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08:07 AM ET 04.25 | With Mike Bibby and Zyrdunas Ilgauskas less effective, some believe the Heat shortened their rotation to six on Sunday -- the Big Three plus James Jones, Mario Chalmers and Joel Anthony. The idea, of course, was that it was OK to wear out those guys as long as it meant a win and a week to recover. Instead, it resulted in a loss and another game Wednesday while the older Celtics get their much needed rest after sweeping the Knicks. The reason for the loss also had to do with trust, as Chris Bosh will explain. "Sometimes you get a little tight," Bosh said in regard to the Heat's lack of offensive execution. "It is tougher to execute down the stretch. When the attention is focused on the last minute of the game, it's tough to execute your offense. It's easy to trust when you're up 2-0, 3-0. We're gonna have to trust each other."

The Miami Herald

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April 25, 2011  08:11 AM ET

That's an understatement. But... D-Wade did admit at the half that they didn't start with the right type of intensity and the best team would end up winning the game. Although they rallied back, it kind of was the Sixers night. They left it all on the floor.

April 25, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Haven't we heard this song and dance a few times this season?

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April 25, 2011  08:38 AM ET
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The stats showing how poor they are when the game is close is shockingCan I call spo captain iso?

It's appaling... something like 1-17 now.

April 25, 2011  08:39 AM ET

*appalling

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April 25, 2011  09:14 AM ET
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I dont get that....When you have 2 guys capable of going for an easy 55-60+ points, then add in bosh for 15-20 more...why do they need to lower their outputs?They just need to mix up the called plays at the end lof games

They have been missing Haslem's presence a great deal. Also, Chalmers and Bibby weren't hitting those X-factor shots to help spread the floor. Yesterday's game was pitiful and the Heat were lucky to rally back. But the Sixers played like cornered animals that had nothing to lose. They came out clawing, biting, scratching and surprised the No. 2 seed like nobody's business.

It's too bad the Knicks couldn't do the same against the Cs. But, the Knicks WILL go further next season when they sort a few things out. The Heat will close this out and give the Cs a run for their money.

April 25, 2011  09:14 AM ET

GIVE THE BALL TO WADE AT THE END OF THE GAME...LEBRON CANT HIT A GAME WINNER IF HIS LIFE DEPENDED ON IT!

April 25, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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Had Bosh scored 15+ points and Bibby knocked down his shots instead of missing open 3's then the heat would have won.Don't give me that lack of trust crap.Finally Wade missed a shot to take the lead and Bron did that 1 on 5 crap to try and win that has not worked all game!LeChoke is as good as his name sake!

The big 3 had a terrible day. I also hate to admit that Bosh could have played a bit tougher. Some of those rebound attempts weren't "hard" enough if you know what I mean.

April 25, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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Haven't we heard this song and dance a few times this season?

Yes we have.

April 25, 2011  09:20 AM ET
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Oh god here we go again....Heat lose one game its HEAT HAVE CHEMISTRY PROBLEMS.....Lakers lose 2 Games with Bynum against a midget frontline and its LAKERS ARENT TRYING LMAO!!

No... the Lakers lose because they simply aren't as consistent at the moment. That's definitely keeping them from repeating as Champions. In fact, they may not even get a chance to defend in the finals. It doens't matter... this championship belongs to an East Coast team regardless.

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April 25, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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Yep. 100% gay.

Not with that fiancee he's sporting.

April 25, 2011  09:22 AM ET
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Because it's called team. You need everybody involved. You need other players to step up. You need to make them feel like they are part of the team and that they are needed. Yes, the 3BigEgos will get those 70-80 points but there will come a time when they will be stopped and the rest of the guys will need to step up. The Celtics will exploit their weaknesses and the 3BigEgos cannot be doing all the work. Jordan and Kobe could easily be getting 50 PPG but it will hurt the team because the rest of the team are not getting involved. The Magic is a great example also. Look, if you don't get this team concept then you will never get it....

yup. true-dat.

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