JJ Redick

When will the Heat next lose a game?

Schedule says Boston

Dave Hyde

Sun Sentinel

After 22 straight wins, the schedule-maker will beat the Heat more than the Celtics on March 18. This is how it happens in the NBA, where regular-season wins and losses have to be measured by the schedule.

The Celtics game is the third road game in four days for the Heat. They play at Milwaukee (March 15), at Toronto (March 17) and then in Boston. The Celtics, meanwhile, only play the lowly Bobcats in the four nights leading up to the game.

The Celtics aren't a great team anymore. But they have enough parts that, when rested, can rise to a big moment. This will qualify.