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Thoughts on Bucks vs HEAT

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

-Make that three straight wins for the Heat.

-Goran Dragic was excellent again scoring and making plays for his teammates. 

-This time its Tyler Johnson who had to sit out with a strained left shoulder. He's listed as day to day.

-With Johnson out, the Heat split the point guard duties between Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters. Dragic was subbed early.

-Waiters started out very aggressive. He was constantly in attack mode keeping the defense on its heels.

-He led all scorers with ten by the end of the first quarter. And had 20 by the end of the first half.

-Waiters really came to play tonight finishing with 33 points. When he's hot, he's tough to stop. But when he's cold, he's cold.

-Whiteside also did his part tonight. He had 16pts and 15 rebounds.

-Okaro White made his second straight appearance in the game over Derrick Williams again. He had the task of guarding Giannis.

-White is on the fifth day of his ten day contract.

-His Skyforce teammates, Weber and Benson had great games at the Dleague showcase tonight. Weber had 28 points, 8 assists, 7 boards and 2 steals. Benson had 24 pts, 15 rebs, 3 blocks.

-If the Heat are able to clear another roster spot, Weber could be called back up.

-Milwaukee went with a very different starting lineup starting Delly and Thon Maker over Brodgon and Parker. Parker came off the bench because he violated team rules.

-Now the Heat will look to grab its fourth consecutive win against the Golden State Warriors.

Report: Bulls interested in signing Bosh after he's waived

After failing his physical in September, Chris Bosh's future remains uncertain.

However, should he consider a comeback next season, ESPN's Marc Stein reports the Chicago Bulls could be interested in the 11 time all-star.

If Bosh, who turns 33 in March, makes it back onto the floor next season, word is that the Chicago Bulls are already plotting a run and will be at the front of the line to try to sign him.  

On February 9th, one year anniversary of Bosh's last game, the Heat will be able to apply for salary cap relief to remove Bosh from their cap. Doing so will clear cap space for the Heat to use in free agency. But should Bosh play 25 games with another team, his contract will then return to the Heat's cap. Because of this, some NBA executives reportedly believe the team could wait until the March 1st buyout deadline to waive him. This would make Bosh ineligible to play in the playoffs due to league rules.

As of today, Bosh himself is unsure of what the future holds.

A move to Chicago would reunite Bosh with his former Miami Heat teammate Dwyane Wade if he's able to get cleared by the Bulls doctors.

Thoughts on Mavericks vs HEAT

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

​-Tonight was a match-up between two hardworking teams. So you knew it was going to be close.

-And the Heat came out of it victorious. Tonight's win makes it the second straight home win during this homestead.

-Goran Dragic was the lead man for the Heat tonight with 32 points while shooting a very efficient 11 of 15 from the field. 

-Tyler Johnson also provided scoring and made big plays late in the clutch as well.

-Before tonight's game, the NBA All-star starters were officially announced. And to no one's surprise, no Heat player was picked.

-If Whiteside isn't selected by the coaches next week, then it'll mark the first time since 2004 that a Heat player will not be selected on the All-Star team.

- The Heat went directly to Whiteside with Dirk guarding him in the first quarter. Whiteside had 9 points in the quarter in five minutes because he was picked up an ankle injury. He would return and finish with 13 points.

-It wasn't just Whiteside who took advantage of the Mavs in the paint. The whole team did.

-Then, the Heat went away from going inside to Whiteside in the second quarter. And the Mavericks began to hurt the Heat from the outside.

-They outscored the Heat 31-15 in that period to take a 53-44 halftime lead. And shot 8-15 from three in the first half. Wesley Matthews shot 3 of 3 from beyond the arc. The Heat shot 6 of 20 from the field and had more turnovers(4) than assists(2).

-Heat did a much better job of closing out on the shooters in the second half. The Mavericks in the second half shot 6 of 28 from beyond the arc.

-Quiet night for James Johnson, who's been one of the most consistent players on the roster. He didn't look comfortable in his decision making.

-Willie Reed provided some good minutes tonight. Especially in the fourth quarter when the Heat needed to buy some time for Hassan Whiteside. Reed went on a personal 5-0 run the quarter.

-Okaro White made his first appearance in a Heat uniform tonight. He was picked over Derrick Williams, who didn't play tonight.

-The Heat will try to get their first three game winning streak on Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks.