The Miami Heat are still streaking and playing good basketball. LeBron James seems to not be having back problems anymore, Dwyane Wade missed two games straight but he played very well last night, and Chris Bosh is being consistent. With the “Big 3” in sync, the Miami Heat wins. With a record of (10-3) the Heat are starting to come along. With a big double digit win in Orlando Wednesday night and a nail bitter win in Miami last night against the Magic again, you can say the Heat are hot.
In Tuesday’s game, giving the Heat their fifth straight win, LeBron James scored 21 points and also had seven assists and six rebounds. Chris Bosh scored 18 points and Dwyane Wade sat out due to resting his knee. After seeing Derrick Rose tear his meniscus, I’m sure Dwyane Wade is happy to rest his knee when needed because he doesn’t want that to happen to him. I wish Rose a speedy recovery.
Wade suited up last night and led the team with 27 points while James added 22 and Chris Bosh 15. LeBron James hit the go ahead shot with 15 seconds left in the game to give the Heat the win. LeBron also had nine rebounds and seven assists which set him at 508straight regular-season games reaching double figures. This high achievement tied LeBron with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for the fifth-longest streak in NBA history.
James wasn’t the only person in the Heat organization who made the all-time list. Coach Erik Spoelstra’s improved his coaching recorded to 269-137, putting him past the legendary Red Auerbach for fifth on the NBA’s all-time winning percentage list for coaches. Spoelstra has a prestigious winning percentage of .663. Coaches Phil Jackson, Billy Cunningham, Gregg Popovich and K.C. Jones have better percentages than Spoelstra but he’s young and well on his way.
Minus all of the accolades that were achieved during these past two games against the Magic, the Heat is playing good basketball. The bench is continuing to play well and the “Big 3” is putting up 60 or more points together. The Magic helped other NBA teams out by showing them what not do on guarding LeBron James. They double-teamed James and they paid for it. Of course if you double-team anyone, another player will be open and Heat has too many dominant players for any team to try that tactic. Whether if it’s Wade, Bosh, Ray Allen, or even James Jones that’s open, teams will regret it. James Jones scored 17 points in Wednesday’s matchup due to the Magic doubling up LeBron. The Heat is continuing to show their depth every game. Michael Beasley is still making an impact, Norris Cole is still bringing positive energy, and Ray Allen is still draining shots.
Overall, the bench is playing well and the starting five are opening up games better. I like the way the Heat are playing. This six game win streak is just the beginning of a potential 3-peat. The Heat play the Phoenix Suns Monday night. The Suns have a record of (6-6).