Where do we assign the blame for the Heat's Game 4 loss?
Surely, LeBron James deserves the bulk of the criticism for showing the aggressiveness of a sleepy panda on Tuesday. You could also point fingers at the Heat's concentration and focus, after they fumbled away every opportunity down the stretch. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra shouldn't receive a free pass for the lack of offensive firepower in the halfcourt either.
But here's another reason why the Heat lost and we haven't heard it talked about in the Heat's Game 4 post-mortem:
The Heat just couldn't hit a shot.
Yes, it sounds overly simplistic and, well, boring. But consider this: We find from the official play-by-play that the Heat shot a putrid 20.7 percent outside of 15 feet (6-for-29) on Tuesday. They shot 2-for-14 from beyond the arc and 4-for-15 on long 2s (16-23 feet)
That's the team's worst shooting display all season from beyond 15 feet according to Hoopdata game logs -- regular season and postseason.
James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and Mike Bibby? 0-for-9 from downtown.
James, Chris Bosh and Mike Miller? 2-for-10 on long 2s.
With a final margin as slim as three points, the Heat's coldest shooting night of the season should be a talking point. But something tells me that might not be the case.