Miami Heat Are Not Hot Against NBA Top 5: Lose to Chicago Bulls Again

February 25th, 2011 by Doug Brodess Leave a reply »
When LeBron James decided to take his talents to South Beach, the Miami Heat were supposed to cut through the NBA like the proverbial "hot knife through butter."

They were supposed to dominate everyone—the have-nots and the haves.

So far this season, the Heat have played good enough to have the third best record overall (42-16, behind San Antonio and Boston) and to be in second place in the Eastern Conference behind the Celtics.

Last night's loss to the Chicago Bulls is one more example of how Miami is struggling against the best teams in the league.

The Heat have not played the Spurs yet this season. They battle for the first time in San Antonio on Friday, March 4.

Against Boston, Dallas and Chicago (the teams with the second, fourth and fifth best records in the league respectively), Miami is currently 0-7.

For comparison, the Bulls are 6-3 against the Spurs, Celtics, Heat and Mavericks.

Yes, the picture looks a little brighter for Miami if you add in the fact that they have beaten the Lakers in their only meeting and that they have taken dow ...

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