Heat Showing Signs of Life

by Marcel Mutoni

The win in Los Angeles against the Clippers wasn’t a big deal, almost expected. Last night’s victory in the Valley of the Sun, however, made you sit up in your chair a little straighter.

The Miami Heat, left for dead by many (including yours truly), are riding an impressive two-game winning streak after ominously starting their six-game road trip by going 0-4.

“We know it’s [about] time for us,” Dwyane Wade said after starting and finishing things with 7-for-7 shooting in a 16-point first quarter and a crucial 10-point flurry in the final 3:44 to finish with 31 and seal it.

“It’s a breakthrough time. We’ve been playing well, besides [a 26-point loss in] the Denver game, on this whole road trip. We had every game [under control] until the last five minutes. But Coach said that this could be a breakthrough game for us.”

Following an uncharacteristic night from Steve Nash (only 11 points on 4-13 shooting), the jury is still out on whether or not this Miami team can resurrect itself, but one thing is clear: They’re not going down quietly.