Monday , May , 02 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

NBA Trash Talk: Volume XVIII

Hi, all. Didn’t I tell you the first round would be fun? Let’s run through the match-ups as they stand at this moment.

Miami (1) vs. New Jersey (8)

A thorough beating. New Jersey’s big names are playing out of their minds, but Miami is a class apart. The double-overtime thriller that was game three may have led some to believe that the Nets have a chance of snatching one from the Heat, but it did quite the opposite for me. Jason finished the game with a triple-double and Vince was only one rebound shy of doing the same, while Shaq and Dwyane had, for them, absolutely disgusting nights from the field. Superman, normally a 60% shooter, went 8-19 and, still troubled by a badly bruised thigh, grabbed only six boards. The Flash had a similarly poor outing, connecting on only six of his nineteen attempts while turning the ball over nine times, more than double his average.

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