Miami Heat on Hot Streak as Matchup With Los Angeles Lakers Looms

December 14th, 2010 by Jesse Dorsey Leave a reply »
Oh, what a difference a little nine-game winning streak makes.

Dating back to their final game of November against the Washington Wizards, Miami has clobbered opponents, winning each of their nine games by double digits, which includes a win last night over the 14-10 New Orleans Hornets.

They have finally begun to win games against the better teams in the league, beating three teams that boast a record above .500 on their current win streak.

That may not sound like a lot, but when you consider that they had won only one such game prior to this streak, that is a huge positive.

They have played the best defense possible over the stretch, allowing only 84 points per game over that time. Six times they held teams under 90 points and three times under 80 points.

I think what this says for the Heat is that when they are on, they are on and nearly impossible to shut down.

They still have many challenging games before Christmas Day against New York, Dallas and Phoenix until they face Kobe Bryant and the Lakers in the game everyone is talking about.

In order to keep their winning streak alive, they must ...

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