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.
A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions.
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.
Miami Heat forward Shane Battier will become the third member of the organization to make a public push to get people signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Paul Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter, Mirza Teletovic scored 17 off the bench and the Brooklyn Nets beat Miami for the third time in as many tries this season, topping the Heat 96-95 on Wednesday night.
At this point, writers are running out of superlatives to describe just how well LeBron James plays the game of basketball. Monday night he once again reminded everyone that he is the greatest player on the planet and that any talk of the Most Valuable Player award goes through him.
LeBron James scored 31 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heatused a huge third quarter to run away and eventually rout the New York Knicks 108-82 on Thursday night.
Chris Bosh scored 31 points, LeBron James added 27 points and 13 rebounds and the Miami Heat never trailed in a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.
LeBron James had 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds to help the Miami Heat snap a three-game losing and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 101-86 on Friday night.
The Washington Wizards had a 34-point lead against the Miami Heat reduced to single digits Wednesday night before holding on for a 114-97 victory in Greg Oden’s first game in more than four years.