Today at 1pm est, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat will be facing off against Melo and the Knicks. The Heat are to trying improve their struggling record against teams that are .500, their record is just 1-8 against .500 teams since the all star break. Even though the Heat pulled out a convincing 105 to 82 it was against the Bobcats. The Bobcats are in last place in the entire league, with only 7 wins for their entire depressing season. So therefore, I don’t consider it to be an achievement of any sort. I’ve spoken to many people whom believe that Miami’s main problem is Chris Bosh. In fact, Bosh is not the problem, the problem is production from their bench. That’s the only way that they can expect to compete with teams like Chicago or Oklahoma City. The solution may in fact be to trade Bosh away but it’s too late now due to the fact that the trade deadline is passed. Then I hear people say that the Heat also need to get rid of Wade. When in fact he’s the one we need to keep the most. Everyone is only saying this because they see he has become injury prone and they don’t think he does as well as Lebron. These statements have become perplexing to me. The only reason that people say this about Wade is because they have become accustomed to his performance, but yet he is still putting up preposterous numbers and if he were to retire today he would be a Hall of Famer no doubt. Now with that said you can see that the Drama for Miami is rising. New York has its own drama’s too. Winning last sundays game aginst the Bulls due to Carmelo’s astonishing performance of 42 points which includes the Buzzer beating and game winning shots. It lost Linsanity and Stoudemire due to injuries and they could actually end up moving to the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference depending on what happens with the Orlando Magic now that Howard is likely out for the rest of their season because without him I honestly don’t see them moving on to the second round of the playoffs. As of right now, if the playoffs started today Miami would be playing New York in the first round. So as the saying goes this series could give each team a little taste of the Medicine. Now if you’re just looking at today’s match up as just a must see and nothing else you might want to factor in the injury to Iman Shumpert’s ankle. Iman would be matching up against Wade and if he’s a no go then you’ll see J.R Smith taking him on in today’s game. I see Miami taking this game 104- 98.
Playoff Pre-view?Posted: April 15, 2012 in Uncategorized
Tags: Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Charlotte Bobcats, Chicago Bulls, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Iman Shumpert, J.R Smith, Jeremy Lin, Lebron James, Miami Heat, NBA, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City, Orlando Magic