So Memphis came in and outplayed Miami from beginning to end.
Bosh had his moments, but Miami really had neither the will nor the way against a slepper Memphis team featuring uber-forward Rudy Gay, who had it going.
The “Thunder Vendetta” came and went, nuts have not replenished.
Will that be a problem in the playoffs? I don’t know.
But Spoelstra right now is up to his ass with the whole “Cocoon Theory” and he is sick of it.
He hates it.
Don’t bring it up around him, he will scowl in your direction.
“You know what, this is becoming such a storyline now,” Spoelstra said… “It used to be in the ‘90s everybody played 82 games. Ten years ago, guys started taking off the last game or two. And now you guys [the talking heads] have become bored.
“We used to joke about that pretty soon the media will start talking about resting guys three weeks a month. I mean, this is absurd.”
It’s a decent concept…c’mon give me some credit here.
“Everybody’s fatigued,” said Wade, who had 20 points and seven rebounds. “That’s the kind of season it is.”
Then what is the reason?
“We’re not going to shut it down with three weeks to go,” he said.
That would be extreme Spo, but we are talking about maybe some minutes for your guys that want a crack at the playoff lineup?
I see you have been playing Harris more minutes…
I see what you did there.
What about more Curry, more Jones?
Or do you think the starters legs will eventually naturally come back?
If it were a marathon would you sprint the whole way through?
“Now, document this: The way it’s going now, six years from now, seven years from now, people will start talking about shutting it down after the All-Star break.”