Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic: Who Has the Upper Hand after their Second Matchup?

November 24th, 2010 by Harrison Moore Leave a reply »
Its easy to focus on the Heat’s 8-7 record. 

Most of us didn’t figure the Heat would sustain a seventh loss any earlier than picking up a 20th win. 

The Heat were supposed to challenge the ‘01 Lakers, ‘86 Celtics and ‘96 Bulls, but at this rate, come May they’ll be challenging the Knicks, Bobcats and Wizards for a bottom seed to make the playoffs.

Though the Heat's record is far beneath what they would have hoped for after 15 games, even worse is the manner in which they have accumulated the seven losses. They have yet to play with the passion and consistency that separates the contenders from the pretenders.

Many of the problems the Heat have exhibited from the start of the season were on full display tonight.

The Magic simply outclassed them in tonight's game and abused the Heat in three key areas:

1) Shot Selection

Dwyane Wade’s shooting really hurt Miami’s cause tonight. Missing 15 of 21 shots is bad enough, but the low quality of most of Wade's shots made his struggles even more evident.

Interestingly enough, the only time Wa ...

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