Originally posted by Joecool:
Indiana is a sloppy offensive team. SA is much better than Indiana and Randolph played like crap because he was double teamed often along with the fact that Tim is very healthy. Not sure where you are getting that Hibbert is better than Tim. Check their playoff stats. As for playing against one 7'1" player as apposed to two 6'11" players as being tougher...I'm not sure about that. You may as well call Tim a 7-footer. Also, Tim and Splitter work very well within the flow of the offense whereas Hibbert and West are primarily slow it down post up guys.
Miami is facing one of the most cohesively executing team on the court that can bang or run. It is very difficult for teams to dictate the pace because Spurs can play just about any style.
I didnt say hibbert is better than tim, but i keep forgetting tim is now a center lol, hes always been a PF in my eyes. But Hibbert can create more problems defensively than duncan thats for sure...thats the aspect i was getting to, the defensive aspect...lebron would much rather face tim duncan as he is driving down the paint than hibbert, plus hibbert is younger and more athletic and has more shot blocking ability at this point of his young career than does tim duncan..offensively, no question tim duncan is miles ahead of hibbert, but defensively i feel as though hibbert is better