Eight of Miami’s next nine games are on the road. What does their record have to be for you to consider the trip a success?
Max: If Miami could pull out five to six wins then I think that would be a successful road trip. Would be nice to have Caleb Martin return as well.
Stephanie: For the Heat to have a successful road trip, I would realistically love to see five or six out of nine wins. However, I think if we play well both offensively and defensively, work on eliminating so many turnovers, shoot well from downtown, don’t allow so many second-chance points in the paint, and not fall apart in the fourth quarter, that to me is more important than wins/losses. Of course, a great record on the road would be nice, but I rather see us improve and play well.
António: There’s a clear improvement from the first few games and I believe we’ll continue to see that from some players – not sure about the team while both Herro and Martin are out. For a Heat team that has struggled to create good shots, having some of their best offensive weapons out hurts and I would be satisfied with four wins in their eight away games, plus a win in their lone home game. Their quality of play and improved offense, even without Herro, is a more important aspect to look for than the end results at this stage.