Wednesday nights encounter with Thunders, pointed out a few things for Erik Spoelstra’s side. But, they lost their next match after that. The team is unpredictable. Thursday night’s loss puts them further below the Eastern Conference leaders, Chicago Bulls.
Is there still hope for Heat?
Many people in the past have picked up questions on the physical aspect of Heats game. Certain critics rated them as a ‘soft’ team. However, reviewing their match against Oklahoma, I believe they handled physicality pretty well.
Thunders charged in on them every chance they got. But on the night, Lebron James and his team diverted Thunders power play to their use. Their energy levels increased greatly and the fans were on their feet.
Wade bonked on the head; James pulled to the ground, still nothing stopped them. The heats were all charged up and Thunders body game did not work.
Neutrals opinion – Although Russell Westbrook and James Harden outmuscled the Heats guarding line in the beginning, Heat gradually settled to the pace of the game and did not let the opponents break in easily.
But what happened to them against Grizzlies?
It’s simple, if the super-stars of Heat stop performing at their best, things will fall apart for them. Why is this brought up to your attention?
Nobody can deny the lack of surge in Heat’s bench. How well is Mike Miller, the player who signed a five year contract been playing? He might have helped in their last season’s play-off run. But, how effective has he been recently. The man can’t stay fit for long. Udonis Haslem and Norris Cole haven’t been very good this season aswell.
However, we can’t judge them as they are not given enough chance to prove themselves. Heat needs to mix up their game a little. They can’t expect King James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh to be at their rescue all the time. Their last game against Grizzlies proved the point that the coach needs to make some adjustments. He can’t solely rely on the big three. What is the bench for?!
Look at how badly they were thumped against Grizzlies. Losing 97-82 puts them in the category of the most unpredictable team. They put their lives on the line in one game and then in the next, they can’t move their muscles. How can you expect a team like this to win State Championships?
Furthermore, Lebron James, are you up for it this time? We all know how he ends up losing in the end. Regardless of his game, his mental state must be taken under-consideration aswell. Can he clear his mind of his last year’s final performance? Perhaps, if they reach the finals this year, last year’s story might ring in his mind as the final game kicks off.
Well, one thing’s for certain, Miami can’t nick the Eastern Conference this year. Why not give the bench players a chance to prove themselves now?
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