Ethan J. Skolnick

Now that Wade's gotten a little run, it'd be a shame if he has a setback by playing any more minutes.

Joseph Goodman

The secret lives of sportswriters. @WallaceNBA_ESPN @Ethan J. Skolnick #TrueDetectivesSeason2 http://t.co/5nbisBJe7g

Ira Winderman

Wizards have scored 70 in a half . . and John Wall hasn't even scored yet.

Bill Reiter

Tough call for Coach Of The Year. Three votes for ... Pop? Thibs? Hornacek? Casey? Someone else?

Bill Reiter

Jeff Hornacek might be one of the most gracious head coaches I've met. And that's in the face of perhaps coming up just short of postseason.

Ethan J. Skolnick

It'd be funny if the Raptors got to the Finals, after everyone seems to want to play them

Joseph Goodman

Wizards 70, Heat 48 at halftime…

Ethan J. Skolnick

Miami gives up 70 in first half here, an improvement over last visit (73). I'll start tweeting more when they start defending.

Ira Winderman

Think I got it right now: Wizards lead Heat 70-48 at halftime. Yes 70. Washington 10 of 16 on 3-pointers. Wade 7 points.

Joseph Goodman

Heat’s commitment to preserving Dwyane Wade’s health for the playoffs appears to have paid off. bit.ly/1t2pXNY

Ira Winderman

Toney Douglas doesn't get back on Chalmers' raise, an easy Beal layup in transition. Nothing to see here folks.

Tom Haberstroh

Touchdown, Miller to Beal.

Ira Winderman

Doubt this is what Wade signed up for. Have to wonder if he'll be back in second half if it gets much more lopsided.

Ira Winderman

Wade sees Hamilton in front on break, passes instead to trailing Douglas, who scores.

Ira Winderman

Wizards up to 8 of 13, the troubling trend continues.

Ira Winderman

Justin Hamilton enters with 8:48 to play in second period, and Bird looks gassed.

Ira Winderman

Wizards now 6 of 11 on 3-pointers. No matter who is in the Heat lineup, a concerning trend.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wizards lead Heat, 27-26, after first quarter. Ariza w/ 8. Douglas w/ 7.

Ira Winderman

Heat 27, Wizards 26 at end of first. Toney Douglas leads Heat with seven. A Wizards loss could push them close to first round vs. Heat.

Ira Winderman

Beasley about to enter.

Ira Winderman

Figure on this being Chris Andersen's season finale. He likely will be held out Wednesday against the visiting 76ers.

Ira Winderman

So in his hometown, with LeBron sitting, Michael Beasley still bypassed for a start in favor of Dwyane Wade . . . at small forward.

Ira Winderman

Encouraging start for Haslem. The ball dropping for him means plenty for his confidence, especially now that he's a likely playoff starter.

Ira Winderman

With the start, Mario Chalmers moved past Rony Seikaly and into eighth place on the Heat's all-time list, with 439 starts.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Since LeBron's reg season is likely over... his FG%, ppg > last season.... his FT%, rpg, apg, spg, bpg, ORating, DRating a bit worse.

Ethan J. Skolnick

If the NBA did away with conferences, the fifth-seeded Heat would be slated to play 12th seeded Suns, Bulls or Raptors (all tied).

Ira Winderman

For starters: A look at lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Heat-Wizards bit.ly/1iPkJg9 7 p.m. (Sun Sports)

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade starting at small forward, Douglas & Chalmers in the backcourt. Battier & Haslem up front.

Joseph Goodman

Toney Douglas, Chalmers, Wade, Battier and Haslem starting for the Heat. No Beasley.

Ira Winderman

Heat to start Wade, Chalmers, Douglas, Battier and Haslem.

Joseph Goodman

Battier on potentially playing in Charlotte in the first round: "I'm not well-liked there."

Jason Jackson

Sort of clear this is my row at the Verizon Center, huh? #HeatLive http://t.co/XE190ZJ9Dy

Ira Winderman

LeBron and Bosh formally listed as inactive for Heat. Greg Oden (stomach virus) also not with Heat.

Ira Winderman

Sitting late nothing new for James. Sat out Heat's final 2 games in 2013, 2012, final game in 2011. He sat final 4 with Cleveland in 2010.

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron & Bosh just walked into the locker room. Spectators tonight.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade on whether he'd feel good with No. 1 seed: "We feel good with the team we have going in."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade says he feels better than he did entering last postseason. Not as worried about rhythm as wind.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade confirms he is still on the minutes restriction. Says it is enough to get some rhythm.

Ethan J. Skolnick

If the NBA got rid of conferences and just seeded 1-16, this week would be a lot of fun

Tom Haberstroh

The final minute of the 4th quarter of an NBA game = 5.4 minutes of real time. bit.ly/1kZeqJF (via @inpredict)

Surya Fernandez

VIDEO: Dwyane Wade opens up with ESPN's Hannah Storm ahead of the NBA Playoffs sbn.to/1iPO2AF

Joseph Goodman

“The storm is coming.” #spoisms

Bill Reiter

Heat seem to be conceding top seed. Spoelstra told me yesterday on @FoxSportsRadio team can win anywhere if they start playing right

Ira Winderman

LeBron, Bosh given Monday off against Wizareds in advance of playoffs. bit.ly/P19FEC

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron and Wade will finish this season playing fewer than 1200 minutes together. Last season, they played more than 1900 together.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra: "There's a storm coming. And it's time for us to really start preparing for that storm."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra says for LeBron, "It's a few little things. And that's the residual of a long season." Wade will be on a minute restriction.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra says LeBron is "dealing with some minor ailments. Same thing with Chris."

Ethan J. Skolnick

I just confirmed my hotel in Charlotte.

Joseph Goodman

LeBron and Bosh out against the Wizards.

Ethan J. Skolnick

LeBron & Bosh are out tonight. Wade likely to play.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra says LeBron and Bosh out.

Tom Haberstroh

Duncan-Parker-Ginobili have been on the floor together for 15% of the Spurs' season. And they'll probably win 64 games.

Dwyane Wade

Limited number of #CodeRed WoW 2.0 kicks available over at WayOfWade.com from @LiNingUSA http://t.co/0ovyS4IWZ2

Ira Winderman

Jeff Teague is NBA East Player of the Week. So LeBron goes from first week of Dec. until end of season without another East weekly honor.

Joseph Goodman

Great conversations today with Vietnam vets in DC. All agreed that embedded reporters and unit-level transparency protects troops.

Ira Winderman

Heat carrying concerns about turnovers into playoffs bit.ly/1hBV1zq Also, Spoelstra proves prescient with it comes to NBA East.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Washington has given Heat a little more trouble than Charlotte over past couple of years. Another reason there's no incentive to win 2nite.

Ethan J. Skolnick

The one guy who wouldn't mind a Charlotte series: Mario Chalmers. Spent part of his childhood there, still has plenty of family in area.

Joseph Goodman

Gathering of WW II veterans at the WW II Memorial today. http://t.co/cC1zHsxS5L

Ira Winderman

Heat vs. Bobcats in first round could be locked in as soon as tonight. bit.ly/1gx5bgu

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra on Wade following return, "He's felt strong, so that's a good sign. He was able to go through the whole shootaround today."

Tom Haberstroh

Minnesota is -49 in 22 mins of "superclutch" situations (final minute, 1-possession game). es.pn/1hEVHFl [in]

Ira Winderman

Spo on LeBron saying he'd benefit from time off, "I mean players prefer a lot of different things. But I'll have my lineup set tonight."

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra on seedings, "None of it has really had a factor on any of our decisions going down the stretch."

Tom Haberstroh

Presenting the craziest stat of the 2013-14 regular season and the curse of Kevin Martin. es.pn/QlPC4N [in]

Joseph Goodman

Path of least resistance for the Heat would seem to be the No.2 seed. Of course, if I've learned anything, it's to never assume.

Joseph Goodman

Bosh usually talks after shootaround but was out the door in record time at Georgetown. Was basically begging for an off day after ATL.

Joseph Goodman

Tonight’s projected starting lineup against the Wizards: Haslem, Battier, Beasley, Chalmers, Wade

Joseph Goodman

@CPo1981: @Joseph Goodman 2009-10 Miami Heat reunion, guest starring Shane Battier!” >> Where’s Jermaine O’Neal when you need him?

Joseph Goodman

@macbookshawdy: @Joseph Goodman against the wizards you mean?” >>> Pacers on the brain, clearly

Joseph Goodman

Against the Wizards, that is…

Joseph Goodman

Bosh and LeBron likely out tonight.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chris Bosh didn't talk to media after shootaround... which I'm taking as another hint about his status for tonight

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chalmers says he feels "pretty good" at this point of the season, but "a little rest never hurts."

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra would not address whether LeBron will play tonight.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Greg Oden not with the Heat

Ira Winderman

Spoelsta says lineup decisions will come later

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra on LeBron's preference to get some rest: "Players prefer a lot of different things. I'll give my lineup tonight."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chris Bosh wearing a t-shirt at shoot around. Taking that as a hint for tonight

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra says he will give out his lineups tonight.

Ira Winderman

If the Heat lose tonight and Charlotte loses to Atlanta then Heat-Bobcats is locked into in first round.

Tom Haberstroh

As usual, Monday chat at 2 pm ET. Getcha Qs in early. es.pn/1koXa20

Tom Haberstroh

Just to emphasize how hard it is to shoot 90% FT over a full season: At 87.5%, 150 of KD's next 150 doesn't even get him there.

Tom Haberstroh

KD has to shoot 5/5 on 3s and 200/200 on FTs over the next 2 games to join the 50-40-90 club again. @Kevin Durant, do you accept this challenge?

Joseph Goodman

Wondering if Michael Beasley will get the start in his hometown. That would be a nice reward for being a good team player this season.

Joseph Goodman

LeBron went out on the town in DC last night and he'll probably be getting the night off against the Wizards.

Joseph Goodman

Heat shooting around at Georgetown this morning. Expecting a pretty relaxed vibe after the Pacers' victory against OKC.

Micky Arison

Good morning people, it's #WhiteHotHEATweek in Miami and the World so get in the spirit & #LetsGoHeat

Ethan J. Skolnick

My weekly Heat notebook, with items on MVP, Beasley, Cole & a possible new Wade/Pippen parallel m.bleacherreport.com/articles/20279…

Ira Winderman

Can Heat flip the switch to another level in the playoffs? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1kXkkuJ plus more.

Ira Winderman

Ron Garretson, Curtis Blair, Kane Fitzgerald your referees for tonight's Heat-Wizards, 7 p.m., Verizon Center (Sun Sports)

LeBron James

Out in DC with my homies kelt_crenshaw & @COOLDreBoomz flexin in all Bron's! Still crazy to know I… instagram.com/p/mwdCYLCTPz/

Joseph Goodman

Joffrey murdered in cold blood? Rust Cohle is on the case.

Surya Fernandez

Heat likely locked into #2 seed; what now? sbn.to/OZtxbf Dwyane Wade hints at more to come in Instagram post sbn.to/OZB0Hm

Ira Winderman

With Bulls loss in New York, Heat's bracket currently would be: Bobcats in first round, winner of Raptors-Wizards in second, then who's left