Video Analysis on How to Fix Miami Heat’s Struggling Defense

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Video Analysis on How to Fix Miami Heat’s Struggling Defense

With a record of 32-14, the Miami Heat are having by any account a successful season. However, unlike in years past, their victories aren’t coming by the way of their defense.

The Heat currently rank 12th in defensive rating. That’s a sizable downfall after finishing as a top-five defensive team (based on defensive rating) in each of the past two seasons.

It’s not a coincidence that the Heat made the NBA Finals in both of those seasons, either.

Considering Miami is a championship-or-bust team again this season, their defensive shortcomings are a big issue.

The good news, though, is that the Heat absolutely have the potential to play top-level defense.

Let’s take a look at the Heat’s defense more in-depth and figure out how Miami can turn potential into reality.

Beyond just points allowed, a statistic that indicates the Heat aren’t the defensive juggernaut they once were is turnovers.

Last season Miami forced 16.8 turnovers per contest. This year, that average has fallen to 15.1.

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