More than anything, Dwayne Wade's resurgence has fueled the Heat's 20-game winning streak.
During the run, Wade is averaging 24.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. He was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games from March 4-10 and his consecutive-games streak with at least one steal (23 games) ended on Wednesday in Philadelphia.
Most recently, Wade has shot at least 50 percent from the field in 12 straight games. It's the longest such streak of his career. He shot at least 50 percent in 11 straight games last season (Feb. 3-21, 2012) and did it in nine-straight games in 2009.
So, while LeBron James is having another MVP-caliber season, Wade is putting up some of the best numbers of his career. Is Wade currently second on the list of the league's most valuable players? A case can be made. Consider this: In his last 11 games, Wade has shot at least 50 percent from the field while also scoring at least 20 points in every game.
The last player to pull off that type of efficient and productive run was Michael Jordan way back during the 1995-96 season. Jordan did it in 11-straight games. Wade can surpass His Airness on Friday night in Milwaukee.