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Heat Back Atop East, Beat Pacers 98-86

LeBron James scored 36 points, and the Miami Heat moved back atop the Eastern Conference standings by running past the Indiana Pacers 98-86 on Friday night.

04/11/2014

4. Miami Heat (53-23)

Heat, Pacers Face Off In Biggest Game Of The Season

The winner of tonight’s Heat Pacers game will be atop the East and in position to host Game 7 of conference finals.

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

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Pacers, Heat Still Fighting For East No. 1 Seed

For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven’t exactly looked like NBA title contenders.

04/10/2014

Miami Heat v Memphis Grizzlies

Gasol, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Heat 107-102

Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies kept their playoff hopes alive with a 107-102 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

Rookie Mason Plumlee Blocks LeBron James On Final Play

With the Heat down one and only seconds left, the ball was right where you want it—in LeBron James’ hands and he was going up against Nets’ rookie Mason Plumlee.

04/09/2014

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Miami Heat To Face The Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies find themselves in the unenviable position of having to make up ground in the late stages of a playoff race, and that task is especially difficult with three of their remaining five opponents all playing for something in terms of the postseason.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn Nets v Miami Heat

Nets Finish Off Sweep Of Heat, Win 88-87

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions.

04/08/2014

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LeBron Says He’s Thrilled For UConn’s Kevin Ollie

LeBron James remembers just about every detail from his days playing alongside Kevin Ollie in Cleveland, including that the newly crowned coach of the NCAA champions wore No. 12.

04/08/2014

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Heat Looking To Nail Nets

LeBron James and the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat have defeated all but one of 29 opposing teams at least once this season, with the lone exception being the Brooklyn Nets.

04/08/2014

4. Indiana Pacers (46-17)

Pacers Looking Up At The Heat

As the Miami Heat appear to be close to hitting their playoff stride, the Heat’s top competition in the Eastern Conference appears to be collapsing under the pressure of trying to knock off the Heat.

CBS Miami–04/07/2014

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Heat Lose 114-93 To Wizards; Pacers Get Top Seed

Heat Lose 114-93 To Wizards; Pacers Get Top Seed

3. Los Angeles Clippers (56-24)

NBA Power Rankings – April 14, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through April 14th in the NBA.

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Hawks Top Heat 98-85, Get East’s Last Playoff Spot

Hawks Top Heat 98-85, Get East’s Last Playoff Spot

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Gasol, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Heat 107-102

Gasol, Randolph Lead Grizzlies Past Heat 107-102

5. Houston Rockets (51-25)

NBA Power Rankings – April 8, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through April 8th in the NBA.

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Miami Heat v New York Knicks (04/06/14)

Miami Heat v New York Knicks (04/06/14)

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Heat Stay Atop East, Beat Bucks 96-77

Heat Stay Atop East, Beat Bucks 96-77

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