Where The Miami Heat Need To Improve In Game 2

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Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are coming off a shocking defeat in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. However, it’s not time to panic — Miami will win Game 2 if they improve in these areas.

Team Rebounding

Amazingly, LeBron James did pull down 18 rebounds (UNREAL). Chris Bosh only had 5, while his counterpart, Tim Duncan had 14 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard grabbed 10 rebounds, while Chris Anderson and Udonis Haslem combined for only 7. The Heat did lead the Spurs in total rebounds 46-37, mainly because the of  “The King’s” Herculean effort on the boards. The Heat will need the Birdman to catch flight in Game 2 and keep Duncan off the glass.

Defending Tony Parker 

Tony Parker went offffffff 0n the Miami Heat in Game 1. Parker went 9-of-18 with 21 points, which lead all scorers. The Heat cannot and will not let that happen again.

We all knew what T.P. was capable of, and in an earlier article, describes how he is such a tough guard, literally. He’s crafty, smart, can pass, and the boy can finish at thre rim. He’s also an expert on the one-handed floater in the lane (Parker could teach a seminar on that baby floater). Sometimes, I catch myself shaking my head after watching some of the moves Parker routinely exhibits on his defenders. His last attempt of the game, where he fell down, got up, and banked in the jumper (which was lucky as hell), was just the proverbial icing on the cake. We will need LeBron to cover him and shut him down for the rest of the series.Let’s see if Parker can score over a much bigger, quicker defender with a near 7-foot wing-span. Oh and by the way, LeBron was named first-team All-Defensive team and finished second for Defensive Player of the Year, so I’m pretty sure he’s up to the task.

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