Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Atlanta Pidgeons vs Mediocre Miami Midgets
Ok so its like this.
We have Atlanta Hawks
PG: Mike Bibby - Decent jumper, sets up the offense. Wears a headband.
SG: Joe Johnson - Jack of all trades. Can initiate the offense, can shoot, penetrate, you name it. Might be on the Heat next year.
SF: Marvin Williams - I can't believe this guy was the no.2 pick in the 05 draft. But he's a decent defender and he's pretty long.
PF: Josh Smith: This guy's a beast. He killed the Heat in the postseason last year. I'm expecting a big game from him. He deserved to get in the all star game.
C: Al Horford: I hate the Gators but this kid can ball. Great rebounder and shotblocker. Can finish inside.
6th Man: Jamal Crawford. This guy absolutely destroys the Heat. Great handles, streaky jumper, and a great offensive spark off the bench.
And our heroes, the Miami Heat:
PG: Skip to my Lou: His jumper has all but left him, but he has good instincts and sets up the offense well.
SG: Dwyane "Flash" Wade: Absolute Superstar in this league. Explosive first step and strong crossover. Hawks better send multiple players to contain him. Jumper has been shaky this year but we will need it tonight against this tough team.
SF: Quentin Richardson: Honestly this guy's terrible. But since opposing teams usually give him the jumper to guard Wade and/or Beasley, he will get his opportunities. Honestly, I'd rather see more Dorrel Wright this game as I think his length could cause problems for Joe Johnson.
PF: Michael Beasley: Fan favorite. Excellent midrange game. Smooth shooter when in rhythm and can beat bigger players off the dribble. Needs to stay in the game at PF as much as possible in order for the Heat to win.
C: Jermaine O'Neal: Feed this guy down low if he's hot. Milk him for what he's worth early because he tends to disappear in the 2nd half.
6th Man: Udonis Haslem: Not my favorite player but he's got some Gritz yo.
Keys to winning:
Protect the basket, don't allow second chance points. Box out Josh Smith and Al Horford. Feed Jermaine O'neal, it worked last year in the postseason. Horford shouldn't be able to guard him one on one.
Give Beasley ample touches and don't take him out of the game if he's in rhythm.
Dwyane Wade needs to continue to do what he did against Houston. Remain efficient and play smart. He looks like he has his legs under him too after what he did to Scola last night.
Take the ball out of Crawford's hands.