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February 13, 2006

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Like you, I feel the need for some perspective here. So let me tell you a story. I play in a pickup league on Monday nights. Usually we get in three games of 5-on-5. First to 21, by 1s and 2s. First game we lose 21-19 after the other team hits 8 out of 10 three-pointers (worth 2, of course). As we walk of the court, my teammates are bummed but I just laugh. Why, they asked? Because I knew we'd win the next two for sure...because no way would the other team shoot 80 percent in 3s again. They didn't, either, and we blew them out the next two games.

My point? Other than a self-aggrandizing personal anecdote? In pro hoops, when it takes an extraordinary individual performance to eek out a 2-point win on your home court...you're in trouble. Because, while it's impressive, you can't duplicate that magic every time you play someone. And you have to figure Wade probably wouldn't have gone off like that in Detroit.

So after a win like that, suddenly Miami's thinking, "Not only can we play with these guys, we can beat them when we have to." What the SHOULD be thinking is "We dodged a bullet and need to make some serious adjustments so that, next time we play them, Dwayne Wade doesn't end up with a massive hernia from carrying our sorry asses to a victory we probably don't deserve."

I'm just sayin'.

Craig

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One thing I forgot to add about the game was that Shaq played his best half of the season and Miami still trailed at halftime. THAT ALONE should worry the Heat the most.

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My point? Other than a self-aggrandizing personal anecdote? In pro hoops, when it takes an extraordinary individual performance to eek out a 2-point win on your home court...you're in trouble. Because, while it's impressive, you can't duplicate that magic every time you play someone. And you have to figure Wade probably wouldn't have gone off like that in Detroit.

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My point? Other than a self-aggrandizing personal anecdote? In pro hoops, when it takes an extraordinary individual performance to eek out a 2-point win on your home court...you're in trouble. Because, while it's impressive, you can't duplicate that magic every time you play someone. And you have to figure Wade probably wouldn't have gone off like that in Detroit.

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