Miami Heat’s Big Three is More Like Miami’s Big Eight


On a team with a 12 man rotation, Miami’s Big Three is doing the work of eight players

  • The Big Three have played 45% of the total minutes played by the Miami Heat.
  • They have taken 63% of all field goal attempts, made 65% of all made field goals, and scored 66% of all points.  They have taken 39% of all three point shots, and made 35% of all three point makes.
  • They have attempted 78% of all free throws, and made 78% of all free throws made.
  • They have grabbed 42% of all offensive rebounds, and 52% of all defensive rebounds, good for 50% of all total rebounds.
  • They have handed out 66% of all assists on the team.
  • They have taken 54% of all steals.
  • They have swatted 38% of all blocks.
  • They have also let go of 64% of all the turnovers.

Take all that as you will, in terms of their chances of ultimately succeeding or failing to become NBA champions as currently comprised.

7 Responses to “Miami Heat’s Big Three is More Like Miami’s Big Eight”

  1. jpalumbo Says:

    I’d think that would enhance their chances to win it all. Minimizing the importance of role players seems like a good thing when the going gets tough… unless you need to get a big performance from an unlikely source… then you’ll wish you’d got those guys more touches (like Nate Robinson last playoffs). But this Heat team has so many veterans I could definitely see Miller or Haslem (coming back sooner than later) or House pulling off some kind of playoff miracle with limited minutes.

  2. High Above Courtside Says:

    Wasn’t the “South Bitch” complaining about how many minutes he was playing in Nov? He sure was. Wonder how much he’ll be bitching in May or June……if he gets that far……

    • pmadavi Says:

      Serenity now, Dave, serenity now. Your boys are going to drop at least one more spot by the time the playoffs start, save your head-exploding anger for later in the season.

      Paul Madavi

  3. High Above Courtside Says:

    No worries Paul, given “South Bitches” steller performances in the playoff as well as all of his rings er –uh– oh– thats right…… he doesn’t have any…….

    I have no concerns. LeBron has never beaten the Celts in the playoffs

    The school yard ball the Heat are playing will work in the regular season, but it is a half court game in the playoffs that wins and Paul you know that.

    • pmadavi Says:

      It might be more prevalent. But what has won games for Boston in the playoffs since 2007-2008 has actually been their transition points. In any case, by the time May rolls around, they are going to be too worn down and injured to actually pull it off, even though they are the second best team behind the Spurs right now.

      • High Above Courtside Says:

        And lock down team defense for teams playing half court

        Yeah and last year you said the same thing and they advanced 2 rounds futher than you thought and came within 4 minutes of winning it all.

        Besides this is about the Heat, and LeBron whining about too many minutes

      • pmadavi Says:

        Well, enjoying snatching defeat from the Jaws of victory once more this year. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. You Boston fans are the WORST.

        Paul Madavi

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