Originally Posted by foodguy
i was puzzled by the hibbert thing too. only thing i could figure was vogel had him out because he thought they needed to match up better on jump shooters
and that bosh would probably post up outside the 3-point line anyway. but you'd think when the exact same thing happened at the end of reg, he'd have learned. amazing. hate the heat, but i predict a sweep now. or maybe 5 games.
That's the explanation in the actual article (as opposed to the nutjob fan comments) on espn.com: he was concerned that bosh could be positioned away from the basket, allowing him to get open for a jumper and/or pulling hibbert away from the basket.
Still, knowing far less about basketball than vogel, and having nothing on the line and the benefit of complete hindsight, I would have to say that with the game on the line, I'd rather take the risk Bosh beats me with a 15-20 jumper than the risk that LBJ beats me driving to the rim and no shot blocker in the game . . .