Yes, the play has been somewhat ragged at times lately. And, yes, there are concerns at center, point guard and with Shane Battier. But does it really matter?

At 18-6, the Heat are just about where you would have expected them.

And while recent games have shown is that there are areas of concern, that concern likely is overstated.


Because the Heat do not use a center at the ends of games.

Because they increasingly have been going without a true point guard at the finish.

And because Shane Battier has been stepping aside with games in the balance.