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Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh know the Heat are going in the right direction, but they both know that they aren't where they need to be yet.
If you look at Miami's 21-13 record, it comes with an inability to get hot and string wins together. The Heat have won as many as three games in a row this season but haven't been able to win more than that. The consistency tends to disappear from their game at that point.
That comes from a lack of trust and familiarity with the younger players on the team. Wade and Bosh know what it takes to win, and both players understand that it's not about point, rebound or assist totals. Some nights, those numbers will be there, but there are other nights when the shooting will suffer and the Heat won't make a lot of eye-catching plays.
That's when the teamwork and hard work have to kick in.
“We have to have trust in each other,” Wade said, via Jeff Zillgitt of USAToday. “It’s hard to get to, but it’s also simple. We have our moments where it’s there, and we have moments where we revert and it’s not there. Once we get to the point where guys really don’t care about numbers, we’ll be better off for sure.”
Great teams learn how important teamwork is. The sooner the Heat learn this, the sooner they'll become a team that is capable of being dominant in the Eastern Conference.