The defending champs, winners of 16 straight, playing host to our cursed, bottoming-out Philadelphia 76ers, losers of three straight and 9 of 10. Yeah, this one shouldn't be close.
This is the spot where I typically take a look at the opposing team's numbers, starting lineups and rotations, to find a weakness to exploit. Miami is a below-average rebounding team and they send their opponents to the line quite a bit. That's it. Two weaknesses, neither of which the Sixers will come close to exploiting. The only possible drama tonight is whether LeBron will cruise for a triple-double and let Wade carry the scoring load like he did last time these teams met.
More minutes for Moultrie. More pick-and-rolls, less pick-and-pops. Penetrate. Get to the line. Hit some threes. Don't settle for 20+ long twos. Keep it respectable, if you can.
The tip is at 8pm. This is your game thread. I'll be here throughout, join me if a couple inches of snow has made you completely housebound, your DVR is broken and you lost your remote control.