Heat set for 1st extended road trip of season

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Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts after scoring in the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Hawks during an NBA basketball game in Miami, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. The Heat defeated the Hawks 89-77. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Next up for the Miami Heat: Their first long road trip of the season.

The Heat start a four-game swing in Milwaukee on Monday night, and LeBron James says the week on the road will be the next step in helping Miami come together as a team. The Heat have won four straight since a team meeting followed a loss in Dallas on Nov. 27.

James says getting to know each other better as people, not just players, has helped the Heat during the winning streak. It matches Miami's longest of the season and moved the Heat to a season-high five games over .500.

Miami hasn't played more than two straight road games since the season began, and those came on the first two nights of the year. The Heat also visit Utah, Golden State and Sacramento on this upcoming trip.

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