NBA PREVIEW: Spurs Travel to South Beach to Face LeBron and Heat (Tonight, 8:10 PM EST; TV: ESPN)

 
on March 14 2011 6:10 PM

The Miami Heat, coming off two big victories, host the San Antonio Spurs in a possible NBA Finals preview on Monday night.

After a five-game losing streak that had many critics questioning the resolve of the Heat, Miami snapped back with a win over the red-hot Lakers, and a blowout victory over possible playoff-bound Memphis.

But the task doesn't get easier with the Spurs.

San Antonio has won four of their past five games, and have a road record of 23 wins and 9 losses, which is nearly identical to the Heat's home record of 24 wins and 9 losses.

The Spurs continue to win by using balance scoring. In their last win against the Rockets, eight players scored in double digits for the San Antonio.

They used that same team effort to dismantle the Heat on their home floor back on March 4th, in a 125-95 blow out.

The Heat will have revenge on their minds tonight on their home court at American Airlines Arena.

LeBron James has been particularly accurate in the Heat's last five games. The star forward is shooting nearly 58 percent from the field in that span.

Dwyane Wade is coming off a fine performance against the Grizzlies where he shot nine-for-15 from the field, and nine-for-nine from the free-throw line. He also helped close the Lakers out on Thursday night with a driving lay up that gave the Heat the critical victory.

The Heat are looking to climb back in the standings to regain home court advantage in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Miami is currently three games behind first-place Boston, and 2 and-a-half games back of Chicago.

The Spurs have won four straight against the Heat.

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