Saturday, May 14, 2011

Miami Heat Podcast: Eastern Conference Finals Preview

It's Derrick Rose!


Bloggers from the Miami Heat Index, Hot Hot Hoops and HeatFreak.com previewed the Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. The matchups between each team's starters, reserves and coaches were analyzed and predictions were made.


You can listen to Part One of the podcast right here or three other ways:

The Cast:

The Synopsis:
Part One of the podcast addressed the following topics and questions:
  • The Heat have more playoff history with the Bulls than the Celtics, but the Celtics feel like bigger rivals than the Bulls. Is Heat-Bulls a rivalry?
  • On the Heat's flagship radio station, Dan LeBatard painted this matchup as one of “team” vs “individuals” and several other writers and analysts have said the same thing. Why is that the case when all those same writers and analysts have said during the playoffs that the Bulls are a one-man show? And if it’s a one-man show, then how did Gar Forman get voted Executive of the Year?
  • Do the three games played in the regular season provide any insight about this series?
  • How do the matchups breakdown at each position:
    • PG: Mario Chalmers vs. Derrick Rose
    • SG: Dwyane Wade vs. Bogans/Brewer/Korver
    • SF: LeBron James vs. Luol Deng
    • PF: Chris Bosh vs. Carlos Boozer
    • C: Joel Anthony vs. Joakim Noah
    • Reserves: Can the Heat bench keep up with the Bulls? Who should Heat coach Erik Spoelstra use off the bench?
  • Part One of the podcast ended with the Heat bloggers addressing five points raised by a Bulls fan and fellow blogger, Big Shot Ron.


    You can listen to Part Two of the podcast right here or three other ways:

    The Cast:

    The Synopsis:
    Part Two of the podcast covered predictions for the Conference Finals.
    • Who will win the Eastern Conference Finals and how many games will it take?
    • Who will win Game 7 between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Oklahoma City Thunder?
    • Who will win the Western Conference Finals?
    • Who should be the favorite to come out of the West and how would they matchup against the Heat?

    This podcast was inspired by E.J. Fischer.

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