Full Celtics-Heat series preview
Sun, 27 May 2012|
Our SportsNet Central crew gives an inside look at the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals.
Miami where the temperature is white hot and he can't. Are hoping their team stays hot as they get ready to take on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. The heat have had a few days to prepare for this -- eliminating the Indiana Pacers. Last series the Bryant James and company went through practice on Sunday at the American Airlines Arena and these two teams know each other very well. It will be their third straight year that they have met in the post season. Both teams know it'll be a dog fight -- game -- tips off on Monday. It gives you some sort of confidence we know we're capable of one in their ability in the -- But you know they're different -- are there play our minds into its own and all the -- on things you do well. You gotta expect them it's tough to take those things away and they're going to be a lot more difficult in the playoffs and they weren't on the regular season. -- and heaven knows what person. This really the only thing normal coast to play the Orioles. -- here and fun winter ball. Don't think they're playing Orlando and -- a very tough. Indiana team. I don't think LeBron and the way the thing. More of those right now is to determine. You know just to cream and cream. It's all about -- conference finals. No we definitely like to lose a flesh here so -- throughout Guzman. -- -- -- -- -- -- We're thrilled -- know Julio right now. Rondo so. It's delicious it's it's again. They do every you can -- them to be somewhere. You know fight Communists and other teams -- -- We feel we we can beat Miami housing and get to this point there's no doubt in my and we can't so. Got to learn and take of business. For more on this matchup we now sickened with Greg Dickerson and Brian Scalabrine. Where -- standing by across the street. I -- thanks so much. -- Avery Bradley was the Celtics as a designated defensive stopper specially on Dwyane Wade did a terrific job against him during the regular season. But he's on the shelf so who picks up. For him in this series against win. Well this is gonna have to be Ray Allen Rleal is gonna have given Dwyane Wade and forced him into the coverages whatever the Celtics decided to for the pick and roll coverage. It's really gonna come down to the bigs making the right calls and and having the right coverage. I'm not too worried about the starters Brandon Bass Kevin Garnett would be a great job a little bit worried about when Steve Martin hall of -- -- that same level of intensity that they need defense to stop and wait for much of a challenge. And Ray Allen especially with the injury -- we've seen him play guys like -- fast but not on one -- so. Obvious to -- you challenged your -- up for the challenge and you know hopefully as we go a couple more days he did -- -- -- that's really all you can really which were. The forgot to do some different things maybe the -- on Rondo on him or even. I don't know please don't mean there's a logical way to go to Miami Brighton -- he's gonna be -- a bigger role speaking of Rajon Rondo. Is he the biggest mismatch in the favor. Of the Celtics in this series why I wouldn't be surprised you LeBron James on on Rondo wore them rotating guys that Rondo. LeBron part of like the fact that he can. And their guard Rondo but he can -- a little bit help out other places because Robert shooting ability. They did not just traditionally -- it would be a good time to scratch him Rondo -- anything but they superiors series and Celtics. When the sooners no -- played exceptional and everything. Mean we're we're talking like the highest level. And possibly play some man anyway I think this time and time your dad because he's showing it seems that it. Played unbelievable. Game. It's really got to come down through. Can't bring it every single night and when he does it felt. The plan you can make the argument there's somewhat of a mismatch even with Chris Bosh in the line up against Kevin Garnett but would watch out. Talk about what Miami has to do against KG can they be successful against -- I don't have a little bit of success turned out -- is a good job when Dwyane Wade Kevin post let. I think the biggest thing is Miami if the team. That shows with Kevin can create space and get that jump shot pick -- -- jump shot that we don't get off so. If you want to give him all circle back to where Sean Avery John -- a good game good or bounce games calls a good game makes right calls. Kevin Garnett random Catholic guys got to play well if the Celtics and stealing team. In this the first couple games with a game one of the things a lot of people look at myself it just played the seven game series. No rest and they surprised Miami game one you go to the about this team days you never know if they're gonna do it could come out here and just shoot lights out and play. -- play extremely well they played the shot the ball so bad it gets Billy. But you know the whole series is now a different philly's defense was different in Miami's defense is completely different so. I'm sure they can make some adjustments and in. They have a a pretty good shooting night and if you shoot the ball well against Miami you move the ball against Miami got a good chance of winning which is something the Celtics did last time they were down here. About a month and a half ago.