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Boring Part Of The Year Over For The Heat

LeBron James was standing at his locker and chatting a few days ago when the conversation turned to which teams out there the Miami Heat might fear entering these playoffs.

04/17/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 14: Chris Anderson #11 of the Miami Heat shoots against the Washington Wizards during the game at the Verizon Center on April 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.

04/14/2014

Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks goes up for a shot against the Miami Heat on April 12, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Source: Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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

Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.

04/12/2014

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

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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

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 05: Shabazz Napier #13 of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. The Connecticut Huskies defeated the Florida Gators 63-53. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Unlikely Title Matchup Concludes NCAA Tournament

There’s an old saying of what a difference a year makes. For the University of Connecticut and the University of Kentucky, it’s the difference between sitting at home and playing for a national championship.

CBS Miami–04/07/2014

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

MIAMI, FL - April 6: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat celebrates on the court during the game against the New York Knicks at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on April 6, 2014. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron & J.R. Smith Put On Show For Miami Fans

The one-time fierce rivalry between the New York Knicks and Miami Heat has been a pretty one-sided affair in recent years with the Heat dominating the Knicks when it counts most.

CBS Miami–04/07/2014

Kentucky Wildcats players celebrate after a one-point victory over the Wisconsin Badgers. James Young #1 of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 74-73 in the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at AT&T Stadium on April 5, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kentucky 74-73 Over Wisconsin, To Play For Title

Aaron Harrison hit a 3-pointer with 5.7 seconds left to lift Kentucky to a one-point victory over Wisconsin.

04/05/2014

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