Where's the confetti? Where are the fireworks? Where's the dancing in Times Square? Oh...that was only after Game 4. That only happens when the Knicks win their first playoff game in nearly 12 years. After a predictable loss, it's just business as usual for NY. The Knicks are "goin' fishing."
I thought I would feel some great joy from my Heat topping the Knicks in 5 games in the first round of the 2012 playoffs, but nope..nothing. I am kind of numb. I found Game 5 to be..well..boring. The first half was slow and almost like a regular season game. There was no sense of urgency from either team and I found myself in a trance-like state of staring past the television. I was way more intrigued by my Savanna-hybrid cat, Pesto who bouncing about as usual chasing furry mice, jumping off tables and clawing at the walls. Honestly, the first half went by in a flash and the Heat were up 55-44. My good friend Jason Jackson, TheJaxShow, said that inside the Heat's house "it was awesome." Well, double J....the "awesome" you described didn't translate on the tv I was watching or the game Reggie Miller was watching as he agreed that it just didn't feel like a playoff game.
Miami closed the first quarter on a 14-4 run and the 2nd on a 10-2 run. Bye NY. Bye. Enjoy yet another off-season to "plan" for the future when you might make a dent in the playoff picture. Maybe Mike Woodson is the answer. Maybe Carmelo Anthony and Fire Extinguisher will learn how to be successful together on the basketball court. Maybe Linsanity wasn't a flash in the pan and he will join the two big guns as a Knicks 3-headed monster...maaaayyyyybbbbeeee. I doubt it, but maybe.
Oh and the Heat won 106-94 taking the series in 5 games. Lebron had 29 and Wade/Bosh each chipped in with 19. Not the prettiest game for Miami but an easy win as they excuse the Knicks to the links. Carmelo finished with 35 and Fire Extinguisher lit it up with...er.....14 and fouled out. The Heat shot under 50% from the floor but in my opinion just didn't have to play all that well to cast the Knicks aside and move on.
As for Miami it's time to prep for Indiana. And this second round series will be more challenging. The Pacers do something the Knicks don't and that's play team basketball. No big star on this Indy team just a bunch of guys who play well as a unit including David West, Roy Hibbert, George Hill, Danny Granger and Paul George. Any non-NBA fan will look at that list of names and say "WHO?" But they rebound the ball well and play strong in the paint and could pose a "fairly" tough match-up for Miami. I'm still taking Miami in 5. As Lebron and Wade are just too much for any team in the East to handle. Side note: please please PLEASE no Boston in the playoffs! PLEASE!!! For some reason the Heat still struggle in Beantown and I just don't want to be subjected to any of those games. So, for MY sake...NO BOSTON! But not to get ahead of myself..first up is Indiana and I am thankful for that..KNICKS BE GONE! Your basketball at this time burns my eyes and makes my stomach churn..but you definitely amuse me with your dysfunction, so thank you NY for making me giggle and then getting the hell out of the way.
I'm off to follow the Fire Extinguishers lead and kick my radiator..how on earth could that be a bad idea? ;)
p.s. Bob said I should create a twitter account: MiaHarris23 (MiaHarris was taken and 23 my high school hoops number.)
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