Why Spoelstra believes Heat’s trip has been ‘one of the best segments of the season for us’

Through the first 30 games of the season, the Miami Heat is not where it wants to be. But the Heat believes it has taken steps forward during its long trip. Despite a three-game losing skid and a few painful losses to shorthanded teams during the trip, it’s hard to argue with the Heat’s stance following its 96-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night at Staples Center. The Heat, which entered Sunday with the Eastern Conference’s 10th-best record at 13-17, is 3-3 on its seven-game trip — tied for the longest road trip in franchise history. A victory over the struggling Oklahoma City…

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