Found June 01, 2012 on Five Tool Tool:
30) Paul Pierce's defense on LeBron James with two minutes in, where no foul was called on hard transition defense, was your first clue of the great get-even ref work29) Miami started 1 for 5 from the line, which is what we call a leading indicator28) When Greg Stiesma leads with a straight arm at home, he gets to the line27) I'm not prepared to live in a world where Mario Chalmers is more or less consistently useful26) Mikael Pietrus tried to take an intentional foul, but the refs refused to call it, which was, well, another clue of how this was going to be called25) When Keyon Dooling is wildly over-caffienated and able to force backcourt violations with cross body blocks, he can be effective24) Both teams shot 60% in the first quarter, just to prove this whole defense thing is just a myth23) Garnett went down like he was shot, then added something new for his cheerleader highlight reel by doing knuckle push ups22) The Celtics' bench players were extraordinarily fresh,...

Killer crossover drops LeBron James Jr.

Sure, we could go with a “Like father, like son” reference here, but I have no idea if the play in question when LeBron James, Jr. gets crossed up and dropped to the floor by an opponent’s killer crossover occurred during crunch time in the fourth quarter. (rim shot) LeBron, Jr, 7, who by all [...]

Could Texas teams be LeBron James’ kryptonite?

Two NBA Finals appearances for Lebron James. Two losses. What is the common thread linking both of these losses together? Both teams were from Texas.James joined the Miami Heat during the 2010-2011 season with one goal in mind and that was to win the championship that had eluded him up to that point in his career. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »

POTD 5/30/12: Paul Pierce on Shane Battier

Isn’t Paul Pierce supposed to be playing through a sprained knee or some sh!t?  Tell me then, why has he been dunking so regularly over the past few weeks?  I mean, Pierce has always been a pretty good sneaky dunker, but this is his second POTD in his last four or five games.  That’s an unusual degree of frequency from P Double. That’s on Duke University’s all-time leading...

Trust issues are Wade, James' weakness

Consistency separates the Spurs from the Heat. On a nightly basis, you know exactly what to expect and what you're going to get from Gregg Popovich's squad. The Spurs trust their system of unselfish ball and man movement. It's as if they're on autopilot and the only possible variable is individual effort within the system. Popovich's in-your-face coaching style...

Doc Rivers Plays It Safe, Smart With Celtics' Lack of Practice in Playoffs

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Paul Pierce was in street clothes, while Rajon Rondo shuffled around in flip-flops. On their one-day break between Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics were not about to be mistaken for the Richmond High School boys basketball team engaging in one of the grueling practices from Coach Carter. Days off are almost precisely that for the Celtics...

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade Will 'Continue to Attack,' 'Force the Issue' Against Celtics (Video)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have made a living attacking the basket, a style of play that generally lends itself to plenty of opportunities at the charity stripe. The Celtics saw that firsthand in Games 1 and 2. But James and Wade were limited to five combined free-throw attempts during Friday's Game 3, with Wade failing to get to the line even once. Those figures are something...

Celtics Lead Heat 55-42 at Halftime

The Celtics lead the Heat 55-42 at the half despite a furious 16-point first quarter from LeBron James. James went 7-for-12 in the first, but got into foul trouble in the second quarter that limited him to only 4 points. Rajon Rondo got back to facilitating constant ball movement with seven assists leading to 15 [...]

Bosh may be closer, and Heat show a need in Game 3

LeBron James has had too many nights like this, where he couldn't get enough help for long stretches of the game. It's just that most of them were back in Cleveland. With a quiet first half from Dwyane Wade and little contributions from any other starter, James' 34 points were wasted in a 101-91 loss Friday night that cut the Miami Heat's lead over the Boston Celtics...

Doc Rivers talks to us about defending Lebron James

If you want to catch the whole 8 minutes our good friend at Redsarmy was able to record, please go here: Youtube

Does the pick-and-pop game return for KG and the Celtics tonight?

Doc Rivers has been stressing the post game so much that I wouldn't be surprised if the team put a shock collar on him and set it to go off 5 feet from the rim.  And as you can see from one Jay's videos from the Greenlights earlier today, it really paid off. But the playoffs are all about matchup and adjustments.  KG is taller than all of the Heat, and the C's...

Celtics Still Have A Pulse, Win Game 3

That ole Celtic magic remains. After falling 2-0 to the mighty Miami Heat in their NBA Eastern Conference Finals series the Celtics roared back with a 101-91 win over the Heat in Game 3. This time Rajon Rondo didn’t have to do it all. Oh Rondo contributed big time scoring 21 points with 10 assists and six rebounds but Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett pick it up. Garnett...

This time, Heat can't get Celtics fouled up

Although it's part of playoff rhetoric, the constant talk about officiating appears to be wearing on Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, especially when it comes to the notion of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade being extended a favorable whistle. It finally caught up to the Heat in the 101-91 loss to the Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night. Wade failed to...

Celtics - Heat Game Two Top 30 Takeaways

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad KG30) At some point when Rajon Rondo is dominating, you have to wonder what his game would be like if his jump shot was a consistent positive29) LeBron James had one rebound in his first 26 minutes, which is the secret sauce of how to limit his effectiveness28) You will be shocked, shocked to learn that a game after picking up a bunch of technicals...

Celtics Big Effort Not Enough To Tame the Heat

By Payton Wales Impressive. It's one of the few words worthy of the game played by Rajon Rondo Wednesday night in South Beach, Fla. It was 53 minutes of pure genius to the tune of 44 points, eight rebounds and 10 assists, including a wicked overtime period that saw Rondo score all 12 of the Celtics points. But, it wouldn't be enough. The Celtics lost to the...
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