With all the spotlight that the Miami Heat has received after their monumental offseason in which they signed LeBron James and Chris Bosh to team up with Dwyane Wade, there has also been a lot of criticism that has come along with the notoriety.
From lacking a true point guard and center to having trouble beating the best teams in the leagues, the Heat have been under a microscope this season. Most notably, they have been lambasted for their inability to close out games that are decided in five points are less.
Miami seems confused in the conclusive minutes of games when it comes to giving it to that one guy who will finish it for them. That sounds alarming, especially when they have the likes of James and Wade on their roster.
However, for one reason or another, they have come up short in too many times this year when the game is on the line. LeBron, Wade and Mike Miller have all missed big shots this year that could have either tied or won the game for the Heat.
With the playoffs right around the corner, it's time for Miami to work out these issues and finish close games because that's what a championship caliber team is capable of doing.
Here are some ways that LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and co. can close out games as winners and put a halt to what's been plaguing them all season.