After Miami Heat’s 111-107 loss to the Denver Nuggets Friday night, Twitter was asking what Heat fans were probably asking everywhere: is it time to worry about the Heat?
And while it’s easy to just laugh off the question and simply say: wait, it’s the Heat…they’ll figure it out. It’s also not that easy. Sure, the Heat have gone through rough stretches in the past, but have they come this late in the season?
Last season, the Heat finished the last two months of the year with a 25-2 record. In 2011-12, the Heat never lost more than two games in a row in the last couple months of the season, and only had a three-game losing streak once in the entire season.
After the loss to the Nuggets, the Heat have lost five of its last six games, and are only 3-5 in the month of March.
And apparently, the Heat players are beginning to feel the urgency. Maybe it isn’t just a routine season slump?
I mean, sure, it’s still March and everyone knows that the season doesn’t really start for defending champs until April. But you have to wonder, if the Heat are going to start turning it on, it has to be fairly soon.
They can begin to right that ship on Sunday, when they host the Houston Rockets. I’m sure we’ll all be watching. You know the Heat’s biggest critics will be.