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Miami Heat Game #70
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41-28 47-22
March 19th, 2011
American Airlines Arena
7:30 PM
TV: Sun Sports / NBA TV Radio: 790 AM
Probable Starters
Ty Lawson
PG Mario Chalmers
Arron Afflalo
SG Dwyane Wade
Kenyon Martin SF LeBron James
Wilson Chandler
PF Chris Bosh
Nene Hilario
C Erick Dampier


Extended Game Notes after the jump...

GAME NOTES

  • Chris Bosh has recorded 4 straight double doubles, the first time this season he's done that. He's averaging 21.5 points and 10.7 boards during that span.
  • Miami has won their last 3 games by 33, 30 and 21 points. They have 14 wins this season by at least 20 points.
  • Since starting the season 9-8 the Heat have gone 38-14.
  • Miami picked up a full game on both the Celtics and Bulls last night, as both team lost their respective games, and now the Heat trails Boston by 2 games and Chicago by 2½ for the top seed in the East.
  • After losing 5 straight games, Miami has now won 4 of their last 5.
  • The Heat has lost 9 of their last 10 games against Denver.
  • The Nuggets are coming off of a tough loss in Orlando last night in which they recorded season low's in points (82) and shooting percentage (35.9%).
  • Even with the loss, Denver still holds a 9-3 record since trading Carmelo Anthony on February 22nd.
  • On the 2nd night of back-to-backs, Miami holds a 12-4 record while the Nuggets are 8-8.
  • J.R. Smith scored just 3 points on 1-of-5 shooting last night in Orlando, but in his previous four games he averaged 19.0 points on 55.3% shooting, making 20 triples.
  • Udonis Haslem (foot), Dexter Pittman (knee) and Zydrunas Ilgauskas (foot) are all out for the Heat.
  • As for Denver, Danilo Gallinari (toe) is probable.