The Miami Heat eliminated the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night but it was far from a pretty win. The final minutes of the game helped make things a lot sweeter, but the black eye of the night was the extremely spotty three-point shooting that was going on.
As Ira Winderman points out, it was a problem of the most inconvenient of varieties.
This time it was James Jones before Rashard Lewis, whose 3-point struggles were becoming problematic. Even with Jones and Lewis in early, the Heat opened 0 for 11 on 3-pointers until a Jones conversion with 3:02 left in the second period.
This is something to monitor, as while the Heat won the game and bounced the Nets, the three-point shooting was an issue and it’s something they may not be able to get away with against the Pacers — no matter who shoddy they may be at times.
Still, the Heat won they way they were supposed to win, with Ray Allen, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade leading the way. That’s all Miami needs, the rest of the team just needs to get them to the fourth quarter.