With playoffs looming, the Miami Heat play their second-to-last regular season game tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In their final big test before the postseason, the Heat passed a tough test with a 105-93 decision over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday. With a 27-game franchise record home win streak (a record 36 home wins thus far) and home court advantage throughout the playoffs, this Heat team is undoubtedly looking ready for their run at a second-consecutive NBA Championship.
LeBron James alone has been stuffing his personal stat sheet along the way. He’s currently the fourth-leading scorer in the league with 26.8 points per game, and he’s averaging eight rebounds and 9.2 assists per game. James said that when it comes to efficiency, this season may be one of his personal bests.
However, James is currently focused on continuous improvement.
The Big Three have also been receiving exceptional aid from the supporting cast. Against Chicago, former Gator Mike Miller went 3-for-4 from the three-point range, and Mario Chalmers and Chris Anderson contributed with 15 points each.
Before the opening round of the playoffs at home against the Milwuakee Bucks, the Heat will first have to get through the Cavs tonight, and their regular season finale against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday. Dwayne Wade, Udonis Haslem and Shane Battier will not be making the trip tonight, while James will likely be a game-time decision to play.