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Video: Spoelstra, Bosh, Rondo talk Boston Game 5 win

Jun 6, 2012, 10:56 AM EDT

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Above you see some highlights of the post-game press conferences in Miami after Boston came in and stole Game 5, taking a 3-2 series lead (with the chance to close it out at home Thursday).

Erik Spoelstra used a lot of vague coach speak and sounded more like a motivational speaker than a anything else. Chris Bosh got more time at the podium than he did on the court — Spoeltra needs more Bosh in Game 6, not less.

Rivers and Rondo talked about what we all saw — the focus on the team, about them grinding out and staying in it when the Heat were hot, giving themselves a chance. They dealt with adversity, Miami wilted when faced with it.

  1. j0esixpack - Jun 6, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I sometimes feel sorry for Spoelstra – especially when fans try to compare him to Rivers. Given all of Rivers experience as a player and coach comparisons are just downright unfair.

    Rivers clearly was proactive – and had Spoelstra and the Heat in a re-active mode down the stretch, playing not-to-lose when the Celtics were playing to win.

    Spoelstra would be fine if his Big Three were older, less selfish, and more mature – in other words if they knew how to play as a team. A coach can be a big part of that but even the best coach can’t force guys who play as individuals to buy into a true team concept.

    From what we’ve seen the Heat is just not a true “team.” That may cost Spoelstra his job eventually – especially if they can’t win this series.

    • bozosforall - Jun 6, 2012 at 2:35 PM

      Spoelstra hasn’t even had the use of his entire “Big Three”, joeduncehat.

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