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.
Making one free throw at the end of regulation wasn’t enough for the Miami Heat, nor was making just one again at the end of the first overtime.
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.
Heat star Dwyane Wade missed his second straight game with a sore left hamstring.
Dwayne Wade looks as though he’s ready to play Wednesday night at Indiana.
Rajon Rondo hit two running baseline shots in the last two minutes and the Boston Celtics capitalized on the absence of LeBron James to beat the Miami Heat 101-96 Wednesday night.
LeBron James scored 43 points — 25 in a bewildering first-quarter shooting display — and Chris Bosh added 21, leading the Miami Heat to a 100-96 win Tuesday night over the Cleveland Cavaliers, who played their first game without injured All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.
The Miami Heat needed something to help them break out of their recent slump and between Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, and Greg Oden; the Heat finally got into the win column Sunday afternoon.
Ray Allen scored 14 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter on a milestone day for the veteran, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade each scored 24 and the Miami Heat beat the Houston Rockets 113-104 on Sunday to snap their worst skid in three years.