Miami Set To Face a Heat Check at Home

Michael GarridoContributor IJanuary 21, 2009

Home sweet home. Well not exactly sweet when you have to face the defending champs on your first game back from a long road trip. Miami will tip off against the Boston Celtics tonight for the first time this season and luckily it will be at the Heat's house.

But that is certainly no reason to relax. Boston, who started the new year dropping four out of their first five games, has strung together a five game winning streak and is looking to make it six in a row. Miami, who came out of the road trip with a 4-3 record, have a tough road ahead facing some of the East's top teams in the next six days.

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Tough few games coming up. Miami is really going to be tested and we'll get to see how the playoff picture may look.