Fueling to the Fire

Yes, the Heat have won 21 straight games, the third longest winning streak in the NBA.  Everybody knows about that.  Apparently Celtics forward Paul Pierce has heard enough of it.  When asked about the Heat’s streak, he told reporters that its not that impressive and he hopes Miami will lose every game for the remainder of the season.  Those comments are just fueling the fire to what many think is the best rivalry in the NBA today. Half of the elite players like to play with one another, making rivalries in the league scarce. Thankfully, the Celtics and Heat aren’t friendly with each other. These two teams give us the best rivalry in the NBA—bar none, and one of the better ones in all of sports.  Even though these two teams are long time Eastern Conference foes, the rivalry really began when Lebron James announced he was coming to Miami.  They have met in the playoffs the past two years, with Miami winning both of the series.  Boston had two chances to eliminate the Heat in the Conference Finals last year but Miami won game six in Boston, and then the decisive game seven back in Miami.  Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett left to the locker room with seconds to play, not shaking the Heat players hands.  In the off-season, this rivalry took a new twist when the Heat signed Ray Allen, taking him from the the Celtics,  They met each other in the season opener in Miami, with the Heat taking the win.  With the playoffs around the corner, it is highly likely to see another Boston-Miami series.