Originally written November 20, 2012 on Fox Sports:
While the Miami Heat proved plenty formidable on their recent road trip, they've been especially dominant on their own court. The defending NBA champions, however, haven't had much of a home-court advantage against the Milwaukee Bucks of late. In a matchup of first-place teams, the Heat try to extend their best home start in franchise history Wednesday night against the Bucks, who aim for a fifth win in six trips to Miami. Two nights after pulling out a 98-93 win at Denver, the Heat (8-3) beat Phoenix 97-88 on Saturday to conclude their trek with a 4-2 mark. With Dwyane Wade out for the second consecutive game with a sprained left foot, Chris Bosh had a team-high 24 points while LeBron James overcame flu-like symptoms to score 21. "Me at 50 percent or 60 percent is better than me not playing at all," James said. "I set my shooters up as much as possible, but if the game is close down the stretch, I feel like I can make plays individually to help us win.&qu...
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