The Miami Heat made it somewhere Monday night the team hasn’t been since the beginning of the season, first place in the Eastern Conference.
When the Miami Heat play the Portland Trail Blazers Monday night, one player on the Heat roster will see a former team that drafted him with the number one overall pick in the NBA Draft.
After losing again over the weekend, the questions surrounding the Miami Heat ahead of the playoffs are growing as the team tries to stop a streak of seven losses in the last 11 games.
With a chance to take over first place in the Eastern Conference, the Heat has gone cold losing four of five to playoff contending teams. Friday night, the Heat can work on righting the ship when the Denver Nuggets come to the AmericanAirlines Arena.
Last year around the time of the Super Bowl, the Miami Heat kicked it into high gear and ran off 27 straight wins that helped launch a second straight run to the NBA championship. History may be starting to repeat itself this season.
Lost amidst the hubbub of Super Bowl weekend, the Indiana Pacers signed center Andrew Bynum. The signing put a third seven-foot, at one-time star, on the Pacers roster and continued setting the stage for an Eastern Conference playoff matchup with the Miami Heat.
The Miami Heat don’t put a lot of weight into the regular season, but Heat fans may be starting to sweat a little bit as superstar Dwyane Wade can’t stay on the court and the team looks almost disinterested.
The NBA champion Miami Heat have a well-known need for a big man to solidify the roster. When center Andrew Bynum was released, some media outlets linked him with Miami, but the Heat don’t appear to be looking at the former All-Star.
Miami Heat small forward Michael Beasley returned to the team that drafted him on an unguaranteed contract hoping to make enough of an impact to stick around for a full season. By 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Beasley will know whether or not he is staying with the Heat for the rest of the season.
If the last two games between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are a sign of what’s coming if the two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals; it’s going to be one fun, but physical series.