Five Takeaways From Heat’s 108-96 Victory in Season Opener

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2. Paint Dominance

Hassan Whiteside Miami Heat

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The Heat dominated the painted area against the Magic on Wednesday, outscoring them 74-36. This was a result of the attacking mentality the Erik Spoelstra has been preaching for weeks. The team was led by superstar Hassan Whiteside who had 18 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks. His presence garnered a lot of attention and created cutting lanes for guards Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, and Tyler Johnson to finish. Outside of four 3-pointers, the Heat managed to put up 108 points, which means that 96 of their points were from inside the arc.

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Atreya is currently attending Purdue University and loves to watch and follow the NBA. He grew up in Alabama so he loves his Auburn Tigers just as much as he does the Miami Heat. He’s been a huge fan of the team since that magical 2006 title run and still believes Dwyane Wade can drop 50 on any given night. He’s extremely excited to be writing about the team he loves and keeping Heat Nation up to date on all things Heat. You can follow him on Twitter @atreya_verma.