LeBron James: ‘We envisioned us playing at a high level and that’s what we’re doing right now.’
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Five consecutive losses do not make a season. Neither do two wins -even if they come against the Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs.
So the Miami Heat should take a deep breath. They should avoid crying after tough losses on national television, and they should avoid over-enjoying their victories.
Bottom line: the Heat shouldn’t get too up or too down. Instead, they should focus on achieving a few things:
First, superstars Chris Bosh, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade must continue setting the pace on defense. Getting stops will give them a chance to win every game, and it takes pressure off their mediocre half-court offense.
Second, they must keep Bosh involved on offense. One frustrated superstar can contaminate an entire team.
Finally, no team wins a championship with three superstars, so the Heat’s role players must start contributing on a consistent basis.
Mike Bibby, Eddie House, and Mike Miller must start making shots. This will help Coach Erik Spoelstra settle on a more permanent rotation.
The Heat has been through a lot this year and the real action, the playoffs, haven't even started.
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