It was a momentous home stand for the Heat, which went 5-0 at AmericanAirlines Arena after sputtering through the first two weeks of December.
Dwyane Wade was named Eastern Conference player of the week during the stretch, Shane Battier regained his form from three-point range and Michael Beasley returned from injury. But all those things were secondary to LeBron James' two colossal dunks against the Kings and Hawks. James laid to waste Ben McLemore of the Kings on Friday with this dunk and then put to poster Chris Millsap of the Hawks on Monday:
The Heat's dunk fest during the home stand began against the Jazz. Led by a pair of unlikely dunks from Ray Allen, the Heat had a season-high 11 dunks against Utah. In all, the Heat had 36 dunks during the five-game home stand and shot 55 percent from the field overall despite a drop in the team's three-point shooting percentage. The Heat has shot less than 36 percent from distance in its last five games despite 10 three-pointers against the Hawks.