1. How can the Heat bounce back in Game 4?
Ehsan: Need to get back to their identity of playing physical defense. The Heat will need to turn the Spurs over 15+ times and score some easy transition points. Lebron James will need to be aggressive from the onset.
DJ: LeBron needs to step up. This Heat team is not going to suddenly pick up the slack on offense – what you see, is what you’re gonna get for the rest of this series. LeBron has to go back to MVP Lebron and carry this team to victory by igniting the offense.
Kris: They have to be aggressive offensively, and focused defensively. There has been too much settling for jump shots, and too many wide open threes allowed. Both of those trends need to change.
2. Has Erik Spoelstra been out-coached by Gregg Popovich?
Ehsan: I think Spoelstra is way too easy of a target. He’s not the one missing defensive assignments nor is he the one missing point blank layups. He makes adjustments when necessary and I believe we will see that Game 4.
DJ: Yes. At the moment, he has been out-coached by Popovich. The Spurs are up 2-1 and have made LeBron James – the best player in the world – a non-factor on offense. Meanwhile, role players such as Danny Green are outscoring superstar players such as LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
Kris: This is a tricky question. History would make us believe so, but I don’t think he has. I just believe that the Heat stars haven’t showed up yet.