Miami Heat Believe They Have (Just) Enough Shooting to Be Elite

December 30th, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

MIAMI — Each night, Miami Heat drivers, cutters and post scorers struggle to find air bubbles amid the suffocating mass of bodies overcrowding the paint.

The team has still found a way to win more games (18) than it loses (13), but offensive possessions often play out like precarious high-wire acts.

The Heat know their offensive bread is buttered at the basket, but opposing defenses do, too.


A Glitch in the System The three ball has become the lifeblood of modern NBA attacks. Not only does the shot itself bring the benefit of an extra point, but the mere threat of it also spreads defenses thin and creates optimal offensive real estate.

Miami has rarely enjoyed that luxury. It hasn't managed to find volume (6.7 makes per game, 26th) nor efficiency (33.2 percent, tied for 24th) from distance. The former may always be an issue, as this roster was largely constructed to play inside the arc. But that can be a challenging style to play without the latter.

"Of course we know that we're a driving and attacking team...," forward Chris Bosh said. "But the three-pointer is a ...

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