Originally Posted by Dric
What a game by Wade. It continues to concern me that Spo has no idea what a hot hand is. I get that you want to restrict minutes and act like Gregg Popovich but damn, D-Whistle was cookin in that 3rd quarter. As soon as he saw that Green wasnt going to get out of his funk, he shouldve put Wade right back in. Instead he waited until the 9-minute mark of the 4th, and the game had been blown open by then.
Wade was playing well, but he was probably gassed. Wade is not a a workhorse type player anymore. You need to limit his minutes and rely on your 2nd unit. Especially 2 games into the season. You can't put that loss on the coach, especially when LeBron and company were just better last night.
If anyone deserves the blame it's the 2nd unit players. Those guys didn't play well last night... especially STAT. Don't forget they were playing a team who went to the Finals last season. Lets us not start pointing fingers 2 games into the season. Give this team some time to figure things out.
Despite the loss, the Heat played hard. I think a better indicator of good coaching this early into the season is the effort their teams show... And the Heat are definitely playing hard. Which is why I'm not worried.
The starting 5 played really well, which is something we've all been waiting to see. Once this team begins to click, they will be elite. Let's enjoy the process fellas.