Miami Heat Lose 3rd Straight: Can They Stay Healthy Enough for Championship Run?

January 15th, 2011 by Chris Sax Leave a reply »
First Mike Miller went down and he was out for three months until his recent return. Then we saw Udonis Haslem fall to injury and he has yet to come back. But who cares about those two? There are only three players that need to be healthy in order for the Miami Heat to win. And that's what happened. The Heat still continued to pull off win after win and managed to achieve 30 wins on the season.

There's a slight problem though. Those three players that need to stay healthy in order to win are becoming unhealthy. LeBron James suffered a sprained ankle during a loss to the Clippers on Wednesday. Then Chris Bosh also sprained his ankle tonight in the Heat's third straight loss, losing to the Chicago Bulls 99-96.

Dwyane Wade has been dealing with pains of his own all season, with a wrist injury at the beginning of the season, a hand injury towards the end of November and a sore knee at the end of December. So the question remains, is this team deep enough to survive an injury to one of Miami's big three?

So far the answer to this question is no. The Heat have been without LeBron for two games and have lost both, one of them being a 28-point blowout fr ...

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