Miami Heat: They Are The Complete Picture Of Versatility
When you look at it on the surface, it showed that they can beat you with either offense or defense. In either of the games, not only did they proceed to outscore opponents in crucial times or enough so to establish and keep big leads, but they also were able to keep them all from scoring as well.
And these aren’t teams that can’t score.
In the third period against the Wizards, the Miami Heat would score 31 points, while they only allowed the Wizards to score 17. In the Hornets game, a 35-8 run was the culprit of that insurmountable lead that led the Heat to victory.
It’s even deeper than that though.
The Miami Heat are a top defensive team in the league, overall, so the fact that it shows up that way in games shouldn’t be surprising.
Neither should their scoring, which is fueled by tough Jimmy Butler drives and three-point shooting, as they are the best three-point shooting team in the league by percentage.
In fact, not only do they make the highest percentage of the shots that they take from out there, but they take just as many as any team in the league, trailing the first placed Timberwolves by five shots per game from out there (T-Wolves rank 19th in the league in percentage).
Either way it happens though, the Miami Heat, as a team, can beat you on either the offensive or defensive side of the ball.