Heisler’s NBA Power Rankings After Week 21

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bo-streakerSo, the Heat have a winning streak going?

I know, it’s been all over the press, which hardly signaled it was a big deal to me. Personally, after a lifetime in it, noting its tendency to, uh, get excited, if the press says something is up, I suspect it’s down.

With the streak at 19 and the press hyperventilating about the 1971-72 Lakers’ record of 33 — another mere 14-game streak away – I presented my take in two words: “Heat this.”

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Heisler: Why the Clippers are Fading Lately

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The Los Angeles Clippers are 3-4 in their last seven games and don’t look as sharp as the season’s end quickly approaches. CineSport’s Noah Coslov and SheridanHoops.com’s Mark Heisler discuss.

Heisler’s NBA Power Rankings After Week 20

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LeBron JamesAnd now, as we slip behind the moon …

Even with the Heat at 23 in a row in their pursuit of the 1971-72 Lakers’ record of 33, this is the point of the NBA season where the league goes into eclipse, behind the NCAA Tournament.

In case you can’t find the Heat scores, you can put them down for 27 now with the next four against Cleveland, Detroit, Charlotte and Orlando. Or not?

Try “not.”

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Heisler: It’s time to take the Lakers seriously

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Kobe-All-StarI have been asked this several times this season, and I have been wrong each time.

But I now believe it is time to take the Los Angeles Lakers seriously.

Why else would I elevate them nine spots to eighth in my latest NBA Power Rankings?

Heisler’s NBA Power Rankings After Week 19

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Heat visit Obama/White HouseHeat this.

With the Heat’s winning streak up to 19, the press which follows its every move with adoring eyes has decided they are unbeatable.

Of course, this is the same press that dogged the Heat’s every move in the sure knowledge LeBron James had no killer instinct or heart; couldn’t play with Dwyane Wade, who was over the hill; that Chris Bosh was even worse than James and wade; and Erik Spolestra was about to go.

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