SAN ANTONIO -- Friday was the Heat's worst defeat of the season. But unfortunately, there is no time for rest and reflection.
On the heels of a 125-95 loss to the Spurs, the Heat plays one of its most important games left on the regular-season schedule Sunday. The matinee against the Bulls is on ABC and at stake is second place in the Eastern Conference.
"We're still a confident bunch," Heat forward LeBron James said. "We know this is a tough stretch for us right now. We've lost three in a row but I feel like all it takes is one win. We've got a really, really good Chicago team coming into our building on Sunday, so hopefully we bounce back."
Something needs to change. The Heat (43-19) appears to be in a tailspin, falling fast amid the most important stretch of its regular season. A frustrating 1-4 since losing to Chicago on Feb. 24, the Heat has seven consecutive games against playoff-caliber teams after Sunday's home game.