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Wade vs. Kobe: Why Player-Player Breakdowns Are Useless in Judging Teams

August 4th, 2012
Steve Nash has only been a Laker a month, yet there have already been countless articles suggesting that he would tip the scales in favor of the Lakers over the reigning champion Miami Heat.The reason why is due to one of the more pointless methods of determining the quality of ...

NBA Playoffs 2011: Miami Heat Clinches the No. 2 Seed in the East

April 11th, 2011
LeBron James scored 34 points and Miami held on for a 98-90 win over the Atlanta Hawks, which, along with the Boston Celtics falling 95-94 to the Washington Wizards, clinches the No. 2 seed for the Miami Heat. The Heat will face either the New York Knicks or the Philadelphia 76ers ...

LA Lakers: Would They Prefer to Play the Bulls, Heat or Celtics in the Finals?

April 10th, 2011
One of the most unheralded elements of success in the NBA postseason is the vital role matchups play in determining the outcome. NBA analyst Kenny Smith likes to use his two-time champion Rockets teams as an example of what can be accomplished by a team that plays the postseason drawing largely ...

Miami Heat: 4 Reasons Why LeBron James & Co. Need to Win Its Final 3 Games

April 9th, 2011
During his pregame news conference prior to the Heat's game against the Bobcats, an intense Eric Spoelstra said it was "code red now" for his team and that the Heat needed to treat its next four games (including yesterday's win against the Bobcats) like playoff games. "The way we’re treating the ...

NBA Playoffs: Top 5 Biggest Misconceptions About the Postseason

March 18th, 2011
Perhaps it's because of our statistics oriented sports culture, but there is an ongoing perception in some circles that there is a specific way to predict the outcome of the postseason simply by looking at a few patterns. If the team is playing well over the course of several games ...

Miami Heat: 5 Reasons Why Loss To Boston Celtics Is No Time To Panic

February 14th, 2011
Well, I guess it's over Heat fans. The Miami Heat lost their third regular season game to the Boston Celtics this season, falling 85-82 yesterday afternoon and officially ending any hope of Miami making a deep playoff run. Well, it was great while it lasted, but the dream has officially ...

Miami Heat: Is Sunday’s Game Against The Boston Celtics a Must Win?

February 12th, 2011
It feels odd to look at the calendar, see it still reads "February" and argue that any game played at this time of year in the NBA season is particularly significant. After all, teams do not begin their final push for the playoffs until March and April is when the games ...

NBA Playoffs: Can the Miami Heat Win a Series Against the Boston Celtics?

January 7th, 2011
Right now, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics are in a dead heat for the No. 1 seed in the conference. The Heat currently have a 28-9 record, while the Celtics are sitting atop the conference standings with a mark of 27-7. But regardless of which team, if either, ...

What Kobe Bryant and The Top 20 Players In The NBA Seek To Prove In 2011

December 28th, 2010
  As it has often been said, " the NBA season is a sprint, not a marathon." A lot can develop over the course of an 82-game season and with the possibility of a lockout in the summer of 2011 it can become exceedingly difficult for a player to maintain his focus when ...

Kobe Bryant vs. Dwyane Wade: Why Outcome of Heat vs. Lakers Game Is Irrelevant

December 16th, 2010
Since before the season began, NBA fans have been hearing about what is being hyped as the game of the season: The Los Angeles Lakers versus the Miami Heat on Christmas Day. It will be a clash between the two teams that some have penciled in as adversaries in the ...