The Miami Heat can learn by losing games like Wednesday

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra often praised his team when they took a big lead before clinging on to victory.

On Wednesday, the Heat found themselves at odds after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks. They led by 13 with seven minutes but lost 120-119 at the Fiserv Forum.

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Despite a different outcome, the Heat still feel they can take advantage of the loss. Here’s what they said about lessons learned against the Bucks.

Spoelstra: “We’re going to get to the movie and tighten things up. They definitely stepped up their pressure. We had a turnover. We gave up an offensive rebound. We also fouled down the stretch. within striking distance without the clock running down, things of that nature.”

Guard Duncan Robinson: The pain of losing a game like this, those lessons are with you much more than when you give up a lead and you’re still capable of winning… Obviously this one is going to stay with us, it’s is on .”

Guard Tyler Herro: “Definitely how to finish games ahead, take care of the ball and just finish games. That’s something we can definitely take away (Wednesday).”

The Heat return to action Thursday at the Brooklyn Nets. It’s the first time Nets star Kevin Durant has played a game since mid-January. The new-look Nets will be without Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons, but that should provide an opportunity to act on lessons learned from Wednesday.


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