Miami Heat: How this last back to back set displayed a trio of positivity

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talks with Jimmy Butler #22 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat talks with Jimmy Butler #22 (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat makes a jumper with 13.7 seconds remaining in the game against the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Offensive Consistency & Shot making (special dedication to The Dragon)

Something you saw too much of during this recent slump, or whatever you want to call it, was a reference to past year’s teams. One of the biggest flaws, ineptitudes, or issues with previous year’s iterations of the team has been the inability to create, get, or execute offense at times.

This doesn’t mean good offense, this means any offense at all. Zero, zilch, diddly, nada.

That was an issue that seemed to be showing itself during those first few games after the All-Star break and even without Jimmy Butler for a few games, it shouldn’t have with the offensive firepower and talent that this team has displayed all season. Even when Butler came back though, it was still there for a game or so. They rectified the situation in this most recent set of games though, as indicated by Butler’s aforementioned aggression.

The rest of the team was sharper and more consistent on the offensive end as well though, but there was one guy who was just too much. Goran Dragic has been really good this season and in fact, is having one of his best years from an offensive efficiency perspective.

On Slovenian night against the Mavericks, appropriate as it is Dragic’s homeland as well as the visiting Luka Doncic at the time, it was clear the Dragic wanted to put on a show whenever he touched the ball. He finished that night with 16 points, four rebounds, five assists, and a steal.

Saturday night was not to be outdone by Friday night though, so he once again put on quite the show. Not only did he close each half with miraculous clutch shots, a buzzer-beating push shot/floater from near the three-point line to close the first half and a clutch fall-away jumper off a hard drive to seal the game, but he outdid his Friday numbers along the way.

He finished Saturday’s game against the Nets with 19 points, three rebounds, and 10 dimes. Dragic was special on both Friday and Saturday night for Miami, as he should continue to be down the closing stretch and into the playoffs.

The Miami Heat need to keep this good energy up heading into and as they progress throughout March, barreling towards the end of the season. These were all good things to see though from our favorite little basketball franchise and especially after the rough stretch immediately prior to the set.

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We can look forward to Meyers Leonard and Tyler Herro eventually getting back on the court at some point, but who knows when, although we hope more sooner than later. Until then, we will just continue to support the heck out of who’s on the floor because as the Spoism reads, “we have enough”. The Miami Heat are right back at it on Monday as they welcome the Milwaukee Bucks into American Airlines Arena for what should be a great game and we can’t wait.