Heat Playing Less 'Hero Ball' During Streak
The Heat offense has thrived since Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
Erik Spoelstra said the main factor is that the team is playing less "hero ball" and not that they are without Chris Bosh.
But Miami's ball movement in the halfcourt has improved without Bosh.
“It’s not something that happens overnight,” Spoelstra said. “This is two years of habits and learning each other’s strengths and learning what’s effective for us. We’ve had to change a lot of habits that guys have had for years for the improvement of our team.”
James and Wade have increased their interplay without Bosh also on the court.
“When Bosh went out, the package got smaller and when [Spoelstra] calls sets, he only calls them for me and LeBron instead of calling it for all three of us,” Wade said. “So, I’m more involved in the offense, and our team can kind of know exactly what we’re going to get out of us two.”
During the Heat’s four-game postseason winning streak, Wade and James have combined for 251 points (an average of 62 points per game).