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PBT Extra: Plumlee blocks LeBron at rim, could Nets block Heat in playoffs?

Apr 9, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

It was one of the most dramatic plays of the year — LeBron James going in for the game-winning dunk, only to have the Nets’ Mason Plumlee reject him.

Was it a foul? That’s the first think Kay Adams asks me in the latest edition of PBT Extra. I don’t think so, I think it was a good no call.

With their win, the Nets swept the season series from the Heat, and this is a potential second round playoff matchup (even a likely one). Could the Nets continue their success against Miami into the postseason? I think Brooklyn can push Miami a little, but not beat. Not in the playoffs.

Also, is Kevin Durant going to block LeBron James’ MVP bid at the rim?

  1. romestar82 - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    Lakers fanhere ,I had Nets winning it all before the season started ,I even laid money on it ,now it appears like a good move ! Go Nuts! I mean NEts

  2. lj312chicago - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:40 PM

    …it could happen

  3. shaggytoodle - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:42 PM

    Lebron can’t whine about a foul, he has been on the other end of so many cheesy calls, he should just stay quiet.

    Step up, be a leader, when you have an off night don’t or you team loses go with something else other than, the shirt bugs me, or it was a foul.

    ANYTHING other than that.

    • reesesteel23 - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:18 PM

      I’ve heard him say.. “We played like crap and its unacceptable, especially on defense” 50X more than I’ve heard him complain about 1 call after a game….

      But I’m just an unbiased OKC fan, so what do I know?

      • shaggytoodle - Apr 10, 2014 at 2:47 AM

        especially on defense….. but when his offense is so so…..because that’s what mostly what players care about in the NBA…. its the sleeves… that was a foul…

        He is FAR too good for that. Every day he wakes up he is the best player on the planet… he will be as such for atleast a 7 year span which he is half way through, and I won’t argue when someone says its more than that length he is GREAT.

        There are far worse calls in the NBA, but they go unnoticed, because a guy not named LeBron, Kobe, Durant or Rose is driving the line.

    • ranfan12 - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:31 PM

      No, it’s common for players to chill when they get calls and get upset in the opposite. James harden did the rip move on a player the other night, then looked crazy when kelly did it to him a couple of players later lol.

  4. dolphindubs - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    Legit block. Glad it was a no-call. Highlight play by Plums.

    Hopefully that ending will add a little more fuel to LeBrons fire if these two teams happen to meet up in the playoffs.

  5. chargerdillon - Apr 9, 2014 at 4:56 PM

    I’m sure if you threw a bunch of nets on the Heat players trying to enter the building it may stop them from a short while from entering.

    But if you’re speaking about the Brooklyn Nets the answer is no. The Celtics 2.0 know how to defend Lebron James very well.

    Do you see the Refs swallowing their whistle on a visible foul on James on the last shot of the game in game 7 of the playoffs? I don’t.

    The Nets played hard and got a lucky call at the end of the game. Even if the matchup is the same from the regular season to the playoffs the way the Refs call it wont be.

    • huey88 - Apr 9, 2014 at 7:34 PM

      Lol Celtics 2.0? get outta here

      The Nets have beat the Heat EVERY time we have played them this year..from preseason all the way through the regular season so dont say this “lucky call”is what got us the game

      Plum got ball first then got his hand, the NBA has become such a soft sport

      Not saying we would beat the heat in 7..thats a tough uphill battle for any team in the league, but dont say we cant because there is a chance that we could

      • pharohislife - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:22 PM

        The Brooklyn Celtics despise the Heat just as much as anybody.

  6. kingperk123 - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:26 PM

    The heat are not winning the chip this year FACT!

  7. beach305 - Apr 9, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    bad calls are going to happen, but there is nothing you can do other than complain. Durant, Rose, Harden, Dwight, etc. all complain. It’s part of the game.

    I never noticed how much coaches complained until Phil Jackson with the Bulls. He was master of using the media to get his message across.

    This nets team is a one time deal, because after this season it is blown up.

    • bjswoosh805 - Apr 9, 2014 at 6:42 PM

      It’s all good bud, just a reg season game.

  8. antistratfordian - Apr 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    No. Look, if a team like the Spurs couldn’t beat Miami in a series, then the Nets have no chance in he–.

    • bjswoosh805 - Apr 9, 2014 at 7:37 PM

      No. Spurs can’t play small ball like the Nets do. Net’s small ball w/ Pierce is effective on both sides. Plus, Spurs best defensive player against James is K.Leonard but Nets have Pierce, Anderson and Kirilenko, although they’re not great one on one defenders like kawhi their length as a team makes up for it.

      • antistratfordian - Apr 9, 2014 at 7:56 PM

        Pierce and Kirilenko have never defended James as well as Leonard has. Anderson is a non-factor. LeBron has done nothing but light Paul Pierce and AK47 up – for years.

        But it’s not a small ball issue. The Spurs didn’t lose in the finals because they couldn’t play small ball. It’s entirely a “they have LeBron and we don’t” issue.

      • pharohislife - Apr 9, 2014 at 8:20 PM

        It’s funny cause Pierce lit Lebron up in the playoffs as well.

      • bjswoosh805 - Apr 9, 2014 at 9:29 PM

        @anti
        I meant to say Nets give MIA problems.
        I’m not saying the Brooklyn Nets is going to win a series against the Heat.
        But they’re a legit threat.

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