The Decision 2010

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics [2011 NBA Play-offs: Eastern Conference Semi-finals]

2011 NBA Play-offs: Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics [Second Round]

NBA Regular Season Match-up:

  • Heat 80 - 88 Celtics, @ (October 26, 2010) L
  • Heat 107 - 112 Celtics, @ (November 13, 2010) L
  • Heat 82 - 85 Celtics, @ (February 13, 2011) L
  • Heat 100 - 77 Celtics, @ (April 10, 2011) W

Regular Season Series Records: 1-3


NBA Play-offs Match-up:
  • Heat 99 - 90 Celtics, @Miami (May 1, 2011) W [highlights]
  • Heat 102 - 91 Celtics, @Miami (May 3, 2011) W [highlights]
  • Heat 81 - 97 Celtics, @Boston (May 7, 2011) L [highlights]
  • Heat 98 - 90 Celtics, @Boston (May 9, 2011)W [highlights]
  • Heat vs. Celtics, @Miami (May 11, 2011)
  • Heat vs. Celtics, @Boston (May 13, 2011)*
  • Heat vs. Celtics, @Miami (May 16, 2011)*

Play-off Series Records: 3-1


Postseason Overall Records:
Overall: 7-2 (2010 Record: 1-4)
Home: 5-0 (2010 Record: 1-1)
Road: 2-2 (2010 Record: 0-3)
Overtime: 1-0 (2010 Record: 0-0)

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Beautiful Heat video from Game 3


Heat vs 76ers Game 5 Talk

Ok so the Heat couldn't close it out at Philli today, but it's no biggie. The 76ers had a hot hand with shooting in the 1st quarter like they did in Game 1 and Game 3 and Lou Williams managed to pull off that major 3 pointer towards the end of the game. All I can say is congrats for extending the series, but it won't happen again. Not in Miami. Game 5 will be the end of the series. Lets look at the facts. Miami started what would have been the greatest playoff come back in Miami Heat franchise history. They still have that momentum and will carry it through to Game 5.

Looking ahead, it's going to be a Celtics Heat semi-finals and I am definitely looking forward to it! It will not be a pretty series, but I expect the Heat to pull through in 6 games.

Just another thought of mine, I hope the Pacers make history and force a game 7!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Heat in the playoffs. Game 1 + Game 2 Analysis

So the Heat start off their playoff journey with a win against the tough 76ers! I always knew the 76ers were going to be a tough team. I even personally like the 76ers and their coach Doug Collins. I mean, he got to coach Jordan so what's not to like! I was lucky enough to watch the whole of Game 1. I knew that the Heat would win, but was unsure of how close the game would actually be. Philli outscored the Heat 31-19 in the 1st quarter. We can't let that happen again in Game 2. The Heat came back in a zone defense and outscored Philli 35-18. Great turn around, but a horrible start!

What the Heat did well in that game was to change the momentum of the game in the 2nd quarter. Their Heat defense disrupted the 76ers offense and they created turnovers that led to fast break opportunities and free throws. The 76ers rely on a transition offense game and by getting the free throw line the Heat forced them to play with a set half court offense.

What the Heat need to do for Game 2 is to control the tempo early and get into a good shooting rhythm. We didn't shoot too well from downtown and this is where the bench needs to step up. I can only remember 3 big 3 pointers in that game coming from Bibby, James Jones, and Chalmers. James Jones had a few open looks and as the reigning 3 point champ I'm sure he's been practicing them for Game 2. The 76ers also have a few good shooters like Lou Williams, Meeks and Holiday. Holiday sparked the 4th quarter comeback with back to back 3 pointers. We need to remember to fight till the final buzzer.

I see the Heat coming out of the gate with a lot more intensity and taking it to the 76ers. No disrespect to Doug Collins and his team, but i don't see them holding back the Heat in Game 2. I'm taking the Heat against the spread.

PS. Wade as the go to person in clutch situations is ALWAYS the best move!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers [2011 NBA Play-offs: First Round]

2011 NBA Play-offs: Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 763rs [First Round]

NBA Regular Season Match-up:
  • Heat 97 - 87 Sixers, @Philadelphia (October 27, 2010) W
  • Heat 99 - 90 Sixers, @Miami (November 26, 2010) W
  • Heat 111 - 99 Sixers, @Miami (March 25, 2011) W

Regular Season Series Records: 3-0


NBA Play-offs First Round Match-up:
  • Heat 97 - 89 Sixers, @Miami (April 16, 2011) W
  • Heat 94 - 73 Sixers, @Miami (April 18, 2011) W
  • Heat 100 - 94 Sixers, @Philadelphia (April 21, 2011) W
  • Heat 82 - 86 Sixers, @Philadelphia (April 24, 2011) L
  • Heat 97 - 91 Sixers, @Miami (April 27, 2011) W

Play-off Series Records: 4-1

Miami Heat won the series 4-1 and advance to the second round of the play-offs (NBA Eastern Conference Semi-finals)
- Miami Heat's first play-off series victory since the 2006 NBA finals


Postseason Overall Records:
Overall: 4-1 (2010 Record: 1-4)
Home: 3-0 (2010 Record: 1-1)
Road: 1-1 (2010 Record: 0-3)
Overtime: 0-0 (2010 Record: 0-0)

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Miami Heat 2010-2011 Regular Season Record (overall)

Overall: 58-24 (2009-10 Record: 47-35)
Home: 30-11 (2009-10 Record: 24-17)
Road: 28-13 (2009-10 Record: 23-18)
Overtime: 2-2 (2009-10 Record: 4-2)

Latest Streak: Won 1
Home Streak: Won 3
Road Streak: Won 1

Overall: 38-14 (2009-10 Record: 32-20)
Home: 19-7 (2009-10 Record: 16-10)
Road: 20-7 (2009-10 Record: 16-10)
Overtime: 1-1 (2009-10 Record: 2-2) 

Overall: 20-10 (2009-10 Record: 15-15)
Home: 11-4 (2009-10 Record: 8-7)
Road: 8-6 (2009-10 Record: 7-8)
Overtime: 1-1 (2009-10 Record: 2-0)

  • Miami secured the number two seed in the Eastern Conference for the 2011 NBA Playoffs with their win and the Boston loss on 4/11.
  • Miami clinched the Southeast Division title on 4/3, their eighth division title in franchise history.
  • The HEAT has sold out a franchise record 44 consecutive home postseason games dating back to 5/10/99.
  • Dwyane Wade has currently scored in double figures a HEAT postseason record 63 consecutive games.

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