Miami Heat May Have a Problem if Rebounding Wins NBA Titles

November 6th, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
In my opinion, defense and rebounding are the two most important variables in the NBA championship theory. If that's the case, at least the Miami Heat have one half of the equation.

Miami's defense has arguably been the best in the NBA, as it has held opponents to a paltry sum of 86 points per game.

But on the flip side, the Heat have only averaged 41.7 rebounds per game in their opening season six-game stretch, which ranks 19th in the NBA.

Most observers felt that the lack of a superior inside presence would be an issue for the Heat, and at this point in the season it could be argued that not even Chris Bosh is living up to his end of the bargain.

It was understood that Bosh's numbers would decline on a roster that included Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, so under that scenario Bosh's 13.3 points per game average is understandable; but it's harder to explain his 5.5 rebounds per game.

In last night's 96-93 loss to the New Orleans Hornets, Bosh bottomed out at one single rebound in a game that saw the Heat grab 36 rebounds total.

Bosh averaged 10.8 rebounds last season as a member of the Toronto Raptors ...

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