HEAT Unconcerned with Boston Complaint
Coach Erik Spoelstra said Thursday that complaints from opposing teams about the Miami Heat’s favorable free throw disparity have been frustrating, but that they won’t stop LeBron James and Dwyane Wade from attacking the basket and forcing referees to make calls.
“Everybody knows how we want to play,” Spoelstra said before the team traveled to Boston for Game 3 on Friday. “And if we can get some of those in the open court, get to the rim, get to the free throw line, it’s not like this is something new right now. We’re the league leader in free throw attempts and during the season for a reason.”
James and Wade are the only two players in the league this postseason to have shot at least 100 free throws, although Celtics forward Paul Pierce is third with 98 attempts.