The Miami Heat have been respectable, but not terribly Heat-like since the All-Star break. They're 8-6 in that time period, and that mediocre record has allowed the Chicago Bulls to take control of the Eastern Conference. Miami has played some of their worst basketball over their last two games, getting killed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Indiana Pacers. Those were road games against playoff teams, but they were butt-whoopings nonetheless.
They come home on Thursday night, and they're hosting the Dallas Mavericks. Eveen while they're playing poorly on the road, the heat have not lost at home during their post-break slump. They actually haven't lost at home since January 22. Dallas are a good team that are sub-par on the road, so the Heat should feel good about their chances in this NBA Finals rematch.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, March 29, 8:00 p.m. ET
Venue: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida