The Miami Heat’s Sunday 102-101 loss to the Brooklyn Nets means that last year’s playoff team that almost became Eastern Conference champions now has a middling 21-20 record at the midpoint of the season.
The first half has been filled with injuries and close games.
But running up the standings is going to be difficult, as 10 of its next 14 games are against teams with winning records.
Jimmy Butler told the Herald things are about to start turning around: “We will be better moving forward. It’s a new year. We’re getting guys back healthy. We’re going to be straight.”
– Anne Geggis, Florida Politics