Through seven games, the Heat are 2-5.
Not exactly the start Miami envisioned. What’s the problem?
Scoring has been a struggle for the Heat, as they’re still trying to find their offensive identity. Our stat of the week shows just how much Miami has struggled offensively this season.
97.0: This is the Heat’s offensive rating through seven games this season, which means Miami is scoring 97 points per 100 possessions. It’s not a good number for the Heat. Miami is tied with Memphis for the second-worst offensive rating in the NBA. Only the 0-7 Philadelphia 76ers have a worse offensive rating than the Heat. By comparison, Miami averaged 104.2 points per 100 possessions last season. In the 2014-15 season when the Heat did not make the playoffs, they finished with a 101.5 offensive rating. So yeah, Miami’s offense has been pretty bad to start this season.