The Miami Heat resigned themselves to finishing with the second seed in the Eastern Conference. Considering their recent busy schedule and dominance over their likely first-round opponent, that may not have been a bad idea.
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.
One night after winning a showdown for control of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, the Miami Heat gave it right back by losing to a sub-.500 opponent – even with Dwyane Wade returning. Now the Heat’s hopes of claiming that spot could be gone Monday night if they don’t win on the road against the Washington Wizards.
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.
The winner of tonight’s Heat Pacers game will be atop the East and in position to host Game 7 of conference finals.
For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven’t exactly looked like NBA title contenders.
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.
South Florida was simply sizzling with celebrities as they attended all kinds of events from tennis matches to music smashes and birthday bashes.
LeBron James is dealing with a few aches and pains, which obviously is not the best news for the Miami Heat with two weeks left in the regular season.
For the first time all season, the Miami Heat are alone atop the Eastern Conference.