Los Spurs Dismantle El Heat: Clash of Style Proves Chemistry Trumps Starpower

March 5th, 2011 by Rob Shaeffer Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat almost always feature the two, if not three, most talented players on the floor on any given night.

And yet, the team is just 12-17 against teams that feature winning records.

The disturbing trend continued last night in San Antonio, as the Spurs routed Miami 125-95.

Manu Ginobili lit up the Heat for eight points in the game’s first three minutes, adding a deft assist to DeJuan Blair for two more.

Matt Bonner hit four of his six total three-pointers in a five-minute span to close out the first quarter.


That’s how the first quarter ended.

The Heat rely too heavily on jump shots. While Lebron James and Dwyane Wade are two of the best players in the league at attacking the basket, the chemistry still isn’t there for Miami.

It was remarkable to watch the Spurs move the basketball and consistently create wide-open looks that they knocked down all night.

The contrast was apparent, as the Heat played a lot of one-on-one basketball; meaning they must consistently create their own shots. And very often, those shots are difficult ones.

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