The Miami Heat are up 2-0 in their Conference Semifinals matchup against the Brooklyn Nets and things are heading back to Brooklyn and the Barclays Center. The Heat haven’t yet been completely tested by the Nets but that could all change in front of a home crowd in Brooklyn pulling for the upset.
But as Iran Winderman from the Sun-Sentinel ponders, who will be helped more by the crowd noise — the Nets or the Heat?
Look, the Heat clearly have played to the level of the competition, just as they did in the opening round, when they needed a similar escape act in Game 2 against the Bobcats. I’m sure the crowd Saturday at Barclays Center will provide ample motivation. The Heat have done in these playoffs what they’ve needed to do. That shouldn’t be faulted.
The biting response comes after the googley eyed Bill Simmons blasted the Heat for looking old and not as good as we thought they are — even after winning their sixth straight postseason game and seventh if we go back to last year. The fact of the matter is the Heat live off of being the bad guys sometimes and when it gets loud this weekend in Brooklyn the Heat will no doubt get hot.