Heat blows 7-point lead

Heat blows 7-point lead

There are 32 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 2, 2007, titled Heat blows 7-point lead. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

This could have been one of those good-news-all-around days. Shortly before tipoff, coach Pat Riley said Dwyane Wade is close to a return.

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Not the First Time

Lake Worth, FL

#1 Nov 2, 2007
Heat trying to keep up with the Dolphins...
Mike

AOL

#2 Nov 2, 2007
How does this dope Riley not give Penny a chance..I know he is not selfish,I know he can get the ball to shaq in the right spot..What a mess of a team!!!!!!
WTF

United States

#3 Nov 2, 2007
Heat, Dolphins, Marlins you gotta love them

“Wasilla Moose Chick for Sale”

Since: Aug 07

Definitely Not Wasilla

#4 Nov 3, 2007
I think Shaq already misses having his other fat buddy in the team to get him the ball. Oh, wait, I forgot, Walker never passed the ball. All our teams in this town got old and pathetic all at once. If this keeps going, Riley will find another hip to replace and take a few months off to see if the team is playing well enough for him to come back and brush aside whatever coach is in place.

We are seeing the end of Shaq. He has nothing left. I think undercover copping looks pretty good right now. You know, Junior Seau is playing linebacker at 38 or more but Shaq somehow always felt that he was something besides a basketball player. A personality. The Diesel. That it did not matter if he lost a game bricking free throws and by not learning to shoot better free throws because he was this bigger than basketball guy. WELL, now with old age setting in, he is is not going to give it any extra try because he has all these other things in his mind that he is.

I think that people that pay all that money to go to the arena want to see a good game played by the home team and there are enough celebrities in the public.
Jo Jo Dancer

Hollywood, FL

#5 Nov 3, 2007
You people baffle me, Shaq has two games in which he is foul trouble (with some weak calls) and isn't fed the ball the way he is suppossed to and all of sudden he is fat and awful.

First of all, the guy is in great shape and is clearly moving better than at any point last year. He was definitely forcing the issue tonight with the few opportunities that he had, but he'll come around. We're talking about one of top players in history. The guy is doubled and tripled teamed every single time he touches the ball. If you cannot see that he completely changes the way the game is played every time he is on the floor then you should not comment on the game of basketball.

In a game where Udonis Haslem was chucking bricks left and right (I guess he think he's Karl Malone) you choose to rag on Shaq?

This team actually looks athletic. I'm excited about what I have seen so far. This team has a lot of potential. Obviously, it is going to take a few months for this team to gel and to find it's true identity. Keep in mind that they are playing without Wade. How do you think the Lakers would look without Kobe, Cavs w/o Lebron, Mavs w/o Dirk? Give me a break. Two games that were never blow outs in which the team clearly had no flow. To me, that is a positive.

We will be fine and we will easily win our division. Davis, Blount, Cook, and Smush give this team a lot of flexibility to be very creative. This will be a dangerous team by the 2nd half of the year.
KazHoshay

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Nov 3, 2007
Shaq, Shaq, Shaq......can we trick someone to take him off our hands?
Wonder why Riles did not insert Zo inthe final 2 minutes? The entire teams defence intenssify when he is on the court.
Blame Riley

AOL

#7 Nov 3, 2007
...for blowing this game. Seven point lead with Shaq fouled out and 4 minutes left...and what happens. He slows his team down and plays a halfcourt game. Hey Riley, the guys on the floor haven't played enough together to pull this off. The Pacers were playing straight-up defense with Shaq gone. No wonder they blew it. Do some coaching Pat. Maybe like change and evolve alittle based on who is on the floor. I contend had he kept the tempo up istead of predictably trying to milk the clock and each possession...some guys would've had much better open looks. And Ira, quit blaming Davis for not being D-Wade. Ricky is doing his thing. As for Pat Riley...he was aptly named. Betcha he's the guy at the grill who pats his burger and flips it about 25 times squeezing the juice out. Just let it go Coach...let it cook. Let these guys develop, give it some time, expect the mistakes, then correct them...but quit micro-coaching every damn possession.
Judge Dredd

Lansing, MI

#8 Nov 3, 2007
These stiffs will go 0 for NoWade. If shaq had any pride, he'd retire. He has become an embarassment.
benny

Miami, FL

#9 Nov 3, 2007
Maybe I was wrong about Cook, I'm glad becuase we will need him to survive the strong east.
Shaq looks like a bigger and darker Walker: stupid TO and bad shooting. Is he 95 years old? The hall of fame center should retire!!!
Judge Dredd

Lansing, MI

#10 Nov 3, 2007
Jo Jo Dancer wrote:
You people baffle me, Shaq has two games in which he is foul trouble (with some weak calls) and isn't fed the ball the way he is suppossed to and all of sudden he is fat and awful.
First of all, the guy is in great shape and is clearly moving better than at any point last year. He was definitely forcing the issue tonight with the few opportunities that he had, but he'll come around. We're talking about one of top players in history. The guy is doubled and tripled teamed every single time he touches the ball. If you cannot see that he completely changes the way the game is played every time he is on the floor then you should not comment on the game of basketball.
In a game where Udonis Haslem was chucking bricks left and right (I guess he think he's Karl Malone) you choose to rag on Shaq?
This team actually looks athletic. I'm excited about what I have seen so far. This team has a lot of potential. Obviously, it is going to take a few months for this team to gel and to find it's true identity. Keep in mind that they are playing without Wade. How do you think the Lakers would look without Kobe, Cavs w/o Lebron, Mavs w/o Dirk? Give me a break. Two games that were never blow outs in which the team clearly had no flow. To me, that is a positive.
We will be fine and we will easily win our division. Davis, Blount, Cook, and Smush give this team a lot of flexibility to be very creative. This will be a dangerous team by the 2nd half of the year.
Like my first ex-wife. She got excited wiping her aze.
Bjr

New Orleans, LA

#11 Nov 3, 2007
Riley, needs to open it up some don't tell me he drew up those to three point shots that Blount and Cook put up to give the Heat a 7 point lead. They did this a lot last year, they would get a little lead and slow it down take all the momentum out of the offensive that got them the lead in the first place. Jwill has to create the flow he has to get the team attacking on offensive, I said this last year this isn't a power low block team , the NBA has change ie Zone and 3 second rules. If Shaq doesn' t want to get double team move him around have him set more picks and and then get down there. I just believe the style has to change some times you cant mode your players into what you want , you have to go with what you got! UP TEMPO!!!
I Love Wade

Taipei, Taiwan

#12 Nov 3, 2007
Don't play ball by mouth, Shaq....
nba analyst

Mansfield, OH

#13 Nov 3, 2007
If somehow we could just get Chris Quinn more minutes, we'd have it made in the shade.
John Shasky

Hollywood, FL

#14 Nov 3, 2007
What a shock! Shaq complaining that he doesn't get the ball enough, how about making the 3 foot shots when you do get the ball. Let's not even mention the fact that he's somehow gotten worse from the foul line the last couple of seasons. One thing you all might want to notice is that he no longer has the same leaping ability which means fewer dunks. With Shaq's limited offensive skills he will not be able to adjust his game. He will never be dominant again on a consistent basis.
Miami Guy

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#15 Nov 3, 2007
No professional sports team in this town has won since the Marlins beat the Mets in back in September!

Dolphins 0-8
Heat 0-9 (including preseason)

Dwayne Wade is our only hope to taste victory again - please hurry back!!!!!
Miami Guy

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#16 Nov 3, 2007
where are all the nay-sayers that keep ripping Riley for not being able to draft?

Looks like D.Cook's got some game!
J.Will, D.Wade, R. Davis, and D. Cook look like one of the best backcourts.

However, we definitely need help with one more "big" PF. If shaq looks this tired and weiry now, how's he going to look after 60-70 games?
Somehow I see Shaq coming up lame soon so he can park his $20M A#@ on the bench til March.
Somebody shoot me

Spartanburg, SC

#17 Nov 3, 2007
Man...Shaq just don't bring it anymore...ever! I would take Zo and his intensity over this lifeless Shaq anyday of the week.

It's really sad to see how often Shaq is pumped by vitual nobodies.

Shaq...you're stealing bro!
Reality

Miami, FL

#18 Nov 3, 2007
Jo Jo Dancer wrote:
You people baffle me, Shaq has two games in which he is foul trouble (with some weak calls) and isn't fed the ball the way he is suppossed to and all of sudden he is fat and awful.
First of all, the guy is in great shape and is clearly moving better than at any point last year. He was definitely forcing the issue tonight with the few opportunities that he had, but he'll come around. We're talking about one of top players in history. The guy is doubled and tripled teamed every single time he touches the ball. If you cannot see that he completely changes the way the game is played every time he is on the floor then you should not comment on the game of basketball.
In a game where Udonis Haslem was chucking bricks left and right (I guess he think he's Karl Malone) you choose to rag on Shaq?
This team actually looks athletic. I'm excited about what I have seen so far. This team has a lot of potential. Obviously, it is going to take a few months for this team to gel and to find it's true identity. Keep in mind that they are playing without Wade. How do you think the Lakers would look without Kobe, Cavs w/o Lebron, Mavs w/o Dirk? Give me a break. Two games that were never blow outs in which the team clearly had no flow. To me, that is a positive.
We will be fine and we will easily win our division. Davis, Blount, Cook, and Smush give this team a lot of flexibility to be very creative. This will be a dangerous team by the 2nd half of the year.
Aye man I agree. We played 2 close games with a rotation that is unfamiliaar with each other and all the so called heat fans have gave up on the season. Shaq contributed last night with his defense and 4 blocks and offensive rebounding. He was off, but who isnt. Shaq will do fine and the heat will do fine this year. We got 80 games left. Come on people its only two games if we at 30 games andd we have a losing record thats when you hit the panic button. And for some reason all of you think Shaq is worthless, obviously other teams dont because he is still being double and triple team.
Andy D

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Nov 3, 2007
Blame Riley wrote:
...for blowing this game. Seven point lead with Shaq fouled out and 4 minutes left...and what happens. He slows his team down and plays a halfcourt game. Hey Riley, the guys on the floor haven't played enough together to pull this off. The Pacers were playing straight-up defense with Shaq gone. No wonder they blew it. Do some coaching Pat. Maybe like change and evolve alittle based on who is on the floor. I contend had he kept the tempo up istead of predictably trying to milk the clock and each possession...some guys would've had much better open looks. And Ira, quit blaming Davis for not being D-Wade. Ricky is doing his thing. As for Pat Riley...he was aptly named. Betcha he's the guy at the grill who pats his burger and flips it about 25 times squeezing the juice out. Just let it go Coach...let it cook. Let these guys develop, give it some time, expect the mistakes, then correct them...but quit micro-coaching every damn possession.
Someone, QUICK, get this guys number!! He should be our new coach, what were we thinking with Riley as a coach! Please sir, join the Heat, its clear you know so much about basketball!!!!

haha, yeah, i dont think so.
DOUBLE ZAP

Lake Worth, FL

#20 Nov 3, 2007
LIKE ALL OF MAIMI'S SPORTS TEAMS

THEY SUCK!!!!

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