Easiest Title path ever in NBA history? | Page 2 | TigerDroppings.com
Posted by
Message
rutiger
Rutgers Fan
purgatory
Member since Jun 2007
16851 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?

quote:

The 2011 Celtics. The 2011 Bulls were 3-0 vs the Heat in the regular season too.


what does that have to do with 2012/2013 knicks?


TotesMcGotes
Virginia Fan
New York, New York
Member since Mar 2009
16203 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
According to PJ, the Knicks are going to beat the Heat. So no.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
jturn17
Member since Jan 2011
3897 posts
Online

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

what does that have to do with 2012/2013 knicks?

It's evidence that regular season success is not a good predictor of post season success. Did you not read the rest of the post when I said, "Regular season success isn't a good indicator for post season success"?


LSUTIGER in TEXAS
Toledo Fan
Houston TX
Member since Jan 2008
7054 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

what does that have to do with 2012/2013 knicks?
dominating the heat in the regular season does not project winning in the post season. pretty easy concept


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
RedElephants
Alabama Fan
Pittsburgh Steelers Fan
Member since Feb 2009
8104 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Not a legit point


I saw your edit but before I was about to go on a rant.

I'm a Knicks fan and although I don't see them beating the heat in a 7 game series...I do think that the Knicks will be competitive.

Insert Felton and Kidd for Lin and Bibby...
A healthy Shumpert, who although hasn't been able to score, still plays solid D...
JR Smith having the best year of his career...
Defensively, this Knick team is head and shoulders about last season...
Last year was near the bottom of the NBA in turnovers but this season #1 in the league...



molsusports
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2004
27502 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

The way Lebron is playing right now, the absence of Rose and Rondo is completely irrelevant.



Kige

He beat them the last couple years when their teams were stronger.

The Thunder were probably better last year as well... if the Heat win it is because they were just better than every competitor whether or not they were healthy


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
boXerrumble
Florida Fan
Member since Sep 2011
19679 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Insert Felton and Kidd for Lin and Bibby...


Kidd better be 2011 Kidd with Dallas if the Knicks meet the Heat.

quote:

A healthy Shumpert, who although hasn't been able to score, still plays solid D...


No he doesn't... Hes slower and more hesitant (obviously because hes coming off the ACL injury) this year. Plus, hes limited offensively. Occasionally takes drives at the rim, but hes primarily a spot up 3 point shooter.

quote:

JR Smith having the best year of his career...


Yep, he is. But do you trust him against the Heat in a series?

quote:

Defensively, this Knick team is head and shoulders about last season...


This is more about Boston playing absolutely TERRIBLE offense in the 2nd half of both games in the series (Rondo out)

quote:

Last year was near the bottom of the NBA in turnovers but this season #1 in the league...


This is damn significant because it will limit the Heat's fastbreak opportunities if they don't turn it over.

I'll change my original statement in the OP.

I'll give the Knicks 1 game. Heat in 5.


Tiger1242
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2011
23369 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

pacers matchup well

Not now that Granger is out


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
jturn17
Member since Jan 2011
3897 posts
Online

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Defensively, this Knick team is head and shoulders about last season...

I'm not sure why you think this. There's nothing to support this other than 2 playoff games against the worst offense the playoffs have ever seen. (I'm only slightly exaggerating.) They need Tyson get get healthy before I think they're even as good as last year. I don't think Kenyon's the type of guy to make LeBron second guess driving into the lane like Tyson.

I mostly agree with the rest of your post though.


RedElephants
Alabama Fan
Pittsburgh Steelers Fan
Member since Feb 2009
8104 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

This is more about Boston playing terribly


Oh I get it so if the Heat win its because of their defense...but the Knicks win and limit Boston to 48 points TOTAL over 2 second halves and its not the Knicks playing solid D and making adjustments at the half...it's just that Boston sucks.

Wow, I can't believe I didn't understand that.


rutiger
Rutgers Fan
purgatory
Member since Jun 2007
16851 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Oh I get it so if the Heat win its because of their defense...but the Knicks win and limit Boston to 48 points TOTAL over 2 second halves and its not the Knicks playing solid D and making adjustments at the half...it's just that Boston sucks.


You beat me to it.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
TigerMan327
LSU Fan
Monroe
Member since Feb 2011
2837 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
The knicks do have a good defense, but that doesnt change the fact the celtics already have a very anemic offense


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
RedElephants
Alabama Fan
Pittsburgh Steelers Fan
Member since Feb 2009
8104 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
The reason for the fast start the Knicks got off to this season was the defense. I mean they are 10th in the league in forcing TOs. They got away from that defensive intensity during the year but have since went back to the tough defense that has won them several games.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
LanierSpots
Auburn Fan
Senior Sidewalk Fan
Member since Sep 2010
22996 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

The Heat would dominate even if those players were 100%


This


It just hurts some of these guys too bad to accept it



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
AllBamaDoesIsWin
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2011
22661 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Why not?


Because they're the Knicks.


RonBurgundy
LSU Fan
Whale's Vagina(San Diego)
Member since Oct 2005
10249 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
Maybe not ever, but certainly very close to the ideal scenario for the Heat (only Durant being out would be greater).


I'm not sure the Thunder make it out the West, maybe the Clipps-Grizz winner or Spurs give them(the Heat) a run.

or maybe JaVale Mcgee morphs into Dream 2.0...
This post was edited on 4/26 at 3:07 pm


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
jturn17
Member since Jan 2011
3897 posts
Online

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Oh I get it so if the Heat win its because of their defense...but the Knicks win and limit Boston to 48 points TOTAL over 2 second halves and its not the Knicks playing solid D and making adjustments at the half...it's just that Boston sucks.

Wow, I can't believe I didn't understand that.

I'm going to say this the nicest way I can... This has cry baby written all over it. Nobody would give the Heat credit for beating this C's team or for holding them to under 80.

You say they got their defense back together during the last month of the season, but their defensive ratings over the last month or so were +104. That's good for like 20th in the league over that span. They went on that run because their offensive rating went through the roof at close to 112.

So try not to take it so personally when the rest of us aren't as sold on the Knicks' defense because of two games versus the Celtics.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
PianoTiger
LSU Fan
LeBron Fan
Member since Nov 2012
401 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
The Heat-Knicks series will go to seven games. I am most worried about this series...even more than any NBA Championship matchup the Heat would have faced.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
IceTiger
USA Fan
Really hot place
Member since Oct 2007
9378 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
Westbrook will be back by game 3 of the second series


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
bobbyray21
Tennessee Fan
Member since Sep 2009
9490 posts

re: Easiest Title path ever in NBA history?
quote:

Regular season success against a team is not a good indicator of postseason success.


Stop with pesky facts


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
Page 2 of 4

Back to top

Follow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram