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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Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat looks on against the Charlotte Hornets(Photo by Lauren Sopourn/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat Can Compete With Anyone If They Play The Right Way

Then though, in the final 10-minute stretch or so of that game, like many others this year, things would completely fall apart. They would begin to play for themselves as individuals.

Be that offensively, which, most often, looks like isolation basketball on that side of the ball or defensively, which looks like a player being careless, late, or unwilling to help his teammate out on defense. Plainly put, when the Heat lose and have lost this season as well, it always looks the same way.

Jimmy Butler is a superstar, can save you, and should be able to overcome some of the team’s faults on some nights—but he shouldn’t have to every single night. And when they play that right way, the Miami Heat way, and as they have for their wins and a ton of most of their defeats, they can compete with anyone and dominate those that they are supposed to.

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That’s what was on full display against Charlotte. And that’s what gives you the full confidence that this is a fundamental issue, not a talent issue, and that they can fix it with just a bit more time.