The Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs don’t look like almost exact copies of each other, but statistically speaking there’s almost no better matchup of teams than the two squads headed for the NBA Finals.
The Miami Heat have been constructed to utilize the slashing and post-up ability of the Big Three to create wide open shots on the outside for the team’s shooters. One of the biggest problems for the Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals though has been those shooters missing shots.
The Miami Heat took a 1-0 lead in the best of seven Eastern Conference Finals over the Indiana Pacers in a thrilling Game 1 victory. But the game wasn’t without some really ugly play from both teams.
Every athlete dreams of leaving a legacy that will be remembered for decades. The 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers did that by winning 33 games in a row. Now, the Miami Heat are looking to top that Lakers team during a run they hope culminates with another NBA Championship.
Miami Heat All-Star forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for last week’s games, the fifth Player of the Week honor for James this season.
The NBA Most Valuable Player award won’t be given out for months, but there is little doubt that Miami Heat superstar LeBron James is playing at a level no one in the league can come close to matching.
The Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team is in a rare position for the school, at the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes are a game-and-a-half ahead of the North Carolina State Wolfpack thanks to two impressive victories.
The Miami Heat have gone from chasing the Eastern Conference’s best record to getting whipped in consecutive games by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers. There’s plenty of blame to go around, but after last year, the Heat don’t seem fazed by the increasing scrutiny.
Much of the blame for the Miami Heat’s recent struggles has fallen on the shoulders of LeBron James. But it’s another member of the Big Three who’s gone MIA on the court.