In a classic series in which, once again, the sports media and fans have focused on the officiating and who takes the last shot—rather than what actually goes on during the game—there has been a constant theme with the Miami Heat that not only cost them Game 4, but was the reason they struggled in Game 3 and almost lost Game 2.
And that theme is their inability to capitalize from the foul line throughout the game.
The Heat's problem is not offense or defense. It isn't effort or toughness. In this series, and throughout the playoffs, it has been their pathetically horrendous free-throw shooting that has kept games close, and has cost them dearly in the