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Erik Spoelstra elects for same roster in Game 2

Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:01 pm
Erik Spoelstra keeps same inactives as Game 1 vs. the Bulls. Which is not genius. 

Posted by Matt Moore

The definition of insanity as termed by Albert Einstein is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

In a very short sample, Erik Spoelstra looks pretty nuts.

Spoelstra announced before the game that Erick Dampier, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, and Dexter Pittman would all be inactive for Game 2 vs. the Bulls. This after the Bulls pulled in 19 offensive rebound against the Heat's fronctourt which featured Jamal Magliore who has hardly played this season and 6-9 Joel Anthony. Spoelstra acknowledged that offensive rebounding killed the Heat in Game 2, but instead chose to pin it on mental errors, focus on effort. Which makes tons of sense, except for the fact that this move means that players who are not adept at combatting the Bulls' size, length and offensive rebounding ability, as evidence by the massacre on the glass in Game 1, will have to somehow change the outcome of Game 2 under the exact same circumstances.

Yes, the Heat need to try harder. Yes, they need to have more focus. Yes, they have to mentally adjust. But it also would have done no harm to activate either Dampier or Ilgauskas and deactivate either Magliore or Juwan Howard. Spoelstra can still rely on Joel Anthony in that situation, but hope for a spark from someone with legitimate size. Instead, the coach is carrying the banner of "Keep Calm, and Carry On." In the regular season, that's confidence. In the playoffs, that refusing to make key adjustments. Spoelstra will once again have to hope his three stars can save him from questionable decisions.  

Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 11:21 pm

Erik Spoelstra elects for same roster in Game 2

Yup, he just crazied his way to home court advantage.

Since: Jan 14, 2009
Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:39 pm

Erik Spoelstra elects for same roster in Game 2

semms like they need to pick up anothere star lol

Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:34 pm

Erik Spoelstra elects for same roster in Game 2

i hope spoles is right.   i really would have wanted lebron move to point on offense and mike miller put in the starting line-up for mike bibby.    let's go heat.

Since: May 10, 2011
Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:22 pm

Erik Spoelstra elects for same roster in Game 2

Spoelstra is like a McDonald's commercial to this Bulls fan... I'm luvin' it!!!

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