Heat @ Wolves. 7 PM CST. NBA-TV/CH. 29/830-AM. Yep.
Streaking to the Finish
The Heat (43-14) have won 14 straight and are on the cusp of the longest winning streak in franchise history. Miami has beaten the Wolves five consecutive times. If the Heat win tonight, it will have its third straight season sweep of the Wolves. I’ve written before on streaking. Much of that applies here.
They have a streak of their own going. Five straight losses. Six if they lose tonight.
A win couldn’t look less likely at this point. Kirilenko (strained calf) and Pekovic (abdominal strain) probably aren’t walking through that door. (Both are currently listed as doubtful.)
No one really knows when Love and Budinger are coming back, but it certainly won’t be tonight. Even for the die-hard fans – which you probably are if you’re reading this – if not for the phenomena known as LeBron & Wade, games like tonight’s are really only interesting for the gamblers.
What’s coming down the pike?
The Wolves are going to have some tough decisions to make this offseason. Andy G broke this down from a financial perspective – a must-read on the constraints on personnel moves facing the Wolves brass. (Hint: The decision to re-sign Pek at market rate is a lot harder than we thought.)
Oh, and Wolves brass. Who will that be? Is Flip Saunders going to be walking through that door? Again? Really?? I’ll throw in my lot with the “world view” on this one.
Ay yai yai.