Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Miami Heat Are Ice Cold No Longer

Dwyane Wade scored 35 points, Mark Blount added 10 of his 19 in the pivotal fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 98-96 on Saturday to snap a 15-game skid -- the longest in the NBA this season and the second-longest in franchise history.

"You don't like to be part of that every day," Riley said. "So they're just happy this thing is over with."The scene at the final buzzer was championship-caliber.
Horrible Heat Moments
Miami Heat
Miami's 98-96 win over Indiana on Saturday snapped a 15-game slide, the second longest in Heat history. Back in 1988, Miami ended a 17-game slide with a one-point win over the Clippers. Here's a look at Miami's futility:

Dec. 14, 1988
Jan. 26, 2008
Losing streak17 games15 games
Franchise game number181,568
Opponentat Clippersvs. Pacers
Won by1 point2 points
Indiana's final play started with 5.8 seconds left, when Wade knocked the inbounds pass into the backcourt. Andre Owens picked up the ball, got just over halfcourt and released a desperation toss that wasn't close.

And with that, Heat relief.

So what if Miami only improved to 9-33, the worst record in the East? For the first time since Dec. 22, the Heat could leave a game happy.

Now that the Heat snapped their 15 game losing streak with a win, I'll laugh if they lose their next game.

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