The Miami Heat have not been as dominant in the East Finals as they were in the earlier rounds of the 2022 playoffs, but still, they found ways to win against the Boston Celtics. For head coach Erik Spoelstra, that is the most important thing.

After going 2-1 up against the Celtics, a rather interesting stat went viral online. Apparently, the Heat have only won two of the 12 quarters they played in the series with the Celtics–coming from the third quarter of Game 1 and first quarter of Game 3. They lost seven quarters and tied the other three.

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Naturally, it surprised a lot of people since they're able to get ahead of the series despite such performance so far.

Spoelstra, nonetheless, is not making a big deal of the stat and emphasized that in the end, what's important is the final score and not the per quarter outings.

“At the end of the game, the clock turns to zero, did we win or did we lose? That's what our focus is on,” the Heat head coach said, per Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Erik Spoelstra certainly couldn't have said it any better. The fact of the matter is they have won two games, and they did so convincingly despite dominating in only two quarters. In those quarters they won, the Heat scored 39 points each and led by more than 20 points–enough to give them comfortable cushion despite losing or merely tying the other instances.

As Spoelstra said it, their focus is on winning the game and not each 12 minutes of play. As long as they get the W, whether they won the quarter or not doesn't really matter.