Originally posted by Leathaface:
I give Bosh more of a pass than Wade.
The media keeps milking this bone bruise injury but it's clear that Wade is just completely out of rhythm and has zero confidence in his ability right now. He's playing way too passively and the few times he does decide to drive, he takes wild shots.
The first few sequences of the game were a clear attempt to get he and Bosh going and nothing came of it. When the offense runs through him, there's absolutely zero rhythm.
Bosh really isn't being used offensively much. I really think when he faces up he's gotta find better looks than just those jumpers.
This is definitely starting to look like the Cavs.
I feel completely opposite of this. Bosh looks completely lost on both ends of the floor. In fact, I'll go ahead and say that his struggles on the defensive end is the single biggest reason why he can't hit open jumpers (which he has been hitting all season long). Not only he is not able to rebound over Hibbert and David West, he isn't able to block out his man. His guy is often the one gettin' the offensive rebound. Bosh isn't injured, he has no excuse whatsoever. He needs to forget what's happening on defense and contribute on offense. When you shoot 1-8, you're not going to get more shots in that offense. He's getting good shots, just needs to knock them down like has been all season long.
Wade, on the other hand, looks completely out of sync on offense but is playing pretty good defense. I'd like Wade to become more of a play-maker than a scorer at this point, unless his jumper is on. The guy is pretty active on defense, so I don't think he is playing passively. He is hurt and therefore isn't able to beat his man to the paint.
I'm always nervous about game 7s. Anyone can win 'em...and if Miami doesn't attack the rim for 4 quarters, they'll get kicked out of the playoffs. They need to attack when Hibbert is in the game. If he collapse to protect the rim, the ball needs to be kicked out to the open guy.