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Tuesday, May 14
Spoelstra says that Wade hasn't had his knee drained, and also hasn't had an MRI. Says the team "knows what it is", presumably a bone bruise
Battier is a terrific role player, but if Dwyane Wade is filling that kind of role instead of his customary one, can Miami win a title?
It's telling, though, that the biggest comp for Spoelstra to compare the impact Wade is having is to compare him to Shane Battier.
Spoelstra is doing a good job of spinning Wade's injury situation. Points to Wade's +49 rating through first four games of the series.
Bucks big man Ekpe Udoh is on my flight to Miami. Perhaps the Bulls are bringing in additional reinforcements?
Monday, May 13
LeBron said Norris Cole should be considered among the NBA's best young defenders. Two others he mentioned: Paul George & Iman Shumpert.
if they ain't like me before .. They gunna hate me now
I asked Wade about the wrap he's getting on his knee. Said he was taping it to move the kneecap away from the bruise. Doesn't sound pleasant
Bulls press box workers exchanging goodbyes. Think everyone will be stunned if there is a Game 6 here Friday night.
When LeBron gets going like that, it's almost impossible to stop him. Anyone else would have fallen on that play. He almost scored.
" gods my only judge .. the rest of y'all opinions of me matters 0 "
And that should do it. Norris Cole hits a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and the Heat lead 61-42 after three quarters.
All of the shots Nate Robinson is missing tonight are ones he was repeatedly knocking down against the Nets. The magic may have run out.
And, of course, Wade is about to check back in.
Dwyane Wade is getting treatment at the end of the bench on his right knee. Wouldn't be surprised if he is done for the night.
That was an insane jump by LeBron James on that dunk. Took off from nearly the foul line. Wow.
Dwyane Wade is out of the game after appearing to re-injure his right knee on that last shot.
Quick lineup update: Luol Deng has been listed as active by the Bulls. Still don't see him on the bench, however. Can't see him playing.
Bulls will be hurt by the 6 p.m. start tonight. Lot of empty seats here to start the game.
Interesting quote from Heat coach Erik Spoelstra today about LeBron: "What we've talked about with LeBron is not putting a ceiling on him."
My guess is that Mike James was a computer glitch that should've been LeBron, like Jordan Crawford getting a 6th Man vote instead of Jamal.
Funniest things about the All-Defensive team voting: Kobe Bryant getting five votes (one first-team) & Mike James getting a first team vote.
The Nets had no players receive any votes for the NBA's All-Defensive Teams.
Chillin n sc with the fam
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Idk how went to sleep like 2 hours ago and now I'm up ...
" When you make it from the bottom ..you the chosen one "
Sunday, May 12
Harrison Barnes is lucky that shot by Manu didn't go down. That ankle breaker would've been replayed for ages.
That's an embarrassing final possession for Golden State. Have to get something better than a 20-foot fadeaway.
NBA announces Tom Thibodeau gets a $35,000 fine for his comments after Game 3. Was expected he'd get one.
Tom Thibodeau has been fined $35,000 for comments made about officiating.
"You're a queen, you deserve the cream Everything that gleamed, everything that shines Everything thats mine" ----- Happy Mother's Day !!
"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ~Abraham Lincoln ... Wishing every mother the most beautiful day
Saturday, May 11
As at Garden, fans here of firm belief "These refs suck." Trying to determine where suckage is greater
One more thing that makes NBA playoffs basketball so enjoyable: the 21 minute TV timeouts
I came away really impressed by him. That said, not sure I agree with his sentiment that he doesn't expect further discipline from the NBA.
I'll say this about Nazr Mohammed: stand-up, class guy. Stood and answered every question, and was eloquent and honest in doing so.
Asked Nazr if he expected further punishment: "I doubt it. I don’t think so, but it’s out of my hands. It’s up to the league to decide."
More Nazr: "You can’t push a guy down and expect nothing to happen. Our league has changed in that aspect."
More Nazr: "I’m disappointed I got kicked out ... but I don’t think I should’ve got kicked out for pushing a guy."
Friday, May 10
More Nazr: "I shouldn’t have pushed him. I let my teammates down. I could’ve been out there helping."
Nazr on ejection: "It’s a different league from when I got into the league. I see a lot of things I didn’t see years ago. I was surprised."
Nazr Mohammed on his initial foul on LeBron James: "It was a soft foul."
LeBron on why he didn't come back at Nazr after push: "If I get kicked out and Nazr Mohammed gets kicked out at the same time, who wins?"
Damn, that was an impressive finish by LeBron.
That's the third dumb foul Noah has committed in this game. Now Bosh gets two free throws because of it.
It's like LeBron flipped a switch. Now he's being incredibly aggressive and attacking the rim.
The Heat are making a lot of really awful turnovers tonight.
And we're headed to the fourth tied at 70. Should be a wild final 12 minutes.
What's better: Nate Robinson blocking Yao Ming, or Nate Robinson blocking LeBron James?
Dwyane Wade is a disaster right now. Not sure what's up with him, but he's not playing well at all.
Miami is making a concerted effort to get Dwyane Wade involved early on here in the third.
For all the flak he takes, Chris Bosh is outplaying Joakim Noah tonight. Has 10 points and 10 boards in 19 minutes.
I'd guess we won't see Nazr Mohammed again until Game 5. Assume he'll have to get a game suspension for that whole thing.
I'll be very curious to get an explanation about that series of events later on.
I should say, I can understand why LeBron reacted like that to a degree, but Mohammed's actions were bizarre.
I can't understand what happened there, from beginning to end. Why Nazr fouled him, why LeBron reacted like that, why Nazr shoved him.
Explosion here in Chicago. Nazr Mohammed will be thrown out, and deservedly so, for shoving LeBron to the ground.
The Bulls fans here are going to be very unhappy when Noah gets assessed with a technical foul on the play.
Silly play by Noah there. No reason to push Andersen on that. No reason at all.
Interesting that Butler stays in the game. Like the move by Thibodeau. Looks like he has him playing a one man zone instead of guarding LBJ.
First big moment, as Jimmy Butler has two fouls and likely will head to the bench. This is where no Deng really hurts Chicago.
It's a very sound strategy, though. Mid-range jumpers are the least efficient shots you can get, especially contested ones.
And, yes, I know that's Chicago's strategy. That's why I noted the Heat are hitting them. If they do, Bulls are sunk.
That was a ridiculous pass by LeBron James to Chris Bosh. Heat getting a lot of open looks from mid-range and knocking them down.
After a great start for Chicago, Heat have gone on a quick 12-3 run and silenced the crowd here inside United Center.