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NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami

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Who wins?

Miami Heat
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Los Angeles Lakers
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NBA Finals - Lakers V Miami 

Post#1 » by Coxy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:00 am

So, who ya got?
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Post#2 » by ShayDee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:05 am

Heat in 6
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Post#3 » by Mylie10 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:09 am

I got Heat in 7, but would never bet that.
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Post#4 » by Little Digger » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:20 am

Lakers in 5.. I’m just hoping for that 1 heat win to come early in the series
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Post#5 » by Coxy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:22 am

If any Warrior fans supports the Lakers to win, over Iggy's Heat, you deserve to be nut punched.
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Post#6 » by Mylie10 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:27 am

Little Digger wrote:Lakers in 5.. I’m just hoping for that 1 heat win to come early in the series


The Heat have the best chemistry in the League right now. And that means something. Better than us right now for sure.

Have to admit I’ve been surprised by the Lakers chemistry. It has been much better than I thought it would.
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Post#7 » by Little Digger » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:35 am

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Little Digger wrote:Lakers in 5.. I’m just hoping for that 1 heat win to come early in the series


The Heat have the best chemistry in the League right now. And that means something. Better than us right now for sure.

The Heat or Warriors have played in the last 10 NBA Finals
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Post#8 » by Frozzy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:45 am

I think Lakers in 6 or 7...

I hope i'm wrong though and the Heat light it up. Lakers got a vet squad to go along with Bron/AD with good PO experience but Heat have looked like the hungriest team in the NBA for awhile now.
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Post#9 » by Coxy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:50 am

Lebron V Jimmy

Davis V Bam

Battle of the role players.

Some interesting sub plots.
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Post#10 » by Coxy » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:51 am

Tyler Herro for FMVP.
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Post#11 » by KevinMcreynolds » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:30 am

gonna be an interesting matchup, Heat have basically been playing a 7 man rotation with Bam being the only big.
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Post#12 » by Quazza » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:37 am

Lakers in 6 but hoping for the heat in 4
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Post#13 » by GQ Hot Dog » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:52 am

Meyers Leonard vs. Dwight Howard has me awkwardly excited.
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Post#14 » by GQ Hot Dog » Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:57 am

Amiright?

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Post#15 » by DAWill1128 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:08 am

I think the Heat will have to play a Leonard to start games. I don’t see Crowder being able to defend Davis at all, just look at what he did to PJ Tucker. If the Heat don’t match Bam up with AD it will be a quick series.

The Heat need to match Jimmy and and Bam up with LeBron and AD and just go for it. Probably the biggest reason the Heat have a shot is the perimeter defensive rotation of Butler, Crowder, and Iggy they can throw at LeBron.

Herro will have to have a monster series.
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Post#16 » by ahmetmekin » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:14 am

Heat need to win at least 2 of the first 3 games to win the series (ideally up 2-0 after 2 games). I do not see a comeback scenario for the Heat if they are down after the 3rd game.
Spo has to find a defensive scheme to shock the Lakers in the first two games. Bron's jumpshot looked shaky in the playoffs and the Lakers' role players did not particularly impress me on offense. So somehow Heat have to defend Lebron similar to Giannis and also find a way to not let AD to average 30+ points. Difficult task but they have plenty of high level defenders.
I hope Heat in 6 in this kind of a scenario but I think in reality it will be closer to Lakers in 6.
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Post#17 » by wco81 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:30 am

If they keep giving AD soft fouls and putting him on the line, get key Heat players in foul trouble, there will be no contest.

I wouldn't be surprised if Bam keeps getting in foul trouble, even though he hasn't so far in the playoffs.

Of course LeBron dipping his shoulder into defenders to bull his way to the rim. But he and AD won't be in foul trouble that much.

NBA is desperate for ratings so they might try to extend games. So if the officiating can help the Lakers get out to a 2-0 lead and then help Miami equalize, they may get what they want.
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Post#18 » by wco81 » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:32 am

Coxy wrote:Tyler Herro for FMVP.



He's got a lot of confidence and doesn't seem to be intimidated by the moment.

But the hype has gotten way ahead.

There's a reason he was chosen around the middle of the first round. Not terribly athletic, not physically mature -- he's young but he has to add strength. He doesn't seem to have great wingspan either. However as long as he's able to make shots, including off the dribble, he'll be useful.

I hope he plays well in the Finals but not sure he's that special yet.
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Post#19 » by freypies » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:51 am

wco81 wrote:
Coxy wrote:Tyler Herro for FMVP.



He's got a lot of confidence and doesn't seem to be intimidated by the moment.

But the hype has gotten way ahead.

There's a reason he was chosen around the middle of the first round. Not terribly athletic, not physically mature -- he's young but he has to add strength. He doesn't seem to have great wingspan either. However as long as he's able to make shots, including off the dribble, he'll be useful.

I hope he plays well in the Finals but not sure he's that special yet.


Yup, agreed. He's a great player, but he seems to be getting more attention on the Heat team than anyone not named Butler. Of course, it comes with being a rookie and being a high volume scorer. Bam and Dragic, at the very least, have clearly been better than Herro (Bam has probably been Heat's best overall).
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Post#20 » by Quazza » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:28 am

wco81 wrote:
Coxy wrote:Tyler Herro for FMVP.



He's got a lot of confidence and doesn't seem to be intimidated by the moment

There's a reason he was chosen around the middle of the first round. Not terribly athletic, not physically mature -- he's young but he has to add strength. He doesn't seem to have great wingspan either. However as long as he's able to make shots, including off the dribble, he'll be useful.



Sounds line Klay in his second year
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