When Monday's film session and court work were completed on the Heat practice floor, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade huddled with coach Erik Spoelstra and assistant David Fizdale for a chat.
Everyone took a turn talking, everyone took a turn nodding.
''We'd be lying to ourselves,'' Wade said afterward, ''if we said we were playing our best basketball right now.''
Even if they did say that, no one would believe them. Not after seven losses in their last 10 road games, the last three of those defeats all by at least 15 points, capped by rock-bottom for this season so far, a 19-point loss at Boston on Sunday where Miami set season-lows for points, field-goal percentage, free throws made and free-throw percentage.
The Heat have won 15 straight at home, the NBA's longest such streak this season, and start a five-game homestand on Tuesday against Philadelphia. Oklahoma City - which embarrassed the Heat last week - comes in on Wednesday, followed by games with Memphis on Friday, Detroit o...