The Miami Heat went through a brief stretch in early March where nothing seemed to be going right on the court. They ended up losing five of six games during that time, drawing curiosity and doubt as to if this group has what it takes to win another championship from some around the league.
That period has come and gone, and a mostly-easy schedule has propelled them to eight wins in their last 10 games – including four straight after beating the lifeless Milwaukee Bucks 96-77 on Wednesday. They remained one game ahead of the Indiana Pacers in the loss column for the best record in the Eastern Conference.
LeBron James had 17 points, four rebounds and eight assists in the blowout victory. He also brought the house down with a monster dunk over Bucks power forward Ekpe Udoh: