EC PLAYOFFS; RD 1: MIAMI WINS --(2) MIA HEAT - 4 VS (7) PHI 76ERS - 1

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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STARTERS:

MIA

Mike Bibby
Dwyane Wade
Lebron James
Chris Bosh
Zydrunas Ilgauskas

PHI

Jrue Holiday
Jodie Meeks
Andre Iguodala
Elton Brand
Spencer Hawes

KEY ROTATION PLAYERS:

MIA

Mario Chalmers
Mike Miller
James Jones
Joel Anthony

PHI

Lou Williams(questionable)
Evan Turner
Thaddeus Young


Key Matchups:

Who the hell is going to guard Dwyane Wade? I think thats the biggest mismatch in the series by far. Meeks is too small, and Jrue, although hes a very good defender, like Meeks, isnt big or strong enough to slow down Dwyane. They're going to have to swarm him or figure out something to slow him down.

Lebron vs Iggy- Always an interesting matchup, with Iggy being one of the best if not the best defensive SF in the game. Lebron is obviously going to get the better of this matchup, but how Iguodala plays overall is going to determine how long this series is. If hes able to keep his energy up and still be PHIs main ballhandler, and be effective, while trying to slow down Lebron, PHI might win a couple of games this series.

Thaddeus Young- MIA is going to have to go small a lot this series due to the mismatches Young causes. This will essentially let Jrue have the matchup PHI wants against either Chalmers or Bibby instead of Wade. At the start of games I expect Wade to be on Jrue and Bibby on Meeks. PHI is going to really need to take advantage of their small lineup again to have any chance in the series.

PREDICTION:

MIA in 5. MIA is able to matchup against PHI much better than PHI matchup with them. Though if PHI can figure out the Wade factor somehow and can play small effectively, we may have one of the more entertaining series on our hands. But Jrue and Brand are really going to have to take care of business when going small vs the PG's/Bosh to really have a shot.

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Old 04-11-2011, 11:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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david stern wont let miami exit the first round :cookie:
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david stern wont let miami exit the first round :cookie:
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Don't see philly with much of a chance. Mia in 4 or 5
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david stern wont let miami exit the first round :cookie:
Plus it just wouldn't happen vs Philadelphia. Heat in 4
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how is iggy considered one of the best sf in the game today?
I wondered the same, I'd easily say James is.
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Wow, I thought for sure I put 'defensive' in my sentence, as in best defensive SF in the game. It's fixed now.
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damn i wanted knicks and heat. that would've been eastern conference final action. evan turner will surprise everyone.
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The Heat's 2 and half men sweep this :cookie:
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if this was the pacers, then this would be a series
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I like Phili but 4-0 Heat unless they get complacent with a 3-0 lead in game 4 and throw one away, I don't think they will.
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