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Ladies and gentlemen, it may be unusual for you to have this announced by MaxHeat69,....... but thanks to the cooperation with my new best buddies TRIPLEATOOTSIES and SG-THREE, I would like to open up this year’s Heat Forums member Awards 2017, starting off with PART 1 with the Categories:
Rookie of the year
Most Improved member
Period for each thread, as far as I remember was 3 days........
We'll be taking it step by step, like every 3 days 3 new categories, and the MVP for the FINAL DAY
Dear well respected Admins and Mods, please feel free to make a conclusion by the deadline.
And to everybody else…… your contributions and opinions are more than appreciated…….. Thank you very much.........
Fire right away,……..
NBA Finals: Cavs living dangerously with strategy to push the pace in Game 2
On the surface, it appears that the Cleveland Cavaliers have lost their minds.
Two days after being torn to shreds by Golden State's transition attack -- the Warriors piled up 27 fast-break points in their 113-91 victory in Game 1 of the NBA Finals -- the Cavaliers insisted Saturday that they plan to try and push the pace more in Game 2. Such a strategy would seems to play into the hands of the Warriors' chaotic brand of attack.
The Cavs' confidence did not lag after their Game 1 loss
"You can't play with pace when you turn the ball over," LeBron James said. "That's one thing we did in Game 1 that we're going to be very conscious about going into Game 2, especially on their home floor. We're a team that plays with pace. We know that. And in order for us to be as good as we can be offensively, we have to play with pace. But we have to control the ball as well."
The Cavaliers were seventh in pace this season, which measures possessions per game, and tied for ninth in fast-break points per game, while Golden State led the league. However, and this is where it gets interesting, in last year's Finals the Cavaliers outscored the Warriors 115-66 in fast-break points. This means that on one level, the Cavs' assertion is correct, they've had success pushing the ball vs. the Warriors. On the other, it means that the Warriors had 40 percent of their fast-break point total from last year's Finals in Game 1.
My buddy Will posted a video to FanZoos discussing this question: Who on Miami Heat's starting 5 is a defensive liability?
What do you guys think? Is he right? Did he leave out anybody, or include anyone he shouldn't have?