The Miami Heat are streaking… but how long can they stay hot?

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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz guard Mike Conley (10) and guard Donovan Mitchell (45)
(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)

After a predictably shaky start to the 2021 NBA season, the Miami Heat seem to have hit their stride and look like the team that made the NBA Finals last season.

Who would have thought that once Miami got their good players back from injury/NBA Health protocol, the season would turn around? That’s definitely tongue in cheek.

With their win against Atlanta on Sunday, Miami has now won six games in a row, the longest active streak in the league. During this streak, the Heat have beaten two potential Western Conference Finals teams in Utah and the Lakers.

With only two games left until the All-Star break, I thought it would be fun to try and guess how long this winning streak will last.

Here’s Miami’s schedule for the next couple of weeks: Atlanta, New Orleans, Orlando, Chicago, Orlando, Cleveland, Memphis, Indiana twice, and Phoenix. If Jimmy Butler doesn’t miss any more time with knee soreness and Tyler Herro finds his legs again, this Heat team could really make a run over the next three weeks.

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