The inspirational song tonight:
I’m sticking with the idea until it works. and that means you’ll get another one for game 4 (and hopefully onward)
Anyway, unfortunately the Sixers stand very little chance to win the series as of right now. You don’t need me to tell you that. But, as history shows us, they have zero chance if they lose tonight, as no NBA team has come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs.
Furthermore, with a home crowd that will (mostly) be cheering loudly for the Sixers, this is a chance to be re-energized after a down game 2.
A few keys to the game tonight:
- Continue to hold D-Wade in check – I have no idea how the migraines and glasses affect Wade, but it cannot be a positive difference. If the Sixers can shut him down again and keep either LeBron or Bosh in check, the Sixers can win. If not, well, brooms may come out.
- Force LeBron to attack with Iguodala guarding him – LeBron has had a very good series, which would make you think Andre has struggled to guard him. Yet that’s not really the case. LeBron has been very passive with Andre guarding him. But the Sixers have been switching when LeBron runs the pick-and-roll, and instantly he takes advantage on his new defenders nearly every time, drawing help defenders or taking them to the basket.
- Shooting – the Sixers are not a good shooting team. Tonight, if they start well offensively, the Heat may revert back to their zone defense. The Sixers need to hit their shots to force Miami to abandon that plan.