- 04/22/2011, 06:40PM ET
Derrick Rose said 04/22, 06:40 PM
this is my arguement. they wont because look at the bulls and celtics. bulls # 1, Celtics #2. lets say lebron and wade have an off game. could you rely on chris bosh, and the only reason they are winning the series is because they are against a 7th seeded team and they almost lost to them.
BladeRunner said 04/22, 07:31 PM
It doesn't look like you officially typed up an answer to your own topic question, but from the recap of your argument, I would say that you are answering with a no and countering with the Chicago Bulls or Boston Celtics winning the NBA Finals. I do think the Miami Heat are going to pull out the victors in the NBA Finals.
If LeBron James or Dwyane Wade had an off game, the series would not be over. Each series in the NBA playoffs are a best of seven, meaning that you have to win four games in order to advance to the next round. Losing just one game, still leaves six more games to go in order to recover from that one loss.
The Heat have beaten the seventh-seeded Philadelphia 76ers by eight points in game one, 21 points in game two and six points in game three. In comparison, the Bulls have beaten the eighth-seeded Indiana pacers by five points in game one, six points in game two and four points in game three. All much closer than the Heat-76ers' game finals. Looking at Boston, they've beaten the sixth-seeded New York Knicks by two points in game one and three points in game two. Even closer than both the Heat and Bulls, showing the Heat to be a stronger team.
Derrick Rose said 04/23, 05:59 PM
still heat arent as experienced ok. lets say they go to the finals they are probably going to go against the lakers or spurs. they are experienced playoff teams
BladeRunner said 04/23, 10:44 PM
The Chicago Bulls actually ended up losing to the eight-seeded Indiana Pacers. The Miami Heat still have not recorded a loss to the seventh-seeded Philadelphia 76ers yet and Miami is on the track to sweep them as well. Looking at the San Antonio Spurs, they are already down two games to one to the Memphis Grizzlies, so making the NBA Finals for them is not looking bright.
Talking experience, the Bulls are not one team to represent that experience. The Heat definitely have more experience than you are giving them credit for with Dwyane Wade, who has already won a title in Miami, and LeBron James, who has made it to the playoffs with the Cleveland Cavaliers in every season since the 2005-2006 season (he did make the playoffs with Cleveland that season). The Boston Celtics have the same problem that theSpurs have; age. Ray Allen is 35, Kevin Garnett is 34, Shaquille O'Neal is 39, Paul Pierce is 33 and Rajon Rondo is 25 for an average starting lineup age of 33.2 Age alone is going to hurt the Celtics when the Heat have an average starting lineup age of 29.8.
The advantages for the Heat over the Los Angeles Lakers is the better defense and offense that Miami portrays.
Derrick Rose said 04/24, 03:55 PM
the heat just lost and the bulls were closer to coming back,and indiana was too determined to win the game
BladeRunner said 04/25, 12:42 AM
In the Chicago Bulls-Indiana Pacers match-up, the Bulls were down thirteen points with just over two minutes left on the clock (2:17 was the official time). The Pacers seemingly gave up and let Chicago come back to with three points, but the Bulls ended up coming up short by five points.
The Miami Heat actually had a lead for most of the game, and had 95 seconds remaining on the clock until they moved on to the second round, but several three-pointers shocked the Heat and caused the upset. If you really want to talk closer to coming back, the Heat were actually beating the Philadelphia 76ers for most of the game, and the final result was closer for the Heat as well, losing by only four points. The 76ers did lead by sixteen points at one point in the game, so the Heat really did come back. Indiana lead by eighteen points at one point, and the Pacers never let the Bulls lead.
Talking about the Los Angeles Lakers in your second argument, you did not seem to mention that the Lakers are currently down three games to one to the Hornets. That does not look like future NBA Champions to me. The Memphis Grizzlies are beating the SA Spurs two games to one as well...
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