Miami Heat MiamiHerald.com Miami Heat Home Delivery

« Revisiting LeBron's Christmas miracle of an off-handed alley-oop | Main | Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni whistling a different tune about Erik Spoelstra and Heat than former Lakers coach Phil Jackson »

Miami Heat has 45 dunks in its last six games

LOS ANGELES -- The Heat’s extended dunk-a-thon during its five-game home stand continued out West on Wednesday against the shorthanded Lakers. Led by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, the Heat had nine dunks to bring its dunk total to 45 over the last six games.

Overall, the Heat scored 58 points in the paint and had 29 assists. Those are benchmarks for a healthy offense.

“Right now we’re really getting to our identity,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’re really being aggressive, the ball is moving. We’re getting to the game that we envisioned.”

The Heat generated 36 dunks during its five-game home stand before flying to Los Angeles. Against the Lakers, Miami had five dunks in the first quarter alone, including a driving dunk byMario Chalmers and the first of two show-stopping alley-oops from Wade to James.

“The process of us trying to get better, we’re right on point,” James said. “We had a couple bumps, but for the most part we have taken more steps forward than steps back and I’m excited about that.”

 

 

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
About MiamiHerald.com | Terms of Use & Privacy Statement | Copyright | About the McClatchy Company