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Making Playoffs Is Least of Heat's Problems

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Cast the memory back to Dec. 16, 2007. The Dolphins were mortified to have an 0-13 record and be playing at home, time running out to avoid historic ignominy.

Tuesday night was a little like that for the Heat.

This was the only time since -- maybe the only time, period -- when one of our big teams has played a home game in which the sole objective was to avoid abject embarrassment. To end the game simply having escaped humiliation.

It has gotten that bad, that desperate, for an underachieving, floundering Heat team in search of its misplaced self-respect.

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