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Eastern Conference Playoffs

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

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 - March 31: Udonis Haslem #40 of the Miami Heat shoots the ball against the Toronto Raptors at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on March 31 2014.  (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Pull Ahead Of Pacers With 9 Games Left

The Miami Heat made it somewhere Monday night the team hasn’t been since the beginning of the season, first place in the Eastern Conference.

CBS Miami–04/01/2014

(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat On Cusp Of 1st Place With Raptors Coming To Town

Despite posting just a 9-8 record in the month of March, Miami has a chance to do something not many thought was possible a few weeks ago, move into first place in the Eastern Conference.

03/31/2014

(Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron Struggling Since Historic 61-Point Outburst

Since Miami Heat superstar LeBron James scored a franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player has looked mortal in games against the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, and Houston Rockets.

CBS Miami–03/10/2014

22. Cleveland Cavaliers (10-20)

Pacers Signing Of Bynum Not A Worry For Heat

Lost amidst the hubbub of Super Bowl weekend, the Indiana Pacers signed center Andrew Bynum. The signing put a third seven-foot, at one-time star, on the Pacers roster and continued setting the stage for an Eastern Conference playoff matchup with the Miami Heat.

CBS Miami–02/03/2014

Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat

Heat & Pacers Set The Bar For Eastern Conference

If the last two games between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are a sign of what’s coming if the two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals; it’s going to be one fun, but physical series.

CBS Miami–12/19/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: Chris Andersen #11 of the Miami Heat and Tyler Hansbrough #50 of the Indiana Pacers shove each other after a foul in the first half during Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 30, 2013 in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Andersen May Face Suspension For Game 6

As the Miami Heat prepare for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there’s a good chance one of the Heat’s key pieces won’t be available for the team in that game.

CBS Miami–05/31/2013

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat looks for the rebound in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on May 26, 2013 atA Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.  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 2013 NBAE  (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Heat Look To Regain Momentum In Game 5

It’s hard to call a game for the Miami Heat a must-win, but if the Heat can’t put together a winning formula against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Heat could be in deep trouble.

CBS Miami–05/30/2013

MIAMI, FL - MAY 22: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives and makes the game winning basket in overtime against the Indiana Pacers during Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on May 22, 2013 in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Pacers Couldn’t Stop The Perfect Play

As soon as NBA MVP LeBron James hit the game winning layup in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, analysts and commentators began blasting away at Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel for not having center Roy Hibbert on the court at the end of the game.

CBS Miami–05/23/2013

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