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Goal: Home Sweet Home

26-13 at home
17-22 on the road

This team has shown in the last two nights the ability to win tough games on the road. However, there's no denying the benefits of home cooking with this group. That's the next goal and if recent games have been any indication, its going to be a catfight all the way to the end.

The Heat are up next on Friday. They've lost 2 without the big Daddy, but he's scheduled to be back in action tonight. I suppose we can have Raef run around the perimeter and high post to try and tire Shaq out, but I don't think there is anything we can do to stop him from getting his points. Perk is going to get some minutes to put a body on him, but that just means he's going to show up on SportsCenter (look, right there under Shaq's armpit, that's him). Oh yeah, and they've also got this Wade kid who might be one of the top 10 players in the game already.

After that, it gets considerably easier with Toronto, Cleveland, and New Jersey on the slate. All games we could lose. All games a playoff contender should win. Especially when motivated by home court.

Of course Washington gets the cupcake schedule award with Cleveland, Charlotte, New Jersey and New York on the dance card. Indy has the toughest road with Philly, Miami, Orlando, and Chicago. If I had to guess, I'd say that Washington ends up with the 5 seed and we play Indy, hopefully with home court locked up.