• Heat hit 20-game mark with little sense of what might come next; Jimmy Butler out again Friday

    2 days ago - By Bésame

    Typically, an NBA team has a sense of identity and direction by the time it hits its 20th game. For the Miami Heat, that 20th game comes Friday night.
    But this has been such an atypical season that coach Erik Spoelstra not only is reserving judgment, he practically is tabling any such deliberation in favor of simply trying to make it through this extended rough patch of injuries and absences.
    “I don't think we're going to get that indication for a while,” he said, with his team to host the Washington Wizards on Friday night in a rematch of Wednesday night's 113-105 home victory, a win that...
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