Archive for March 5th, 2011
The Spurs point-guard, the talented Tony Parker, was expected to be out for a complete month after he suffered a calf injury last week. According to his head coach Greg Popovich, the Spurs French-star speedy comeback was due to a “foie gras and truffle” treatment he recently underwent. Regardless of what it was that brought him back, he recorded 15 points and 8 assists to pace the Spurs into an overwhelming 125-95 win over the Miami Heat.
Yes, just for the record, let’s make this clear: they were all there. LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade were all in the starting lineup. But the best team in the Nation was a bit too much for the most overrated group of NBA-Stars, who were down 36-12 by the end of the first quarter.
And again, this is just for the record: nor Parker or Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobili with his 20 points and 7 assists and 3 boards, are on the race for the regular season MVP. But heck, it seems that at the end what you really need is a team of guys who can actually play brilliantly with each other. The Spurs were showing off that the sum of their parts was, oh, but so much stronger then the media-sucking-triumvirate at South Beach.
San Antonio hit a franchise record 17 3-pointers against the Heat. Team President Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra must really be wondering what’s going to happen next. Because they sure enough made the investment, but they are far from seen the rewards.
James scored 26 points and 8 boards while Wade had 19 points and Bosh came close with 17 points and 14 boards. Still that didn’t prevent the Heat to drop its third consecutive game, while taking the largest defeat (30 points) of the season. Yes, they can show off when they play with the little guys. But heck, when it comes to playing against top 5-team, the Heat has a 1-8 record against the likes of the Spurs, Celtics, Mavericks, Bulls, and their only win to the Lakers on Christmas.
It seems as if the Heat has no answer for a combination that includes a talented Point Guard as Jameer Nelson, Derrick Rose, Tony Parker or Rajon Rondo and a couple of player that can shoot from outside the perimeter. It was good while it lasted, but it really doesn’t seem as if this is the year for the Miami Heat.