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Returning home to face the New Jersey Nets might be what the Miami Heat need to break out of a rare rough stretch. With Chris Bosh expected back, the Heat look to continue their recent success both at home and against the Nets on Tuesday night when they try to avoid matching a season high with a third straight loss. For the first time since a three-game skid Jan. 10-13, Miami (28-9) has lost consecutive games. LeBron James passed up a chance at the final shot in a 99-98 loss at Utah on Friday, then could not help the Heat stop a determined Kobe Bryant in Sunday's 93-83 defeat at Los Angeles. The Heat finished 1-2 on the trip without Bosh (18.4 points, 8.3 rebounds per game), who was attending his grandmother's funeral. The veteran forward is expected to return Tuesday as Miami tries to win 10 straight at home for the first time since a 14-game run Jan. 22-March 16, 2007. "We all know that Chris is a big part of our team,'' said James, who averaged 32.7 point...
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