The Miami Heat will enter February with the ability to strengthen their hold on the Eastern Conference's top spot.
It won't be particularly easy, though.
At the same time, the Heat have a couple of cakewalk contests against teams such as the Charlotte Bobcats and Sacramento Kings. So, it's possible for the Heat to drop some of those difficult games and still extend their lead in the East by taking advantage of the NBA's bottom feeders.
February is certainly an important month for the Heat, as the first half of the season is over, so it's time for the Heat to turn it on and start gearing up for the postseason.