Will the momentum be enough for Heat in the NBA playoff race? – Denver Post
Q: This is the team we expected to see all year. Does it happen just in time? – Swann.
A: No, it comes too late, and that’s the shame of it all. Yes, Wednesday night’s win over the Knicks showed a lot of what the Heat can be when they’re at their best. But the shame of it all is that by getting behind the eight ball with so many hideous losses, that instead of being in the thick of the playoff chase, they still have to rely on the failures of others to come. That’s what happens when you lose to the Pistons and Spurs and Magic and twice to the Hornets. Without these disasters, the Heat could now have the game in their rear view mirror. Instead, even with what the Heat showed on Wednesday night, and even with seven wins in their last 10, the play-in still remains where the Heat resides for now. And that’s with just eight games remaining in their regular season.
Q: How was Kyle Lowry listed on the injury report as questionable with knee pain even after three days off? – Leo.
A: A lot of this is procedural. If a player is struggling with an illness, he must, according to the rule, be listed. And with Kyle Lowry’s knee pain likely to keep him out for back-to-back games (the Heat still have two such sets), he could well be on injury report at least for the rest of the season. regular. The Heat have already been fined by the NBA due to their injury reports, so the approach will largely be that if in doubt, list it (or doubtful or likely or doubtful). The game element drew attention to injury reports
Q: Haywood Highsmith vs Omer Yurtseven? What? – Michael.
A: This point of the season is all about confidence. What is clear is that Erik Spoelstra trusts Haywood Highsmith more than Omer Yurtseven. No, mind you, Haywood didn’t do it more than a few times when he was on the court Wednesday night. I could always see an avenue for Orlando Robinson to get back into the mix in the Heat’s power rotation, perhaps at the expense of Yurtseven. Still don’t overdo Haywood’s role, considering he’s only ever played 4:05 (which, of course, is more than Omer’s 0:00).