The Miami Heat still have the opportunity to do something special with their current season. If they can continue to get things aligned, then Jimmy Butler, Coach Spo, and Bam Adebayo can certainly still help propel them to great things.
And at this current moment, the way that they are playing gives you just that hope. Averaging 120 points scored across their last six contests, they’ve also scored 130 or more points twice in that six-game span.
That scoring has been helped along mightily by them shooting over 40 percent from range in that six-game span as well, 41.13 percent to be precise. And for a Miami Heat team that was struggling to shoot and thus score the ball early on in the season, seeing them be able to put up such explosive offensive performances is a sight for sore eyes.
The Miami Heat seem to be rounding into offensive shape at just the right time. Taking a while to click there, if real, they could make some postseason noise.
On that side of the ball, they seem to be rounding into shape, where the saying “better late than never” certainly applies. As far as a Defense goes, the Miami Heat have experienced some slippage as their offense has seen an incline in output, however, that doesn’t worry you too much right now, and here is why.
When it comes to the Miami Heat and defense specifically, you have to see them not be able to play at a high level in a playoff or clutch situation. For one, it’s what the Miami Heat are built on, hard, work, effort, discipline, and defense.
Secondly, the Miami Heat are led by two of the best defenders in the association, while they have another couple of feisty and scrappy defenders on the roster as well. This is all tied together by the fact that you trust that Coach Spo will continue to pull the best out of them when it all matters the most.
And if they can, indeed, get back to being a semblance of the defense that they were earlier in the year, while continuing to be to the team that they have been across their last couple of games on offense, then the Miami Heat may have a chance to peak at the right time.
And with the way that Jimmy Butler becomes a top-five guy in the league during the playoffs along with Adebayo’s newfound aggression— a potent Miami Heat offense could lead to some very interesting playoff situations in the East.