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Wade says Celtics, Heat matchup “inevitable.” Really?

May 28, 2012, 3:04 PM EDT

Miami Heat's Wade moves past Boston Celtics' Garnett during their NBA basketball game in Miami Reuters

There is something fitting about the aging powerhouse Celtics taking on the new team on the block, the Heat, for the right to go to the NBA finals. Sure, the Heat were there last year but this feels like a “passing the torch” moment.

Which Wade gets but then says something odd about it. From the Boston Globe.

“Inevitable. It’s the matchup the game of basketball wants,” Wade said Sunday afternoon….

Added Heat coach Erik Spoelstra: “Was there any doubt that it’d be us and Boston?”

Inevitable? Derrick Rose and the Bulls would beg to disagree. Which Wade added quickly.

“Obviously, with the Chicago Bulls being out, this is the biggest matchup the Eastern Conference can have. So we accept the challenge and we look forward to the series.”

The Bulls were a legitimate threat to the Heat, but when Rose made a jump stop and his ACL didn’t stop as fast, that threat was over. From there you could see a path for the Celtics to make it to the Eastern Conference finals.

But inevitable?

  1. captainwisdom8888 - May 28, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    Consensus belief had the Bulls making it to the Eastern Finals barring an injury to their MVP Rose, and the 76ers lost game 1 of this past series by a hair, and they came dangerously close to embarrassing this up-and-down Celtics squad.

    I believe these 2012 playoffs are showing that some new teams will be making their way into the upper-echelon of the league and I love that. A team from Oklahoma City winning the NBA title? I think so..

  2. 1972wasalongtimeago - May 28, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    File this under,”nothing new to wrote about this afternoon so we have to run something”. Yawn

  3. liljere24 - May 28, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    He’s right. This is probably the last time the Celtics will be in this position for a few years and after the injury to Rose it was expected they would meet. I noticed no errors in your article for once, to that I say “Really?”

  4. xli2006 - May 28, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    The NBA needs to reseed after each round. How a 2 vs 3 and a 5 vs 8 somehow got paired in the 1st place doesnt make sense.

    • TheJStyles - May 28, 2012 at 5:02 PM

      The NBA is cheap though, they don’t reseed so they can get all the flights and everything in order as soon as the playoffs start.

      If they reseeded, they would have to wait till certain series were over, and it would cost more.

  5. buffalowned - May 28, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    The quote clearly stated “after the bulls went out” so unless you thought Philly was gonna beat Boston then yeah it was inevitable

  6. LilTmac2003 - May 28, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    You hear that Mr. Anderson?

    That is the sound of inevitability. It is the sound of your death.

  7. j0esixpack - May 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    This may just be a lame attempt at a show of respect towards their current opponent, a ream of mostly aging veterans who, when healthy can beat anyone.

    Unfortunately as everyone knows, they’re being held together with duct tape at this point and have made it this far on heart.

  8. bearsstillsuck - May 28, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Because everybody knows the games are rigged.

  9. charlutes - May 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM

    Makes sense, Wade thinks he’s entitled to everything.

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