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Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET

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Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#1 » by ducler » Wed Jan 2, 2019 9:43 pm

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Re: Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#2 » by Stillwater » Wed Jan 2, 2019 11:47 pm

TT and Hood still listed as questionable doubt Nance isn't starting but if not, then he must also be out and if thats the case this game will be ugly for us
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Re: Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#3 » by Stillwater » Thu Jan 3, 2019 12:36 am

TT and Hood back on minutes restrictions.
McCaw playing ...thrown in the fire fast study I'd say
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Re: Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#4 » by jbk1234 » Thu Jan 3, 2019 1:15 am

These guys are playing like they've never seen a zone defense before. Over passing, over dribbling, etc. Put your best three point shooters in the corners and hit them as soon as their defender sags.
It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.
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Re: Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#5 » by Stillwater » Thu Jan 3, 2019 1:57 am

Is boeheim coaching Miami :crazy:
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Re: Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#6 » by Trailbreaker » Thu Jan 3, 2019 3:06 pm

jbk1234 wrote:These guys are playing like they've never seen a zone defense before. Over passing, over dribbling, etc. Put your best three point shooters in the corners and hit them as soon as their defender sags.

I managed to catch about two quarters last night. Wouldn’t crashing the boards also be an effective way to counter zone defense as well?
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Re: Game 38: Miami Heat (17-18) @ Cleveland Cavaliers (8-29) - 7:00 PM ET 

Post#7 » by jbk1234 » Thu Jan 3, 2019 5:59 pm

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jbk1234 wrote:These guys are playing like they've never seen a zone defense before. Over passing, over dribbling, etc. Put your best three point shooters in the corners and hit them as soon as their defender sags.

I managed to catch about two quarters last night. Wouldn’t crashing the boards also be an effective way to counter zone defense as well?


Yeah, but the Heat have Whiteside, a bunch of long wings, and they like to run. So, you've got to be careful with that. Antoher way to counter the zone in the NBA is to try to get illegal defense calls. Obviously, the Cavs have a bunch of young players and have had a ton of different line ups already because of injuries/trades so they're just not functioning as a well-oiled machine right now.
It is highly unlikely that the Cavs will agree with your Kevin Love evaluation for the purpose of a trade.

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