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Heat have a February to remember, again
MIAMI (AP) – LeBron James might be a few weeks ahead of the actual calendar, but he offered one reason why the Miami Heat tend to enjoy February surges.
”Springtime, in our league, is the best time,” James said.
At least, that’s seems to be case for James and the Heat.
With one game left on their schedule before March arrives, the Heat are an NBA-best 11-1 during the second month of 2013.
And that extends a trend that started when James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates nearly three years ago – they were 9-3 in February 2011, 11-2 in February 2012 and are 11-1 this month going into a home game Tuesday with Sacramento.
After the month started with a 102-89 loss at Indiana, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said ”We have to get better” in his postgame interviews that night. His team has ripped off 11 straight wins since.
”You’ve got to play your best basketball at this time of year, February and March and obviously in April going into the stretch,” Wade said.
”We would love to play amazing all year, but in the beginning of the season you’ve got to figure things out. It’s a new year, there’s other teams that have new parts, they got better. And then when it comes down to winning team, a veteran team, you have to have everything figured out.”
By TIM REYNOLDS