Mike Miller's performance on Friday in Charlotte was the first time he has scored at least 25 points since January 2011. He had 26 points and was 7 of 11 from three-point range. Great, right?
After the game, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra seemed to partially credit Miller's success to buying into "sacrifice."
“It’s great to see Mike that aggressive, with that mind-set,” Spoelstra said. “He’s a big-time weapon we have. He has absolutely bought into the sacrifice. You can see his value. He’s unique with his size. He can get a shot up against a lot of people and can put the ball on the floor.”
What does this mean, exactly: "He has absolutely bought into the sacrifice." Is this purely coach-speak or was there a point where Miller wasn't "all in," as they say? Nothing huge. Just something I thought was worth nothing. It would seem that actual playing time and not any kind of sacrifice has contributed to Miller's recent success.