And Here Come The Heat

As True Hoop pointed out this morning, this guy must feel like a complete idiot right now.

The Heat romped to a Game 4 victory last night over the Mavericks, and a series that looked over two games ago is now tied. We musn't get too cocky, however; because of the goofy Finals system, the Heat still need to win Sunday, or everyone's just going to give the series to the Mavericks again. Of course, it kind of looks like Jerry Stackhouse isn't gonna be around for Game 5, though we still can't quite get the notion of "Jerry Stackhouse knocked Shaquille O'Neal to the floor" to make sense in our brain.

It's fitting, though. The best playoff season in recent memory has a Finals that's going at least six, maybe seven games. Having come this far, we feel like we've deserved it.

Heat 98, Mavericks 74 [The Basketball Jones]
Finals At 2-2, This Is Going To Be Sweet

(A statement: Mike Breen and Hubie Brown are a perfectly acceptable broadcast team. Discuss.)