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.
Tim Duncan had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed against the Miami Heat, weathering a sluggish third quarter for an intense and emotional 111-87 victory Thursday.
LeBron James came within two rebounds of his first triple-double this season, and the Miami Heat won for the fifth time in six games Monday by beating the Detroit Pistons 102-96.
Dwyane Wade came off the bench for the first time in more than six years. The Larry O’Brien Trophy wasn’t at stake. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sported a casual, no-tie look.
Miami Heat small forward Michael Beasley returned to the team that drafted him on an unguaranteed contract hoping to make enough of an impact to stick around for a full season. By 5:01 p.m. Tuesday, Beasley will know whether or not he is staying with the Heat for the rest of the season.
LeBron James scored 30 points, Michael Beasley came off the bench to add 17 and the Miami Heat held on down the stretch to beat the Toronto Raptors 102-97 Sunday night.
LeBron James returned from a groin injury on his birthday and wasted no time finding his shooting touch. James scored 26 points and the Miami Heat beat the skidding Denver Nuggets 97-94 Monday night despite losing Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole during the game.
LeBron James scored 38 points, Michael Beasley made two free throws with 9.2 seconds left to put Miami up for good, and the Heat beat the Atlanta Hawks 121-119 in overtime on Monday night.
The Miami Heat don’t have much to prove to themselves, but questions are popping up around the team when it comes to Miami’s ability to knock out the Indiana Pacers.
Kyle Singler scored 18 points to lead seven Detroit players in double figures, Andre Drummond had 18 rebounds and the Pistons beat the Miami Heat 107-97 on Tuesday night to snap the NBA champions’ 10-game winning streak.