You may have heard ESPN talking all day about the Heat struggling saying things like:
“Have they not learned anything from last year?”
“LeBron still can’t perform in the 4th quarter.”
My friends, do not worry. There is a simple solution to this madness.
The Heat are struggling for 2 reasons and fortunately for them, it is something they have complete control over.
First, free throws. The Heat missed 28 free throws in their past two games. Just hitting half of these would have changed the game completely. These will start falling eventually.
Second is turnovers. They turned the ball over 40 times in the past two games. Most of them were bad decisions and not caused by the other team. Again, eliminating just a few of these turnovers will make a huge difference. If the Heat can take more shots than their opponents, they have a great chance of winning because of their offensive abilities. 20 turnovers a game will not get you a win no matter who you are because you give the other team an opportunity to have more shots. The more chances you have to shoot, obviously the higher the probability of scoring.
These are two things the Heat can control. They struggled last year in the middle of the season and came up only 2 games short of a championship. No worries, Heat fans!