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Heat On The Road Against The Wizards

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.

04/14/2014

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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 Washington Wizards

Hamstring Injury Scraps Wade For Pacers Game

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has been ruled out of Miami’s Eastern Conference showdown Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. It’s the ninth straight game Wade has missed while working his way back from a […]

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

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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

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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

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)

Miami Heat Takes On The New York Knicks Sunday

After facing mainly lottery-bound opponents in the past five games, the potentially short-handed Miami Heat now try to maintain their slim lead in the Eastern Conference by taking on a string of teams that are either headed to the playoffs or contending for berths.

04/06/2014

15. Washington Wizards (38-35)

Report: NBA’s Eastern Conference Historically Bad This Year

The Western Conference in the NBA has routinely played the best basketball from top to bottom. But never has that been more evident than in the current season.

CBS Miami–04/04/2014

Florida Panthers v New York Islanders

Bailey Has Goal, Assist As Isles Top Panthers 4-2

Josh Bailey had a goal and assist, and the New York Islanders kept up their strong finish with a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.

04/01/2014

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