Earlier today I posted that Wednesday night's Heat/Pistons matchup might not be the best barometer of how these two teams match up. My thought was that since the Heat would be on the second night of a back-to-back, the game on April 6 in Miami might be a better indicator.
Boy was I wrong about that.
It looks like, in anticipation of tomorrow's matchup with the Pistons, the Heat have decided to shelve Kazaam for tonight's game against the T-Wolves. (I'll let that sink in for a second...) Now I have read nothing that confirms the Big Lazy is sitting due to Detroit's spot on the schedule tomorrow night. But if this is the case, then we may be seeing the negative effects of tying your confidence to success against one team.
I'm sure there have been times over the past 66 games when a Piston starter could have benefitted from a night of rest, and yet tomorrow night will be an NBA record 67 in a row for the best starting five in the league. In short: the Pistons take all comers, win or lose.
Let's hope Blue comes out blazing tomorrow night and sends the well-rested Kazaam and the Heat home with confidence shattered.
[Edit: IF this was a strategy to rest up for the Pistons tomorrow night--and we won't know until tomorrow if this is true--it has apparently failed. The Heat lost to the T-Wolves tonight, 100-96.]
Miami at Minnesota gamecast [CBS Sportsline]
Previously on Detroit Bad Boys:
Heat bring dormant playoff feel to the Palace