Erik Spoelstra first sounded as if he hadn't figured it out. The Miami Heat coach was asked Friday morning if the Phoenix Suns' 4-0 surge in "seeding" games is surprising or a case of a young team maturing and finding its way. "Uh."
After a month inside the NBA bubble, the league has maintained a perfect record on the most significant of scoreboards:
It has been an interesting week of Miami Heat basketball. Through the Heat’s first four seeding games at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, it has posted a 2-2 record. There have been encouraging wins over the Denver Nuggets and Boston Celtics, and even the losses have been competitive against two Eastern Conference powers — the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks.