Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
Heat are going to dominate this regular season, but I don't see them beating Boston in a 7 game series.
Wade and Bosh just had the worst games of their lives and they were down by 3 with a minute left on the road at Boston. This team is going to be very, very good. Anybody saying otherwise is just in denial.
They'll win 65 games. But they're going to struggle in the postseason. Is that very, very good?
Because that's pretty much Cleveland the last few years in a nutshell. They dominated the regular season, and where did it get them in May?
I think if anything, this game is a microcosm of all the fair criticisms that exist about this club: depth, interior play, play-makers outside of the big three, etc.
I'm not a LeBron hater, nor am I going to act like this team will only win 45 games. But I saw a game that absolutely illustrated some really big issues with that club. Yeah they stayed in the game, so what? In the NBA, most games do tend to stay competitive. When you have LeBron James, you're naturally going to stay in most every game.
Game 1 is nothing like the finished product. But I think anyone that didn't see some real issues with that club (on a championship-caliber level) is focusing too much on the names on the jerseys of three players.