While Parker doesn't have the sheer athletic ability of his counterpart, his ability to get into the lane and finish below the rim with his patented floaters and leaners is remarkable. No point guard in basketball has a better "paint game."
Does it seem like people are a little bit biased against Anderw Bynum? Is it because they really want Dwight Howard? Is it because he is not jovial like Shaq? Or not the all-time best people person like Magic? Or is it too high expectations?
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Moving forward minus Bosh, Miami is highly vulnerable. Let us not forget that this was the eighth most efficient half-court offense in basketball this year, and that was with Bosh. In other words, if they cannot get out and run, they can be beaten.
Instead of force-feeding the post to Andrew Bynum and Pau Gasol and playing inside-out, Brown is content merely to run his half-court offense through Kobe Bryant.
As hard as it is to believe -- especially after Kobe Bryant's 43-point Game 5 performance -- Bryant will ultimately pass the torch to Bynum. But is it a torch he is willing to accept?
In nine career postseasons, Anthony is 17-37, which is the worst record of any active player with at least 50 playoff games. Even with Sunday's 89-87 win over the Heat, he has still lost 11 of 14 playoff games.
Even while Durant -- now the league's reigning scoring champ three years running -- struggled to find his stroke throughout the first two games, the Thunder managed to win those games with efficient offense, sound decision making and high level defense.
Whether or not Amar'e returns for Game 4 at the Garden, as he proclaimed he will on Wednesday, remains to be seen, but if the Knicks have any chance at prolonging this series, it is with him out of the lineup.
Memphis won't enjoy any playoff success if it doesn't defend. The old mantra that every team in the NBA makes a run may still ring true, but losing a 21-point lead entering the fourth quarter is a joke.
Losing the reigning MVP for the playoffs is a massive blow; Chicago must now turn to its premier defense and backup point guard (and X-factor) C.J. Watson if it has any hope to make a deep postseason run.
It remains to be seen how James will fare should the Heat make it to the Finals, but if his regular season is any indication he may fare much differently than last season.