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5 Ways Miami Heat Can Still Improve Before NBA Playoffs Start
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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade hi-five each other after a play against the Atlanta Hawks in Miami's 103-90 victory last week.

The Miami Heat just capped off the month of February on a 12-game winning streak, but the Heat need to improve in multiple ways if they want to win back-to-back NBA titles.

There's no need to complicate things. LeBron James, behind his 29.7 points, 7.8 assists and 7.5 rebounds a game on 64.1 percent shooting is the main reason why Miami dominated the last four weeks. Dwyane Wade's 23.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 5.5 assists on 53.2 percent shooting wasn't too shabby either.

South Beach shouldn't get too comfortable though. Miami struggled in that stretch to put away inferior opponents at home, such as the Charlotte Bobcats, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Sacramento Kings

The defense has given up big runs at times, and while the Heat's offensive talent can overcome that most of the time, that won't fly in a seven-game series in the playoffs.

This is what Miami needs to upgrade on before the playoffs begin.

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