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Erik Spoelstra unhappy with where Heat are at despite big win over Celtics

Erik Spoelstra

The Miami Heat registered a big win over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, but that does not mean Erik Spoelstra is happy with where his team currently stands.

As a matter of fact, the head coach was actually irritated after the Heat’s victory. While Spoelstra declined to say what he was specifically upset about, one Miami player said his displeasure stems from the fact that the Heat seem to play up and down to their competition, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Spoelstra has a point.

The Heat own wins over the Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks and now the Celtics, and yet, they own a pair of double-digit losses to the Orlando Magic and have gone 0-3 against the Atlanta Hawks, including a 24-point loss in Atlanta last Sunday.

Miami is certainly a hard team to figure out.

Overall, the Heat are just 20-20 on the year, but due to the fact that the Southeast Division is so awful, they are in first place.

Still, judging by the fact that the Heat just do not have elite talent on their roster, perhaps the team really isn’t that good, and maybe the better teams in the league actually play down to them?

Miami will play host to the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday before embarking on a four-game road trip bookended by games against the Bucks and Celtics, both of whom the Heat have defeated in South Beach.

Six of Miami’s next seven games overall are on the road.