Stat of the Week: Miami’s offense heating up

 

 

 

The Heat's shooting has improved the last four games which has led to a dramatic increase in scoring. (AP Photo)

The Heat’s shooting has improved the last four games which has led to a dramatic increase in scoring. (AP Photo)

PORTLAND – Miami Heat scoring machine.

Not quite just yet, but the Heat’s offense has improved dramatically in the last four games, three of which were on the road, including Thursday’s 111-110 victory at Utah.

What leads to more points? Better shooting. The Heat are shooting 47.9 percent in the last four games and 43.1 on the season.

Which leads us to our stat of the week:

428: The Heat’s total points the last four games, all four exceeding 100, something they did just three times in the previous 15 games. Their 107.0 average is 12.2 points more than in the previous 15. “There’s some simplicity to our offense right now,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’re just getting organized and that sounds rudimentary but it’s so important to our group, especially when you have moving parts. Get organized, get your proper sports, execute first, second and third triggers as necessary. Our turnovers have been down, that’s critical on the road and it also helps when guys are making some shots.”

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