Fresh off of their first home loss in almost three months, the Miami Heat will get right back on the horse tonight when they welcome the Detroit Pistons to South Florida. The Heat should come out with some serious fire after the extremely slow start against the Grizzlies on Friday, and the Pistons aren't nearly the team that Miami faced in their last game.
It's hard to imagine Miami getting off to a worst start then they did against the Grizz, when they fell behind 25-12 after the 1st quarter, giving the ball away a whopping 11 times. They are now 15-10 this season when committing more then 15 turnovers, as opposed to 24-5 when they don't. I'm sure these are things that the Heat players and coaches are aware of, so I'd be shocked to see them not kick some ass tonight.
We can only hope that the loss is just a bump in the road, as the Heat are in the midst of playing 10 of 13 at home. Not to worry, Miami is still the best home team in the NBA, and the Pistons still have just 6 road wins in 28 tries. Also, the Heat have won every game they have played against Detroit since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined D-Wade in Miami.
- The Heat are 23-3 at home. Detroit is 6-22 on the road.
- This is the 3rd and final meeting between the Heat and Pistons this year.
- Miami has won the previous two, both in Detroit.
- The Heat have won 11 of their last 12 games against the Pistons.
- Miami forced 23 turnovers in their last win over Detroit.
- Long time Pistons star Ben Wallace is one of four active players with 7,000 rebounds.
- For the Heat, Mike Miller (ankle) is questionable.
- Detroit has nobody listed on their injury report.
Tipoff from the AAA is set for 6pm. The game will be broadcast locally on Sun Sports.