NBA Standings ordered by road record: Do the Heat need homecourt in the playoffs?

The Miami Heat have proven themselves to be a strong road team in both the regular season and playoffs over the years, but where do they stack up against other quality road teams in the league?

Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven
Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Seven / Maddie Meyer/GettyImages
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3. Minnesotta Timberwolves; 20-11

Anthony Edwards is a high-profile player that has injected new life into the entire Minnesota Timberwolves organization and fanbase. The rising star was named an NBA All-Star this season along with Karl-Anthony Towns. Edwards has proved he could be that guy for this team long-term and in high-pressure situations.

The Timberwolves hold a 20-6 record at home with their 20-11 road record. They are 8-2 within their division and 27-8 against teams in the West. For Minnesota to be a top-three road team across the association will be huge come playoff time for a squad led by a young player without much playoff experience. 

The Miami Heat fell victim to one of the Timberwolves' road victories, as Miami fell just short late in the fourth quarter behind a clutch time takeover by Edwards.