Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers
There really wasn't much the Heat were missing last night, except maybe for a sense of irony, holding the 76ers to 78 points. It's the third consecutive game where Miami has held an opponent under 80. Spoelstra's Energy Bus harassed Philly's shooters, holding them to just 39% shooting from the field, grabbing 39 defensive rebounds to the 76ers's 12 offensive boards, and giving up just one 3-pointer.
"It was a total team effort," Dwyane Wade told the Sun-Sentinel afterward. "We had a lot of different things working for us tonight."
A 27-point win is a pretty badass way to kick off the final 28 games of the season. Even better is doing it with stellar defensive play. And even better than that, is doing it right before the NBA trading deadline. (Maybe they can fool Amare Stoudemire into force a trade to Miami with all these crazy winning streaks). Miami can continue their streak of not allowing the other team to make any baskets when they visit the lowly 5-48 New Jersey Nets tonight.