Ethan J. Skolnick

Pelicans make the playoffs. OKC is out. Spurs seeding still TBD -- based on Memphis game.

Barry Jackson

... But Heat also has 8.8 percent chance of falling to 11th after lottery, which would mean relinquishing pick to Philadelphia.

Barry Jackson

So Heat will have 1.1 % chance of getting 1st pick in draft, 1.3 % chance of 2nd, 1.58 % chance of 3rd, 87% percent chance of 10th.

Joseph Goodman

They're playing for the love of the game now.

Tom Haberstroh

Playoff Brow is upon us.

Surya Fernandez

Zoran Dragic now has 22 points. He had already reached his NBA career-high with 10 points in the first quarter.

Jason Jackson

Love it RT @tamjm4: @Jason Jackson Hubs and I have a saying in random happy moments when things are going our way #heatball!🔥🏀

Jason Lieser

#Heat are fine lottery-wise now even if they win this game, which they're leading 100-94.

Joseph Goodman

Nets blowing out Magic. NONE OF IT MATTERED AFTER ALL. Did it all really happen? I'm so confused.

Ira Winderman

Nets win, Heat are now activated for victory (what a stupid night).

Jason Jackson

Always ask for permission RT @moody_134: @Jason Jackson @WillManso Pretty sure that's how I got those charges put against me Jax.

Surya Fernandez

Nets defeat the Magic. Heat fans can return to rooting for their team again with the result not affecting their lottery positioning.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Watching the Sixers tank is what I imagine it was like to watch Picasso paint

Surya Fernandez

Nets now leading Magic 98-86 with less then 3 minutes left. If they hold on to win, the Heat will finish at the #10 spot for lottery.

Joseph Goodman

Heat 94, Sixers 94 2:53 4Q. Just great stuff.

Barry Jackson

Brooklyn up 12 late on Magic, so Heat 10th spot seems safe.

Jason Lieser

#Nets have taken control with a late 12-point lead over Orlando. They are bailing the #Heat out.

Ethan J. Skolnick

The big losers tonight may end up being the Blazers. Not sure they wanted to see Spurs in that 5 seed.

Jason Lieser

A lot of laughing on the #Heat bench tonight, even from Spoelstra.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Nets up 6, helping Heat (for lottery) putting pressure on Pacers (up 4 early) for playoff berth.

Jason Lieser

Pat Riley flew here for this. What do you think is going through his mind right now? My guess is he just wants this to end.

Jason Lieser

#Sixers are winning, which means the #Heat are winning.

Jason Lieser

The #Sixers fans are cheering on their team's comeback bid. It's hard to remember what's good and what's bad.

Ira Winderman

And the 76ers making their move, and the Nets move into the lead.

Jason Lieser

#Heat lead down to 1, 7:33 left.

Bill Reiter

Pelicans-Spurs: The first playoff game of the year. Great, great game.

Jason Lieser

NBA says any random draws for lottery positioning will be held Friday.

Jason Lieser

End Q3 in both games: #Heat up 4, #Nets tied.

Ethan J. Skolnick

The Bulls have pulled within 2 of Hawks at end of three. In danger of finishing in 3 seed, and in Cavaliers' bracket.

Surya Fernandez

Heat's 20-point lead in the second quarter has now been cut to 75-71 entering the fourth quarter. Sixers outscored them 25-11 in third.

Ira Winderman

Heat making headway by heading the wrong way, what was a 20-point lead is 75-71 going into the fourth quarter. No Heat subs in second half.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Something got lost in translation. Zoran Dragic is trying too hard.

Jason Lieser

Sixers open Q3 on 10-0 run. Spoelstra hasn't gotten out of his seat once.

Ira Winderman

Welcome to the night the Heat need to blow a large second-half lead.

Ethan J. Skolnick

OKC, even in their weakened state, against the Nets, Celtics, Bucks or Pacers in a series. Thunder sweep? Or in 5?

Ethan J. Skolnick

Tonight -- when you can't tell what teams' motivations are -- is best evidence of need for lottery reform & seeding reform.

Jason Lieser

#Heat need a turd quarter in the worst way right now.

Jason Lieser

#Heat's minutes distribution: http://t.co/FzaQJHX78E

Barry Jackson

TV note: The 2 weekend afternoon ABC NBA games this weekend: OKC or New Orleans at Golden State on Saturday; Boston at Cleveland on Sunday.

Ira Winderman

Heat hopeful for rapid revival, including potential impending free agents Dragic, Deng (another good sign). bit.ly/1b4Gqg7

Surya Fernandez

Heat lead 64-46 vs 76ers at halftime. Four Heat players in double-digits, including Beasley with 16 and Walker with 15.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Russell Westbrook has 32/4/5. It's not halftime yet. And he's not going to the playoffs. Lord help the rest of the league next season.

Barry Jackson

If Heat finishes alone 10th-worst, it has 91 percent of keeping lottery pick. If Heat ties with Brooklyn for 10th & loses coin flip, it's 3%

Ira Winderman

Heat 64, 76ers 46 at half, on a night that's actually not a good thing. Oh, and Magic lead Nets by four at half in Brooklyn #TankAPalooza

Jason Lieser

Halftime in both games: #Heat up 18, #Nets down 4. I have never been to Utah and am not convinced it's a real place.

Barry Jackson

So Brooklyn down four at halftime. Heat up 20 just before halftime. Coin flip for 10th and 11th lottery spots if those results occur.

Ethan J. Skolnick

It appears Norris Cole is going to the playoffs

Jason Lieser

#Heat rolling by 16 at Philly. #Nets down 8 to Orlando.

Ira Winderman

Did we mention the Magic are up eight on the Nets?

Ethan J. Skolnick

As I tweeted yesterday, the Nets r extremely capable of blowing this. Heat could end up getting 5 of 6 results they needed to make playoffs.

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen's new favorite thing is to answer "deez nuts" in media sessions. So that's fun.

Joseph Goodman

Heat 56, Sixers 40 4:15 2Q. Turns out, losing on purpose is hard.

Joseph Goodman

Heat go up by nine. Haslem in for Zoran.

Barry Jackson

Heat, plagued by erratic 3-point shooting all season (24th in league), is shooting 9 for 12 on 3s on a night bricks would benefit franchise.

Surya Fernandez

Fittingly, one of the better displays of long range shooting from the Heat in a while.

Ira Winderman

Haslem about to become first Heat sub. I'm sure he's thrilled.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra seemingly hoping his team runs out of gas. No substitutions yet.

Joseph Goodman

Four minutes into the second quarter and Spoelstra still hasn't made a sub.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Henry Walker makes one more 3, and he will need to change his name again to get another shot with Heat

Surya Fernandez

76ers go on 10-0 run to tie the game, but James Ennis counters with a fancy reverse lay-up.

Jason Lieser

I think the #Heat might actually play five guys 48 minutes each tonight. That's not a joke. Genuinely appears to be their plan.

Joseph Goodman

Spoelstra: "I’m very proud of the toughness and grit this team has shown the last few weeks, and the guys really developed a connection."

Ira Winderman

Oh, and Brooklyn is losing . . . great.

Ira Winderman

Heat up(?) 29-23 at end of first period, actually one of their more efficient periods of the season. Zoran (not Goran) Dragic with 10.

Jason Lieser

End Q1: #Heat up 29-23 at #Sixers. Zoran with 10p. Brooklyn currently losing by 5.

Jason Jackson

Ok silly people … we want to use the title for our season ending look back each year so try a little harder with the titles using #HEATLive

Joseph Goodman

Heat 20, Sixers 19. Zoran Dragic leads all scorers with eight points.

Jason Lieser

Tonight is all giggles until #Heat end up with no playoffs and near-certainty of no draft pick. Gonna get a lot less funny real fast.

Joseph Goodman

Can't triple-stamp a double-stamp. RT @gochaita they are trying to out-tank the Sixers...gonna be tough

Jason Lieser

#Heat up 3 at Philly, #Nets down 9 to Orlando.

Jason Lieser

#Heat with a very dangerous 8-point lead, mid-Q1, in Philly. This is not a game Spoelstra knows how to play.

Ira Winderman

Zoran Dragic now with a career-high seven points. His career high is three. Heat killer? Then again, did the Heat know they had a shooter?

Joseph Goodman

Heat might need to bench Beasley or they'll win this game.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra says additions of Whiteside & Dragic basically offset this year's misery. #Heat feel they can contend next season.

Joseph Goodman

Let's check in on Heat coach Erik Spoelstra's timeout huddle: "Let's be pure about this, guys. Only off-handed three-pointers."

Jason Jackson

Look #HEATNation … you just play the game and play it right and basketball karma will fall your way #Remember2003

Joseph Goodman

JaKarr Sampson started at point guard tonight for the Sixers. He played power forward in college.

Joseph Goodman

Tonight's starters for Heat-Sixers: one first-rounder, four second-rounders, five undrafted players.

Ira Winderman

Another 76ers starter stopped last trip down to sell a couple of beers.

Ira Winderman

Heat up 5-0, which just about should do it. One of 76ers' starters apparently is an usher.

Jason Lieser

Zoran 3. These guys have gone rogue.

Jason Lieser

#Heat up 3-0, so Philly can just take this now if it wants it.

Joseph Goodman

Heat 3, Sixers 0 on a three-pointer by Henry Walker. Game over.

Jason Jackson

Hey @Miami Heat Fans!!! Help! The NCAA tournament has “One Shining Moment” give us a name for our season recap video using #HEATLive

Ira Winderman

Beasley jumps center, and now he wins the tip.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra used the word "torture" when asked about watching #Pacers-#Wizards last night.

Jason Lieser

Here's what's happening in #Heat-#Sixers. Loser takes all. http://t.co/40jxSt5gXe

Joseph Goodman

Birdman on injuries: "I got kicked in the calf, man, and then some guy landed on my ankles, my feet, both my ankles, and it twisted them."

Jason Lieser

Two #Sixers guys are in the media room chowing down. The NBA: Where Amazing Happens.

Ira Winderman

For starters: A Heat lineup like no other, and other game details for tank-a-palooza, 8 p.m. vs. 76ers (Sun Sports). bit.ly/1IfqAKa

Ira Winderman

Heat now formally listing Whiteside out due to his hand laceration.

Joseph Goodman

So many Sixers are out with injuries I actually miscounted. It's seven.

Ira Winderman

For starters: A Heat starting lineup like no other, and other game details for tank-a-palooza starting at 8 p.m. vs. 76ers (Sun Sports).

Joseph Goodman

For the Heat, Hassan Whiteside is listed as out. Definitely will not play.

Jason Jackson

After his interview w @JimDayTV on opening day, it is clear Pete is locked into the @Reds and (cont) tl.gd/njekui

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Tyler Johnson, Zoran Dragic, Michael Beasley, James Ennis, Henry Walker.

Jason Jackson

I see you @Philadelphia 76ers ....I see you #HEATLIVE http://t.co/m11j0ava3I

Joseph Goodman

Sixers list six players out with injuries tonight against the Heat: Aldemir, Canaan, Embiid, Mbah a Moute, Noel, Smith, Wroten.

Joseph Goodman

TONIGHT'S STARTERS Heat (36-45): Ennis, Walker, Beasley, Johnson, Z.Dragic 76ers (18-63): Covington, Grant, Sims, G.Robinson, Sampson