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PBT Extra: Talking Celtics-Heat with Zach Lowe of SI

Jun 6, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT

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Today on PBT Extra it was time to talk but what has been and also what’s coming up in the Boston-Miami series as we head to a Game 6 Thursday that could see the Heat golfing on Friday.

To break it down I bring in Zach Lowe a reporter/blogger with Sports Illustrated who runs their The Point Forward blog. You should be following him on twitter.

We talk about Boston’s defense, Rondo’s evolution, how much of this falls to Erik Spoelstra, that LeBron James guy, and how Zach keeps his basketball shoes in his fridge just like Jordan Crawford. too. Also, we discuss how we both expect Boston to close it out in six mostly because we have no idea what to expect from the Heat. Even quarter to quarter.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jun 6, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    Don’t know about you, but I was down and out after last night. Then, somewhere around 3 O’Clock today, I started thinking, “Hey. Cut the BS here! Win tomorrow night and shut all these A-Holes up. Bring it back down here, and make history” Totally attainable.

    Now Boston is expected to win. Things get a lot more tense when you’re expected to win. You get tight. 25 footers aren’t shot with their usual purity. Doubt starts to creep in. Tough to manage expectations. Boston, until now, has had none. Now they do.

    Indiana went up 2-1, and took a look down from the heights. Granted, Boston is in a far far higher class than Indiana, but they’re human. They’ll have spent 48 hours listening to how awesome they are. That’s when a talented team can steal a game.

    We’ll see. The 4th win is the toughest.

  2. dannythebisforbeast - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Doesnt matter Durant and his crew are gonna lay the smack down on “the King”

  3. acdc363 - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    You’re right 1972 it is hard to live up to expectations. Especially when it’s not 2 not 3 not 4 but 7 championships.

  4. jesusshuttlesworth1985 - Jun 7, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    @1972 – It can’t be easy to talk about choking when you’re a Lebron James fan. Don’t force your ill fortunes upon others

  5. diablito0402 - Jun 7, 2012 at 1:32 AM

    Haha boston is not indiana my friend, and as for the pressure to win you think boston has, been there done that, that same pressure to win lebrick has had all his life and couldnt handle it, thats he chose to become robin.

  6. rickeydynamite25 - Jun 7, 2012 at 6:41 AM

    All the splashing sounds heard must be all the bandwagon Heat fans jumping ship. It was a fun 2yr run for you guys,, you all may now return to your original teams. Not 1,,, not 2,,,, not 3,,,,

  7. jtchernak - Jun 7, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    The celtics may be favored but they r getting no credit at all they just saying that it the heat fault

    • redblue560 - Jun 7, 2012 at 7:59 AM

      Agree. What you read and hear is what the Heat did not do, should do next game…blah .blah .blah… They are the media favorite so focus will always be on them. The only place where you can probably hear about the celtics is in a boston pub

      It does not matter now, we just saw the Thunder technically sweep the Spurs (games 3-6) because of their agility, deep bench and Kevin Durant. You think losing out game 6 would sting less against being swept by the Thunder in the finals. If the Heat is struggling to win against an aging and injured Celtics team, they are not even shooting very well lately, they have no inside game, how can the Heat win against a team everything opposite of the Celtics.

      The agony of losing game 6 to the Celtics or being swept by Thunders at the finals. Perkins against his old team has a nice ring to it.

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