Following the unexpected end of an even more unexpected Miami Heat 13-game win streak, the former star of South Beach emphasized just how big a role Spoelstra’s coaching has played into getting that team into challenging for a playoff spot.
— The Vertical (@TheVertical) February 13, 2017
The Heat’s run was remarkable, originating from a 109-103 grind-out win against the Houston Rockets on Jan. 17 and sourly coming to an end against the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers in a 117-109 on Saturday.
Spoelstra’s run with the Heat has been remarkable — from being an inexperienced, yet savvy video coordinator working his way up the ranks, to coaching an All-Star studded team, to revitalizing a team with raw talent and making it a winner.
Despite having their NBA-high 13-game win streak snapped on Saturday, the Heat are only two games behind the Detroit Pistons for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference playoff picture.