Tuesday , Feb , 05 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

No Answers for the Miami Heat’s Downward Spiral

Five years ago, the Heat played a meaningless regular-season finale at Toronto that it needed to lose in order to improve its lottery seeding. The Heat still managed to come out ahead. These days, Pat Riley’s team no longer has to strive for failure — it’s practically automatic…Five years ago, the consolation prize for being seeded fifth in the draft lottery behind Toronto was Dwyane Wade. These days, even Wade can’t provide much consolation, with the All-Star guard limited to 12 points in this latest Heat surrender, mercifully limited by Riley to 28 minutes, none in the fourth quarter, in what turned into the most-lopsided loss of the season. Click here for more from the South Florida Sun Sentinel.