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February 26, 2013

Heat in the driver’s seat

(Continued)

MIAMI —

Wade has been particularly good of late: He made 25 of 40 shots over the weekend, first leading the Heat past Philadelphia on Saturday and then saving Miami with some fourth-quarter heroics in a blow-a-big-lead-then-come-back win over Cleveland on Sunday.

“I’m as good as I’m going to be,” Wade said. “We talked about all summer that February would be the time, kind of when I started feeling very well.”

Same goes for the Heat, apparently.

Miami is shooting nearly 52 percent for the month and averaging 105 points per game, with seven double-digit wins in its last eight games. The lone exception was Sunday, when the Heat blew a 22-point second-half lead against the Cavaliers before rallying from an eight-point hole in the final five minutes.

“This is when we make our mark, become legends or whatever the case may be,” James said. “This is the best time of the year. We understand that spring is on its way and we’re gearing up for it. We’re playing some really, really good ball right now as a team.”

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