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.
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.
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.
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.
A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions.
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.
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.
LeBron James scored 38 points, Mario Chalmers added 15 and the Miami Heat survived a 3-point barrage from New York’s J.R. Smith on the way to dealing the Knicks’ playoff hopes a big blow with a 102-91 victory on 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.