Apr 14, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra gestures from the sidelines against the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter at Verizon Center. The Wizards won 114-93. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat Won’t Learn First-Round Playoff Opponent Until Wednesday


The Miami Heat’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks Saturday and Washington Wizards Monday have cemented them into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. The Indiana Pacers will get the top seed and home-court advantage.

Oh, and do what you will with this:

 

The Heat, who play the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday in a pointless game, will be paying attention to others that night when the two teams that could potentially be Miami’s first-round opponent—Washington and the Charlotte Bobcats—finish up their schedules.

 

Washington will travel to play the Boston Celtics and Charlotte hosts the Chicago Bulls. The smart money goes to the Wizards to beat the C’s and take the sixth seed. That would mean Charlotte would lock into the seventh spot and draw the Heat in the opening round.

Should Miami advance to the NBA Finals, the San Antonio Spurs, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Los Angeles Clippers all would carry home-court over the Heat in a potential matchup.

Which team would you rather face in the first round?

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  • Marcel West-Bailey

    I just hope the standings stay the way they are. Because if they do that means Indy is playing the winner of the Chicago Brooklyn series opposed to us. So we should have a pretty smooth ride until the ECF.