The Miami Heat are about to embark on the most important week of the season thus far. While their first opponent isn’t the strongest in the league, a visit from the Sacramento Kings, the Miami Heat are also coming off, arguably, their worst week of play in possibly a few seasons or more.
That’s so for a few reasons.
While there may be equal or closer showings and results in the past few years over a four-game period of play or so, there are none that have gone this bad in accordance or relative to the expectations that had been set based on their play throughout the surrounding season.
Basically, it’s made that way by the fact that this team was a surefire contender, in anyone’s eyes, before last week and though that hasn’t really changed because of one week, what has been witnessed is still nothing short of jarring.
With a matchup against the, now, conference-leading Boston Celtics (depending on how Monday’s Kins matchup goes) on tap for Wednesday, that will be a chance to directly impact the standings. There is, at least, that opportunity.