It was a damn shame watching the Nets fold like they did. Heat being the great team like they are, came back from a 91-83 deficit with 4 minutes remaining in the game to send the Nets home. LeBron James made some big plays down that stretch, a three to cut it to 5, a block with 90 seconds left, then strapped Joe Johnson on the final possession of the game, not even allowing him to get a shot up. But the game ball must go to Ray Allen who once again hits a clutch game winner that gave the Heat the lead with 9 seconds left. Bronny had the ball up top and Chalmers came to set up a pick n roll. Instead of Deron Williams staying on Chalmers he went to try and double LeBron leaving Chalmers open. Shaun Livingston came to contest, Chalmers swung it to Ray, and it was ball game after that. I really do believe that leaving doubling LeBron is not a good idea because the Heat have too many shooters waiting to hit a wide open three. Wade also had a productive game, dropping 20 in the first half, finishing with 28. Chris Bosh has become one of the Heat 3-point snipers, going 4-6 from behind the trey line. Heat so far this postseason are 8-1, they pretty much seem unbeatable.
The Spurs have had a tougher road than the Heat this postseason, but they have handled it just as well. All signs are leading to a Heat-Spurs rematch in the Finals but I question if the Spurs will make it out the west. The Heat have a much easier conference championship to worry about, whether it be the Pacers or Wizards. Spurs on the otherhand, will either have to deal with the Thunder, who always give them trouble or the Clippers who are very deep. I do have confidence in the Spurs because of one particular player, Kawhi Leonard. Kawhi all postseason has looked like he is ready to get back to the finals and seeking revenge. As for the Blazers, I tip my hat off to them for giving us a very entertaining 1st round. They are up-n-coming and I can see them making a few deep trips in the playoffs in the future.
Chris Herring hit it on the nose perfectly. Without Phil Jackson, Kerr wouldn't have been such a hot commodity in the NBA and maybe Mark Jackson will still have his job. I see this a a regression for the Warriors because they got rid of a coach that took them to playoffs 2 years straight to hire one that never coached before. I'm not saying that Steve will not succeed but I don't see why he was such a hot commodity for other teams. I understood why Phil wanted him because he could run his offense and grow as a coach but now with the Warriors, Kerr will be expected to at least do what Mark Jackson did or better. Anything less of a playoff spot will be failure for Kerr and the Warriors.