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08:05 AM ET 04.11 | Even after a home loss to the Celtics, Heat players wore a brave face. [Dwyane Wade] said confidently, "We???ll be ready for the playoffs on the [April] 28th," and, obviously, the Heat???s not exactly inexperienced at handling the playoffs. But some of the things [Erik Spoelstra] spoke of after Tuesday weren???t indicative of a veteran team. He criticized the Heat???s defensive mental discipline, usually the hallmark of an experienced team. ... "Where we may think we were fouled, next possessions, we???ve got to play. On those things, we will be better by the time we reach the playoffs because no one likes this feeling of being uncomfortable. But we do have to take that next step forward as a basketball team."

The Miami Herald

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April 11, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Their defense is a mess right now...

That has to be corrected or else they won't make it out of the second round.

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April 11, 2012  08:26 AM ET

LBJ killed KG in that 1-on-1, but then KG was clutch in the final mins, LBJ was not found in crunch time

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April 11, 2012  08:34 AM ET
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LBJ killed KG in that 1-on-1, but then KG was clutch in the final mins, LBJ was not found in crunch time

Isn't that his modus operandi late in games?

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April 11, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Thats a shocker, LBJ disappearing.

Any team that can keep the game close going into the fourth quarter against Miami has a great chance to win. Celtics beat them twice in a row. Like I said when the season begun Miami retrogressed as the other teams got better. They did not take care of the glaring holes at point and center.

MIAMI WON'T MAKE IT OUT OF THE EAST THIS YEAR.

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April 11, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Miami sucks!!! Bulls-Thunder in the Finals

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April 11, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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I thought the same thing at the beginning of the season. But now I'm not so sure.

If not them than it's Lakers-Celtics.....AGAIN!!!!

April 11, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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LBJ killed KG in that 1-on-1, but then KG was clutch in the final mins, LBJ was not found in crunch time

Believe this is normal for Lebron to be missing in the 4th expecially in the Celtics. Maybe he had some flashbacks of some playoff game (Game 5).

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