The Miami Heat is playing some of its best basketball of the season, and the timing couldn’t be better.
Luol Deng made 11 of 14 shots and scored 29 points, Goran Dragic added 23 points and 10 assists, and the Miami Heat set a season high for scoring in a 119-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.
The new-look Miami Heat are expected to look much better on Monday night than they did against New Orleans on Saturday.
Andrew Wiggins of Kansas was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night.
For Philadelphia, the season finale was about what’s coming next year. For Miami, it’s about what’s coming next week.
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.