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June 11, 2012 12:26 pm
Mr Blott definitely isnt a Heat fan.
2) How can the refs so blatantly favor the Heat without more people talking about it? Miami was certainly a much better club than the Knicks, they were probably a slightly better club than the Pacers (we’re talking sans Bosh), and they’re basically even with a more well-rounded Celtics club, so I’m not saying the Heat shouldn’t be winning games here. What I’m saying is that the refs seem to be doing a hell of a job of picking and choosing when to wreck momentum for opponents in ways that are often exceptionally well-timed for the Heat’s good fortune. The Celtics were leading by 5 with 4:05 left in regulation during Wednesday night’s Game Two match-up. From that point forward, the Heat shot 17 free throws, the Celtics 2, and guess who pulled out the squeaker in overtime. Considering the two teams had a fairly even free throw count up to that point (30 to 27, Heat), it’s difficult to argue that their styles of play cause a disparity because it sure didn’t for the first 44 minutes. And of course over those last 9 minutes we saw plenty of Wade’s leg kicks for free throws, Wade’s barreling charges into stationary defenders for free throws, and Wade pulling Rondo’s head back with a hard swung forearm that mysteriously went uncalled (seems like the 2006 Finals again). Don’t forget Miami’s innumerable flops in the first two rounds that forced even the most ref-loving of announcers to question the crap LeBron is allowed to get away with.