Or should Riley wait to see how he plays once Wade comes back before deciding to pull the trigger?
He only had 1 turnover, but that stat is way misleading. How many times did he do his globetrotter dribble spin and just spin himself into a double team and turning it into a bad scramble to make a play out of the possession? How many times did he wait way too long to get a play started? How many times did he jack up bad shots? Penny Hardaway should just play point guard off the bench. He seems to be the only person who was able to give Shaq the ball.
Anyways, I thought Miami played excellent defense in the first half. They have absolutely no chemistry on offense yet, but that should change soon enough. This team shows very little confidence in their passing and doesn't seem sure what to do.
The Spurs need to start playing a whole lot better if they want to get a decent playoff seed. They wouldn't mind a #5 seed, but they should play for better. They didn't look very good tonight despite the win. They got a whole lot of help from the referees tonight.
Smush had some positive moments in LA, but he seems to be on a completely different page than the rest of the team when he has the ball running point. It's early and with Davis and Blount being very late additions to the team it's going to take a while to gel, but I think Penny should handle the ball instead of Smush. There isn't one thing that Smush does well on a consistent basis.