Uncontested Shots: Five Things I’ve Learned About This NBA Season So Far

November 9th, 2009 by Andrew Ungvari Leave a reply »
The 2009-10 NBA season is almost two weeks old and already there are some things that have come as a surprise (The Cavs are 2-2 at home) and a few other things that shouldn't be considered shocking at all (Allen Iverson is unhappy in Memphis).

Be that as it may, here are five things I've learned about this season so far:


The Miami Heat Will Bring It Every Night

It's not just that Dwyane Wade and Co. are 5-1 this season. It's that they've done it by only scoring over 100 points one time this season. They've only surrendered an average of 90.7 points per game to their opponents after giving up 98 per game last season.

What that means is your going to have to bring it against the Heat if you want to beat them.

Their lone defeat came 104-96 loss to the Phoenix Suns. No surprise it was the only game this year in which the Heat gave up more than 100 points.

What that means is that the Heat will have to figure out ways to win games against high-scoring teams who can pass the century mark on a bad day or when they go up against defensive-minded teams. It's no surprise that the Celtics, the league's best ...

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