In other sports markets, the Heat’s 82-game exercise that ends Wednesday night might be characterized as a perfect season. Here, that might not sound quite right to fans of the local professional and collegiate football franchises, considering that the Dolphins went undefeated in 1972, and the Hurricanes did so in 1987, 1991 and 2001.
Still, you can’t win them all in the NBA, so winning 65 of 81 – entering the Magic’s visit — is a remarkable achievement, and one that ranks with any South Florida regular season. It is a testament not only to the talent on the roster, but to the vision of the coaching staff, the professionalism of the players and the role that a little luck can play.
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