NBA PREVIEW: LeBron James and Heat Travel to San Antonio (Tonight, 9:40 Tip-off; TV: ESPN)

on March 04 2011 5:26 PM

Before LeBron James stepped on the court Thursday to face Florida and Conference-rival Orlando, he confirmed his renewed focus.

On Twitter, LeBron wrote: 20+ games left in phase 2. I'm ReFOCUSED! No prisoners, I have no friends when at WAR besides my Soldiers.

James might have been focused that night, shooting 11-for-16 from the field, and knocking down all seven free-throw shots, but his teammates weren't quite so focused. The rest of the Heat shot 40.6 percent from the field, and 69.5 percent from the free-throw line.

Oh, yeah, the Heat also surrendered a 24-point lead to lose at home.

So much for James being re-focused.

But the Heat have a chance to redeem themselves tonight on the road when they travel to San Antonio to face the Spurs, owners of the best record in the NBA.

The Heat could use an increase in production from big man Chris Bosh. In the last four games, the All-Star has averaged just 13.8 points while shooting 31.7 percent from the field.

The Spurs only have two losses at AT&T Center.

LeBron James may need to rally his soldiers to get even more focused.

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