1.) Tim Floyd needed to realize that he has become the most easy to defend coach in the NBA. The high pick and roll, while an offensive staple in this league, must be used sparingly. When teams use corner traps and render it ineffective, you cannot continue to run that offense over and over. You must be able to run something else. Apparently, we don't have anything else to run other than that on offense, thus the early jump shots by us which played right into the Heat's hands.
2.) The Hornets needed to establish Mags in the halfcourt to slow down the Heat and to get to the foul line and that is exactly what they did not do. Taking your first freebies with seven minutes left to go in the third quarter will never get it done in a game seven
3.) Regarding Mags, he has to realize that in big games, he has got to dig down and be aggressive. Too many times tonite I saw him not run down and entry pass that may have been a little off because it wasn't perfectly thrown.
4.) Shammond Williams should have seen action much earlier in the game than he did. Everyone on this board knows what a capable penetrator he is, and coach should have known that, too. It was too little, too late for Williams as he got his first action in the middle of the fourth.
5.) Baron Davis should have been told unequivocaly that he was done for the night after he limped to the locker room with the tailbone injury. Even upon letting him come back into the game, I feel that he was in there too long, and an absolute defensive liability. I love Baron's heart, but he was clearly hurting us out there tonight after the injury.
6.) Lamar Odom played a good portion of the fourth quarter with five fouls. There should have been more double-team defense on him to get him out of the game. Remember he hit the the big shot that put them back up by six as P. J. watched him tip the ball in.
There are a few others, but I am tired. Besides, I don't know what else I need to say. Take nothing away from the Heat. This game was going to be tough no matter what. I just wish that we could have remedied some of the easily correctible items listed above.