As Heat Know, Roy’s A Big Boy Now





INDIANAPOLISRoy Hibbert is feasting on the Heat, which is easy to do when there’s a lot shrimp on the buffet.

We’ll give Hibbert his due in a minute, but also understand what he’s up against. Mainly, not much. The Heat started Dexter Pittman in Game 3, then threw Joel Anthony and Ronny Turiaf into the mix. One guy is a third-stringer who could be mistaken for Eddy Curry, both in terms of weight (pounds) and lightweight (ability). The second guy is a freakish athlete and bundle of energy who has absolutely no idea how to play. And the last guy can look Hibbert right in the Adam’s apple.

This is what Miami is offering, these sacrificial lambs, led to slaughter.

Which is exactly what Hibbert just did to them.

Hibbert scored 19 points with 18 rebounds and five blocks. His defense was solid, his offense a surprise, and he was the main reason the Pacers are up 2-1 in the best-of-seven series with Miami. With Chris Bosh out perhaps for the series with an abdominal strain, Hibbert is ripping through Miami’s spare big bodies and there’s little (or nothing?) the Heat can do about it, unless they throw Alonzo Mourning a uniform.

But here’s where we give Hibbert some respect. He obviously is much improved. He wouldn’t have had this type of game last year in the playoffs. He was too unsteady, too unsure of himself, and the Pacers mainly ignored him offensively. And as for defense, Hibbert was too inconsistent. He was a rock one game, a hack the next.

On Thursday, he was all man, mainly because he grew up last summer.

“I worked out with Tim Duncan,” he said. “It was more than just basketball stuff. We sat down and talked about how he goes about his business. His kind of demeanor is he doesn’t get too high or too low. I model my game after him.

“Now, he texts me after every game, and I’m very appreciative.”

Well, maybe after Game 3, it was Hibbert who texted Duncan.

Without Bosh, Hibbert doesn’t have to take chances or use too much energy defensively. There’s no offensive-minded Heat big man to lure Hibbert into foul trouble, so he can just sit back and concentrate more on LeBron James and Dwyane Wade when they drive the line. He can cheat off his man and offer tremendous help when his Indiana teammates need it.

“I go into the game thinking to clog up the lane and alter shots,” Hibbert said. “Without (Bosh) I can wander more, clog up things more and block more shots.”

This is a major problem for Miami. Until one of the big men forces Hibbert to pay more respect (which is unlikely to happen), he can keep playing off his man and making life miserable to whomever drives to the rim.

“You can try to block him out,” James said, “but he’s cleaning glass. He had a great night, defensively and impacting the game.”

The Pacers are lobbing the ball to Hibbert in the paint and giving him the green light to throw baby hooks all night if he wishes. Miami has no defense for that because their big men don’t have enough reach to tamper with his shot. In the first round, Glen Davis of the Magic did have his way with Hibbert, but Davis came with a solid, low-to-the-ground base (he’s Big Baby, after all) and also shot well enough from the outside to force Hibbert from the paint. Miami has no one like that.

And so Hibbert is ruling the nest and this series right now. He’s munching on Miami and about to go for seconds.


85 Comments

  1. keremMIA says:

    its 5 on 2 but its not important, lets look at 2006 nba.İm telling to people that are saying silly comments: are you sure you now the real baskeetball ? in 2006 miami and wade got a champion ring and at that playoff session miami got shaq-wade dallas had much more like Dirk,Jason Terry,Jerry Stackhouse(quit for now),Josh Howard(not bad as it is today) and Devin Harris and Marquis Daniels(not bad as it is today either).Secondly Dallas 2-0 leading in first two games.And they lost 4 in a row.There was powerful forwards in that time that is better than roy its nowitski and dampier.Dampier had a offense limit around 5 points but averaged more than 10 rebounds in a game.Nowitzki averaged nearly 8 reb.İf you ask for more shaq wasnt better than bosh on offense.wade had to undertake the offense with 34,6 points a game.SHAQ with 13,7 points a game so shaq wasnt effective as bosh offensively.

  2. keremMIA says:

    I think it will be seven games.But Heat must win game 4 or any games in indiana.Heat has with for games in miami so homecourt advantage and win 2 more and advance to conference finals with probably with celtics.We definetly need bosh but we also need more ”good wade”.Its Aint Over,Till Its Over.those of who are fans of miami, listen: The heat will not dissapoint you.İf you think of it how can the heat eliminate at 2nd round, its impossible.So giving message to pacers is a honour.

  3. Jake says:

    Also, the don’t count out the sixers! #Showyaluv

  4. Jake says:

    @wade-dramaqueen A true heat fan knew nothing of basketball until 2011? I don’t know what organization you’ve been looking at but let’s take a look at the last championship they won, 2006 NBA champions. Who was on that team? Shaq and D-wade. So don’t go running your mouth about how the heat didn’t play good basketball till 2011, they won a freaking championship! It’s funny when people try to come off as intelligent, when really they’re just plain fools.

  5. Like the man said, the Pacers WILL win a title before the Heat. Not this year though.

  6. Like the man said the Pacers WILL win a championship before the Heat. Probably not this year though.

  7. come on.. says:

    can’t understand this hibbert wave..he played against a destroyed magic franchise, which was without their “starplayer”…now he plays against an undersized frontcourt (maybe the worst starting centers in the entire league) and nba.com celebrate him as “the crown boy” and his “unbelieveable effort”. their is no team in the playoffs which profits more of injuries of the opponent than this pacers team…yes, no excuses and give them credit, because the hole year they play under radar.. but to prais them because of their luck..i don’t know..wait until hibbert plays against a real center

  8. LakersRus says:

    I’m gonna make a realistic comment here! I wouldn’t count out the Heat just yet!

  9. RKC says:

    Pacers are only starting to get some respect but only after blowing out the flames on the heat. Many are still screaming Bosch injury, Wade had a bad game etc. which are just excuses for the Heat. I remember the Game 1 when Bosch was still playing and it was close enough for the Pacers to have won. Bosch is out for this series, OK, I get it, but lets put all excuses aside and just give the Pacers Team credit when its due. Prediction: Pacers win this series in 7

  10. Rocket33 says:

    Loving the way they are playing, but can you imagine the ratings for Pacers and Spurs in the finals? There would be more interest in a hot dog eating contest. David Stern will step in before that happens. He wants Lakers vs Celtics for the history or Heat vs Thunder for the superstar showdown. Or Lakers vs Heat of course.

    As a neutral fan, when this all started I wanted to see Chicago vs OKC. In my opinion, the teams with the most humble and likeable superstars and some good match-ups. Durant and Deng, Boozer and Noah against Ibaka and Perk. And of course we were robbed of the Rose and Westbrook footrace.

    Just thinking Tony Parker and Rondo could be good though. And that would mean Garnett vs Duncan whacking each other with their walking sticks. Yes, now I have it. Celtics and Spurs facing off in a final showdown of ageing stars. Stern could sell that right?

  11. john njau says:

    The heat should change their name to “AC the rest of the seoson.They are cold in summer,

  12. john njau says:

    The Head should change their name to ” AC” they are cold for the roost.LOl

  13. LAL:P says:

    I really dislike when media just always favours the miami heat every season ( weel atleast since lebron come to the picture) and talking how great they are and even predicting that they would be in the finals! well guess what Indian is 2-1 and even the MVP has nothing to say! Bottom line is that Miami has just 2 all stars players and well paid stars that do their best but at the end you don´t need just 2 you need a team..so stop just pointing the fingers to coach spoltra, just admit the pacers are playing well enough to beat you guys! Even am surrprised of how the younger teams are playing the often playoffs teams! I got a admit even the thunders are playing tough against my lakers!

  14. Vincent says:

    This is a confidence booster for Roy Hibbert. There is no one in Miami Heat match against him because of his length
    so it will be easier for him to score. Roy Hibbert will still improve his game and when he reaches his peak he’ll be a dominant center. When that happens, the Pacers will a very scary team.

  15. marcfausto says:

    was lebron and wade only remaining hope for the miami heat
    when they did the best they can beat the Pacers team
    trust designed just for them they just unlucky in Game 3
    The series has not been done yet we can not judge
    circle the ball more events can occur

  16. Bulls Fan says:

    Even though the bulls are out I’m still glad. Thank you Indiana for showing the HEAT the power of teamwork. GO GRAB THAT RING because when the BULLS are back you are not going to have as great of a chance.

  17. Woohoo says:

    Hibbert is not that great for his size, he is just doing good coz of no big man match for him in the series from orlando to miami because of injuries . . . remember he cant even dominate well against glen davis whos is much smaller than him . . .

  18. jj says:

    im with celticsfan. although the heat going out would be fair and just, it seems to me that many ppl (and some press) have already decided the semifinals outcome. even with indiana winning game 4 (likely, but again..), they’ll go back to miami eventually, and on their court heat would be putting up a hell of a fight. and i don’t even want to mention officials, when miami plays home. i fear all this negative input could cause some rallying on the flame side. btw, if they go, spoelstra is in serious trouble… about the west, much hype on okc, but san antonio seems to have plenty of ammo to expend. i know it’s fantasy, but what i’d love most would be a celtics-spurs final. That would be a stupendous matchup (if injuries dont take out the older stars)

  19. WestTheBest says:

    Whoever ends up winning the Western Conference Finals might as well be presented the NBA Finals trophy at the same time. It’s going to be either the Thunder or the Spurs vs the Celtics or the Pacers. Does anybody think that if Miami can’t get it done against the Pacers, that the Pacers or Celtics will stand a chance against the Spurs or the Thunder? The Finals could be a sweep if that’s the case.

  20. Nathan Hersey says:

    You guys who think doubling Hibbert will do something are trippin’. We have at least 4 scoring options on the floor at all times.
    The Heat are done.

  21. CelticsFan says:

    I’m a Celtic’s fan, but don’t count out the Heat in this one yet! Though Dwyane played horribly, the other role players have stepped up a bit. If Chalmers, Miller, and Anthony and contribute on a consistent basis, and they find a way to stop Hibbert, the Heat will make it an interesting series. Tho i don’t think that will happen IMO because based on past events, when the Heat break down, it goes on for a long time

    • didntknowuallpsychic says:

      its nice to see someone show some respect, specially a celtics fan talking bout heat… thanx

  22. W/E says:

    ROy hibbert is very MEDIOCRE for a 7.2 center,SLOW NOT STRONG AT ALL AND UNATHLETIC, VERY LIMITED IN OFFENCE,the fact that he gets good numbers vs the heat shows how HORRIBLY TERRIBLE the frontline of the heat is without chris bosh

    • didntknowuallpsychic says:

      thank u, i dont know how many timez i say it zone defense will stop miss hubberd, in the cubberd… and his defense himself, ? u all know what ill say to that, wade please just pick on this guy and draw a foul on his face, or better yet tattoo one! get him in foul trouble, and say bye bye… tee off, technically speaking

  23. I remember during the regular season people on here telling me the pacers were overrated, and i remmeber last round i was tellin them that no dwight, hibbert would dominat and he would do the same agianst the heat because they have no bigs and the heat fans said he was soft, U just hope the pacers can sign him this off season because roy is a free agent, if they don’t then the pacers are takin a step back, we need roy for the future pay him Bird hes only getting better. Because there is a team out there that will pay him alot of money.

  24. wade-dramaqueen says:

    @heatlatinofan

    8 teams had come back from 1-3 to win series
    Celtics ( 2 times) , Lakers, washington, rockets, pistons, suns and guess what Heats but i know you are true heat fan so you know nothing of basketball before last season.

    but don’t get ur hopes up cuz heat are done. Pacers in 6

    • WhoMiamiWho says:

      Take it easy with the history old man. All heat has to do is stop Hibbert( sure they will figure out a way) cos there aint anyone else on this team that can score big. Spoestra as brain damaged as he is. He at least will know now to double team Hibbert.

      • didntknowuallpsychic says:

        no double team, dont worry about who gaurds him, just where they gaurd him, and if that happens to be lebron at sf or pf, then so be it…. come on spoelstra, make up a new zone…. dont follow 2-3 4-1 or 3-2… use 2-1-2 two at the top one at the free, and two for the paint/sideline, all 3 can collapse, or one can rotate if they know u r in a zone… then just goto another zone… how come honesty i have not heard the word zone on any of these blogs, or out of shaq or charles mouth??? seriusly, im just a psychic, and i thought of zone, or did spoelstra and i predicted it? why not u all callin whose gonna win… andyways argue with me why im wrong, so u can be convinced zone wont work, so when it happens u are even more mad… hahah

  25. TrueHEATfan says:

    I laugh at you HEAThaters. When this team is beating your favorite team you punks don’t have anything to say, As soon as they have a couple bad games the flood gates of criticism open. I have learned to accept that since the Decision and the dissapearence of James in ’11 finals. Wade is my favorite player and dude is obviously going through some personal issures and is lashing out. Not saying its the right thing to do but its up to Lebron, Pat Riley, and Big Zoe to get to the bottom of it A.S.A.P. He was like a contagious cancer out ther game 3. It ws affecting the whole team, but that tends to happen when you have a team as tight knit as this, yeah to the onlooker everyone besides the Big 3 and maybe Mario are a bunch of talentless scrubs,,,, well that does not change the fact the team is close off the court. The roleplayers are just doing what all of Lebrons past team mates have done., Marvel at the greatness. Look for the HEAT to still take the series . Ol’ faithfull Wade never lets me down he is a constant contributer that was just a carrer low for him . BTW every great team in NBA history has had 2 or 3 great plaers. One of the few exceptions was the MAvs in ’11, they had hungry vets that decided it was there time to get theirs.

  26. Heat might as well start packing if they lose next game. C’s pacers East Finals, San Antonio OKC West Finals, NBA Finals Celtics VS OKC. Sorry pacers fans but if the celtics keep this up no doubt they’ll go to the finals. Garnett is just killing the sixers right now so it wouldn’t be to much of a surprise if the celtics get to the finals. And when did prix start showing up? Go celtics!

  27. jince says:

    i believe in miami heat!!!!
    game 6 or 7

  28. bryan says:

    GO Magic.. oh wait ..

  29. 765PacersFan says:

    D West and Roy Hibbert are killing the Heat. I can’t believe the Heat tried starting Dexter Pittman lmao. Next off season Eric Gordon might be homeward bound. The Pacers are back!!!! Boom baby

  30. jacob berg says:

    When Chris Bosh won the game vs Atlanta Hawks without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Lebron and Wade have to win the games vs Indiana Pacers.

  31. wendell19 says:

    I’ve been saying this all year long: The Heat really has only 4 players. The Big 3 and Chalmers. No bench. Not one single big guy other than Bosh that can impact the game and although it doesn’t show that much, they are a old team. Hard to believe, but not so much right now, but Wade is 30 years-old. Mike Miller has done nothing in 2 years. Shanne Battier is not the defender he used to be. And you don’t put your biggest 3-point threat in the form of James Jones in the game! WTF?!? And I have never seen a team struggle against the zone defense so much like the Heat do. It’s ridiculous. Their post game is a joke that everyone was blinded by because James had to develop HIS low post game and it became a huge arsenal for him. The Heat are really beatable. If it was Celtics vs Heat, Garnett would be averaging 30 instead of 23 like he’s doing in the 76ers series.

    I will not be surprised at all if the Pacers win this series in 5 and also go to the Finals. They don’t show up on national TV but they are a very strong team who plays like a TEAM. They have guys who can shoot the 3, drive the lane, an all-star center who’s a defense beast and has a very solid offense game and they have depth on the bench, guys who can come in a put fire on the game. They also have a mid-range threat and low post threat with West. And they are YOUNG guys who got nothing to lose. This Pacers team remind me a lot of last year’s Mavericks. Not that experienced but the way they play as a unit. Everyone should watch out.

    • WhoMiamiWho says:

      Sry to pick on ya but Hibbert a defensive beast – lol!

    • WhoMiamiWho says:

      The heat are beatable without Bosh. Obv – A Max contract player. Would OKC stand a chance with Westbrook out – absolutely not. Take it easy chump. Injury bug can mess up any team but that being said, Two super-superstars should still be able to hold the fort.

  32. Tunahan says:

    I think Heat just think scoring and it caused blind of all them. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and also injured Chris Bosh even have an ego. They programmed for score and win but this is basketball and it’s not goes up with score. You can do more defense according to offense. And Pacers did what the wanted last night. They had a chance and ‘em used it

  33. Rodolfo Luz says:

    How about moving Lebron to Center and let Turiaf as a Power Forward?

  34. douglas says:

    still remember watchingTNT where chuc said that he wll be the deciding factor… i truely belief that word after today

  35. InHoopsWeTrust says:

    IND_OKC FINALS!!!
    Lethe finals ot the inlated egos of the league watch the finals on TV
    (except Westbrook, he’ll be playing).
    GO THUNDER!!

  36. Next game is about win or go home. No one have return from 1-3.

  37. Zach Gillette says:

    I just wish the Spurs would lose.

  38. marlon green says:

    They claim the league’s mvp does everything and ALWAYS defends the opposing teams best player. Let’s see what he does with Hibbert. I haven’t seen him step up to the chanllenge yet, or even come over and help out on the big man. My is favorite heat player but I think he is going to be needing some fish bait very soon. Unless Mr MVP and wade and pressure the guards and make it difficult for them to get the ball to their big men like Jordan and Pippen did to the Knicks when they had Ewing.

  39. prix says:

    the good news is that heat are located in south beach so it’s easy to go fishing

  40. jmndodge says:

    A big man who can play the position, defend the lane, rebound, put in second chance shots, and find the open man. He is showing a complete game, and has the size, strength and agility to become one of the great NBA centers. The small man with speed, 3 point range, spring in his legs, and the desire to drive the lane is always exciting. Used to be the guy was a guard pay be 6’5″, now this is a forward and perhaps 6″10+. Basketball always come down to unselfish players with talent, and at least one big man defending the middle. Indiana is in the drivers seat now.

  41. TRU*NBAFAN says:

    Pacers are all heart and I am not shocked at all, if they were to lose next round to Celtics I know they would at least go down fighting. I hated that the Spurs had to give up George Hill. SA will always love him for what he did for the Spurs. I called the East for Pacers early on, GO PACERS.

  42. Law064 says:

    In the words of 50 cent “Hate it or love it the underdog’s on top” Big game from the Pacers totally crushing the heat. I’m glad they stepped up and got a big win not a 3 or 4 point win. They have a deep team vs 3 stars and a bunch of losers. The heat are in trouble without Bosh who is a softee but he’s a big part of that team. Chris gives you some inside game but can make 15-18 foot jumpers consistantly. The heat really miss him and it’s showing. I posted a few days ago that the Pacers need to take advantage of that and they really took advantage of the heat. The Wade vs Spo thing was very ugly and Wade’s performance was even uglier. The heat have no chance if James or Wade have bad games who else will step up? Chalmers was Wade yesterday with 25 but he’s not going to do that day in day out. Heat fans keep your faith but it’s not looking good. Pacers fans don’t get to excited because it’s only 2-1 they need 2 more wins. Good luck to both teams

  43. JV says:

    Gonna throw this one out there… how exciting would a Pacers vs Thunder Finals be!!!

  44. No one cares about a pacers-spurs matchup that would be horrible to the nba´s revenue!OKC-Miami or Lakers-Miami would be much more interesting!With all due respect to pacers and spurs!

  45. celtics vs. spurs says:

    that’s the effect of losing chris bosh in the line up of miami! they say that, “NO BOSH NO PROBLEM”?? well look at what happen!!!! roy hibbert dominates the game! david west dominates the game!!!! it’s because the heat don’t have a post up player like bosh. joel anthony? ronny turiaf? udonis haslem? they don’t stand a chance!!!! celtics vs pacers then celtics vs spurs to the finals! i like that two old teams playing in an nba finals that have condensed season !!!!

  46. lakermig says:

    unless bosh comes back, the heat are out against the pacers. An if the heat dont get a ring this year, which i doubt given the way things are looking. they might not even stay together and even if they do i say lbj ends his career with 2 maybe 3 titles he’s already 27 doesnt even have one after the age of 33/34 its hard to get rings when youre a superstar cause ppl think you can still do it all by yourself ie.kobe.So he basically has 4 years to get silverware and get them while hes still the star in the team.As things stand right now what i see happening and it happened slowly and without all the hoopla of the heat big 3 is the OKC dominating big time they have a super starting five the best 6th man ever and great team work. I say if they keep it together (which they prob will) they have a huge advantage over the heat every year …unless the heat buy another big name center or some better role players.

  47. jayson says:

    See guys! No way Miami can be get a ring with there current stars, D-WADE 5 points? Huh! LBJ should go fishing too! Goodluck Miami. C’S vs Pacers at Eastern Conference Finals. Lakers will be swept by Thunders, same as Mavericks. NBA world has changed dramatically..

  48. Jkey says:

    This is what I like to see. Other NBA players talking and sharing their knowledge with (younger) players. Good on Duncan for supporting Hibbert. 2 Games left Pacers, c’mon!

  49. peter says:

    Heat are not out. It is only a view to a kill. It will be Pacers Celtics.

  50. Jason says:

    The Pacers are playing really well but this doesn’t mean that the Heat are out. Remember, this is a seven game series. It’s not over till someone wins 4 games.

  51. OKC2012 says:

    @nbapacersfan, don’t downgrade yourself or your team. There is nothing shocking about this, nobody is scared of the Heat and everybody knows they can be beat. The shocking part is not that Miami is losing these games but how bad they are playing. When you have the supposed MVP LBJ and Wade on your team and Mario Chalmers leads all scorers in a playoff game theres a major issue. For Miami to win LBJ needs to go back and play like he did against Detroit a few years back and wade needs to be perfect, but it won’t happen because both of them lost heart the second this Miami ”team” was put together and now all they have left is arrogance. Heart and soul wins rings not talk and cheap shots……. Pacers vs Celtics / OKC vs Spurs next round… OKC vs either finals….OKC 2012 NBA CHAMPS! lol I got my faith!

    • nbapacersfan says:

      Perhaps I should clarify. I’m not just referring to the second round. Eyes on the prize !

  52. INDIANA 2012 EAST CHAMPS says:

    Pacers will win this and the next series. Let’s go to The Finals and show the world what we can do! LET’S GO PACERS!

  53. nbapacersfan says:

    The Indiana Pacers are going to shock the world…. stay tuned !

  54. Coach Dee says:

    Not surprised at all with Miami Heat trailing in this series. They could have been down 0-3 if they hadn’t got lucky on game 1.. I can’t believe luck gets wins.

  55. Jay says:

    I’m telling you, unless miami gets a starter-caliber center that can rebound and defend, they ain’t winning the title

    • viNce says:

      basketball ain’t all about starter-caliber… it’s about team chemistry and depth

  56. Dlin says:

    My goodness Bev!!! Learn how to read, understand and to think before commenting,

  57. spelkey55 says:

    Roy Hibbert is for real! He’s DA MAN big time! The only problem I got with Roy is he’s not dressed in Celtics green! Well a Celtics fan can wish can’t he?

    • Chris says:

      no you can not lol you have enough titles, let us get ours lol

      • spelkey55 says:

        Hey you can’t blame me for wanting good players for my C’s. I mean your team can’t win too many titles can It? LOL

      • imad akel says:

        Sorry Chris, the pacers aren’t beating the Heat.
        Not this year bro.

  58. Bev says:

    My goodness Shawn Powell!! From what you see and is saying in the last 2 posted articles, the Miami Heat don’t stand a chance. Lord have mercy, I hope you are wrong.

    Bev

    • Jon Licquia says:

      The Heat all a lot more talk than walk. They have LeBron and Wade but thts about it. As far as I see it, it’s 5 on 2 with some ppl resting on the bench for the 5 players. The Heat will stand no chance if Wade doesn’t get his act together now.

      • MIAMIWHO says:

        LOL, the heat have no chance whether Wade gets his act together or not.

      • QuestionMark says:

        The Heat have no chance, Pacers have depth, its about 7 vs 2, Collison, West, Hibbert, Barbosa, Hill, George, Granger vs. Lebron and Wade. Wade played terrible in Game 3, Heat are done if Pacers win Game 4.

      • WhoMiamiWho says:

        Lame remark. The Heat were at equal score with Wade at 0. Lebron is just that good, The onlyr eason Pacers are winning, is cos He is getting tired because wade aint doin nothing.

    • bhomz says:

      probably he is right…time for the heat to go fishing

    • Say 5 'Hail Marys' says:

      “IT AIN’T OVER, TIL ITS OVER”
      John F. Kennedy

      Okay, so it was not JFK, but look at me … Down 2-Zip and I still haven’t given up on my LAKERS. And I can’t even seek divine intervention (personal issues). You are fortunate, you invoke the ‘Lord’. Your HEAT are down only one game, they may win the EAST yet.

      Say 5 ‘Hail Marys’ and have faith.

      • imad akel says:

        the Lakers are done with or without those hail marys
        it’s time for OKC to go to the finals

        as for the Heat, i think miami will take it in 6 most likely, 7 at the worst
        we’ve won against big men better than hibbert before. we can do this even without bosh.

        we need bosh for the celtics though. hopefully he’ll be good to go by then,