Another ‘day after' viewing for me....and I kinda wish I had forgot to set the DVR for that one. Such a promising start and then such a ginormous let down. It appears that after a nice start to their ‘second season', the Heat are back into their completely lost and inconsistent ways. Two straight losses to the Bucks is unacceptable; I don't care who is hurt and/or out of the lineup.
At what point does the coach take responsibility for what is going on out there? A team is a representative of their coach, and this team isn't showing us much. What bothers me the most is how the offense can look absolutely dead at times. Ugly shots, guys without the ball just standing around...its damn frustrating.
Forgive me, but I'm not even going to post my usual recap. Here is what you get: Heat ran out to an 11-0 lead and then were outscored by 29 points the rest of the way. That about sum it up?
- The 11-0 start was the Heat's best start to any game this season.
- However, they shot just 3-of-17 in the quarter...the worst shooting quarter of any game this season. That led to an 11-of-40 1st half, their worst shooting half of the season. Funny how that all works out...
- As a team Miami had just 4 assists in the opening half, but did turn the ball over 7 times.
- Udonis had another double double with 12 and 10. Maybe he's coming out of his recent slump.
- Dorell Wright had his first ‘off' game in recent memory, shooting just 1-of-5.
The bottom line is that Miami plays a team with a better bench, they are probably going to lose. D-Wade certainly can't do it all himself, and with him, Beasley and Jermaine O'Neal all nursing injuries...there isn't much else to pick up the slack. With the trade deadline looming in a few weeks, who knows what the Heat will do.
The Amare rumor got my eyebrows raised but I'm not getting my hopes up. We'll just have to wait and see, its just unfortunate that while we are waiting, the thing that we see is the big turd the Heat left at center court in their own building last night.