Conventional wisdom report: May 13th

by Micah Hart

Each day until the end of the NBA Finals, we’ll be taking a look at the conventional wisdom of the moment — which team is currently the favorite to win it all, and which team should be ashamed to still be putting on their jerseys.

Here’s how it looks on the morning of Friday, May 13.

Start planning the parade:

Chicago Bulls

Hawks fans may have winced at the beating they took at the hands of the Bulls last night in Game 6 (I know I did), but the other team doing a little shifting in their seats had to have been the Miami Heat. By turning aside the surprisingly competitive Hawks, the Bulls now set their sights on finishing what they started in the regular season — beating the Heat.

The Heat dropped the Celtics in five games, but they only faced a healthy Rajon Rondo for a little over two of those, and that series might have been a little different had Dwyane Wade not KO’d his elbow.

Miami won’t be so lucky in the next round against Derrick Rose and company. Have you seen the point guard production from Miami in this postseason? I mean, have you seen it? You probably haven’t, because it’s been pretty much invisible.

If any defense is going to slow down the LeBron-D-Wade train, it belongs to Chicago. As we saw over the past few games against Atlanta, the Bulls’ depth will continue to give Chicago the upper hand as players get more and more exhausted. Plus we all know the affect Omer Asik has on Chris Bosh.

Give it up already:

Memphis Grizzlies

It’s been a wonderful run for the Grizzlies, but it ends tonight 10 feet off of Beale Street.

I don’t want to be the one to have to give the news to the fans at the local zoo…

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3 Comments

  1. Ozfan says:

    Miami and Chicago will go to 6, maybe 7 games. And the Grizzlies.. well yeah they are overacheiving.. but hey they pushed it to 7 with OKC.. they still have a chance to play for the conference title.

  2. gurgur says:

    seriously… this conventional wisdom stuff is STUPID
    If everyone had read this by now
    there’d be four parade parties being planned
    playoff games sway in every direction unless one team is down 0-3
    It’s just idiotic to switch predictions every day with the change of one win or loss
    a series consists of 7 games
    and from now to the finals, we’ve still got a little more than 20 games
    Why waste time doing this report?

    The grizz won this one dominatly in the second half
    perhaps tomorrow the “give up” coloumn will belong to OKC
    who once was told to start planning the parade
    The heat were your unwilling favorites yesterday and now you’re so happy the bulls are playing great ball
    for one game
    the series hasn’t even started yet

    You can make your predictions once and for all
    changing it everyday is laughable
    or if you really want to do this “wisdom” thing
    Change the “planning parade” title to “best team right now” or something
    cause as a writer for such a big site as NBA
    You should have more WISDOM

    • Jake says:

      Seriously, you don’t starting planning the parade until you’ve won the NBA Finals (as Dallas demonstrated in 2006), and you don’t give up until you’ve lost four games in series. I like some of the stuff they do on this All-ball blog, but it’s time to scrap the conventional wisdom thing.