HEAT: BIG BALL
Spoelstra doesn't accept any references to the Heat's “small” lineup.
“I don't want it to sound like coachspeak, but we really don't see ourselves as smaller,” Spoelstra said. “We think the versatility of our roster is one of our greatest strengths … we have guys that can play different positions, and they're tough-minded.”
James is averaging 30.3 points and 10.3 rebounds through three games of this series. But Spoelstra refuses to identify James as a power forward.
“No,” Spoelstra said. “I think of him as a great basketball player. That's what I tell him. You're a player. Make plays.”