Miami is second in the league in defensive efficiency, barely behind Boston. Stop to think that maybe "teams beating themselves" against the Heat might be really a sign that they're running up against a pretty good defense
Besides, I think the Lakers really wanted this one. At least I'm pretty sure Kobe did, judging from his actions during and after the game
MIAMI -- LeBron James welcomes the New Jersey Nets and the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of the NBA, and said that he never intended to advocate contraction in recent comments he made about the league's "watered down" talent level compared to the 1980s.
"That's crazy, because I had no idea what the word 'contraction' meant before I saw it on the Internet," James said after the Miami Heat's practice Monday. "I never even mentioned that. That word never even came out of my mouth. I was just saying how the league was back in the '80s and how it could be good again. I never said, 'Let's take some of the teams out.' "
"Imagine if you could take Kevin Love off Minnesota and add him to another team and you shrink the [league],"
GOmes i really pissing me off, fuck! Dude fouls Evans shooting a 3 (although he did try to foul him before the shot but didnt make it believable enough I guess) and then on the last game dude hesitated to shoot the 3 which cost them the final possession. Good thing the Clips came up with the win but to those that saw the game, is it just me of did that 1.9 sec after Evans missed free throw took forever? Within that time they managed a tip to the basket that missed, tipped it out and Evan managed to catch and throw a shot, seems like they started the clock late.
Doesn't matter if you win by an inch or a mile, winnign is winning. 6-1 bitches!
the xmas game revealed something to me perhaps others already knew about, but we need speed, quickness in transition defense in going against teams like this. that is all we need to adjust for the most effectiveness in the long run i think.