Ranking the Heat's remaining opponents in order of threat to the team's streak.
1. At San Antonio, March 31
LeBron James is 3-5 all-time in the regular season against the Spurs in San Antonio.
2. At Chicago, Wednesday
The Bulls are struggling big time. But the game's proximity, as well as the Heat's 1-4 record at Chicago in the LeBron era, sends up red flags.
3. New York, April 2
A home game for Miami, yes. But the Knicks are one of only three teams that have won on South Beach.
4. At Washington, April 10
Don't laugh. It happened once already in our nation's capital. And that was without Wizards point guard John Wall.
5. Boston, April 12
The Celtics are a respectable 2-3 against the Heat in Miami in the LeBron era, and Boston has defeated the Heat once already this season while also giving Miami a close call a week ago in Boston.
6. At Cleveland, April 15
It's the last home game of the season for the Cavs, and Miami will be on the second night of a back-to-back. So, yeah, look out. By then, though, the Heat would have won an NBA record 37 straight.
7. Chicago, April 14
Derrick Rose could be back by this point. But the Bulls have a back-to-back against New York and Toronto leading into this Sunday matinee. That screams “schedule loss” for Chicago.
8. At New Orleans, Friday
Hornets have knocked off Utah, San Antonio, Portland (twice), Boston and Memphis at home this year.
9. Philadelphia, April 6
Fat chance of Philly getting this victory. Sixers are wrapping up a dreadfully disappointing season with 12 of 16 on the road.
10. At Orlando, Monday
Magic have dropped 24 of 28 for a reason.
11. Orlando, April 17
Miami is liable to rest its big guns in this season finale. So the only thing keeping this one from being ranked higher — other than the opponent — is the potential for an earlier loss.
12. Charlotte, Sunday
With the Bobcats on the second night of a back-to-back, forget about it.
13. At Charlotte, April 5
The Bobcats will be vying for the most lottery balls by this point … and they're the Bobcats.