Tonight the Miami Heat (25-7) welcome the Sacramento Kings (10-21) to the American Airlines Arena. Miami is looking to continue their amazing play and get a 7th straight win. The Kings, on the other hand, are on a 5-game losing streak and have their own issues as a team. Sacramento is 0-4 on their current 6th game road trip and most people don’t expect that to end tonight.
The Heat are not only winning, but blowing teams out. D-Wade has been shooting at least 50% over the last ten games and LeBron is in MVP form. James is having the best season of his NBA career so far. Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem are going to have to hit the boards hard because Sacramento has size. Also, Miami needs to continue to to force turnovers and play awesome defense.
Sacramento is led by Marcus Thornton and Tyreke Evans. Thornton is having the best season of his career and Evans seems to be regaining his Rookie of the Year form from two years ago. Even though he can be a headcase sometimes (okay, most of the time), Demarcus Cousins is averaging 16 points and 11 rebounds per game. He is an athletic center and the Heat may have trouble stopping him down low. This game also marks the first time Jimmer-Mania comes to Miami.
Miami should get the victory tonight and improve to 26-7, but they need to watch you for the young Kings and their feistiness. If LeBron and Wade keep playing the way they have been and the rest of the team hits the boards hard, everything will work out. Check AllUCanHeat.com for post-game analysis!