Everytime they matched up it either led to a easy bucket for duncan or a foul on teh Birdman
quote:O'rly? LINK LINK LINK
Bosh got abused the last 2 games on defense, he is always late rotating and his feet look like they are glued down to the floor
where Ginobili tried to slip a routine pocket pass between a James-Bosh trap and to a rolling Duncan. Bosh reached about as far as his arms extend to deflect the pass and steal the ball.
That’s just a great play that very few bigs can make. I like to ask point guards which bigs they hate facing in pick-and-rolls, and Bosh’s name almost always comes up. Point guards hate his speed, and they especially hate how wide he spreads his arms in his defensive stance. They always mention his arms. Duncan roughed up Bosh in the first half with a vintage “Get on my back, I’ll take us home” Duncan game, but Bosh regrouped and had a monster second half full of hustle plays — deflections, pick-and-roll coverages, rim protection, and two giant late-game shot blocks (on Parker, and then the game-ender on Green).
quote:Because he wasn't able to do a good job of guarding Duncan. Haslem played over him because at least Haslem was done a somewhat decent job. Then Haslem proved ineffective as well in G5, so they brought Birdman back. Birdman is too quick to try to pull the chair out from bigs, and it just gives them too easy of baskets. It also didn't help Birdman wasn't playing good pnr defense either though.
birdman didnt even play in two games this series (for some reason)
Bosh's defense is what makes the Heat defense work. His quickness and length make it extremely difficult for pnr ball handlers,
quote:Process over results. Duncan made some great shots against Bosh. That happens. But Bosh was there on every shot. Birdman wasn't, and it got him benched.
no, no he didnt. i wish i could find the numbers again of the 1on1 comparison
quote:Well no shite. He's mostly playing against backups in that LeBron + shooters line up. A little context is generally needed for +/-.
throughout the playoffs birdman was more efficient and the heat had a better +/- when he was on the floor...
He's mostly playing against backups in that LeBron + shooters line up
if they trade bosh and wade away bron will leave in 2014. book it.
quote:He was doing well for his role. I completely agree. But it's a VERY limited role.
Birdman was doing just as well, if not, better.
quote:Uhh, they are ahead of everyone else
But in sports, if you aren't ahead of everyone else, you're already behind
quote:What are feasible trades for those 2 that would make Miami better?
he Heat should do EVERYTHING they can to trade Bosh and Wade for a variety of pieces