May 27, 2011

Late Comeback Puts Miami Heat in NBA Finals: The Miami Heat are going to the NBA Finals after a late comeback in game 5 over the Chicago Bulls. With the Bulls up by 12 at home with 3:12 remaining, the Heat won 83-80 and finished on an 18-3 run fueled by LeBron James three pointers and stout defense. "Everything is on me," said Bulls guard Derrick Rose. "Turnovers, missed shots, fouls. ... I was just making dumb decisions, and it cost us the game."

posted by rcade to basketball at 07:56 AM - 11 comments

yawn...next

posted by Demophon at 11:39 AM on May 27

Although a Texan, Roger Clemens may be pulling for the Heat to go all the way so he and his teammates can get bumped down or off of the Most Despised Championship Teams list.

posted by beaverboard at 01:25 PM on May 27

yawn...next

If you're bored by that game, you're not an NBA fan. The Heat has incredible players and most of the nation wants them to lose.

posted by rcade at 02:34 PM on May 27

Miami's talent was bigger, and more experienced.

Dallas: My last hope...

posted by justgary at 02:38 PM on May 27

Let's hope the refs don't gift the Heat a game (or two) in this coming series.

posted by holden at 03:13 PM on May 27

I will watch only if Dallas wins 3 and has the Heat on the verge of elimination. Then I will watch only the latter minutes of the game in order to be able to see David Stern eating a healthy portion of crow, and ABC/ESPN's cheering squad for LeBron trying to explain away the loss. It might not happen, but it is my hope.

posted by Howard_T at 03:52 PM on May 27

David Stern eating crow for what?

posted by tron7 at 05:58 PM on May 27

I too want the Heat to lose.

But this is a bad deal for the Mavs. I do not like the match-up. Heart says Mavs, head says Heat.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:04 PM on May 27

I do not like the match-up. Heart says Mavs, head says Heat.

Yeah, me too, but I don't know if that's just me being a Mavs fan or what.

Then again, I was on the brink of ulcers going into the Portland series, the Lakers series, and the Thunder series. Yet the Mavs have won 10 of their last 11 through those series. So I'm willing to sit back and let the games play out. They've got a really good thing going and my respect for Carlisle's coaching ability is growing exponentially. I'm not going to bet my dog on them winning or anything, but I feel okay right now.

Ask me again Tuesday afternoon, though, and I just may punch you in the mouth due to stressing it.

posted by Ufez Jones at 06:42 PM on May 27

David Stern eating crow for what?

If Stern has to hand the championship trophy to Mark Cuban, it would be roughly analogous to this.

posted by beaverboard at 07:18 PM on May 27

Dallas: My last hope...

Let's hope the refs don't gift the Heat a game (or two) in this coming series.

Any hope I have that the Mavs will win is tempered by the knowledge that Stern is still commissioner.

posted by graymatters at 08:36 PM on May 27

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