Analyst Says Mike Malone Made a Coaching Mistake in Game 2

Denver Nuggets Head Coach Michael Malone is seen during a timeout during the second quarter against the Miami Heat in Game Two of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Arena on June 04, 2023 in Denver, Colorado.  Note to User: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading or using this photograph, User is agreeing to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.
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Game 2 of the NBA Finals is officially in the books, with the Miami Heat coming back after losing Game 1 to get the best of the Denver Nuggets and even the series at one game before heading to the Kayesa Center for Game 3 Also achieved Game 4.

Although the Nuggets remained favorites in this series and were the favorites to head into Game 2 at the Ball Arena in Denver, the Heat proved too much to handle, resulting in the Nuggets’ first loss at home during these NBA seasons. playoffs.

Despite the Heat falling to the Heat in Game 2, things easily could have gone differently, according to Fox Sports’ Emmanuel Aco, especially if Nuggets head coach Mike Malone had called a timeout on the final play.

Eko has an interesting point, as it appears Malone didn’t want to have a clipboard fight with Erik Spoelstra to end Game 2.

Although Malone is undoubtedly one of the best coaches in the league today, Spoelstra is certainly the best coach in the league, if not in the conversation for the distinction as the best leader on the sideline in the NBA.

That said, it’s not surprising that Malone went with the route he chose rather than try to outdo or oust Spoelstra, who won two titles as head coach at Miami and one as an assistant. Is.

It will be interesting to see if this series ends with two great coaches battling it out and who ends up on top in the end.

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