Miami Heat: 5 Reasons the Heat's Late-Season Struggles Are Blessing in Disguise

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Miami Heat: 5 Reasons the Heat's Late-Season Struggles Are Blessing in Disguise
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The Miami Heat appeared to be blazing a path toward the 2012 NBA Finals, but LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Co. have evidently cooled down after losing five of their last 10 games. However, the losses couldn't have occurred at a more opportune time.   

There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance—Miami has been tightrope walking it since welcoming LeBron James and Chris Bosh in 2010.

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks were, unquestionably, the better team in the 2011 NBA Finals.   

On its path back to the championship, Miami has encountered recurring bumps in the road. But come late June, South Beach will party in the city where the Heat is on. (Yes, you just witnessed a Big Willie Style reference in 2012.) 

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