MIAMI The Miami Heat are 34-2 since Feb. 3. Unless NBA commissioner David Stern decides to call off the playoffs and simply hand the Heat the Larry OBrien Trophy, one has to try to come up with reasons why they might not be able to win it all.
After all, there are Internet sites and newspapers that need stories and there are television and radio shows that require something to talk about.
So people work diligently to come up with some reason why the Heat could stumble. Two are the most popular:
1. Guard Dwyane Wade, bothered by nagging injuries and at age 31, might not be healthy in the postseason.
2. The Heat can be beaten up by a physical team.
Well start with No. 1, since Wade returned Friday night against Boston after missing six games with knee and ankle problems. Then well address No. 2, since the Heat on Sunday play host to Chicago, the team that used physical play March 27 to stop Miami's 27-game winning streak.
No, Wade didnt tear it up in his return, a 109-101 win o...