Miami Heat’s most recent win the latest proof that problem is ‘fundamental’

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat has words with referee Phenizee Ransom #70 during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat has words with referee Phenizee Ransom #70 during the second quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /
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Anfernee Simons #1 of the Portland Trail Blazers guards Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat’s Most Recent Win The Latest Proof That Problem Is ‘Fundamental’

But enough with the positives, here is the most interesting takeaway from the night. This takeaway is proof positive that the Heat’s bugaboo over their first 12 games isn’t something that can’t be easily addressed—and in fact, it’s quite fundamental.

In the overwhelming majority of their seven defeats thus far this season, if not all of them entirely, the Miami Heat have gone about it the same way.

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That would be the way that almost got them beat and made the game on Thursday night tougher than it had to be.

They would play the right way for about 40 minutes, sharing the ball, allowing it to move, cutting, slashing, selling out for their teammates, sacrificing their bodies, and playing for each other on both sides of the ball. When they play that way, as they have for so very long as a culture and organization, they can compete with anyone.