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Clint Eastwood’s movie “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly” has relevance to this years NBA’s Playoffs. I have chosen 3 teams that most embody each word. Here are my choices.

First, “The Good.” The Miami Heat are my Good. They are 2-0 in their series against the Philadelphia 76ers. They steam-rolled the 76ers in Game 2 by 21 points, 94-73. Lebron James and Chris Bosh played phenomenally. CB had a double double, James went for 29 points. Dwyane Wade had an off night, trying to overcome migraines, but still had 14. If the Heat don’t win the title I am going to be severely disappointed.

Next, “The Bad.” The Denver Nuggets are my Bad. They are 0-2 in their series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. They played the Thunder fairly close in the first game, then they were blown out in Game 2 by 17. The Nuggets don’t have any chance to come back in this series, they are a team of role players, but they don’t have any stars that can take the game over.

Finally, “The Ugly.” The Chicago Bulls are my Ugly. They are 2-0 in their series against the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers have played the league leading Bulls to close games, the Bulls had to pull out a 16-1 run in Game 1 to win, and were losing at half time to the Pacers in Game 2. The Pacers are a sub .500 team, barely making the playoffs, but they are playing their hearts out and making the Bulls work for this series. Derrick Rose has played up to his MVP expectations, like he should be.

This is my “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.” Comment on whether you agree with my choices or if you disagree tell my what teams you would choose.

The Heat, a couple nights back, had each of the Big 3 had a 30-10 game. Chris Bosh scored 31, with 12 rebounds, Dwyane Wade had 30 points and 11 rebounds, and Lebron, well he had 33 points and 10 rebounds. That is almost as crazy as this year’s March Madness.

LeBron James Forward LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat dunks against the New Jersey Nets  at American Airlines Arena on November 6, 2010 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
Here are some stats from ESPN:

“It’s the first time this season the Heat’s Big 3 have each scored 30 points in the same game. In fact, it’s just the third 30-point game for Bosh this season. Last season, Bosh had 15 such games and the year before he did it 17 times.

From Elias: It’s the 2nd straight game that James, Wade and Bosh have each had at least 20 points and 10 rebounds in the same game. They are the first trio of teammates to hit those marks in consecutive games since Sidney Wicks, Lloyd Neal and John Johnson did it for the Trail Blazers in March 1975.

You can’t make this up. The two games between the Heat and Rockets this season ended with the exact score; the Heat winning 125-119.

From Elias: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each had at least 30 points and 10 rebounds in the Heat win. It’s just the 2nd time in NBA history three teammates have reached those marks in a non-overtime game. The only other trio to do it were Oscar Robertson, Wayne Embry and Jack Twyman who did it for the Cincinnati Royals in a loss to the Philadelphia Warriors back on February 3rd, 1961.”

This Heat team, they are good, really good. I would say they are the best. I know, that I go on and on about the Heat, but they are good. Just so you Laker and Bulls fans don’t get to mad at me, I admit that they will give the Heat good competition, but they will lose.

Here is the other deal, Knicks won a couple nights ago. You might think so what, but these Knicks and Carmelo, have had a rough go at it since the trade that brought Carmelo Anthony and Chauncy Billups to New York. Last night, they beat a fairly good team, Orlando Magic, in Overtime. Carmelo went for 39 points, with 30 in the second half. Stoudemire had 20 points, on 10 shots. This was an important game for the Knicks to win, but are they going to be playoff contenders, will they even make the playoffs? Who knows.