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Tiago Splitter blocks Dwyane Wade at the rim. Pretty much sums up Game 5 (VIDEO)

Jun 15, 2014, 10:17 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO — After a hot start, Miami’s offense pretty much evolved into isolations and not much ball or player movement in the second half. Which made them very easy to guard. Which is why they were down 19 after three quarters.

When they did attack and make plays, things like this happened — Tiago Splitter just shut down Dwyane Wade at the rim.

That play pretty much sums up Game 5 for the Heat offense.

  1. kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:27 PM

    D. Wade is horrible…there is simply no other way to put it. And even he said his knee is fine, so that can only mean he’s washed up. Miami will have some very tough decisions to make this offseason.

    • moneyz2 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:34 PM

      He’s done. Can someone take him out of his missery..

    • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:39 PM

      Man, how did the Heat even win two rings if Wade is so terrible and Bosh is so soft? LeBron carries a team like no one else.

      • kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:43 PM

        Well, I’m glad you asked.
        Championship number 1 was against a team of 22 yr olds who weren’t ready for the moment.
        Championship number 2 was the result of a collapse by the Spurs. I think this beat down proves that the Spurs lost the title last season…the Heat didn’t win it.

      • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        Ha. The Spurs were beaten last year either way.

        That team of 22 yr olds who weren’t ready for the moment dominated the Spurs, btw.

      • loubearkane - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:46 PM

        That was the last nail in the Lebron is one of the greatest ever arguments.
        Great player but not killer instinct what so ever 8+ minutes left in the 4th and Bron was sulking on the bench defeated.

      • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:52 PM

        Huh? And when he goes to 5 straight finals, then 6 straight finals? Nah, James is not even close to being done. He’s just getting started.

      • shaab23 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        sure @kb2408 ..the heat didn’t win game 7…the spurs blew it. you’re a tool. anyone who has played sports on any level competitively knows that nothing is ‘given’.

      • moneyz2 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:55 PM

        The world order is restore !!!!!!!

        With a Beat down !!!!

      • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:57 PM

        Not necessarily. The Heat will be back in the finals next year. Will the Spurs be there again, or OKC?

      • kavika6 - Jun 16, 2014 at 2:39 AM

        Yeah, it’s likely the Heat will continue to represent the eastern conference, until they change the rules and take the top 16 teams for the playoffs. Then Miami will be about a six seed and not get past the second round.

      • antistratfordian - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:32 AM

        They had the best record in the league last year. They will probably have the best record in the league next year.

    • apkyletexas - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:31 PM

      @kb – How terrible is Wade? Hope he isn’t Kobe terrible – that would be bad…

  2. cantonbound13 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    He’s done! Just a flopper, whiner & cheap shot artist.

  3. bucrightoff - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:33 PM

    If he’s willing to accept being a 6th guy and playing reduce minutes he can still have an impact. But he’s just isn’t an everyday player anymore.

  4. cgallegos92 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    Lol all this guy does is fall and leap to the floor every play.. This guys done

    • money2long - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:54 PM

      Get up 8 times …

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 16, 2014 at 6:56 PM

        Flop 9

    • kavika6 - Jun 16, 2014 at 2:42 AM

      He still jumps into his defender and gets a foul call but keeps missing the undeserved free throws.

  5. antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

    That was actually a goal tend.

    • sportsfan18 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:58 PM

      let’s look PAST whether it was a goal tend or whether it was clean…

      that is NOT my point. IF you can’t look past it, then fine, I’ll agree with you that it was a goal tend.

      Compare and contrast D Wade moseying on into the land having it rejected to what and OLDER Manu did driving down the land and bulldozing his own path clear to the rim and dunking over your little big man Babysaurus…

      My point is that Manu drove the lane with AUTHORITY…

      D Wade was trying to not break the egg shells he walking on towards the basket…

      That he was rejected is NOT my point. Even if it was goal tending.

      His “drive” was weak…

      I know even strong drives may be rejected but he didn’t drive the lane tough at all.

      That sums up MORE than game 5, it sums up where he’s at in his career and give LBJ the cold sweats thinking about what the hell he’s gonna do now…

      • antistratfordian - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:59 PM

        Uh… okay?

    • paleihe - Jun 16, 2014 at 2:58 AM

      I don’t understand why people are disagreeing with this.

      It was obviously goaltending. The ball hit the backboard, then Splitter blocked it. That’s a goaltending violation in the NBA.

      • antistratfordian - Jun 16, 2014 at 3:35 AM

        Haters.

      • 5xchamp24 - Jun 16, 2014 at 12:50 PM

        I hate the heat, LB, wade, bosh, cole, chalmers, battier, but the play was offensive goaltending. Theres a replay that shows the ball hitting the backboard just before it gets blocked. They showed it during the game

      • 5xchamp24 - Jun 16, 2014 at 1:25 PM

        I hate the heat, LB, wade, bosh, cole, chalmers, battier, but the play was offensive goaltending. Theres a replay that shows the ball hitting the backboard just before it gets blocked. They showed it during the game.

      • 5xchamp24 - Jun 16, 2014 at 1:26 PM

        Meant to say defensive goaltending

      • sportsfan18 - Jun 16, 2014 at 2:26 PM

        uh, go ahead and GIVE them the two points then…

        they still lost by a truck load of points

        and what is WORSE than not getting those two points was watching Wade and his 54 yr old legs tiptoeing down the lane.

        A 7 yr old would have been able to push him out there…

        Heck, even if MANU missed his dunk, did you SEE how he DROVE down the lane at least?

        In the grand scheme of things, whether that was a goal tend or not is MEANINGLESS.

        The huge take away is what D Wade looked like (or rather didn’t look like) driving down the lane.

        THAT doesn’t bode well for them going forward…

  6. kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Where is JZONE?! I told you Spurs in 5 or 6!!! Now let’s see if my other prediction is correct…Kawhi for MVP!!

  7. cantonbound13 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:46 PM

    Anyone heard from fake canton, JimmyJohnson, rodge, or leahachima? Isn’t it refreshing to see the cowards run again?

    • kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:47 PM

      Don’t forget, JZONE!!

      • cantonbound13 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:51 PM

        How can I forget that clown

  8. monkeyhateclean - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    At what point can we just drone-nuke Miami, and call it a day?

    While radiation levels would render all Miami’s imported cocaine unsellable, it would be an example for LeCramp’s sponsors, and watching Miami go the way of Atlantis would be evidence that global warming destroying America’s coastland is something we should not just support, but encourage.

    The more any part of Florida becomes submerged, the more Americans would see that the US is improved when the racist conservatives who live along its coastline are drowned dead under 200 feet of the “new” coastline they decided was so much “non-biblical rubbish”.

    And yes, “non-biblical” has defeated this idiotic forum’s idiotic pretense for belief-systems only idiots still bother with.

  9. rodge1 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Congrats to the Spurs and all 2 of their fans on here. Cheers

  10. loubearkane - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Was great seeing Robinson , Avery & Elliot out there celebrating.

  11. csbanter - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    Welcome back to the real world Heat fans, no one team can win every year.

  12. rodge1 - Jun 15, 2014 at 10:57 PM

    @cantonbound13

    Thanks for the shout-out Sid. And thanks for always reminding how worse things could be if I was a Knicks’ fan.

  13. monkeyhateclean - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    Can we just build a wall around the cocaine capital of Miami, then start droning everyone? After all, they cheered for a terrible basketball team, led by LeCramp, and Wade Flop. Why not ditch Florida, and just have 49 states?

    Florida should rescind its statehood, so we could use Miami as a great example for our war on drugs. If this country truly believed in a war on drugs, the entire state of Florida would be glowing right now, and for thousands of centuries to come.

  14. kb2408 - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:05 PM

    Hey, billbitely53, wanna meet me for a fistfight?! Lol!!
    #loser

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      #thisisnottwitterwhyareyouusingahashtagidiot

  15. rodge1 - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:07 PM

    @monkeyhateclean

    Thank you so much for making me more proud to be from Miami. People like you and your transparent jealousy have made me happy tonight. Cheers!

  16. themagicfanguy - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:26 PM

    Nobody is jealous of Miami, anyone who’s been there knows it’s a horrible place to live unless you have the money to separate yourself from the trash that’s everywhere down there. Rich basketball player? Great place to live. Regular guy? Welcome to hell.

    • thesportsjudge - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:42 PM

      One could argue the rich basketball player is part of the trash.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 - Jun 16, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    1972 Was a Long Time Ago?

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