The Miami Heat are falling apart.

They've lost three of their past four games, dropped to the bottom of the league in rebounding and benched the heartbeat of their franchise.

If you read certain reports, the Heat no longer play offense with a purpose, approach defense with energy or chase rebounds with urgency.

Warriors head coach Mark Jackson doesn't buy any of it.

"They're playing some rough road games, but I don't think they're going to panic," Jackson said after Tuesday's practice, a day ahead of his squad's rematch with Miami. "They're the champs for a reason. They have all-time greats. They have a very, very good coach, who does an exceptional job of leading that team. I don't think they're concerned, and rightfully so."

Miami (24-12) is coming into Oracle Arena having dropped six of 11 games following a victory over Oklahoma City on Christmas.

Those five wins since the holiday have been against teams that are a combined 69 games below .500, and Miami still needed overtime against Dallas and Orlando for victories.

The Heat trailed in Utah on Monday by 21 points before benching Dwyane Wade for the fourth quarter and sitting Chris Bosh for all but 40 seconds of the period as they cut the deficit to two points.

"They still have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh," Warriors power forward David Lee said. "Those guys are pretty good. We have a huge challenge ahead of us."

It's funny how much a Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy will change the perception of a team. When the Heat lost three straight games, starting with a 111-106 overtime defeat at Oracle last season, the NBA world was buzzing.

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