The Heats recent struggles have been well documented. Last second missed shots run rampant, as does crying, finger pointing and belly-aching. What has happened to the Miami Heat? It seems to be a combo of things, mental and physical.
Miami's bench (Mike Miller, James Jones, the 2 non starting centers, Mike Bibby, etc.) is not getting production equatable to that of a winning team. This can attributed to 2 factors. The first, that they just arent making enough shots. And the second, that they arent TAKING enough shots. It's not uncommon for this teams bench to score under 15 or even 10 points a game. This isn't necessarily terrible when you have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh scoring upwards of 75 points a game. This system would be ok if 4th quarter production didnt flatline. LeBron and Wade both show restraint in the 4th. And Chris Bosh decides to hit the showers after the 36 minute mark. It's easy for me to sit here and provide solutions for the team, but ill refrain from that today.
The Heat play the Blazers tonight, i want to see a full game effort. Something thats been lacking. Come out strong, and finish the deal in the 2nd half.