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OAKLAND CA - DECEMBER 10:  Lebron James of the Miami Heat speaks to his coach Erik Spoelstra towards the end of their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on December 10 2010 in Oakland California.
OAKLAND CA - DECEMBER 10: Lebron James of the Miami Heat speaks to his coach Erik Spoelstra towards the end of their game against the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena on December 10 2010 in Oakland California.

The last time we did one of these it was 10 games into the season and the Heat were 6-4. A lot has certainly changed since then, and lately it's been a very positive experience. Just to get you updated, the Heat are winners of 8 consecutive games and 9 of their last 10. All 8 wins have been by margin of at least 10 points. Miami has gone from 3rd place in the Southeast Division to 1st.

During the Heat's struggles, there was a loud and clear voice saying that Erik Spoelstra was the problem and that Pat Riley needed to step in immediately in order to save the season. Now that Miami is playing so well, we hear a lot less about the good job Coach Spo is doing when compared to how much we heard about how badly he was doing a few weeks ago. Funny how that works...

Now you can attribute the Heat's recent success to coaching or to the players-only meeting that was held after the loss to Dallas, or both. Despite losing their two best bench options to injury, Miami has progressed and found ways to play together and play well, dominating teams and looking like what people expected when the Big 3 teamed up last summer.

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Weeks 1-3: 53% approval.