The Miami Heat weren’t able to top the Indiana Pacers in the first game of their series together on Sunday afternoon but it seems there will be more games to play and plenty of time for revenge.
But while this Heat team is capable of winning like last year’s Heat team, head coach Erik Spoelstra has noted that the teams are vastly different from one another. Most notably, there is no Mike Miller role on this team which is making some rotations a little bit hard to fit in against the Pacers.
Spoelstra said when it comes to Wade and his knees, “no restrictions on him.”
— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May 18, 2014
The Heat have made it this far in the postseason without a ‘Mike Miller role’ but they may end up missing him as the series progresses. Miami can put five three-point shooters on the floor at one time, which they did in Game 1, but they have no way to go down low. Miami was torched in the three point game too on Sunday, which will further make Heat fans dream of Mike Miller’s long ball.
Miami doesn’t need Mike Miller to win, but having no substitute won’t make things any easier.