Miami Heat Playoffs: They Need More Kyle Lowry Offense In Game 4

Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers(Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) shoots the ball in front of Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7)( Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

Miami Heat Playoffs: Kyle Lowry Taking Shots Is Bigger Than Just His Numbers

Though not an extremely hefty set of numbers, Vincent was able to threaten the Philadelphia defense in his time as the starter for the first two games. Though only 10 and seven-point performances, respectively, Vincent was a live body out on there on the offensive end for Miami.

He totally got his shots up, taking 19 shots and 11 threes among them across the two games. As far as Lowry, he didn’t score at all in Game 3, only taking four shots and two threes along the way.

When you look at those numbers, the first thing that comes to mind is probably the raw impact of points scored on the overall score of a game, which is true. However, one man’s offensive impact and ability to be effective on the court only allows his teammates to be that much better.

The defense can’t cheat or discount any one man, while there is also that positive correlation between defensive manipulation and guys that can score on an offense. As the available options to get a bucket go up on the offense, the ability of the defense to not be manipulated for scores goes down as a result of having to bend when anyone on the other side touches the ball.

That creates more lanes, looks, and less attention on any given one player, random player, or attempt. If five guys are threats to score, one man, unless you are Brook Lopez of the Bucks, won’t be able to fall completely back into a rim-protecting-only position.

It’s simpler than it reads, trust us. That’s why you always need Kyle Lowry aggressive though.

It’s hard to pinpoint that as the reason, explicitly why Miami wasn’t able to get Game 3, but it certainly didn’t help. If it was the reason, it was a necessary sacrifice.

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You need Kyle Lowry to accomplish your ultimate goal this season, a title. With that, you trust he’ll be better in Game 4 and beyond though, as that’s what he’s done all year long.