HEAT Changing Style with Wade Out?
The biggest difference is the style of lineups that the Heat use with (Dwyane) Wade in a suit and the impact this has on James and Bosh. Instead of having two slashers who like to create their own shot but aren’t great shooters, the Heat now generally have multiple shooting specialists on the court next to (LeBron) James and (Chris) Bosh.
It is never easy to defend James or Wade when they are on the attack, but it is challenging to have them attack at the same time. But shooters have to be guarded or you’ll often pay the price.
That is what has happened this week, as three strong opponents haven’t been able to deal with the combination of James and Bosh’s two-man game and the Heat’s terrific outside shooting.
“They are a different team without Dwyane,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said. “They space the floor a little bit more and they use the 3-ball a little bit more.”