Tonight the Miami Heat (33-11) look to continue their great play at home against the Phoenix Suns (23-22), who are slowly making their way into the Western Conference playoff picture. For Miami, it’s important for the Big Three to keep on playing and getting that rhythm. The Heat need to avoid a loss to the improving Suns.
Miami will need to get points down low that they wouldn’t normally get. Marcin Gortat, leads Phoenix with 10 rebounds per game, but the Suns aren’t much better at rebounding than the Heat. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade need to dominate their matchups against Jared Dudley and Grant Hill, while the point guards Mario Chalmers and Norris Cole, are taking care of former MVP, Steve Nash.
It should also be noted that Miami will be without Joel Anthony, who is dealing with his ankle and is day-to-day. The Heat still need to rebound and will count on young Dexter Pittman to start in place of him. This a game for him to prove himself and we will see how he does and if he has a future in Miami.
Miami needs to keep the momentum rolling. A win against a hot, improving Suns team would definitely be good for the Heat. The game beings at 7:30pm and check here for analysis after the game.