Heat point guards need to step upPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s the South Florida Sun Sentinel on the Miami Heat, who have dropped their last two games, both to good teams — the Spurs and Rockets. No huge deal, but here’s one thing that stood out:
Another glaring blemish during the losing streak has been the play of point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole.
They were badly outplayed by Spurs guard Tony Parker and the Rockets’ Patrick Beverley the past two games.
“It’s been off the last two games,” Chalmers said. “We’ve got to do better.”
Cole and Chalmers have combined to score 13 points on 5 of 23 shooting while committing seven turnovers. The opposing point guards averaged 18 points.
“We’ve got to get back on track, find a way to get back on track,” Chalmers said. “It starts with me. I’m the starting point guard. I just got to turn it up. It’s just been one of those trips. We’ve got to get out to a better start. That starts with me. I’ve got to make sure we got off to a better start.”