Miami Heat: They Have Easiest Remaining Schedule Of All Top Seed Contenders
It would not be crazy to see either of the teams go on a run to win more than the aforementioned projections, however, their schedules are tough and attrition has to play a part.
With those projections though, along with the Miami Heat’s current record of 46-24, they would need to get to 54 wins in order to, theoretically, seal the deal on the one seed. You want them to have the most wins, so tiebreakers don’t come into play, where one or both teams may beat the Heat out there depending on the remainder of the year.
Projecting for the Miami Heat and though that may be hard, at times, due to their tendency to play down more than they should, they still come through way more than they don’t, so it’s worth a shot. At their absolute peak, the Miami Heat can go 10-2 over their final 12 games, however, they should, at least, win eight of their final 12 contests.
That’s great, as they would only have to win eight more to put them at the needed 54 that should seal the deal.
They face the 76ers, a Warriors team down Steph Curry for two weeks with the foot injury, a full Nets squad, the resurgent Celtics, the enigmatic Hawks led by a guy who can explode on you for a big number in Trae Young, and a Bulls team they’ve owned this season.
Listen, the math isn’t complex and if you take inventory over the teams, the same fairness has been given to all of the above-described contenders for the top seed. It also can’t be stressed enough and as insinuated in the beginning, the top seed might not be the most important thing in the Miami Heat building.
It would certainly help though and if it is the intention, 54 wins should be the number to be able to get it for them.