BTBP NBA Power Rankings: December Edition

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Nov 25, 2015; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) looks to the referee after getting knocked to the court during the second quarter of the game against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The Pistons defeated the Heat 104-01. Mandatory Credit: Leon Halip-USA TODAY Sports

10. Miami Heat

After being super consistent to start out the season with their only defeats coming to true Eastern Conference contenders like Cleveland, Atlanta and Indiana, the Miami Heat have started to throw the odd curveball to make it worth questioning who they really are. In the last two weeks they’ve lost heavily to Boston and Minnesota, and were blown out by Detroit.

Still, 10-6 is a good place for them to be overall, and the early signs are that Erik Spoelstra is doing an excellent job of meshing together their combination of youth and veteran talent. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade are doing their thing, but it’s Hassan Whiteside and his 4.7 blocks per game that will help push them even further. The deeper the season goes, the more dangerous they could become.

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