Miami has a lot of talent but the two who the fans voted into the All Star game in February are Dwayne Wade and LeBron James. Dwayne Wade has ben injured of late--he came off the bench in Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs--but as of now he's expected to start the All Star game.
LeBron James, who was voted the NBA's most popular player after the Heat's championship run last June, also made the team. That was an easy call that he'd make the team. Dwayne Wade's injured knee isn't so much a problem for the All Star game as it is for the rest of the regular season.
January has been unremarkable for the Heat though the Heat's blazing start in November and December has put Miami in eye shot of Indianapolis for the number one playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
Greg Oden has been hoped for to stabilize the interior for the Heat. It's hard to say that Miami was missing anything on Sundy against San Antonio after their blowout of the Spurs. The Spurs were reportedly undermanned though you could say that about the Heat who brought Dwayne Wade off the bench.
At 8-5 for the month with a game remaining the Heat can finish at 9-5 which is--believe-it-or-not--their worst month so far this season. Their glitzy record has been impressive and whether or not they get the number one seed over the Pacers they'll be favored to win it all.
This three-peat looks doable because the Eastern Conference is weak this year and Miami could breeze to the NBA finals.
Their total of twelve losses puts them solidly in the number two spot in the Eastern Conference and it doesn't appear anybody can realistically catch them even with half the season remaining.
Chris Bosh is a go-to guy who has been blazin' of late. The stats against the Spurs were extremely impressive by the Heat starters: the free throw shooting was very impressive for both teams who combined to miss only five free throws out of forty three attempted.