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:
Heat fans flipping out, with good reason. After all, no No. 2 seed has gone on to win the NBA title since … 2012.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) April 15, 2014
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.
Charlotte wins. So Miami won’t learn its opponent until Wednesday. Not sure Heat really care. Season ends. That’s what they’ll celebrate.
— Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) April 15, 2014
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.
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