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Jimmy Butler, Erik Spoelstra get brutally honest on state of Heat

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The Miami Heat have been one of the best teams in the NBA through the first quarter of the regular season. At 13-7, they’re currently tied for the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

But with the way the Heat reacted to where they are through 20 games, it’s clear they’re far from satisfied.

Via Bally Sports:

“I mean, we’re alright,” said Jimmy Butler on the Heat’s first 20 games. “We could be better. We’re 13-7. It’s not great, but for right now it’s where we’re at.”

Considering Miami has played 13 of their first 20 away from home, their record stands even more impressive. They’ve won six of their last eight games and are clearly trending in the right direction as a whole.

“We are where we are,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. “I’m not going to give a grade. I’m not at all in that state right now to give an analysis of where we are. We’re just grinding. We’ve had these really good, tough, competitive experiences on the road. … I think we’ve gotten better from these experiences, but we’ve got to prove it every game.”

The Miami Heat look like one of the strongest squads in the East that’s riddled with playoff contenders this season. While they currently hold one of the top seeds in the East, only three games separate them from the 11th placed Philadelphia 76ers in a crowded conference. The team is right to not be satisfied just yet.