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08:07 AM ET 05.02 | James Jones found his range Sunday, underscoring a worthy question. Can we stop kidding ourselves -- the Heat are better with ANY combination that is not the starting lineup, right? Jones' four second-quarter three-pointers tied the Heat's single-period playoff record previously also shared by Dwyane Wade, Damon Jones, Tim Hardaway. Jones was huge. And needed. Honestly, when did the Heat ever think they would get 14 points in a period, let alone a playoff period, from James Jones? Jones set a Heat record for points off the bench in a playoff game. The previous high was 22 by Michael Beasley and Grant Long.

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May 2, 2011  08:09 AM ET

Damon Jones....SCRUB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 2, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Not a true statement. If you takeaway the input of the starters, this game would not have been won; and I don't mean only scoring.

May 2, 2011  08:20 AM ET

Who ever wrote this is an idiot! Jones is only open cause of the starters....he has no one on one game and he doesnt run around picks like Ray so how else would he get his shot......stand in the corners and wait wait wait....got it

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May 2, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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No need to over hype 1 game.Surely the C's will double up Jones and Chalmers and Miller will need to nail threes.More than one bench payer will have to step up, Bosh better have a double double the next time around.

I wish Bosh would consistently show that Raptor grit he used to have.

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May 2, 2011  08:36 AM ET

The 3 balls sure were dropping. I am not too sure whether they can drop those 3s for 3 more games
You know Pierce is going to be fired up next game.

May 2, 2011  08:37 AM ET

Anyway, I hate the Cs, but the 2nd technical foul on PP was bullsxxt

May 2, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Ziggy, I fell your pain. I feel your pain!

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May 2, 2011  08:44 AM ET
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Ziggy, I fell your pain. I feel your pain!

YOU RANG???? LOL! Ziggy's Here!!!

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May 2, 2011  08:48 AM ET
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The 3 balls sure were dropping. I am not too sure whether they can drop those 3s for 3 more games You know Pierce is going to be fired up next game.

yep.....

May 2, 2011  08:50 AM ET
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Allen came to play. Pierce came to fight. And I guess the rest of the guys came to go to the strip clubs. :-(

Lol!

May 2, 2011  08:52 AM ET

They need to bench Z that's sure.

May 2, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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Allen came to play. Pierce came to fight. And I guess the rest of the guys came to go to the strip clubs. :-(

Hopefully some booty will get these guys motivated!!! LOL! HA!

May 2, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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Sup Ziggs.Seeing as the match up is finally here.No hi5's for this one bro lol

SO That's How It Is Well You Suck Arse, The Heat Suck Arse, and Your Life Sucks Arse!!! LOL! Kidding Broski.... but The C's Need To Get it Together Rondo, Kg, And Pierce came up sucking yesterday... Not gonna Cut it.... Ray-Ray was Excellent he needs to keep that up the bench needs to come out and play.... if not the heat could end this series very Quickly....

 
May 2, 2011  08:55 AM ET

The Heat played very well yesterday. When D Wade is making 3's, it's going to be tough to beat the Heat. James Jones played tough too. Game 2 will be interesting.

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