How the Heat can win the East

ImageSo Chicago Bulls lost to the Denver Nuggets and will probably do the same against the Portland Trail Blazers. They Lack size, and they seem out of sync. With Gibson being unstable, Rose being off on Defense, and just not enough offense against a homey team like Portland, Bulls don’t stand a chance. This will leave the Bulls 6-5, while Miami Heat with a very easy schedule next to Orlando Magic Phoenix Suns Cleveland Cavaliers and The Toronto Raptors could possibly end up with a 13-3 record and a good 9 game winning streak before going into December, where they will face Charlotte Bobcats The Detroit Pistons and finally the Bulls.

Of course Bulls will also have some winnable games like going back to Detroit to face the Pistons, Utah and Cleveland. But their outlook doesn’t look that good. On the flip side is Indiana Pacers who are also the other ‘big‘ threat to the Miami Heat, wont face them until the 10th of December.  With Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Charlotte Bobcats, and Washington Wizards leaving only Minnesota Timberwolves becoming the only real threat.

The prospect records would be something like this:

  • Indiana Pacers: 14-1
  • Miami Heat: 13-3
  • Chicago Bulls: 6-5

Miami Heat slow start

So new season and the two time defending champion Miami Heat was great. The new season is a bit slow and there are some talk about being a bit out of rhythm and chemistry. However LeBron and Wade are pretty much on top physical shape and I think once they glue better they will also be unstoppable like always.

Miami however would and should be coasting and don’t really  need to have another streak. At least not yet. After all media would be media but the real test comes when they reach the playoffs.

Miami has indeed show up against the stronger teams like the Clippers, Bulls, and even Brooklyn, but the smaller teams like Celtics, 76ers, and others have been rather relaxed.

Personally I think that this is something that doesn’t need to pay as much attention until we can get some real playoff positioning. The most important thing is to preserve health.

Miami can take it easy as long as they gain/preserve health.