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Doug Collins Knows Miami Heat Are Superior to 76ers

Don’t accuse Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins of being unrealistic because the man is not stupid. After watching his team get outclassed in Miami Monday evening 94-73 by the Heat, he spoke in a matter-of-fact tone to the media.

“If they’re playing great, they’re a better team. OK? If they’re playing on top of their game, they’re a better team,” Collins stated. “They won 58 we won 41. That doesn’t mean that we’re not going to play, compete and fight. But when they come out and defend they way they did, and Bosh and LeBron play the way they did, and Joel Anthony gives them the lift off the bench defensively that he did, it’s going to be very difficult for us to beat them.”

Just because the Heat were on top of their game Monday doesn’t mean they’re going to win the Finals, and it certainly doesn’t mean they’ve already won this series. Games are completely different at home compared to on the road, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves just because the Heat have played well. But like Collins said, the Heat are simply better when they’re on.

The question is can the Sixers disrupt Miami somewhat when the series goes to Philly for the next two games. I think so, and we’ll likely see close games like Game 1 of the series.

Here’s the video clip of Collins speaking after the loss.



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  • klplangca

    i think the heat will sweep this series against sixers, bron/wade combo is just too much on road..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2QQFYWM5VVCDRVKUGAKP4SF3A Sven

    yea…i like Collins and the 76ers, but I see them as the 1st team to get swept this year. Igoudala has always been overrated and Brand is a has been that never was. Why do these guys even start? 76ers should have traded both of them (or let them go to save $), kept Andre Miller (who is balling in Portland now), and went for a big man in the 1st round of the draft instead of a PG (Evan Turner) who sees few minutes and contributes even less. Igoudala and Brand would’ve net them at least 1 real good player, maybe 2 very good ones. Now you have all these Gs (Daniels, Holiday, Williams, Meeks, Turner) with only two (Holiday and Williams) really making an impact. You can’t win a series with Battie and Hawes at C and Brand and Speights at F. Just can’t be done.