Heat have a sense of “entitlement”

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Heat have a sense of “entitlement”

At the halftime of a Heat game this season, Coach Ron Rothstein was being interviewed as to the Heat’s game plan heading into the second half and he said that the team needed to get rid of their sense of entitlement. That that would allow them to get back in the game and have a chance to win. This team has struggled with that all season long and that is what caused them to drop Game 2 in monumental fashion last night.
Up 73-88, after a Wade three pointer, the Heat fell asleep on the lead and began to believe that the game was over and they were up two games to none. Dallas quickly figuratively “punched the Heat in the mouth” and stole the game. Jason Terry got hot scoring eight points in the fourth quarter to spur the Mavericks comeback and the Heat took three pointer after three pointer expecting to hit the homerun. The Mavericks aren’t the Western Conference Champs by default. The ol’ saying goes that a playoff series doesn’t start until the road team wins a game on the opposing team’s court.
The Heat now have to face the gauntlet of three straight games in Dallas. A forecast would be that all the boos, the opposition and the challenges the Heat have faced this season will be on the court in Dallas. All the eyes of the world will be watching. Will Lebron want to take over the game? Will Bosh wilt again or show his “emotional fire”? Dallas last night showed the stifling Heat defense has chinks from quick play by point guard JJ Barea. Tyson Chandler ate up the Heat bigs on the glass and Shawn Marion accompanied Terry with a strong offensive performance. Finally Dirk Nowitzki put his stamp on the game with a last second layup that cemented the comeback, zooming by Chris Bosh into an open paint area.

Sunday’s Game 3 will be a treat to watch with what adjustments both teams will make.

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