I often wonder what opposing teams, their beat reporters and bloggers are saying about the Celtics after playing the Celtics. Here's a dose of 'enemy chatter' from Miami.
While Dwyane Wade has a good excuse as to why his game wasn't anywhere near as good as it will be once he's is back to 100%, I'd like to know what happened to Chris Bosh in this one. He finished with just 8 points (on 3-of-11 shooting) and 8 boards but was noticeably unnoticeable throughout the entire game. He was probably my biggest disappointing surprise out of all the negatives from the Heat, but for now lets just chalk it up to one bad game.
Another guy who was pretty non-existent was Carlos Arroyo. He played just 13 minutes and hit 1-of-3 from the field, with no rebounds, no assists, no steals…no nothing.
Hmm. What made Chris Bosh struggle? Could it be that he's a guy used to dominating the ball and that it's tough to find a rhythm when you are option #3? Or could it be that he's one to turtle when the spotlight hits?
Joel Anthony and Carlos Arroyo are not the answer in the starting lineup. They would be fine playing in the second unit with Bosh as the primary option while the other starters rest. Chalmers’ return does not inspire much confidence that this will improve matters. Anthony faded fast after grabbing 5 quick rebounds at the outset of the game but was manhandled in the paint trying to get position on Boston’s bigs….
Yes, the Heat are undersized and have weak point guards and it showed against the Celtics. Most nights this won’t matter against lesser teams. But lesser teams don’t get to play in the postseason. The Heat just might be active until the trade deadline to try to address this.
This just in… the Heat have no point guard, no bigs and no bench. I'm not sure why this is news to Heat bloggers. It's been talked about all summer.