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Thursday, May 23
Paul George was up til 4 am: "I watched SportsCenter for so long that they continued to show the same highlights."
Vogel also said he would've put Hibbert on the ball but only if there was <1 second left. 2.2 seconds too much time.
PG admitted today that he played D on LeBron at the end as if Hibbert was behind him. "That's why I was so aggressive."
Vogel already has plans to play a ton of zone in next preseason so he can implement Hibbert zone on critical plays next season.
Vogel said he would've zoned up with Hibbert on the final play but he didn't feel comfortable doing it with no practice.
Frank Vogel: "We're very encouraged. Our belief in our ability to beat this team has strengthened after Game 1."
Wade was sixth among guards. Curry was 7th. Figure Curry is in top 6 next season. Maybe Rose too. But maybe not Kobe
Full disclosure: I had a vote, and had LeBron first team, Wade and Bosh 3rd team. I listed Duncan as 2nd team F bc Spurs list him that way
Chris Bosh received fifth most votes among centers, behind Duncan, M Gasol, Howard, Lopez
LeBron James named first-team All-NBA. Dwyane Wade named to third team.
Chris Bosh was fourth in others receiving votes for All-NBA teams Thought he'd get more support. But his meager rebounding average hurt him.
Trying to summon some All-NBA outrage and not findin --- WHAT JJ HICKSON?!?
In the category of idiocy, J.J. Hickson gets a third-team All-NBA vote.
All-NBA teams are out. Obviously, LeBron makes first team. Dwyane Wade gets third team.
LeBron first-team All-NBA. Wade third-team.
Dwyane Wade wins the NBA's Community Assist award
Shane Battier on criticism LeBron used to receive for shying away from late-game shots: “It was always silly.''
Frank Vogel before the game: "We don't really adjust to other teams' adjustments."
Heat-Pacers Game 1 was like the basketball gods making up for giving us nothing to talk about for several days. Non-stop hoops talk today.
The coaches talked about how they do what they do, moreso than adjust to opponents. Vogel blinked last night. Switched to match Heat lineup.
Remember that "ill-informed" column that I tweeted out last night... Look at the complexity on the Heat's final play.
Why am I awake?
The ironic thing is that Paul George guarded LeBron aggressively as if he had Roy Hibbert behind him to bail him out.
3:06 home. Too old for this.
Frank Vogel is the guy who leaves Calvin Johnson in 1-on-1 coverage because he fears Matthew Stafford running.
The NBA playoffs: where leaving the arena at 2:40am happens.
Just living life
LeBron talks about how Miller can play if Chalmers is out. Wade taps his hands like manager calling 4 pitcher. LeBron: "Call in the righty"
LeBron James on Mario Chalmers shoulder injury"It is concern for our starting point... Mario is a tough guy. We'll see if he's available Fri
LeBron James: "Once I got the ball, I was the only option.''
LeBron: "Once I got the ball, I was the only option. Especially w/ it being only 2-plus seconds."
LeBron: "I was on attack when Hibbert was in the game, and I was on attack when Hibbert wasn't in the game."
LeBron on Hibbert: "D-Wade wasn't out there either, because he fouled out. You can't say it would have been different."
LeBron: "I just made a layup. I've been doing that since I was eight years old."
LeBron: "The contribution we got from Bird tonight was unbelievable. Without him, we don't win the game."
Wade: "The only thing I could do was go to LB, at the timeout, and say, "Go win it.'"
LeBron: "I saw Paul George was a little bit out of place, so I just took off."
LeBron: "I knew I could get to the rim. Two seconds is enough time for me to get to the rim."
LeBron said there were 2 calls at the timeout, and Spoelstra asked for his preference.
Paul George is covered with amoeba. Or is it amoebas?
George wished Roy Hibbert was on the floor at the end: "Yeah, I think we all would. 100 percent he would've been there."
Paul George on whether he'd rather have Hibbert back there: "I think we all would."
George: "I got to understand, I've got to make LeBron shoot the jumper at that point... I was up too close to him."
Paul George: "I slipped up. I just slipped up at the end."
Paul George: "Everything that we did to battle back to that point, it felt like everything was in our favor."
Shane Battier: "No way we should win this game, to no way we should lose this game, to what the hell just happened?"
I've seen LeBron go left late, and have shots affected by Noah and Amare. Really, there's no good explanation for Hibbert sitting.
Vogel: "We know we can play with this basketball team. We've got to play better."
Vogel: "I would say we'll probably have him in next time."
Vogel said he felt if Hibbert were in the game, Bosh would have been the first or second option. "It's the dilemma that they present."
Vogel said that he took Hibbert off the floor because Chris Bosh was on it. Wanted a switching lineup.
Spoelstra: "He saw daylight and was just aggressive without any thought to do anything else."
Spoelstra says he would have run same play with Hibbert out there
Spoelstra on LeBron: "This may be what it takes to beat this team."
Spoelstra said that he didn't change play after second timeout. "Just made it look a little different."
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Wednesday, May 22
Paul George hit a huge 3 late in regulation, then lost the game in OT with his horrible defense on LeBron.
LeBron's first go-ahead bucket in the final five seconds of 4Q/OT in his Heat playoff career.
That was unreal. If you're going to let LeBron drive to the rim in 2 seconds you deserve to lose.
Wow. What a game.
2.2 seconds. One-point game. Fans leaving. Hmm.
Looked like Wade barely, barely grazed Paul George's hand on the shot. Wow.
Fans are leaving.
LeBron finally remembered he can score on anyone, just in time too.
That's a bad switch by George Hill.
Triple-double for LeBron, who has been outplayed by Paul George since the beginning of the fourth quarter.
That was Chris Bosh's 2nd rebound.
LeBron's got that triple-double.
Quiet as church in this building right now...except for the impossibly loud artificial noise.
LeBron has scored once since Roy Hibbert checked back into the game with 8:30 left in the 4Q (3 assists, though).
Norris Cole being an offensive substitution for Ray Allen in crunchtime ... is this real life?
At least we have found out tonight the Pacers aren't "just another team.''
The Heat are sure glad this Bird flew south for the winter. Chris Andersen reenters game.
Win or lose, Ray Allen will be kicking himself tonight over that missed free throw with 17.7 seconds left.
I don't know how this is possible but no one is in foul trouble. A bunch of players with 4 fouls, none with 5.
People are streaming out after regulation. Where are you going, people?
Paul George TOTALLY redeemed himself.