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Notes from Sunday night's Heat win

A few notes from Sunday's 109-77 win against Charlotte:

### This was Miami's largest margin of victory of the season, and it came without Dwyane Wade, who missed the game with soreness in his right knee. Win No. 26 in a row featured another double digit deficit (Charlotte went ahead by 11 in the first quarter), but the Heat erased that lead by late in the quarter.

### Spoelstra said Wade would be re-evaluated Monday before determining if he will play Monday night in Orlando.

### Especially impressive: Since LeBron James joined Miami, the Heat is 22-6 without Wade.

### LeBron is now shooting 23 for 29 over the past two games after going 11 for 14 on Sunday. Equally impressive Sunday was his defense (three blocks, three steals) and floor game (10 assists). By the way, he has made 24 of 28 shots in his two home games against the Bobcats this season.

### Mike Miller had played just 48 minutes over the previous 25 games but started in Wade's absence and had six points (2 for 7 shooting) and four assists in 21 minutes. Miller said afterward he was pleased he "didn't screw up the streak."

### Mario Chalmers' stretch of good games ended with an 0 for 4 night.

### Even Juwan Howard made it into a game for the first time since re-joining the Heat.

### Chris Bosh celebrated his 29th birthday with another win. "We are having a blast," he said. "Best team I've ever been on. Everyone likes each other and we always have fun. We work hard and we play hard too."

### Miami won its 17th in a row at home, one short of the franchise record.

### So what needs to happen for a team to knock off the Heat? "It will take a game where they will have to miss shots, and the other team needs to play really well the WHOLE game," Charlotte's Gerald Henderson said. "They've gotten down, obviously, but they'll come back."

### Charlotte shot 33.7 percent, lowest by a Heat opponent this season. And the Bobcats' nine assists tied an NBA low this season.

### The Heat shot 50 percent and is 33-2 this seasonwhen making at least half its shots.

### The Heat's most improved player during this streak might by Norris Cole, who had 15 points, six assists and no turnovers Sunday.

 

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Barry, Your work is exemplary! Thanks!!! Please teach Goodman some pointers!!!

Heat are goin all the way with this streak. There gonna beat the 33 streak!

Well, I know one thing, every time we play the Magic, they come to play.. Gotta bring the focus, to close to have a off night...

Come to play... Stay aggressive... Defense first... Win and move forward... 007...

my final four still looks like this..

Miami

Michigan

Ohio State

Louisville

Let's see what happens

not sure if it's getting to them but that gameplan would help the next game... win and move forward... one game at a time... stay focused... y'all can win it all... 007...

Are me and black the only people left in this blog???? Where is everybody???

Go heat

All the Heat blogs are slow right now...there's not much to complain about.

Good game... Good win... 27 and counting... We move forward....

Up next, the Bulls...

now we know what the bulls bring to the table, right??? they defend and rebound... come to play... we can not just give in... stay aggressive... to close to not show up... defense first... that team should not be able to compete without Rose... take it to them... win #28... 007...

now they want to change the playoff seeding... well dam, I guess it's too hard out west, maybe they should give some east teams a better GM...

I am available, just sayin...

you gotta think, how did Kris Humphries get a 2yr 24 million dollar deal and that GM not fired... makes you think, right???

not trying to belittle the Nets, but, Ryan Anderson, 8mil... i'm just sayin...

anyway... we go for 28 tomorrow... come to play...

second straight 10-0 set.. WOW... can we finish 12-0. ???

one game at a time... win and move forward... make history... 007...

if we could just win the next three, I like our chances...

be ready for the ref's, they might give them a chance, stay focused...

they think they can stop our offense... don't tell them nothing... show them... big game 2nite... come to play... stay aggressive... defense first... win and move forward...

I was just looking at our record... at the all-star break we were 36-14... we are now, 56-14... wow.. final 12 games, with the chance to realistically win out... every team we've played thus far has brought their A game when playing us and we have come to play... can't let up now.. come too far... the record is right there... every game will be like a game 7... be ready.. win and move forward... 007...

Wow! 14 posts in a row black! That has to be some kind of blog record. LOL

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