Predicting Miami Heat Record And Seeding Across Last 23 Games: Isiah’s Take
Team health will always be a primary concern for NBA title contenders and over the last three seasons, the Miami Heat have been a team afflicted with that very issue.
Isiah’s Take (@IsiahCurryNBA)
As the All-Star break will allow them to reintegrate the remainder of their depth, Miami’s chances of sustaining a top seed in the Eastern Conference appears likely.
However, it won’t necessarily be an easy route for the Heat, as they’ll have eight of those 22 remaining games on the road. Two of them will come in a back-to-back set against the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn.
The Greek Freak speaks for himself, but Brooklyn could possibly have Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons in the lineup by then too. To add to that misery, just two days later they face the 76ers.
Joel Embiid is having an astronomical season for Philadelphia. The Heat will also play a total of four games against both Philadelphia and Brooklyn in this final stretch.
You should expect multiple losses from those four matchups. With a few marquee matchups with Cleveland, Golden State, and Phoenix, Miami will also close out the final six games of their schedule with three consecutive road appearances against Boston, Chicago, and Toronto.
They’ll host Charlotte and Atlanta for their last two games at home, before going across the state to Orlando for their final game of the year. Here is the prediction.
Prediction: 18-5 Across Final 23, 56-26 For Year, Top Two Seed In East
In other words, the Heat are truly in for a wild finish, standings wise. But the most difficult segment of their season schedule is behind them—hopefully.