The Miami Heat have enjoyed an unusually long stretch at home capped by an unconventional win in over the Minnesota Timberwolves before heading to Dallas for just their second road contest in the last 12 games.

"[Going on the road] is going to be the time where we can look to really hone in on our game and see what we're made of … it's going to be tough to win," Dwyane Wade said. "To be able to pull off some good wins on the road makes you feel real good about yourself, [and] more confident as well."

Regardless of the unusual numbers from Tuesday night's win — outrebounded 52 to 24 but posting season-highs in blocked shots (14) and steals (12) — the Heat hopes to continue its momentum and confidence as the team hits the road.

"That is our identity," coach Erik Spoelstra said.

"To create havoc on who we're playing and try to make them uncomfortable."

The Heat has responded to slow starts this season with clutch performances late in games, but Tuesday's game was a different story.

Instead of falling far behind early, the Heat responded with scrappy, physical and efficient basketball to run away from the Timberwolves en route to a 103-92 victory at home.

Miami has been very good at that. As Chris Bosh said after the game, "Good teams always find a way to win."

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