The quintet of the Sunshine Capital arrives full of emotion, after his tremendous victory of Wednesday 120-112 against the Pelicans.
Even the Heat (33-35) managed to stay for about three hours in eighth place until the Bucks (33-34) defeated the Clippers and seized the 7th place. Miami is now 9th with a 1-2 balance against Detroit (8th) in their particular showdown.
"You can expect the unexpected in the next 14 games," coach Erik Spoelstra said on Thursday. "When this gets competitive, we do not know what to expect. No matter who is playing, you have to try to make your best game. "
This Wednesday against New Orleans the point guard Goran Dragic was colossal directing the attack of Miami with 33 points.
"Goran has incredible energy and great offensive tenacity," Spoelstra said. "He had a great shooting percentage and was fresh, eager to return."
But Hassan was not left behind with his double-double number 46 of the season with 20 points and 17 rebounds, along with James Johnson (10 and 4) in his battle against DeMarcus Counsin and Anthony Davis.
"They really have improved. Hassan is making great progress in many ways, "Spo said. "He is unique when he plays with the passion with which he did in the second half."
His next opponent, the wolves, is a bit higher on the board and is playing very well, despite coming from falling 117-104 against the Celtics with 23 points from Ricky Rubio, 21 from Andrew Wiggins, the other 21 by Shabazz Muhammady 17 by Karl-Anthony Towns. That is why Miami has to go very carefully.
The Heat won the first meeting between the two Feb. 6 115-113 in Minnesota and so is looking for the sweep, but will have to find a way to slow down their four great players.
The Miami team, will have to put aside the euphoria and concentrate on how to stop the dangerous Wolves attack because if something is characterized by the quintet of Minnesota is the speed and athletic conditions of its players.