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2013 NBA Finals thread: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

2013 NBA Finals thread: San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat

Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
The 3 to cut down to 2 was pretty huge too. That put the pressure on Kwahi to make two FTs and he missed one. Of course, Ray Allen gets huge credit for the 3 and the two FTs in OT....but Lebron was plenty clutch in this game.

Lol wut. The 3 that he hit at the end of regulation was made possible because he bricked his attempt so hard off the glass that it literally ricocheted without hitting the rim and bounced off the Spurs who had inside position on that play.

His final 3 minutes of regulation went like this:

Missed jumper.
Turnover off a charge.
Turnover stolen by Leonard.
Airball/turnover stolen by Manu.
Missed 3 pointer that doesn't draw iron.
Made 3.
Missed 3 pointer for the tie.

He was a total disaster at money time until Ray hit that shot.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
he'd probably fumble too much

Nah, looks like he got pretty good ball security.








































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Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Not down the stretch he didn't. That should have Ray Allen's face on it, lol.

The 3 to cut down to 2 was pretty huge too. That put the pressure on Kwahi to make two FTs and he missed one. Of course, Ray Allen gets huge credit for the 3 and the two FTs in OT....but Lebron was plenty clutch in this game.

It was. But there were at least 4 other atrocious possessions by him during that time.

Yea man, he was guarding Tony Parker on the other end for majority of the game and brought the team back. He had couple of bad possessions. But, he was great in that 4th quarter...dominant in every aspect of the game for a stretch for 7 minutes.
Originally posted by LA9erFan:
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by Pillbusta:
Kobe won game 7 vs Celtics because artest locked down Paul Pierce down the stretch. Kobe shot 6 of 24. He did pull down 15 RB. Nobody accused him of choking. The Lakers won. Arrest locked down Pierce and hit clutch shots.

That's exactly what I was gonna post but decided not to. Artest hit a scramble shot off of an offensive rebound to win that game. Kobe was a horrid 6-24 offensively. He also is one of the WORST clutch shooters statistically. He just takes so many wild jumpers that the ones he makes are memorable. He's a volume shooter in the clutch.

No, he didn't.

Whatever, doesn't change my point. It was Gasol's rebound and Artest hitting the clutch 3. Sorry was watching that game pretty wasted from what I remember. Kobe still shot 6-24 in game 7, at home, in the NBA finals.
You guys do realize that the fourth quarter is a full 12 minutes, right?
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Originally posted by TheBlueHell:
Lol wut. The 3 that he hit at the end of regulation was made possible because he bricked his attempt so hard off the glass that it literally ricocheted without hitting the rim and bounced off the Spurs who had inside position on that play.

His final 3 minutes of regulation went like this:

Missed jumper.
Turnover off a charge.
Turnover stolen by Leonard.
Airball/turnover stolen by Manu.
Missed 3 pointer that doesn't draw iron.
Made 3.
Missed 3 pointer for the tie.

He was a total disaster at money time until Ray hit that shot.

Your definition of money time is different than mine. Money time was from the start of 4th quarter. They don't make a comeback then...the Big 3 of both teams would be sitting on bench during that last 3 minutes.
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Nah, looks like he got pretty good ball security.

LOL he really does look like he's running through a seam in the D there, haha.
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Originally posted by TheBlueHell:
You guys do realize that the fourth quarter is a full 12 minutes, right?

Funny...that's what I wanted to ask you...but you only posted what he did in the last 3.
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Nah, looks like he got pretty good ball security.

LOL he really does look like he's running through a seam in the D there, haha.

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Originally posted by TheBlueHell:
You guys do realize that the fourth quarter is a full 12 minutes, right?

No just 7 minutes dude
Originally posted by Leathaface:
The vast majority of players who play around Lebron get better. Wade actually had a great season from an efficiency standpoint. Same with Bosh. They've also gone to 3 straight finals so there really isn't any arguing with how Spoelstra chooses to deploy them.

If those guys can't figure out how to play with the best player in the league during the playoffs, that's more of an indictment on their game, not his.

It's not a matter of "figuring it out"...it's the difference between playing against a team that runs a player-centric system once in the regular season, and in a best out of 7 series. Chris Paul is similar, although a lesser talent, and that's why his teams struggle in the playoffs too. Perhaps you could argue that this is Spoelstra's fault, but neither Wade nor Bosh are frequently put in positions to succeed. There's a reason that Miami's best lineup in this series has been LeBron/Chalmers/Miller/Andersen/Allen. All spot up shooters and one big man who gets his buckets off of drive & dish or dribble penetration.

Miami has outscored the Spurs with LeBron on the court in just two of the six games in this series. The best player in the world's job is to help his team outscore their opponent while he's on the floor. He hasn't been doing that.
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Funny...that's what I wanted to ask you...but you only posted what he did in the last 3.

Which part of a game is generally referred to as money time? Pretty sure it's the final minutes of any game, regardless of any sport. Kind of like Joe Montana with the ball in his hands on the final drive of a game, amirite?

LBJ did a great job putting the Heat back in the lead in the fourth, then he did his best to literally give the game away in the final three minutes. His legacy would have been forever stained if Ray doesn't hit that shot. Not sure what is so hard to admit about that. He got a massive mulligan and lives to fight another day, though.
Originally posted by TheBlueHell:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Funny...that's what I wanted to ask you...but you only posted what he did in the last 3.

Which part of a game is generally referred to as money time? Pretty sure it's the final minutes of any game, regardless of any sport. Kind of like Joe Montana with the ball in his hands on the final drive of a game, amirite?

LBJ did a great job putting the Heat back in the lead in the fourth, then he did his best to literally give the game away in the final three minutes. His legacy would have been forever stained if Ray doesn't hit that shot. Not sure what is so hard to admit about that. He got a massive mulligan and lives to fight another day, though.

This is a very solid post
The NBA was rolling out the trophy for the Spurs when they were up 5 with less than 30seconds left.

Classic
Originally posted by Leathaface:
Whatever, doesn't change my point. It was Gasol's rebound and Artest hitting the clutch 3. Sorry was watching that game pretty wasted from what I remember. Kobe still shot 6-24 in game 7, at home, in the NBA finals.

Artest's "clutch 3" put them up by 5 or 6. Kobe generated several for them down the stretch, including a post entry pass that was right on the money to Gasol. And couldn't care less about FG%. Heck, LeBron's shooting 43% against San Antonio.