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    Originally Posted by elcol
    And when iman comes back,...msg will become a hellhole, so hyped for our tenacious defense
    Shump will be the key to having a chance to beat the Heat. If he is healthy he is I think the only player around that can defend Wade. And Shump wants this bad!

    If Wade is held down, and if Melo can off-set LeBron while Chandler contains Bosh, then Heat can be beat. Won't be easy though.

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    as we saw last year injuries are key. The Heat lost an element with Bosh down and he's the one you'd care to lose out of the big 4. Then Bosh comes back with a monster series. If we can play anyone with only a few minor injuries then we have a shot. Maybe we'll luck out and Boston will finish off the heat next year. We match up against them a lot better. I wouldn't just surrender chips to the heat though.

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    The key is to simply...hire somebody to break Lebrons leg

    but in all seriousness we really need to stay healthy to even have a chance.

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    Key to beating the heat is literally "beating" the heat. Hence KT, Camby, and Tyson. Also, JKidd is known for his physical defense, added in ronnie brewer to do it to wade, Shump when he gets right will be on beast mode. Frustrate them and make them work. Put them on their asses every single time they step into the paint and make them think twice. Encourage them to play a perimeter game.

    Their pick up of Ray Allen only further plays into this. They believe that he will be a good valve for them but instead I expect he will become a crutch. One that stunts their potential a little bit. Instead of looking for bosh for that easy 2 from 10-14, they'll be looking for ray for the trey. With Shump back for playoffs, I have every expectation that he'll make ray miss more often then not.

    This team is built to beat the heat. We got a good look at them in the playoffs last year. This year we're gonna go hard on them. Knicks for top seed in the east baby!

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    Originally Posted by p0nder
    Key to beating the heat is literally "beating" the heat. Hence KT, Camby, and Tyson. Also, JKidd is known for his physical defense, added in ronnie brewer to do it to wade, Shump when he gets right will be on beast mode. Frustrate them and make them work. Put them on their asses every single time they step into the paint and make them think twice. Encourage them to play a perimeter game.

    Their pick up of Ray Allen only further plays into this. They believe that he will be a good valve for them but instead I expect he will become a crutch. One that stunts their potential a little bit. Instead of looking for bosh for that easy 2 from 10-14, they'll be looking for ray for the trey. With Shump back for playoffs, I have every expectation that he'll make ray miss more often then not.

    This team is built to beat the heat. We got a good look at them in the playoffs last year. This year we're gonna go hard on them. Knicks for top seed in the east baby!
    I just hope we seed well so we don't have to play to Heat till the ECF if we get there. Would love to knock out Boston in the 2nd round though.

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    Originally Posted by p0nder
    Their pick up of Ray Allen only further plays into this. They believe that he will be a good valve for them but instead I expect he will become a crutch. One that stunts their potential a little bit. Instead of looking for bosh for that easy 2 from 10-14, they'll be looking for ray for the trey. With Shump back for playoffs, I have every expectation that he'll make ray miss more often then not.
    I still can't believe Ray Allen sold out like that. SMH

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    It's the NBA, people sell out all the time. Also, he put in work with the Celtics and helped win them a championship as well as numerous deep playoff runs. He didn't have a one hour special or have a huge party about it, at least to my knowledge, so I don't think it's disgraceful.

    I think Ray Allen will be a huge force on the Heat. He's not being asked to do much except rain threes which he's done all his career. All he has to do is sit and wait for Lebron or Wade to be double teamed and pass out to him. He might be a liability on defense with his ankle injuries (dude has insane calves, no homo, how did he hurt his ankle?) but the Heat are one of the top defending teams in the league so they're not too worried about that. This is why I am saying we have to close out on their shooters and remove the 3 point threat.

    a side note on Shump, ACL is a scary injury and it's a nightmarish thought I have in my mind every time I step on the bball court so I would prefer he takes all the time he needs to heal for his sake and for the Knicks in getting a good performance out of him. Like u guys I expect him to be back in full force for the playoffs though.

    Brewer was a great pick up, I didn't even know we got him till you guys mentioned it and I think he'll provide some solid D against Allen.

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    Originally Posted by NYNYK
    It's the NBA, people sell out all the time. Also, he put in work with the Celtics and helped win them a championship as well as numerous deep playoff runs. He didn't have a one hour special or have a huge party about it, at least to my knowledge, so I don't think it's disgraceful.

    I think Ray Allen will be a huge force on the Heat. He's not being asked to do much except rain threes which he's done all his career. All he has to do is sit and wait for Lebron or Wade to be double teamed and pass out to him. He might be a liability on defense with his ankle injuries (dude has insane calves, no homo, how did he hurt his ankle?) but the Heat are one of the top defending teams in the league so they're not too worried about that. This is why I am saying we have to close out on their shooters and remove the 3 point threat.

    a side note on Shump, ACL is a scary injury and it's a nightmarish thought I have in my mind every time I step on the bball court so I would prefer he takes all the time he needs to heal for his sake and for the Knicks in getting a good performance out of him. Like u guys I expect him to be back in full force for the playoffs though.

    Brewer was a great pick up, I didn't even know we got him till you guys mentioned it and I think he'll provide some solid D against Allen.
    Agree on Allen, Boston was literally going to trade him mid year last year, when Bradley became the starter, then Allen started to clash with Rondo. Boston drew first blood. He's been first class throughout his career.

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