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Trying to get a handle on the problem: Rebounding persists as concern for Miami Heat

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    Miami Heat player LeBron James (6) watches as Chris Bosh (1) blocks a shot by Chicago Bulls' Taj Gibson (22) during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The Bulls won 96-89. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)The Associated Press

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    Miami Heat players Chris Bosh and Shane Battier (31) chases the ball after they blocked a shot by Chicago Bulls Carlos Boozer (5) during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The Bulls won 96-89. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)The Associated Press

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    Chicago Bulls player Carlos and Miami Heat player Chris Bosh battle for a ball during the second half of a NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. The Bulls won 96-89. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)The Associated Press

Coming off a rare home loss, the Miami Heat will try to rebound against the Washington Wizards.

That could be tough, because the Heat haven't rebounded well all season.

Poor board work was the focus of a team meeting Saturday. Players didn't practice but did review video of every rebound in Friday's home loss to the Chicago Bulls, when the Heat were outrebounded 48-28.

The Heat rank last in the NBA in rebounds, and while they nonetheless have the best record in the Eastern Conference, the team's biggest weakness could undermine its bid for a championship repeat.

The Heat rank first in the league in field goal percentage, second in 3-point shooting, third in turnovers and fourth in points per game. But they're being outrebounded by 2.8 per game.