The Miami Heat haven’t been looking like the two-time defending champions lately and the team finally acknowledged it.  Enough was enough and tensions boiled over on Saturday night as the Heat lost 105-95 to the New Orleans Pelicans.  It was Miami’s seventh loss in its past 11 games overall, and its 12th defeat against a team with a losing record.  Chris Bosh and Lebron James didn’t hold back their disgust over the team’s performance.

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via Miami Herald:

 “So I figure I’ll be the first one to say ‘We suck'” said Chris Bosh.  “This is unacceptable,” Bosh added. “If we don’t change this, we will be watching the championship from home.” He said one problem is “we’ve been keeping things in” all season. “There’s no passion.”

“Too many excuses,” Lebron James said. “We’ve got to stop excuses. Guys on the floor need to produce. It’s that simple.”

The Heat currently hold the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference with a 47-21 record.  They sit three games behind the Indiana Pacers who’ve had some stumbles of their own.  While both teams have already secured a playoff spot, the fight for home field is still on the line.