suns as well as other teams to penetrate the Big 3 since they need to get past him. Threats all around!

 

Even Norris Cole had his moment in the spotlight with that crazy three he hit at the end of the first quarter. Another rookie who def has earned his spot in the Miami Heat roster (I call him the mini- Wade in the making). Of course we cannot forget one of our Heat veterans, Udonis Haslem who was also in the double digits and had a great shooting night. Even though he is one of my all time favorites, he has his moments where his shot is weak but last night he was on point. Another great defender who I think that when he is on his A game the Heat are constantly getting the ball and scoring.

Last, but not least, and yes he is rapidly becoming my favorite (okay he already is) Ray Allen continues to make his mark with the Heat. If anyone knows anything about me is that I have NEVER for one minute liked the Celtics, but he was always that player I respected and made the exception for. Seeing him wear that Miami Heat jersey just makes me smile thinking “We got him”. Unlike Lebron, I will say Allen had a more positive welcome to the team both from fans and critics (some anyway).  He is contributing so much and blending right in with the team’s dynamic.

Suns lost one of their all time players Steve Nash and they are lacking a lot of depth –  just check out the highlights. If it’s any consolation to the fans,  word on the street is the Lakers are not looking too good. Our Miami Heat players did a great job with a solid lead and up to eight different players scoring triples. Can’t wait to check out next game!

 

P.S.  Embrace your right as an American citizen, get out and vote! 

 

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04
Nov
12

Win, Lose & Way Too Close …

Miami Heat’s season opener against the Boston Celtics was an amazing game. It showed a preview of what the team had to bring to the court. Ray Allen showed he still got game (all pun intended) while the Big 3 dominated the floor. Even players like Lewis, Battier, Haslem (one of my all time faves) and Chalmers showed what they were all about. Needless to say this game was all about the NBA Champions receiving their rings then showing they still got it while facing the Celtics. Of course, we were all waiting to see Ray Allen himself face his former team and show he is now part of the Heat team – he did. While critics might say the man is done, far from the truth, he showed that he can still bring his notorious three pointer to Miami.

The Knicks… whole different story. I am all about acts of kindness but the Heat practically gave this game away. Their defense was completely off. Nonexistent. If it wasn’t for Bosh who saved their butts on the offensive and defensive, the lead probably would have been higher. But there was no momentum at any point in this game for the Heat. The New York Knicks came on strong and never let their guard down. Every player contributed from Steve Novak  with as much as three triples to Melo, Smith and Chandler all bringing their A game. Can’t say much about our boys other than they were silent. Shane Battier was on ghost mode and even Lebron looked sloppy out there. I feel bad about Hurricane Sandy just like the next person but come on the Heat practically gave the game to them. Very weak.  So this one goes out to the New York Knicks who made their fans and city proud tonight in the midst of a disaster. Let’s hope this ass kicking was for a good cause.

 

So we went from a spectacular win to an embarrassing loss to a way too close game with the Denver Nuggets. Granted we were all jumping up and down when we saw Ray Ray hit that three pointer and throw himself on the floor to get us back the ball BUT it shouldn’t have been so damn close. For most of the game, the Nuggets had the lead and the minute we were one point up they were quick to regain it. My friend was saying ” if we lose to the Denver Nuggets, it will be just as bad as losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers” … I didn’t necessarily agree with him. Yes the Cavaliers suck, that’s a given but I don’t think the Nuggets are  down there (maybe the Charlotte Bobcats). I think they have a great defense which was clear in last night’s game because they did not budge. While the Miami Heat are one of the most intimidating teams at the moment, it doesn’t mean small teams are going to back down and play nice. Au Contraire, they are going to bring it all and the Nuggets brought it. Up until the last three minutes of the games, let’s all admit we were a bit scared. After the New York ” Beat the Heat” extravaganza, we needed a solid win at home.  We got one but let’s just say it was also a warning to our Miami Heat that while they got one ring, all these teams are going to bring their all to get the next one.

 

 

10
Sep
12

2012 NBA Champions soon to be back

MIAMI HEAT… CAN’T BE BEAT !

It’s been a while since my last Heat post but doesn’t mean I missed any minute of our boys bringing the championship back home. Our win was not given to us but truly earned by every single one of our players. No one can deny that this was huge for the ‘Big 3’ who were constantly scrutinized by both the media and fans all over the world. Who can forget all the drama and haterade Mr. Lebron James had to endure for leaving his 7 year team the Cleveland Cavaliers? Still after much sweat and perseverance and a lot of dusting his shoulder off, Lebron James got his FIRST ring.  Still looking back at the finals, it was not just about the ‘Big 3’ but about the whole team playing their parts. Players like Battier and Miller showed their black and red pride especially in the last final games where they stepped up to the plate. Miller who I constantly see as the ‘man made of glass’ (injuries galore!) showed true sportsmanship in playing with everything he’s got even after Spoelstra tried pulling him out. Again the victory was earned by the whole team from the coaches to every single player who were able to tuned out the negativity and go on to become the 2012 Miami Heat Champions. I am excited to see where they will takes us this year with new players like Rashard Lewis and Ray Allen (soooooo excited to see this come together).  Training camp starts soon and then come October …. On to the next ring: LET’S GO HEAT!

08
Mar
12

Turning the Heat up at Home Court

Like I said … who can’t beat the Nets? Especially without Brooke Lopez.  Don’t get me wrong I am not trying to bash my team especially when bench warmers like Dexter Pittman and Eddy Curry actually got some playing time. Last night’s game was like practice for the beat after a back to back loss with the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers.

But tonight the rhythm for the Heat  picked up against the Atlanta Hawks. While the first half of the game was mediocre with the Hawks gaining up to the Heat on the scoreboard and getting a two point lead, the Heat boys retaliated on the second half. Yes Wade’s ankle is a little of a risque thing to play with considering he was sat down in yesterday’s game after once again rolling it over for a second time in a row. But the man is determine to show he can make up for the “foul” ups he’s been committing in the past few games. Still the game against the Hawks tonight shows they are a team you can’t let your guards down with even though their star player, Joe Johnson, was missing in action. All the way till the fourth quarter they were pretty rocky, going head to head against the Hawks and not solidifying an optimistic lead that let us know they had it in the bag. It wasn’t till almost THE END of the fourth quarter where the Heat stepped it up and even though I am biased towards this player, Udonis Haslem’s jump shot and alley-oop from Captain Wade lifted the team’s mojo. There was a split second where Mario Chalmers had his usual ‘let me foul this guy right when we need the points the most’ moment but luckily UD  came through right at the last minute. It was like a rerun of the Utah Jazz game when he miss that shot – but being the true Miami boy he is, even making it didn’t boost his ego. The 305 ride or die player just knows what he brings to the team. Of course it’s not like that can’t be said from Lebron – 31 points. He seems to be getting better and better. I don’t normally like to jump the gun but the man is the MVP. No questions about it.

Next couple of games should be just as nail biter games like this one – going against Pacers, Magic and Bulls. No easy task at all. Beating the Hawks today is a good sign and hopefully will be a continuation. Guess every now and then even the best need a loss or two to remind them that they are the team that everyone wants to beat.




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