Posted: 12/23/2010 10:33:31 AM
Phoenix v Miami
Selection 1: Miami -6
Selection 2: Under 209
Miami does not give up 100 points that easily and are one of the better defensive teams going around in the NBA for consistent half court defense. They have not conceded 100 in their past 13 games and in that time, only 1 Game has reached a total of 209 points and that was against Utah.
Phoenix are the direct contrast and are embarrassing with the cheap baskets they give up on a nite to nite basis due to a knucklebrain team and a knucklebrain coach that does not practice what he preaches.
Steve Nash is a culprit in several losses for the Suns this year where he has continued to be a liability as a PG. The guy has never played any defense during his NBA career and his offense-only minded attitude is why Phoenix will never reach any great heights in the NBA.
Miami will cover this game (-6.5) easy and Phoenix will not be getting to 100 points. This is the worst game for Gortat and Petrius to be debuting in as they do not know the Phoenix playbooks that well and will see limited minutes. Jason Richardson was one guy who shot quickly and efficiently - he is gone as is Turkoglu who was starting to find his touch.
There isn't much to say about Phoenix. They are on the way down for the rest of the year.
Final Score: Miami 107 Phoenix 96