Apr 23, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (left) greets guard Norris Cole (right) after Cole scored a three point basket against the Charlotte Bobcats in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Heat to Open Second Round Sunday or Tuesday

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Depending on various scenarios, the Miami Heat will open up its second-round series either Sunday or Tuesday according to a South Florida Sun-Sentinel report citing an NBA release.

The earliest the Heat could play is Sunday at either 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. ET at AmericanAirlines Arena. It would only happen if the Nets-Raptors series ends by Friday and neither the Mavericks-Spurs nor the Trail Blazers-Rockets series go seven games. Game 7 of Nets vs Raptors is scheduled for Sunday.

If either of those series go seven games, it would be a Tuesday start for the Heat.

The Heat completed a four-game sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats Monday night and will have a minimum of five-days rest.

The scenarios from the report:

     — A Tuesday start if the Nets-Raptors series goes seven games,

— A Tuesday start if the Dallas Mavericks-San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers-Houston Rockets series both go seven games.

— A Sunday start if the Nets-Raptors series ends in Friday’s Game 6 and if Mavericks-Spurs and Trail Blazers-Rockets both do not go Game 7s.

— If a Heat series vs. Nets-Raptors winner opens Sunday, it would be at 1 p.m. at AmericanAirlines Arena if there is a Game 7 between in either Mavericks-Spurs or Rockets-Trail Blazers, but not in both series, or if there is a second-round Mavericks-Trail Blazers or Trail Blazers-Spurs game that day.

— If a Heat series vs. Nets-Raptors winner opens Sunday, it would be at 3:30 p.m. at AmericanAirlines Arena if there is a second-round Trail Blazers-Spurs game that day.

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