The Miami Heat have become a very hard team to beat.
In the 2010-2011 season other NBA teams could manipulate the Heat’s lack of chemistry, lack of shooters, and their lack of size but in the beginning of the 2012-2013 season those strategies are no longer useful.
Opponents can’t zone a team that has Ray Allen, Rashard Lewis, Mike Miller, Mario Chalmers, and Chris Bosh. Opponents can’t prevent Dwyane Wade and LeBron James from scoring inside the paint when both are willing to post up, and move without the basketball. Big men can’t guard Bosh and Shane Battier on the perimeter at the same time as limiting the inside baskets the Heat score. The Heat have revamped their offense and force each team they play to ‘pick your poison’.
The ‘Big 3’ have a chemistry at all time high and the confidence and trust they have in one another is outstanding. Through the first four games of the season the ‘Big 3’ are all averaging at least 20 points per game. Allen is averaging 15 points a game off the bench and Chalmers is averaging nine assists in the Heat’s three wins. They are making a conscience effort to share the basketball and it has made them a much better team.
Allen described the Heat offense best and simple in a recent interview with ESPN.com saying, “Swing, swing, swing, swing.”
The Heat are fourth in the league in assists averaging 25.5 assists per game and lead the league in points per game averaging 111.8 points per game.
The Heat will host the Brooklyn Nets tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Miami and get another opportunity to broadcast their complete team offense.