The defending champion Miami Heat have gotten off to a good start in 2012 and stand to widen the gap in the month of December.
Through November, the Heat are 11-3 and currently sit atop the Eastern Conference.
During November (and one game in October), the Heat faced the Boston Celtics once, the New York Knicks once, the Denver Nuggets twice, the Brooklyn Nets once, the Atlanta Hawks once, the Memphis Grizzlies once, the Houston Rockets once, the Los Angeles Clippers once, the Phoenix Suns once, the Milwaukee Bucks once, the Cleveland Cavaliers once and the San Antonio Spurs once.
Of those teams, five currently sit on top of the respective divisions. Three of those teams are responsible for all of their losses.
In December, they will have only two games against first-place teams. Eight games will be against teams with sub-.500 records.
Also in December, the Heat will play nine of 15 games at home where they have been quite successful so far this season (6-0).
Following are predictions for each game the Miami Heat will play in the month of December.