With the second round of the NBA Playoffs now underway, it’s time to start taking a closer look at some of the contenders for the Larry O’Brien Trophy. In “The Breakdown,” a series in partnership with Complex’s new hoops site, TriangleOffense.com, we’ll scope out some teams and key in on the important plays they’re using. First up: the Miami Heat.
Watch Heat highlights on SportsCenter and you’d think Miami scores all its points on fast break alley-oops and rim-rattling dunks. There’s no question that the Heat’s transition game is potent, but increasingly dangerous too is Miami’s half-court offense. Put them together and it’s little surprise that Miami, per basketball-reference, boasts the NBA’s second highest offensive rating, scoring 112.49 points per 100 possessions. How do they do it? Check it out.