Miami Heat Closing Issues May Look Similar But Aren’t Quite The Same

P.J. Tucker #17 of the Miami Heat talks with referee Karl Lane #77(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
P.J. Tucker #17 of the Miami Heat talks with referee Karl Lane #77(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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Traditionally, the Miami Heat’s issues in closing games or coming through in the biggest moments have been more associated with a lack of overall talent or a lack of options to go to when the defense keys in on a certain player.

This team has no shortage of talent and actual shot makers though, whether that would be Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler P.J. Tucker, Duncan Robinson if he can get back to himself, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Kyle Lowry, Victor Oladipo once he finally gets things shaking, or dare it to be said— Bam Adebayo?

Again, this team has no shortage of playmakers and shot makers to help get it done in the final moments, the biggest moments, and those most clutch moments. To give you an example of what that problem used to look like in the same situation, it would be a lack of actual pieces to make those plays or to hit the shots after the plays were made.

Take a short walk back to the NBA Bubble Finals, where after losing Goran Dragic and Bam Adebayo to injury, the Miami Heat just didn’t have the guys with enough talent or savvy, at the time, to be able to go out and make a play for their team.

The Miami Heat shouldn’t have that problem this year. So, while things may look a little bit of the same at times with this group, it isn’t necessarily that way.

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This is the key difference. They now have the players to make the plays and the shots, it’s just about gelling as a unit to be able to get to those plays and shots more often times than you can’t.