This may sound familiar, but the Miami Heat are better than the Boston Celtics. In addition, they are younger than the beantown boys. What does this mean? The Celtics have no chance? No, Boston has a chance, it’s just slim. If Dwyane Wade plays like he did tonight, the Heat will sweep the Celtics. That, however, is unlikely as Doc Rivers usually does an excellent job of adjusting to the opposing team’s offense. The thing that would concern me as a Celtics fan is that even if you control DWade and keep him under 30 points, you can’t expect Chris Bosh to score in single digits again. Also LeBron James was the third leading scorer, behind Wade and James Jones. That is also unlikely to continue.
The Miami Heat held the Celtics to less than 43% from the floor. D3 was phenomenal, but defense is what won the game for Miami. The really bad news for Celtic fans is that Boston didn’t play bad, or look bad, but they got thoroughly handled by Bron and Co. The Celtics never really threatened until Paul Pierce was thrown out. And for all the whiners, watch the replay; he wasn’t t-eed up until he said something to the ref after Wade had already been called for a foul. Micheal Wilbon, John Barry and others are wrong to criticize the call. Watch the tape gentleman. I too hate that a key player got thrown out, but he did it to himself.
So the Heat are up 1-0. If Boston can’t stop Wade, it will wind up 4-0. My suspicion is still more like 4-2, in favor of Miami. The enjoyment for all should be watching Jordan and Pippen, or actually Wade and LeBron. Either way it is Batman and Robin and pure excellence.
About the Author
Written by Sean Eckhardt
Univ of Alabama alumni. Born and raised outside Chicago, IL. Currently live in Florida. Some of my favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. My interests outside of sports include music, outdoor activities, and anything with a motor(cars, bikes, boats, etc...).