For the last week, the Miami Heat were waiting and watching, resting and recovering.
Miami Heat players are getting plenty of rest before suiting up once again for round 2 of the NBA playoffs, thanks to a first-round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats. The Heat is the only team to sweep round-one in the postseason.
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.
For the first time all season, the Miami Heat are alone atop the Eastern Conference.
The Miami Heat can pull ahead of Indiana with a victory over Toronto Monday night and a Pacers loss to the San Antonio Spurs. But the Heat will have to beat the Raptors with a short-handed roster.
The Miami Heat may own 13 straight wins over the Toronto Raptors, but they know two November victories in the series don’t mean much now.
LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 22 and the Miami Heat won their ninth straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 90-83 on Friday.
During the Miami Heat’s 104-95 victory over the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, LeBron James joined some very elite company.
LeBron James scored a season-high 35 points, Dwyane Wade had 20 and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 104-95 on Tuesday for their first road victory in three tries this season.
DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Rudy Gay added 22 and the Toronto Raptors ran all over playoff-bound Atlanta, routing the Hawks 113-96 Tuesday night.