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.