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Saturday, May 25
Reason #1293 why papers are dying: Miami Herald choses NOT to deliver to SOME customers 2day because it went 2 print 2 late - do ur danm job
As many of you noted, though, Pacers fans haven't exactly appreciated their team either. Attendance was 24th in NBA.
Pacers broadcaster out of line? Absolutely. Do many Heat "fans" in lower bowl show up late, leave early & need prodding to cheer? Yes.
There have been 101 minutes played in this series. The Heat have led for 18 minutes and 37 seconds, and never by more than five points.
The Heat have not lost 2 straight since prior to Obama's second inauguration. Jan. 8 and 10, at Portland and Indiana.
LeBron threw himself on the sword last night. That's what he is supposed to do. But it didn't square with reality.
George Hill’s exact God quote on LeBron James: “The only person that’s, you know, more scarier than that and, that’s, you know, God.’’
Bosh on Gm3: “They’ve been playing the best home basketball..in the NBA..We’ve been playing the best road basketball Something’s got to give
Chris Bosh on why the Pacers do well at home against Miami: “I think guys play better at the crib.’’
Chris Bosh: “We blew a good opportunity tonight.’’
Paul George: "Take nothing away from their big three, but we'll take a big five any day. That's what we have."
Battier on LeBron turnovers: “There’s no given in this league. We got the best player in the world on our team. It happens. It just happens"
Shane Battier on Roy Hibbert calling him dirty: “I have no response. You’ll read about it in my book one day.’’
They may be the Heatles but it's just good that LeBron didn't make like John Lennon, who once said, "We're more popular than Jesus now.''
LeBron said George Hill was the "X factor tonight." He did not compare him to God, however.
LeBron talks about how his turnovers really hurt: "Those hurt more than anything.''
LeBron said he should have bounce passed the first time, and jump passed the second time
LeBron says he's "nowhere near close'' to God.''
LeBron on George Hill's God comparison: "I'm nowhere near close."
LeBron: "Tonight we had some opportunites. One that sticks out is my head is we were up 4, CB got a good look at a 3."
LeBron: "We have to figure out a way to get our shooters into the game more."
LeBron: "I'm disappointed in my judgment and my plays down the stretch but I'll make up for it."
LeBron twice called himself careless
God has not yet been reached for comment.
George Hill on LeBron 'There's only one person scarier than him and that's God'
George Hill is now promoting the shirt he's wearing. Gave out web address.
George Hill on LeBron having the ball in crunchtime: "There's only one person scarier than that: God."
George Hill on LeBron: "There's only one person who's scarier than him, and that's God."
Chris Bosh: "We're not playing our game. It's us. It's all us. We haven't done what we do. It's hurting us."
George Hill is crediting Kenny Smith for giving him advice before the game.
George Hill's shirt is interesting. "Man, this is the big stage, I guess. I feel like I'm about to take a test."
ROY HIBBERT on David West's defense: "He sacked up."
Roy Hibbert on David West: "He sacked up and did what he had to do."
Hibbert: "They may be the defending champs, but we're coming for them."
Hibbert on getting shot blocked: "I learned my damn lesson."
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Friday, May 24
ROY HIBBERT: “We’re young guys, but we know what we’re doing...They could be the champs, but we're coming for them."
Erik Spoelstra shrugs off LeBron's two turnovers in final minute: "We have full confidence in him.''
Erik Spoelstra: "We just didn't finish the game like we're capable of.''
Erik Spoelstra" "We know the deal... We got to close out games. We're hoping to do that in Game 3.''
Vogel on LeBron's late TOs: "I'm not sure how we did it, other than we exhibited great will." Translation: He's not sure how they did it.
When Vogel told David West, "you got Ray Allen!" there's no way he thought West would create two TOs there. Great plays.
Pair of turnovers by LeBron in last min. helped Pacers knot the Eastern Conference series at 1-1. A win in Indy is now imperative for Miami.
The Heat have five losses over the last 51 games. 4 of them at the hands of the Bulls or the Pacers.
Uncharacteristic play from LeBron on both plays sealed the Heat's fate but give all the credit to the Pacers defense.
David West, man.
Roy Hibbert is staying on the floor
Seriously, Burnie had to ask for noise
Just watched Dwyane Wade's elbow on Lance Stephenson a few times. Since he went to his head, you can't rule out a suspension for Game 3.
Can't remember the last time Udonis Haslem played a crunchtime minute. Wow.
Wade didn't even move on that last offensive possession, way beyond the arc.
Bosh bailed Chalmers out. Chalmers can't be taking it that deep without a plan.
When LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have a 3-on-2 and don't shoot, advantage Indiana.
Season high for Roy Hibbert
Just a couple of points separate these two teams in the series so far.
Wade just jacked Stephenson in the head with a forearm. Welp.
That Dwyane Wade elbow look as bad on TV?
LeBron James just yelled at Mario Chalmers for stealing his passing skills.
The best player in the world is playing about as well as he can play. Indiana's still down just 1.
LeBron blocks Hibbert then wins jump ball against him. Very well then.
I've covered the Heat for three seasons. Here's my takeaway. The U.S. government should clone LeBron.
Strange but true: LeBron has never scored 40 in regulation this season. He has 33 with 7:19 left.
LeBron and Wade have now both blocked Hibbert tonight
Wonder Woman theme plays as Lynda Carter is shown here on the jumbotron. Meanwhile, Wonder Man (LeBron) has a determined look for the Heat
LeBron can't do it all against this team. Bosh, Wade and Allen need to come through too.
This is the most random celebrity list ever here: Rosie O'Donnell, Cal Ripken, Lynda Carter.
Is every Norris Cole shot with LeBron on the floor a bad shot?
The return of Cole-i-kaze
LeBron exhausted and coming out.
Paul George has a launch pad as big as LeBron's, and probably quicker jumper. He gets his handles right, could be lots more of those.
We've got a Bird-Nique situation.
Sam Young is questionable to return, which means Vogel might not sub him in for Hibbert at the end
Pacers players never happier than when Ray Allen is guarding them.
Pacers lead 76-74 entering the fourth. LeBron with 26. Miami needs what it got from Bosh and Wade in the 3rd.
Pacers 76, Heat 74 entering the 4Q. More LeBron and Paul George, please.
LeBron James vs. Paul George is pretty great, you guys.
Paul George just a very nasty thing on Birdman. Also Andersen's fourth foul, which doesn't help.