Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra
He’s never won NBA Coach of the Year, but Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has had the last laugh as the leader of the back-to-back champions.
Four games are all that stands between the Miami Heat and joining some of the most elite teams in NBA history. The Heat need four wins to successfully win back-to-back championships for the first time in team history.
It’s hard to call a game for the Miami Heat a must-win, but if the Heat can’t put together a winning formula against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Heat could be in deep trouble.
The question heading into the Eastern Conference finals for the Miami Heat was would Chris Bosh play? Heading into the NBA Finals, the only question left for the Heat is will he start or come off the bench?
Many in the media and on sports talk radio are blaming NBA MVP LeBron James for the Heat’s loss in Game 2 Tuesday night. The reality is that it was a team loss as no one else showed up for the Heat.
With Game 1 in the books, the Miami Heat will look to extend their 1-0 lead in the NBA Finals Thursday night at the AmericanAirlines Arena. On both ends of the floor, the Heat suffocated the Mavericks and easily won with a fourth quarter run, 92-84 in Game 1.