3. Miami Heat

Record: 33 - 11
Last Week's Rank: 3
Last Week's Results: L @ Orlando 98-104, (Tue); L @ Chicago 102-106, (Wed); W @ Philadelphia 84-78, (Fri); W vs. Orlando 81-91, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Phoenix, Tuesday (3/20); @ Detroit, Friday (3/23); @ Oklahoma City, Sunday (3/25)

The Heat have been going through a tough month of March with a disappointing 6-4 record. While their losses have been to legitimate competition, like the Bulls and Magic, these are all playoff-bound teams in the Eastern Conference. Yeah, Miami did beat Orlando last night, but that only improved their season series to 2-2. Remember, this is a team that isn't expected to fall short of a championship for a second year in a row. If they can't defeat their conference foes during the regular season, what does that say about their chances in the postseason? —Jose Martinez