Start of season has familiar ring

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In some ways, this season seems much like the start of the last one for the Heat.

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#21
Nov 27, 2007
 
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Yeah. I know you are in the U.K. Because if you saw the game not once was D. Howard doubled team in the game. And yeah he had great numbers but those stats no where close to that when he matched up against Shaq he had like 6 of them points in the 4th when Riley had already given up against the Magic and took the diesel out the game. He played like the whole 4th quater so of course his numbers will be looking good by the game ends. Howard did play well but he didnt impact that game for the victory. It was Hedo who killed the Heat with 27 points, shooting 5of 7 from the three. Howard is great but for that game he wasnt strong enough to post Shaq and even Zo who had 3 blocks. Dont get me wrong Howard is a great player but Shaq is still the top. He may average less points than about 5 centers in the game right now but he is amongst the league leaders in field goal percentage and block shots. That night was a season high on shot attempts, I must mention the officiating which recieve criticism in that game as well.
I did see the game - the miracle of streaming websites. And it seems like you saw a different game. You are too hooked on the points production (and FYI, Howard had 2 points in the 4th quarter - he had 12 in the first half as Orlando built a double digit lead). And why do you think Hedo Turkoglu is so dangerous? Because of Howard. Defenders are left with the option of trying to collapse on Dwight, or cover the outside threats - and Miami WERE trying to smother Howard. If you think they didn't double him, I have to ask if YOU watched the game? You aren't even quoting actual stats - Zo had one block, and it wasn't on Howard, who missed only one shot all night. Howard outplayed both of them, period.

Get your home court glasses off and look at it objectively. Shaq is not the player he once was. If you asked any GM in the League - you can have Dwight Howard or Shaquille O'Neal for this season only (removing the fact that Howard has more years ahead of him). 30 out of 30 would choose Howard.

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#22
Nov 27, 2007
 
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But he has a small forward who can shoot 3s on a consistent basis and he has a point gaurd who is motivated to play. Right now his overall team is better and more cohesive than Heat.
And? There was a time, only a few of years ago, where a team of Shaq + one great guard + any other 3 players would have destroyed all comers. Shaq is on the way out. He is regularly outplayed by previously inferior opponents. Teams now set up to stop Wade, not O'Neal.
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#23
Nov 26, 2008
 
I think the HEAT will make a move in the Winter Transfer market to push for the play offs.
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#24
Nov 26, 2008
 
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WADE LOOKED AVERAGE AND J-WILL BELOW AVERAGE. NOONE CAN HIT FROM OUTSIDE! TTRADE THE WHOLE BUNCH AND START OVER WITH COOK, WRIGHT AND SOME NEW BLOOD!
Wade looks average, are you a freakin moron? The guy is one of the best players in the NBA and IS the reason why the US team dominated the Olympics. There is one player that is untouchable, and that player is Wade you dumb a s s.
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Nov 26, 2008
 
I believe Wade is a wonderful player but at times wants to take over the game. Some of the other players are actually more accurate shooters than him. He tries to do too much and gives up the ball or makes terrible passes. He has to try to be more of a team player and trust the other players more.

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