Hawks Top Heat 98-85, Get East's Last Playoff Spot Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
Pacers Looking Up At The HeatAs the Miami Heat appear to be close to hitting their playoff stride, the Heat’s top competition in the Eastern Conference appears to be collapsing under the pressure of trying to knock off the Heat.
Heat Pull Ahead Of Pacers With 9 Games LeftThe Miami Heat made it somewhere Monday night the team hasn’t been since the beginning of the season, first place in the Eastern Conference.
Heat On Cusp Of 1st Place With Raptors Coming To TownDespite posting just a 9-8 record in the month of March, Miami has a chance to do something not many thought was possible a few weeks ago, move into first place in the Eastern Conference.
LeBron Struggling Since Historic 61-Point OutburstSince Miami Heat superstar LeBron James scored a franchise-record 61 points in a game against the Charlotte Bobcats, the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player has looked mortal in games against the San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, and Houston Rockets.
Pacers Signing Of Bynum Not A Worry For HeatLost amidst the hubbub of Super Bowl weekend, the Indiana Pacers signed center Andrew Bynum. The signing put a third seven-foot, at one-time star, on the Pacers roster and continued setting the stage for an Eastern Conference playoff matchup with the Miami Heat.
Heat & Pacers Set The Bar For Eastern ConferenceIf the last two games between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers are a sign of what’s coming if the two teams meet in the Eastern Conference Finals; it’s going to be one fun, but physical series.
Andersen May Face Suspension For Game 6As the Miami Heat prepare for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, there’s a good chance one of the Heat’s key pieces won’t be available for the team in that game.
Heat Look To Regain Momentum In Game 5It’s hard to call a game for the Miami Heat a must-win, but if the Heat can’t put together a winning formula against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Heat could be in deep trouble.
Pacers Couldn't Stop The Perfect PlayAs soon as NBA MVP LeBron James hit the game winning layup in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals, analysts and commentators began blasting away at Indiana Pacers head coach Frank Vogel for not having center Roy Hibbert on the court at the end of the game.
NY Knicks Need A Comeback To Advance To FinalsIf the New York Knicks can pull it together they will move on to face either the Miami Heat or the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Heat Facing Scrappy, But Undermanned Bulls TeamAs the Miami Heat prepare to take the floor Monday for its second round playoff matchup against the Chicago Bulls, the biggest question surrounding the series is who Chicago will have on the floor for Game 1.
James Humbled By MVP AwardThe formal announcement of James' fourth Most Valuable Player award is planned for Sunday, the eve of the Eastern Conference semifinals for the Heat. The honor will vault him into an elite category shared by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain, the only other players to win the award at least four times.
All Business As Heat Look To 2nd RoundOver the last two years, not having Dwyane Wade in the lineup for a playoff game would have been cause for concern for the Miami Heat. This year, a much-deeper Heat squad had a message for the injured Wade, don’t worry, we’ll take care of this.
Heat Head To Milwaukee With 2-0 LeadAfter letting the Milwaukee Bucks hang around for a few quarters in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Miami Heat finally hit the gas and took a 2-0 lead in the series with a 98-86 win.