Fool us twice, shame on us

By | June 2nd, 2012 | 7 Comments

It’s painful to watch, but this is the play the Heat players need to watch — over and over — to get riled up for Game 4 following their loss in Boston Friday night to let the Celtics back into the Eastern Conference Finals.

With Rajon Rondo’s And1-mix-tape-worthy (i.e., not NBA-worthy) fake-out of Miami co-captain Udonis Haslem, Rondo’s jumping steal of a Lebron James pass that would have led to a Dwyane Wade dunk at a crucial moment in the third quarter, and Ray Allen’s driving dunk on gimpy legs, the Celtics played a lethargic, uninspired Heat team for fools in Game 3.

After the Pacers series, I have enough faith in the Heat to take a punch and punch back — and I’ve also accepted that domination is not in their DNA. But coming off a win, the Celtics and their fans are going to be amped up for Game 4 Sunday night and the Heat need to bring a lot more energy — and make a lot more free throws — than they did in Friday night’s jet-lagged performance to pull out a win. If Haslem watches this enough times, his fury alone should motivate the team to not get fooled again.

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7 Comments on “Fool us twice, shame on us”

  1. 1 barry said at 1:08 pm on June 2nd, 2012:

    That… was ridiculous.

  2. 2 guest said at 2:26 pm on June 2nd, 2012:

    what do you mean not NBA-worthy?

    It scored two points, seems pretty worthy.

  3. 3 Jordan Melnick said at 5:03 pm on June 2nd, 2012:

    That kind of fake shouldn’t fool an NBA player.

  4. 4 guest said at 12:12 am on June 3rd, 2012:

    Udonis was Washington Generals-worthy :D

  5. 5 Alex said at 8:27 am on June 4th, 2012:

    he did it again last night and got battier to bite!
    rondo is amazing

  6. 6 Jordan Melnick said at 11:12 am on June 4th, 2012:

    Your enthusiasm is salt in my wound. That loss was tough. I’m torn between “At least we made a game of it” and “The loss hurts even more because we made a game of it”.

  7. 7 A Gibson said at 6:43 pm on June 6th, 2012:

    That fake was awesome. Shame on Heat for being fooled, and playing so lethargically.

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