Miami Heat Need to Gain an Edge in NBA Road Battles

by on February 16, 2013 updated February 16, 2013


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The Miami Heat have spent the last few months dominating at home and failing on the road. Yes, I consider a little better than break even a failure in the case of the Miami Heat. There’s simply no reason why a team as talented as the Miami Heat can’t win at least 70% of their games when they’re playing in an opposing team’s arena. That’s the expectation created when you win an NBA Championship.

But maybe I’m being unfair. The Heat are the defending champions but there are plenty of other very good NBA teams out there capable of winning it all. Let’s see how they do on the road.

New York Knicks – The Knicks are 13-10 playing away, slightly better than the 13-11 of Miami. Nothing to see here folks.

Brooklyn Nets – At 12-12 and 2nd place in the Atlantic the Nets are right in the same pace.

Indiana Pacers – The Pacers are 11-16 away and leading the Central. Oops

San Antonio Spurs – Here’s what I’m saying. San Antonio is 20-10 playing on the road.

Oklahoma City Thunder – The Thunder boast a 16-10 record on the road. Not too shabby.

LA Clippers – 18-12 under the same conditions.

From what I’m seeing it’s entirely possible for the Miami Heat to drastically improve their record in away games. By doing so they’d put themselves in much better position come playoff time. If the Spurs can do it, so can the Heat.

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