Speaking of clutch time..... Watching the Heat fall to the Bulls on Thursday was slightly disarming but succumbing to the Knicks a few days later, in eerily similar manner, was appalling. Down by three points against the Knicks with just a couple of seconds remaining in the game, Erik Spoelstra drew the same play in almost identical situations with the results only different in the second attempt respectably hitting the rim:We've learned a few things throughout the season and as of late:
Versus Chicago Bulls - Thursday February 24th 2011
Versus New York Knicks - Sunday February 27th 2011
- Clutch time belongs to LeBron James as the primary option. Wade is somewhat bait, somewhat second option, mostly spectator.
- Down by three means going for the three early in the shot clock by the ball recipient. Namely, LeBron.
- As previously shown, Miami can execute plays off timeouts during the game flawlessly. Once the game is on the line and Miami needs a bucket, team ball is dropped in favor of the hero shot.
- Hey, at least we've moved on from the forced Eddie House and Chris Bosh threes in clutch time.