A couple weeks ago I wrote an article predicting that the Heat will not win 34 straight games. Now the Heat have won 26 straight games. They are only 8 wins away from proving me wrong.
Will they prove me wrong?
Let's look towards their schedule. They are facing 3 teams with records above .500. The Bucks are one game below five hundred, but I still can't count them.
The three teams with winning records are the Bulls, the Spurs, and the Knicks. The team that has the biggest threat to the Heat are the Spurs. The Spurs have just what the Heat don't have.
Tim Duncan, Boris Diaw, Dejuan Blair, and Tiago Splitter will have to play well against the Heat. Duncan has to dominate Haslem/Bosh and score at least 20. Parker, if he plays, has to limit turnovers and feed it to the big men.
The final key will be stopping Wade and James. Boris Diaw has to keep Lebron under 25 points. If he does this, Wade, who was recently injured, will have to take over.
I would rather Wade take over than Lebron.
The question remains:
Will the Heat win 34 straight games? I am going to say yes. Lebron and Dwyane will be fantastic and Battier/Allen/Miller/Chalmers will keep hitting threes.