Miami Heat: Seven People Who Should Be Credited for Team’s Early Season 180

December 17th, 2010 by John Friel Leave a reply »
We knew at the beginning of the season just how good the Miami Heat could be. They were capable of eclipsing the 1995-'96 Chicago Bulls single season record for wins with 72 and the 1971-'72 Los Angeles Lakers record of 33 consecutive wins.

After a rough 9-8 start, we might have to wait another season for a few of these records to be broken, but one thing is for sure and that is the Heat are back on track.

The Heat are in the midst of their first 10 game win streak in five years, and have rocketed from 9-8 to 19-8 in the span of a few weeks. They took advantage of a weak schedule with seven of their wins being against sub-.500 teams, and then handled themselves very well against the better teams of the league in Atlanta, New Orleans, and their biggest win of the season coming against the Utah Jazz on the road.

All but one of the wins was by double-digits.

The schedule gets a little more strenuous for Miami as they face the streaking New York Knicks at the Garden on Friday, the Dallas Mavericks for the second time this season back home, and then a possible future NBA finals matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Cente ...

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