What Happened To The Great NBA Finals Many Thought We Were Going To Get- Bruce’s Thought Of The Day
2 great teams. Some all time great players. 2 franchises that have had lots of success. However so far we have had 1 lousy finals.
2 straight games we have had blow outs. Miami crushed San Antonio game 2. The Spurs turn right around and crush the heat in game 3. What gives?
Game 3 was about as bad as Miami could play. 1 might say they quit in the game. The Heat showed no inclination to defend, especially the 3 point line as Danny Green and Gary Neal went berserk. Neal hit 6 from deep. Green nailed 7, and at no time did the Heat look hungry to even get a hand in the face of these 2 shooters. It was as dismal a display on defense as I have ever seen the Heat play.
No wonder after the game heat coach Eric Spoelstra kept claiming after the game ” We got what we deserved.” Totally concur and that meant 1 of the worst beatings in NBA finals history. Nothing accidental about the 113-77 final score. In fact it wasn’t that close.
You wouldn’t know it from the final score but this was just a 6 point game at the half, 50-44 the Spurs led.
Not sure what happened in the locker room at half but suffice to say it wasn’t a Knute Rockne speech given. More like a mute speech.
Danny Green has now scored more points then anyone in the series, Lebron included. The Spurs grabbed 19 offensive rebounds, the most they have registered in the finals since 2005. As pat Riley used to say ” no rebounds-no rings.”
The heat big 3 of Lebron, Dwayne Wade, and Chris Bosh were a non factor. Lebron couldn’t shoot it straight. The other 2 were just awful. Bosh had the most non existent double double ever. 12 points and 10 rebounds. Wade scored 16? Really?
Game 4 is Thursday night back in the Alamo city. I expect the Heat to look a lot more interested in game 4 because in game 3 they didn’t look interested in competing at all