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The Miami Heat did everything they could to give Sunday’s game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, including blowing a 22-point lead. Still, the Heat found a way to notch a 109-105 victory and push the team’s winning streak to 11 straight.
The Miami Heat hit the hardwood of the United Center Thursday night and by the end of the game against the Chicago Bulls had secured a ninth straight victory and served notice to the league that everyone should be very afraid when the Heat come to town.
The Miami Heat entered Thursday night’s contest as the hottest team in the NBA, led by the front-runner for the Most Valuable Player award, LeBron James. By the time the final horn sounded, the Heat had finished off the Oklahoma City Thunder for the sixth straight time, 110-100.
The Miami Heat will have a different lineup on the floor Thursday night than they have in recent weeks after power forward Udonis Haslem didn’t make the trip to Oklahoma City, according to the Palm Beach Post.
The Miami Heat will end the first half of the 2012-2013 NBA season Thursday night with another NBA Finals rematch with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The featured matchup for the NBA’s annual Christmas day lineup of games was a rematch of the 2012 NBA Finals between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. By the time the final buzzer sounded, one thing was clear…the Thunder still couldn’t beat the Heat.
Miami Heat superstar has once again been named the Eastern Conference player of the week for his play over the last week.
The Miami Heat are almost ready to chase a second straight championship, but there are plenty of landmines waiting for the Heat on the roster and on the schedule.
The new NBA champions are all the talk on Twitter. The Heat players, and even Heat owner Micky Arison, have been tweeting about the big win and the long night of partying.
A basketball fan himself, President Barack Obama has called the Miami Heat head coach to congratulate the team on its second NBA championship.