Mike Miller is rumored to be a potential started for game four Thursday night. Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra is considering the move to inject some new life on the offensive side of the ball after the team looked disjointed and lethargic in their game three loss.
Looking to jump-start a sluggish offense, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is considering changing his starting lineup for Game 4 of the NBA Finals and inserting the hot-shooting Mike Miller, sources said Thursday.
… Miller is 10-of-11 shooting on 3-pointers in the Finals thus far and is shooting 50 percent from behind the arc in the postseason. He started 17 games in the regular season, mostly as a fill-in for Dwyane Wade when he was battling injuries, and the Heat were 13-4 in those games.
Yes, it’s a solid move on one end of the court. At least on paper. But it would likely come at the expense of Udonis Haslem, who’s done an outstanding job of slowing down Tim Duncan so far in the series. Miller could also struggle keeping up with the Spurs’ active young players as they’re constantly moving on screens. After all, the last thing the Heat need is to give up open looks at the three-point line after allowing a Finals record 16 three-pointers in game three.