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Tuesday, June 18
LeBron is having a helluva confusing game, huh?
Heat ran side p&r to force switch, got it, didn't capitalize.
Really smart of Parker to crowd LeBron there. LeBron took too long to attack.
I mean holy shit those are two daggers. Perfect defense
What a game!!!
Un fucking believable
And that was perfect defense by Bosh, wow.
Great cut by Wade ruined some excellent defense by Kawhi Leonard fighting through the initial screen and then cutting off Chalmers.
Y stop going to Lebron
Why did Miami just do that?
Who will party tonight Miami or Texas???
Wade comes back in, Diaw goes out. Why? San Antonio knows it can pinch off Wade.
What y'all think, who will win that game???
Chalmers has been huge on both ends tonight.
Great shot by Leonard, but spacing was cramped with Diaw in the corner instead of a shooter.
Spurs cannot switch that play that easily. Parker guarding LeBron is a mismatch. Kawhi has to fight through the screen.
All of this without Wade.
All of this shooting is making it hard to guard LeBron. Duncan tried to shut off the baseline, but Birdman ducked in for a foul.
Last quarter, best moment for the great players!!! Lets see who will get the responsibility and step up
Come on, Spurs. Where's the help?
No headband for LeBron. Alert. No headband for LeBron.
I don't like Manu pressuring James all the way out. Allowed LeBron to collapse the defense and Chalmers to shot-fake by Leonard.
Splitter cannot rotate to Birdman on that low pick and roll.
This is where those games where Pop rested his starters may pay off.
Wow, Splitter is still in?
Anyway, those are probably Splitter's last minutes tonight.
Mike Miller don't need no stinking shoes.
Shoeless Mike Miller.
And now three straight. Birdman's setting it low and LeBron is speeding into them.
Two straight "speed" pick and rolls that LeBron declined to set up good opportunities.
Notice how Neal didn't double on LeBron until Miami's spacing was crappy. He came at the perfect time.
LeBron and Wade don't get back on consecutive possessions. That's not going to work.
That was a foul
Rushed shot by Wade.
When Tim Duncan raises his fists, that's his equivalent to an Ocho Cinco end zone dance.
Dwyane Wade relaxed there, let Parker go right by him, terrible transition defense.
What a defensive rotation by Tim Duncan. Stopped LeBron cold in his tracks.
With Diaw on LeBron, Heat go to HORNS, run a guard to screen Diaw. LeBron has to make that.
Perfect set. LeBron has to make that.
Parker, man. What a shot.
Mike Miller, as his coach would say, got what he deserved for a bad closeout.
LeBron as a screener is working well for Miami, particularly in early-offense situations.
Manu threw a bad pass because he didn't turn the corner on the trap. That's when the traps work.
LeBron: How do you stop a freight train? Ginobili: With your shoulder.
The painted area is obviously Danny Green's kryptonite
Heat had LeBron in the post with Parker on a switch and didn't look for him on the hi-lo there.
Bad decision by Parker to help off Chalmers there.
I liked that look - 4-1 pick and roll got LeBron going to the rim. Abandoned that despite success in last two series.
Is Wade OK?
"Tim Duncan has never had an iconic game. He nearly had a quadruple double in Game 6 of the 2003 Finals" was said without irony just now.
Bosh lets Duncan beat him down the floor for a dunk. Nobody boxes out Leonard. These are killer mistakes for Miami.
LeBron James can't score on Boris Diaw. Diaw blows past LeBron off the dribble. Mario Chalmers can't be stopped. This can't be life.
How does Bosh let Duncan outrun him like that?
I'd like to see Miami go back to their snug/side pick and rolls with LeBron and a point guard that worked so well in Game 2.
The reason LeBron wouldn't just pull up is that the Spurs want him shooting 16 footers, and he knows that.
Tim Duncan treating Game 6 like Harry Belafonte: "Daylight come & me wan' go home."
Right idea, LeBron. Just slipped.
LeBron's got to start his attack from further back. That close and it becomes a strength game, which Diaw can win.
Manu Ginobili is out here like, "Sorry, guys. I know we need one more win. I got nothing left..."
I'm just not sure LeBron on Parker is a good idea this early in the game. The cumulative fatigue could catch up to him late.
Might be time for Udonis Haslem.
Bosh cannot let Duncan get baseline with that help coverage. Major breakdown.
The T, the I, the M, the M, the Y. The T, the I, the M. It's Timmy. It's Timmy.
Mike Miller overhelped a quarter step more than he should have, and that happens.
Dagger of a possession for Miami's defense there. Such great defense and the Spurs score anyway.
Bosh was a quarter-step late on that pick and roll coverage, and that happens.
That was a great defensive sequence from Miami, from covering the initial p&r to not overhelping to cutting off Manu driving.
There's the Spurs running Danny Green along the baseline during a pick and roll, as I wrote about after Game 5
That's a great look by Wade. Could have settled.
Riding in the neighborhood!
Man does not fly in the house of Diaw.
More incredible defense from Boris Diaw. He just stands LeBron up on these drives. James has to build more speed on those plays.
Mario Chalmers had 13 pts combined the last 3 games, but is walking around here like he's the nicest dude to ever lace 'em up
Chalmers playing well means Miami doesn't need to go big all the time, which conserves LeBron's energy.
If you stagger Birdman's minutes with Splitter's, it negates some of Birdman's deficiencies defending the post.
Another mid-range jumper. Spurs will live with these Heat shots.
The Return of Birdman. It's. About. To. Go. Down.
Heat taking so many mid-range jumpers. That's San Antonio's defense at work.
Boris Diaw shot that ball like it was a croissant
Spurs immediately run The Loop with LeBron on Parker, trying to tire LeBron out. Expect to see that a lot.
Kawhi Leonard thought about opening his mouth after dunking on Mike Miller, but couldn't bring himself to do it.
So, Mike Miller is Jeff Bridges' new partner in RIPD?
Kawhi'd you do Mike Miller like that?
That's the danger of the Spurs. Miller had to help on a rolling Duncan, leaving Leonard open for three