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 its jerseys.
Here’s how it looks on the morning of Monday, May 23.
Start planning the parade:
We already know the Heat have two unstoppable offensive forces in Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. That’s hard enough to stop as it is. But if Chris Bosh is going to put up 34 points, we might as well just save everyone the time and effort and hand over the ole’ Larry O to Miami right now.
Bosh has gotten a heap of criticism this year, and frankly, he only has himself to blame for a good portion of it. And while the haters will be right back on top of him the next time he throws up a single-digit scoring performance, I imagine he’s going to savor last night for a long time. I know I would.
The SuperFriends are going to win the title folks. This is happening.
Give it up already:
The Bulls can’t score. This is an important note to make, as I’m reasonably sure you need to put more points on the board than your opponent to advance.
Carlos Boozer had a good offensive game last night, and that still didn’t make a dent in the Bulls’ offensive fortunes, as they once again barely cracked the 80-point mark. This team would have killed in 1995.
Job #1 for Chicago this offseason will be to add at least one perimeter scorer into the mix. Or four.