Found May 28, 2012 on Red's Army:
The 2012 Eastern Conference Finals begin tonight in Miami and the Celtics might be just where they love to be: the underdogs.  During the New Big Three Era, they have been here before.  Many picked them to defeat the Hawks in 2008, while there were some detractors for the series against the Cavs, Pistons and yes, even the majority picked the Lakers in The Finals. In 2009 once KG was out for the playoffs, many still felt that they would defeat Chicago in the opening round but then it got divided after that against Orlando.  In 2010 they were the ultimate underdog even in the first round where if memory serves, the majority of them even picked the pre-LeBron/Bosh/Wade Heat to defeat the even then old Celtics.  Obviously they weren't favored against either the Cavs, Magic or Lakers again and they thrived nearly all the way to banner 18. Last season there may have been a handful that picked the Knicks in round one, but the majority favored Miami in round 2 and were correct.  Thi...

Bosh practices, but no timetable yet for return

MIAMI Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called it a positive sign forward Chris Bosh was able to do some court work Sunday, but his return from an abdominal strain is not yet said to be imminent. Bosh, injured May 13 against Indiana, will miss his sixth straight playoff game Monday when the Heat plays host to Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He just did the next...

Miami Heat’s Payroll Heading into 2012-2013

You can find other Team Salaries here or here and below I will list the payroll for the 2012-2013 NBA season for the Miami Heat. Unrestricted Free Agents Eddy Curry Juwan Howard Ronny Turiaf Restricted Free Agents Terrel Harris Team Salary: (I do not list qualifying offers for restricted free agents) Chris Bosh: $17,545,000 LeBron James: $17,545,000 [...]

Chris Bosh on people making fun of him for crying: ‘I thought it was messed up’

In a world where professional athletes are constantly criticized for only caring about money, seeing a player cry after a painful loss isn’t the worst thing in the world. When Chris Bosh infamously fell to his knees and began to cry after the Heat lost to the Mavericks in the NBA Finals last year, the world immediately began mocking him. Bosh addressed those critics during a recent...

Post game looks: Chris Bosh in peach pants and DWade with matching turquoise tie & finger wrap.

  Dwyane Wade is the NBA’s fashion rock star. Calculated risk taker. Case in point, his light maroon suit, checked shirt complete with turquoise tie and matching finger wrap. That’s one of his signature style points. Athletes compete on the newest converted runways, the pre-game arrival and the post-game conference swag. LeBron embodies more of [...]

Bosh might not play (and it's not necessarily a good thing)

Image courtesy Ryan Hurst desigs "He's doing a little bit more, [but] he's still indefinite," Spoelstra said of Bosh. "For me, it's my responsibility right now to prepare this team without him. If and when we get to a point when he starts to emerge into the picture, we'll gladly deal with that. For our mental state of health -- and I'd love...

Miami TV anchor calls the Philadelphia 76ers the 69ers

This clip is a few days old, but too good not to share as you adjust back to your everyday lives after the long holiday weekend.  Miami anchor Sasha Andrade of WPLG made a pretty bad mistake while talking about the potential opponents for the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Instead of calling the Philadelphia 76ers by their proper name, she called them... the Philadelphia...

Video: LeBron James Taunts Kevin Garnett

The Miami Heat completed a convincing win over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night. Miami beat Boston 93-79, after a breakout second half performance in which they led by as many as 13 in the 3rd quarter. Perhaps the most comical part of the game, however, was the [...]

Wade Looking Forward To 'Inevitable' Matchup With Celtics

Dwyane Wade said Miami was predestined to face the Celtics in the Eastern Conference championship.

Heat 93, Celtics 79

LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Shane Battier, playing in the conference finals for the first time, scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half...

Bosh Participates In On-Court Drills

Chris Bosh's workout included catching and turning with the ball, along with lateral movement across the court.

Heat, Magic face busy schedule in East finals

There will be little time for rest in the Eastern Conference Finals as the NBA released the schedule Sunday. Beginning Monday, the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat will play every other day should the series reach a full seven games. The compressed series, which is a 2-2-1-1-1 format, starts at Miami. All games will be televised by ESPN. The East schedule is the result of...

A game of odds: Celtics stumble in 1st and 3rd quarters, lose to Heat 93-79

MIAMI -- There was a point Monday night when the Boston Celtics unexpectedly stood toe-to-toe with the Miami Heat in the opener of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series. And then the second quarter ended. Sluggish at the outset and seemingly exhausted by the third quarter, the Celtics fell 93-79 at AmericanAirlines Arena, unable to match the 32 points scored by...

Bosh back on the court, at least in practice

The Miami Heat dispatched the Boston Celtics (93-79) in Game One of their Eastern Conference Finals series but again were without the services of center Chris Bosh. Bosh has been sidelined with a strained abdominal injury sustained versus the Pacers in the Heat's semifinals series, but if Heat fans were looking to see him back on the court against Boston, think again. Though...

Miami's newfound "toughness" could be the difference against the Celtics

Regardless of whom you listened to prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night, all the experts pretty much had the same opinion on how things would go down. In essence, their “analysis” basically boiled down to this: “Yeah, the Celtics have no chance.” In Boston’s defense the overwhelming sentiment for the Heat prior to Game 1 had little to do with the...
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