Heat manager Eric Spoelstra slams Jokic’s ‘scoring’ measures as ‘silly’ – Basket Count

“The Nuggets put their opponents in danger with a lot of different moves.”

The Heat won 111-108 in Game 2 of the NBA Finals to tie the series at 1-1.

Nikola Jokic, the main pillar of the Nuggets, showed a monster performance with 41 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in this second game. However, Jokic has scored 40 or more points in this year’s playoffs to go 0-3. On the other hand, when Jokic has less than 40 points, the Nuggets have gone 12-1 so far. In two of the four Nuggets losses, Jokic provided six or fewer assists. In response to this result, some argued that it was important not to let him become a passer who would become a scorer rather than let him shoot effective passes one after another as a starting point for offense.

But when Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra was asked the question during the Game 2 postgame press conference, he said, “That’s ridiculous.” “From a layman’s point of view, some people say that. He’s a great player, he’s been the best player on the planet on two occasions, and you say to him, ‘Let’s make him a scorer.’ You can’t say.

”The Nuggets put their opponents in danger with many different actions. He wants it. I have the greatest respect for him.”

By the way, Jokic said, “I’m not worried about assists or anything like that. I’m just playing. I’m not thinking about stats when I’m playing. ” It seems

In the future, much attention will be focused on measures against Jokic. However, the heat does not hold back from a “scorer” or “passer” perspective against the most versatile center in NBA history.


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