So of course, right after I make my 2012 sports predictions and say that the Heat are going to go 57-9 in the regular season they go on a three game losing streak. I never would have thought that this team could have a lost three straight. They seemed so cohesive in the first two weeks of play. Every team goes through a rough patch. The Heat's started when they blew a double digit lead in the 4th quarter on the road against Golden State. Former heat player Dorrell Wright came up clutch hitting six 3's en route to an overtime upset over the Heatles. The next night the Heat fall again in OT to the Clippers. The worst part of the whole thing wasn't the three losses themselves, but the potential loss of Dwyane Wade who appeared to roll his ankle in the waning moments of the 4th quarter. Hopefully it's not hurt too bad and he won't miss too much time. I think the Heat can still win without him as Chris Bosh proved when he led the Lebron/Wade-less Heat to a triple-overtime victory in Atlanta last week.
So, this post goes out to the Heat. Hopefully they will use these next couple of days to mentally and (in Wade's case) physically recuperate, and come out playing like they did those first two weeks.
The following pictures are from the last Heat game I was at, Game 4 EC Finals, against the Bulls (courtesy of the Miami Heat/NBA)