3.12.2009

Costly Loss?

"It's a gutsy win for us," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. And a costly loss for the defending NBA champions, who fell two games behind Cleveland in the race for the Eastern Conference's best record.

--ESPN

Ah, no. A costly loss is when the green lose a player to injury. At this point a loss is a loss. The green know they're gonna be playing lots-0-games on the road in the playoffs. They also know that playoff preparation won't really begin until KG and Rondo are back on the court, and Stephon Marbury has scraped the rust off.

Any PT that Steph gets is good PT. Leon Powe is showing he can be a force when given the chance. Ray Allen remains sharp from the field. Doc won't have much time to bring all of the parts together. But once KG gets healthy, I expect Doc, the Big 3, and Rajon to put this team on an accelerated chemistry and adjustments curve. Hopefully, the full team can play three to five regular season games together and use the first round to sharpen the saw.

3 comments:

WaltonsIllegitimateSon said...

I agree this loss itself isn't costly. But I do worry about winning on the road in Cleveland in a 7-game series, which, barring a miracle or Cleveland collapse, is where we're headed.

On the other hand, I was truly concerned when we lost to Detroit in Game 2 last year, so there's hope...!

Lex said...

Winning in Cleveland won't be easy. In fact, I think it will be harder than winning in Det. Even if we win in Clev, who is to say that we win all our home games?

Just gotta hope everyone gets healthy and come together in a timely manner.

FLCeltsFan said...

If healthy and motivated this team will win in Cleveland. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see them win the April 12 game to send a message.

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