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Thursday, November 18th, 2010 at 8:45 am  |  84 responses

Post Up: Beasley, For The Win

While Chris Bosh is just trying to chill.

by Adam Figman | @afigman

Toronto 94, Philadelphia 86

Despite the eight-point final score spread, this one was really close up to the end. Until last night I never realized the Raptors have been employing the just-give-it-to-Andrea-Bargnani-and-let-him-do-his-thing offense, and it actually kinda succeeded against the Sixers—Bargs had 30 to go with 7 boards. Sonny Weems had a big night, too, with 25. The Raps now move to 3-9, while Philly falls to 2-10. So yeah, both of these squads still have some work to do.

L.A. Lakers 103, Detroit 90

And things just keep getting worse in DetroitKobe Bryant dropped 33 in 32 minutes, while Pau Gasol had another solid game with 25 and 12. Apparently the Pistons are 4-8, though I write this column five days a week and don’t remember them winning once. Weird. Rip Hamilton was ejected five minutes into the first quarter for arguing with the refs—generally a surefire sign of frustration. If I were a gambling man, I’d bet Detroit’s roster looks awfully different come, say, March.

Boston 114, Washington 83

No John Wall. Second night of a back-to-back. Playing an energized Celtics team. There wasn’t much in the Wizards’ favor going into this one, and the outcome proved it; Boston was up 16 at the half and didn’t need to look back. The C’s brought a balance attack—all five starters, plus Delonte West (with 12 in his debut) finished in double figures—and were led by Paul Pierce’s 23. Last note: the Wiz shot 38.8 from the field, while Boston shot 65.8 percent. So, yeah.

New Orleans 99, Dallas 97

New rule of thumb: If any two of the following Western Conference teams are going up against each other, you’re gonna wanna watch: LakersThunderHornetsMavericksBlazers, SpursJazzNuggets, Suns. And you know what’s crazy? There are nine teams on that list, meaning one of them won’t even make the Playoffs. Wild.

Anyway, these two battled it out last night, and the Hornets were able to pull away behind some big buckets and a pair of clutch David West steals. Chris Paul had 20 points and 11 dimes, and all five NO starters scored in double figures. They’re now 9-1, and play the Cavs tomorrow night at home.

Oklahoma City 116, Houston 99

The Rockets just can’t seem to be, um, you know, good. They ‘re now 3-8, falling to a Thunder team that shot 50 percent from the field behind Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s combined 45 points. Serge Ibaka—the squad’s new third best player, at least until Jeff Green gets healthy (and beyond then?)—had 11 points, 8 boards and 4 blocks.

Miami 123, Phoenix 96

Oh hey, Chris Bosh. He had 35 points in 31 minutes, albeit against the Suns—already a weak team up front—playing without starting center Robin Lopez. But still! Good stuff! LeBron put up a 20-8-9 stat line, while DWade scored just 17. I’m curious to see what a game would look like with all three of these guys playing strong—I’m thinking 22-10-10 from Bron, 30-5-5 from Wade, and 25-12 from Bosh. That’s when they’ll actually be unbeatable, no? This might’ve been the closest to that we’ve seen, and Phoenix didn’t have much of a chance yesterday. Their Florida trip continues in Orlando tonight.

Utah 98, New Jersey 88

Neither team shot well, and Anthony Morrow led both teams with 24 points, but the Jazz led for most of the game and pulled it out. All five Utah starters finished in double figures, and Paul Millsap went for 19 and 15. The Nets fell to 4-7, though they’re still sitting in second in the Atlantic division. No bad team should have all that power. I’m just saying.

San Antonio 103, Chicago 94

Derrick Rose did a great job scoring (33 points), but not such a great job spreading the ball (4 dimes), as the Bulls were downed by the Spurs. San Antonio outscored Chi-Town 37-12 in the third quarter—and that pretty much did it. Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for 21 points, and Tim Duncan scored 16 and snatched 18 rebounds in the victory. Coach Pop’s guys are now 9-1, tied with the Hornets atop the Southwest.

Minnesota 113, L.A. Clippers 111

The Michael Beasley-Kevin Love frontcourt just keeps dazzling. B-Easy scored 33 and hit a game winner with two seconds remaining, while Love went for 24 and 14, and the TWolves this took this one at home. Blake Griffin did some damage—with 26 and 17—and  Eric Gordon dropped 30, but Rasual Butler’s game-winning attempt was all rim and the Clips went down.

New York 113, Sacramento 106

The Knicks finally snapped that six-game losing streak by defeating the Kings behind 27-point outings from both Amar’e Stoudemire and Danilo Gallinari. They shot 52.1 percent from the field, and held off Sacramento in the game’s final minutes to earn the victory. I wasn’t too impressed with New York’s win (the Kings were both playing terrible defense and unable to convert on some easy offensive possessions), but the fact that they came out strong in the second half of a back-to-back was impressive, and speaks well of the team’s youthful energy. Speaking of youthful energy, I’m shot. Let’s wrap this thing up.

Performance of the Night: Chris Bosh: 35 points, 6 boards, 4 assists, 1 steal.
Moment of the Night: There were two. First, on the court: Mike Beasley smoothly sinks the game-winner:

Then, off the court: Chris Bosh wants to chill. But his coach wants him to do stuff, like work out, and/or play basketball. Some jokes just write themselves.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    B-EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    You know what I love? What other big forward in the game plays out a last second possession by dribbling out past the three point line on an isolation play? Only one, and his name is Lebron. Can we say that Beas is now truly a SF and not a forced PF? So happy for my dude.

  • jahmai

    Beasley is doing what I always hoped he would do cming out of college. He’s turning into a Beast! and what about DRose, dude is unreal. I respect rondo, cp3, dwill and every other pg, but Drose is taking over, he’s avering over 25 ppg and 8,5 apg. I mean, C’mon man!

  • vtrobot

    REDZ!!!! Welcome back, you maniac. Nice job Beaz and Bosh last night too. Also Rondo’s passing is amazing these days.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Momma there goes those Knickerbockers, and they’re in a winning state of mind!
    Soon they’ll be 500 on the road. . . with the big payback in Oaktown! POW!

    How do you like them Apples?

  • Bruno

    lakers @ wolves tomorrow is gonna be wild, last game LA just barely got the win

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    some notes on the Spurs/Bulls game:

    DRose is really impressive offensively when he gets going but his performance last night was a bit shadowed by the fact that he had only one assist until 4 minutes left in the game. Still a very solid performance.

    Tony Parker was able to hold his ground despite the fact that Eva and him are divorcing (like he said, it’s his private life) 21pts (9-14) and 7 dimes: solid game.

    The last 3 teams we played cant manage to score more than 14 points in the 3rd. Wow.

    Utah is coming next, so another good test, but on a personnal note i cant wait for us to play L.A or Boston and see how we can matchup against them.

  • Bruno

    I like the Knicks too, cause my sister lives out there since the Sprewell, Houston & Camby days … now Amare!!!

  • Bruno

    they are saying tony cheated on Eva with Barry’s wife … damn!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    Glad to see Beas hitting his stride in the leage, but man does he look rediculous…

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    There isn’t another small forward I’d rather have in an ISO with the game on the line other than Carmelo Kiyan Anthony. 3 pointer, 2 pointer, whatever. Give me Melo!

  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Love the embedded vids, love the Beasley-Love tandem…love the Post Up!

  • MUBWAR

    Woow that should quit all the Bosh non sense lately. Great performance last night. Am I the only who started falling in Love with Love and the Beast.

  • neaorin

    Out of your list of Western teams I can’t wait to watch a Mavericks – Mavericks game. I feel the Mavs should win that one, although the Mavs have looked good so far as well.

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    Eboy – Mmm, I can think of 2 others at least. Melo and Durant (and 6’9 makes you big regardless of whether you play the 2 or 3 spot).

  • http://blog.mysanantonio.com/spursnation/ Anthony

    Is it too soon to talk about Beasley making the ASG this year ?

  • http://www.slamonline.com jumpman3224

    To this point in the season, Beas is averaging more points per game on a higher FG % and 3PT %. Than that guy who replaced him at SF down south. #justsayin

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Eboy; hmm… another big forward who dribbles and isolates… Forgetting Kevin Durant are we?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    He ain’t big….he’s just a tall two guard.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Damn, Manu pulled off a sweet wrap-around in traffic move to finish wit a jam. Fantastic move.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    Damnit MAVS! Another superb shooting display by Dirk wasted. Hope Roddy has memorized every single aspect of the playbook, cause Ason’s decision-making in tight games is starting to make me nervous.

  • http://bluefont.com Hisham

    Wow Dark, guess it sucks to be you today.. Mavs started out on fire, but then one of the coolest 3rd quarters of the season happened. Momentum shifts are one of the coolest things about NBA basketball. Great game

  • http://bluefont.com Hisham

    Dirk is a beast by the way

  • ClydeSays

    Wanted to see a Wall/Rondo matchup in the C’s game. Too bad Wall had to sit. Nice to see DWest back in action.

    Bosh needs to take a page out of the Sheed Book of Quotes “Both teams played hard” or clam up.

    As for Beas, nice (but suspect) move. I guess he read the scouting report and figured out that the (now) 1-11 Clips don’t defend much…

    I love DRose’s game, but he’s coughing up the ball WAY too much this year. I know he likes to dribble into traffic, but he’s got to figure when to drive and kick. He’s got about a 2-1 ast to turnover ratio right now. Not good, even for a scoring PG…

  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    So..Mike Beasley is ‘big’ then? Whaaat? Beasley isn’t that big E. Solid yeah, but not like Bron or even Melo.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Hursty, the kid is built like a pretzel stick….stop your nonsense.

  • apeman

    Beas has the biggest hair of all those guys. So there

  • Bruno

    I’ll take Dirk over Lebron in a final possession

  • http://bluefont.com Hisham

    ^That was me, not apeman

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Unless he’s playing against David West, who has a habit of stealing Dirk’s manhood.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    A max contract player played well against Channing Frye??!! Alert the papers!!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Someone should have alerted the Lakers last week when the Suns ran them around like dogs on a short leash.

  • Bruno

    well in that case against new orleans, ariza would be on Lebron and if I chose LA, Kobe has no one to match so …

  • The D Train

    For the money they are paying Bosh, the expectations on him, and based on his history, this should not be a big deal. A high-scoring, low-rebounding game from him really isn’t anything to write home about. That it came against the the not-so-rugged interior D of Phoenix takes a bit of shine off of it, I’d guess, but it was an impressive offensive performance nonetheless. The post-game comment would make my skin crawl if I was Riles, though.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    That’s right Eboy spin! Spin like your life depended on it. I remember you before the trio days. You were a logical man back then. Find that old Eboy and have a laugh at the fact that its a major accomplishemnt when one of your max contract guys actually has a big scoring game…against one of the worst defensive big man units in the league.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    ..and then says he wants to chill now.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Interesting tidbit:
    James was mired in rare foul trouble against Phoenix and played only 23 minutes. But 17 of them were with Bosh, which is when things really worked for Miami. Bosh made 7 of 10 shots while he was on the court with James, and six of those seven baskets came off assists from James.

    This has been going on for awhile. This season, when Bosh shares the floor with James, Bosh is shooting 54 percent. When he’s on the court without James, he shoots only 43 percent, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

    In those minutes with James, Bosh’s rebound rate doubles, as well, an indication that he just seems to play better alongside James. At least so far.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    ACtually, Bosh said that Coach Erik practiced them hard becuase he felt they were slipping, and while Bosh as a player respects the coach’s wishes, he admitted that as a player he’d rather chill.
    Very few players enjoy slogging through the grind of a hard practice. Sure, you appreciate that it makes you better and you need to do it, but that’s not what you would WANT to do.
    Much ado about nothing.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Diesel, when did I crow over Bosh’s performance last night? It’s about time he did something. Or did I tell anyone to “suck some bal*ls” like you did yesterday after Rose had a nice game? You’re jealousy is boundless kid, and causes hallucinations apparently.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    As Allen just pointed out….the truth is in the words. The ignorance of our commenting brethren continues to grow by leaps and bounds.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Eboy
    People made that mistake because of how the quote was presented on ESPN. You gotta actually read the quotes and understand the context. I would be more concerned with the idea that the coach has to meet the players “halfway” which to me might be a problem.
    And Bosh is supposed to kill the Suns like that. The bigger problem, as ESPN noted and as I noted weeks ago, is that Wade and Bron seem to have problems figuring out where they should be on the floor when playing together. We all expected that to be an issue, and coach hasn’t figured it out yet.
    Honestly, I think it’s on Wade. He hasn’t adjusted to being a quick scorer instead of a ball dominating scorer, and it’ll be interesting if he can make the switch. It would make his game so much easier. He needs to watch some Kobe tapes.

  • The D Train

    I guess I am confused. Bosh says that Spo has to meet them half-way…that they want to chill and he wants to work. So how are we defending this again? Allen says it not what you would want to do, but I think the damning part of the statement is the “meet us halfway” part. Is that not publicly calling out the coach? Is Spo so beholden to this power trio that they can call him out on ESPN and say that he has to meet them somewhere in the middle, and he can do nothing about it? Isn’t this a question of respect for the coach? So far the two new big-timers have publicly questioned Spo’s rotation, substitutions, and now practice methods. Is that not a problem?

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    D Train
    I said he exact same thing on the other post.
    The halfway part is a problem, no doubt. I wasn’t defending that part, just noting that it wasn’t Bosh saying that he wants to chill after having a good game.
    But, it’s not like there is a mutiny, at least not in my opinion. Players have questioned grumbled about Pat Riley’s long practices, but since it’s Riley, they aren’t given as much attention. Since people are waiting for the players to rebel against Coach Erik, anything that even sounds like criticism is going to be a big deal.
    Seriously, I get the feeling that the media doesn’t expect Erik to be able to handle this situation, that they aren’t impressed with how he’s handled it so far, and they’d rather have the storyline of Riley coming back to take care of things. It’s a sexier storyline, to be honest, and media folks are all about sexy storylines. There is open speculation among media folks about when Riley makes a move.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    Eboy I didn’t say you were bragging about anything. I was commenting to all the media coverage saying finally Chris Bosh is back. I just found the public response funny. Not your particular response. My spin comment was making fun of the fact that you always find a way to justify your team. I make fun of Bosh finally having a good game, you bring up the suns beating the Lakers. As for my go blow yourself comment with DRose. DRose didn’t just have one good game, he’s been playing good all season. Yet people still talk sh*t. So its nice to remind them that they’re wrong. The difference is Bosh and James deserve their criticism because they’re not playing to their abilities yet.

  • LeBron de Con

    HAHAHAHA – Easy drops that digger while Blake Griffin holds on to KLove under the basket like he’s in (well) love.

  • The D Train

    @Allen: But when your top dogs are on ESPN calling out the coach’s methods, that has to be cause for concern. LBJ, Bosh and Wade are supposed to be the compass for the team, right? Regardless of Spo/Riles, if the Heat are fostering an environment where their “leaders” are questioning the coach on national TV, it has to filter down to the role players, I would think.

    I guess my concern, were I a Heat fan, would be that Bosh and James are the newbies, and guys who have never won a title. If they are openly carping about Spo’s methods this early, it might not be a mutiny yet, but who are LBJ and Bosh to say what is the right way to get to where they all want to go? If Wade or Haslem were questioning Spo on national TV, I think that carries more weight because of their past title and experience with Riley. But a guy who has never won a single playoff game questioning the coach’s methods seems a bit diva’ish to me.

  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-confidential/ Diesel

    And just so we’re clear Eboy, you’ve been figuratively telling people to “go suck some b*lls” all summer. You’ve just recently been hit with some humility because your team isn’t living up to the hype

  • The D Train

    And for the record, if Derrick Rose, or Boozer, Deng, or any of the other Bulls who have never won a title, pulled that on Thibs, I would feel the same way.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    D Train
    I respect that position. I don’t like it when players and coaches go to the media to air out their beefs, but I do understand that sometimes questions are asked to lead to certain responses, and the public doesn’t get to hear what the actual question was in the first place.
    However, Erik, Bosh and LeBron are all on equal footing when it comes to championships.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Are you certain I’ve been humble, Diesel or just picking and choosing my moments when to be inflammatory? There’s a definite difference.

  • The D Train

    @Diesel: very few on here are above some name-calling now and again. It’s the guys who constantly do it…referring to everyone else being ignorant, or in other ways implying their elitist position…that makes these boards less enjoyable than they could potentially be. Simply replying with a snarky anti-Laker or anti-Bulls comment does not make for fun debate. I don’t have a problem with people disagreeing, especially since everything about the basketball experience is subjective and unique to each individual, but demeaning those who do not think the same way as you is a total put-off.

  • The D Train

    @Allen: A very valid point on Spo’s lack of titles in relation to Bosh and LBJ. I would respond by saying that, until someone else comes along, he’s the coach, and therefore, should be respected as such. If Wade calls out Spo, it would seem to be a case of someone who’s been there trying to light the way. Bosh or Lebron calling him out reeks of the blind leading the blind, at least to me.

  • The D Train

    to simply my previous post: I feel like Wade and U-God have earned the right to call out Spo, if they so wish, based on their experiences in Miami. I do not feel like LBJ or Bosh have earned that right.

  • JTaylor21

    A coach with Spo’s lack of offensive knowledge deserves to be called out after every single play. Coaches like that deserve no respect in my eyes because they are basically useless out there, there is no need for a coach when all he runs is iso this, pick and roll that, all game long. If it was a coach like Phil, Alderman, or Doc Rivers that ran actually offensive sets then they deserve every inch of respect but guys like Mike Brown and Eric Spo who never played in the nba and that have never drawn up an offensive set in their lives, they deserve zero respect and should be disrespected at every turn.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    D-Train, then demeaning one team and their players shouldn’t be that hard to curtail on your own, right?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Because it’s pretty nauseating to hear that sh*t day after day too, from the same group of crybabies.

  • T-Money

    DS: I wouldn’t be so quick to declare that they aren’t meeting expectations. I have a hunch that their record around X-Mas may not have many more Ls than it does now. / There’s no mutiny in MIA, it’s just that people are not used to this new model. It’s a partnership between the front office, the coaching staff and the big 3 (who all had a say in making this happen). There’s no place or use for a dictatorship. And don’t hold your breath on Riles coaching this team. He gave them an opportunity (very publicly too) to request he coaches the team during the free agency and they all declined. They want him upstairs, they want him to have a say in all the important decisions, they want his aura, they want his motivational speaking from time to time but they want no part of his yelling, screaming and 3-hour practices.

  • The D Train

    If a 40 year old responds to his favorite sports team catching hell on the internet by calling anyone who disagrees with him ignorant, that, to me, negates any positive value you might bring to a discussion. Additionally, I find it comical that you whine about me “demeaning one team and their players” then proceed to follow up with a comment calling us a “group of crybabies.” High comedy, indeed. Finally, this is a basketball site, I believe intended to allow us to converse about basketball. You have to expect your team to catch crap on a basketball site (and for someone who dishes so much crap about the Lakers and Bulls, you should be able to take the same when it comes your way). You don’t have to expect that you will be called ignorant, or likewise demeaned.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I don’t want to be a loser, but y’all check out the new post I put up called “Random Musings” because I’d love to hear your thoughts on my conclusions.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I don’t speak about the Bulls….they aren’t peers. I f*ck with Bryan Crawford about them cause it usually ends up in comical debate. Get your facts straight and stop worrying about my age. And unless you have some deep seeded obsession with me, it’s a bit creepy. Crybaby.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    ………F*ck it. Lakers won, Beastley is the truth and nothing is ever gonna change around here anyway. I dont care. For now…

  • ian

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2–uG4QMlA0
    check the vid out. It’s what all of Canada thinks Of Chris Bosh

  • vtrobot

    meeting halfway = chill once you’re exceeding expectations?

  • add

    man, the sixers cant get a break… but props to michael beasley and nola, glad both of them are doin well

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Great moments in Joel Anthony’s career: http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/4313/194431399.gif

  • http://www.nobulljive.com Enigmatic

    OK, Eboy. The Bulls are not the Heat’s peers… MIA 7-4, CHI 6-4. Hmmmm….And you a lie, you been talking sh*t about the Bulls since way before you and B started going back and forth about it. I got no beef with you, my dude, just calling it like I see it. And defending my team to the death as you do with yours.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Enigmatic, to be fair, the Bulls have been no peer to a team battling for a title since 1998. I’m not sure if 10 games into the season any team is going to be a “definitive” title contender, but I think it would be a more safe bet to say that the Heat, as currently constructed, have the better chance at being in the spot to compete for a title. Not to say the Bulls couldn’t or are just a player away from solidifying their rotation, I’m just talking about the probability.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

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  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    and blake griffin has roy on lock. wow

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Yes, Eboy, you are correct, the Heat stand a better chance, when it’s all said and done, to win the championship at the end of this season. Of course the Bulls aren’t too far off. But while the Bulls have definitely had their sh*tty moments since you know who retired. it’s not exactly like we’re comparing the Lakers or Spurs to the Bulls here. Since ’98, the Heat have not been the perennial contenders you make them out to be. They won 33 games in ’99, 36 in ’02, 25 in ’03, were swept in the first round by the Bulls in ’07 after winning it all a year before, and won a pathetic 15 games in ’08. Let’s call a spade a spade, the Heat have at best been a notch above the Bulls in the last 12 years, not one of the elite.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    True.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Although winning a title this past decade in itself might raise them another notch. OK, two notches above the Bulls. At best. Over the last 12 years. But we’ll see what happens in the next decade. Should be interesting.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    I agree.

  • Yash

    “You know what I love? What other big forward in the game plays out a last second possession by dribbling out past the three point line on an isolation play? Only one, and his name is Lebron. Can we say that Beas is now truly a SF and not a forced PF? So happy for my dude. ” -Eboy

    Thank you. I’ve been making that claim the past two years that he’s not a PF regardless of him playing that at K-State. Miami should have never put him at the 4 as defense isn’t his forte. Real glad to see him getting consistent minutes and more importantly doing what he can do – put the ball in the hoop.

  • hamish

    Lakers, Thunder, Hornets, Mavericks, Blazers, Mavericks, Spurs, Jazz, Nuggets. And you know what’s crazy? There are nine teams on that list, meaning one of them won’t even make the Playoffs. Wild.

    I think that the Mavericks will miss out because your not allowed in the comp twice.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    aha hamish. sometimes, i’m dumb. will fix.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Adam Figman

    Yeah, meant to have phoenix in there. They aren’t a top team, but the idea of them not making the Playoffs is still kind of bewildering to me.

  • The Fresh Prince of Nsam

    Nice job with the PU Adam, this far u r holding on 2 my xpectations (in the contrary of MIA).

  • Michael

    im happy for beas, still remember the heat(excuse the pun) this kid was catching at the start of last season. Co sign eboy on this one, dude is a SF through and through. On another point, Eboy no offence but when I think about the heat over the last decade i think of a more mediocre team that got Shaq to go along with their superstar guard and won one chip. I mean, IMO the heat have been far from elite besides that year. Thats just my opinion but.

  • http://slamonline.com JJAkroyd

    I’d put Golden State in the playoffs. Well, I dunno, I just really wanna see that 2 combo guard combo go crazy in the playoffs :D

  • Pharoah

    Bosh obviously saw the “Like a Bosh” video before his game last night.

  • BBaller

    June 30 2010 Eboy’s posting credit = A+
    July 1 2010 ^^ ^^ ^^ = C
    Sorry E but it’s the truth.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    SLAM where’s the NBA Jam post!?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Clyde

    @LA Huey <– Seconded, don’t toy with me! lol

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