Baseball has August. The NBA has March.
They are the dog days of the season. But at least it was nice of the Miami Heat to liven up this past month.
When the Feb. 21 trade deadline passed, it looked to be time to count the days until the playoffs start or at least until there was a last-ditch fight for No. 8 seeds. Yet the Heat kept winning.
And winning. And winning. And winning.
OK, I wont write that 27 times. But Miami's streak captivated the nation during a downtime in sports in general.
After losing 101-97 Wednesday at Chicago, the Heat ended up six games short of the Los Angeles Lakers record 33-game run of 1971-72. If it had to end, one supposes it was a suitable time since it paves the way for sports fans to pay closer attention to the Sweet Sixteen and beyond of the NCAA tournament.
From Miamis standpoint, if it had to end before 33, nobody can complain about the timing. There are 11 games left in the regular season and the Heat need to get back to what is ultimately m...