Miami Heat Report Card: How LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Co. Fared This Week

January 9th, 2011 by Justin Eisenband Leave a reply »
The Miami Heat capped another undefeated week with a hard-fought overtime win against the Milwaukee Bucks.

With Dwyane Wade and LeBron James struggling, Chris Bosh lifted the Heat to overcome a fourth quarter deficit, Andrew Bogut's 27 rebounds and Chris Douglas-Robert's 30 points.

The Milwaukee game continued to demonstrate a key aspect of this season. Other teams, especially when playing at home, are going to give the Miami Heat their best game and highest effort.

Despite winning 20 of the last 21 games and 12 consecutive road games, the Heat still have a lot of work to do. Coach Erik Spoelstra says he enjoys the tight games more than the blowouts.

In a sense, he is right to believe that.

To be prepared for the playoffs, Miami has to experience the tight, back-and-forth games. The road game at Milwaukee provided insight into the dynamics of this Heat team when the game gets tight in the fourth.

As demonstrated by Miami's inability to pull away in the fourth, that is something Miami should continue to work on. Dwyane Wade was able to get an open look for a game winning shot, but perhaps the Heat sho ...

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