There is an old saying, “Experience is the best teacher.”
For the Miami Heat, losers of six of their last eight outings and currently on a three-game losing streak — there isn’t a more appropriate time to cling to their losses for inspiration than now. After all, there is no Jimmy Butler coming over to rescue them from their current predicament.
Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra described their losses as pain that trickles in on every Heat player and an experience they should definitely learn from:
“[We have to] learn from this pain. Pain and the experience of that pain can be a great teacher. I know everyone in that locker room is feeling that pain. We have been in a lot of these close games and we will find a way to get better.”
Veteran guard Wayne Ellington agreed with the sentiment, citing that they need to turn it around and the personnel has the right frame of mind to do so:
“We’re all aware of it, that we need to have a sense of urgency. We’ve got to get better and look around at each other and look at ourselves in the mirror and go from there. Like I said, we’ve got the character guys that we can make that turnaround. We’re going to.”