As much as I criticize Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, he has a good sense of knowing when he needs to remind his team that they can’t rely on standing around and watching LeBron James or Dwyane Wade go to work in the fourth quarter. Every so often, Spoelstra calls a late-fourth quarter timeout to draw up a play, the Heat execute it and put away a game.
It looks like it happened again in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. Spoelstra has called two straight pick and rolls involving Wade and James, both of which resulted in critical hoops to push the Heat’s lead back to five. James hit a tough shot on the first one, but the second one resulted in a wide open dunk for Chris Bosh after Wade got to the rim.
Running a play, any play, is better than nothing.