Joseph Goodman

LeBron and Bosh both out tonight and, like everyone else in South Florida, will be paying more attn to other games than the one at AAA.

Joseph Goodman

Greg Oden is back tonight for final game of reg. season and first time since that telling first quarter against Indiana on March 26.

Ira Winderman

Complete breakdown of Heat first-, second-round playoff possibilities, listing scenarios for what might happen next. bit.ly/1nbzVuS

Surya Fernandez

Exclusive: @ESPN commissions amazing Dwyane Wade artwork for TV special sbn.to/1hLhco1

Ira Winderman

Are recent doubts about Heat overstated? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/P4Ykn8 plus more.

Ira Winderman

Bill Kennedy, Brian Forte, Haywoode Workman your referees for tonight's Heat-76ers, 8 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (Sun Sports).

Surya Fernandez

Dwyane Wade on the cover of ESPN magazine: sbn.to/1hKSlAI

Surya Fernandez

Dwyane Wade on the cover of ESPN magazine: sbn.to/1hKSlAK

Tom Haberstroh

Out West, only HOU (4) vs. POR (5) is locked in. East? Only IND (1) vs. ATL (8). Nothing else is settled. Giddy up.

Tom Haberstroh

If you had to write a playoff preview for every possible matchup, you'd have 22 reports to write today. Tomorrow, only 8 will remain.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dump conferences, play a balanced schedule, take best 16 & re-seed after every round. That would eliminate teams jockeying for lower seeds.

Ethan J. Skolnick

It's a make or miss league, so when observers make the case that Miami's too "small," tell them they're missing the point.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Miami's primary issues have been cold nights from shooters, lazy nights on defense that allowed so-so shooters to get rhythm.

Ethan J. Skolnick

I'm posting this stuff b/c I know we're going to hear "beat the Heat with size." That's a simplistic perspective. Hasn't been the issue.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Miami has won when getting badly outrebounded. It does not win when it shoots poorly, or allows opponents to shoot exceedingly well.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Simply, there's no correlation that I can find between Miami's success against big or small teams. It's a myth.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dug into Heat's numbers tonight: little W/L correlation to rebounding, some correlation to turnovers, direct correlation to FG%.

Micky Arison

Anyone know where I can get a @Pharrell hat in NYC tomorrow? Be HAPPY.

Joseph Goodman

A simple truth: The Heat isn't as good this season as in 2012 and 2013. Will it matter? bit.ly/1t6XHcW

Joseph Goodman

There's a storm coming … here in Hollywood, Fla. And it's time to start preparing for that storm. #LifeSpoisms

Israel Gutierrez

This Arnold Palmer documentary series on Golf Channel is pretty awesome. But you should DVR it and watch @AroundTheHorn now.

Dwyane Wade

A big thanks to @espnmag for this amazing cover and story...it's ok to do different...#makeyourownwayinstagram.com/p/m0vbrilCOn/

Tom Haberstroh

Shane Battier needs 36 minutes tomorrow to reach 30,000 minutes in his regular-season career. @Shane Battier, do you accept this challenge?

Shane Battier

the @dearworld portraits of #bostonmarathon survivors are the one thing you need to see today: goo.gl/CHy80e

Ira Winderman

Heat's Ray Allen was a finalist. Luol Deng voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award,

Ira Winderman

Toney Douglas fills his role before playoffs, waits to see what's next bit.ly/1eLpo1z Plus, Heat D-League affiliate advances.

Ethan J. Skolnick

ICYMI: Heat all say they would take the trade -- a lower seed, but a healthy Wade. "I like our chances," Haslem says. bleacherreport.com/articles/20294…

Tom Haberstroh

ESPN Forecast picks KD for MVP. James, Griffin, Noah and Love follow. es.pn/1jIbGAT http://t.co/XuTa6wEOQP

Ira Winderman

It's now a waiting game and out of Heat's control: Either Bobcats or Wizards in first round. bit.ly/1eLkNMM

Ira Winderman

Tuesday's playoff seedings update from the NBA. bit.ly/1nou4jc

Victor Oquendo

World Cup Trophy Selfie. #trophytour @ Landmark Aviation-MIA instagram.com/p/m0QD8ykYjC/

Joseph Goodman

Heard @Tom Haberstroh lost a bet to @Ethan J. Skolnick. Any truth to this?

Victor Oquendo

Here's the big reveal - the official FIFA World Cup trophy surrounded by city officials. #TrophyTour http://t.co/RyO8oIlCfg

Ethan J. Skolnick

Delayed 2 hours on @USAirways & now the jetway is broken.... wishing there was a tweet I could send that properly summarized my feelings.

Victor Oquendo

The FIFA World Cup trophy just touched down at MIA http://t.co/15YhC0JECl

Ethan J. Skolnick

Column: Heat prioritize rest, health over seed as playoffs finally arrive m.bleacherreport.com/articles/20294…

Joseph Goodman

Mike Miller last night with the season on the line for Memphis: 21 points, 8-of-11 shooting, 5 of 6 from three-point range. That is all.

Ira Winderman

Have bad losses (Kings, Jazz, 76ers, Celtics, etc.) come back to haunt Heat? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1ktbtCC plus more.

Tom Haberstroh

You know, just walking the dog, seeing a giant sting ray leap 3 feet out of the water in Biscayne Bay. Everyone's excited for the playoffs.

Tom Haberstroh

And there's a chance Memphis jumps Dallas in the standings to make it 6 teams in the Grizzlies' rear-view since Dec 28.

Tom Haberstroh

On December 28, MEM trailed PHX, MIN, DEN, NOP and LAL in the standings. Now, they're in the playoffs. Amazing comeback.

Chris Bosh

Some #WhiteHotTeamBosh highlights to enjoy. Oh, & 1 more thing... fredojay84, domina_rican_inc &… instagram.com/p/mzIwT7skff/

Ethan J. Skolnick

If NBA dumped conferences, Heat (5) would get Raptors (12) in 1st round, Indiana (4) in 2nd. If it ever comes up, Miami may want to vote no.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spurs' road to Finals: Memphis or Dallas, then Houston or Portland, then Thunder or Clippers.

Ira Winderman

In a league where you can buy and sell draft picks, can't Atlanta just sell its playoff berth to Phoenix?

Bill Reiter

That turnover, and Memphis bucket, sucked the soul out of the building.

Bill Reiter

Incredible game here in Phoenix! This game is for the post-season, and it feels like it. It is loud and intense and on edge here.

Ira Winderman

Mike Miller season-high 21 (so far) in a playoff-like moment for Memphis.

Ethan J. Skolnick

So, Mike Miller has 18 in Memphis' biggest game of the season, huh?

Ethan J. Skolnick

Column: The Heat have rolled the dice on health over seed. "I like our chances," Haslem says... m.bleacherreport.com/articles/20294…

Ethan J. Skolnick

Don't blame them for the way they approached season. Human nature. Also don't blame fans for frustration when wasting many nights watching.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Haslem pointed to Indiana game as proof of intensity Heat can bring when it matters. "It wasn't that long ago."

Ethan J. Skolnick

They care... now. They just couldn't get into this season. Even Ray Allen, ever the diplomat, admitted "it dragged a little."

Ethan J. Skolnick

4 yrs ago, Heat stressed about seeding, refreshing phones to check BOS score. Tonight? More interested in Rio 2 showtimes than CHAR score.

Chris Bosh

Thx to all who posted #WhiteHotTeamBosh pix & showed love. @Mimaponce, YOU WON! See you courtside at… instagram.com/p/my4ZUQskQd/

Mario Chalmers

Great motivation video heading into the playoffs. Check it out y'all youtu.be/NOX_N0kYhwk

Joseph Goodman

FINAL GAMER: Heat locked into No.2 seed; Playoff opponent to be determined Wednesday bit.ly/1nnr1YB

Ira Winderman

Either Charlotte or Washington in first round for the Heat, who were more concerned with health than No. 1 seed. bit.ly/1ijUO3H

Ira Winderman

Quick thoughts on a night there was no LeBron, no Bosh and ultimately no chance for Heat in Washington. bit.ly/1hG7B1C

Joseph Goodman

Heat's playoff opponent (Wizards or Bobcats) will be determined on Wednesday, the final day of the season.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Charlotte wins. So Miami won't learn its opponent until Wednesday. Not sure Heat really care. Season ends. That's what they'll celebrate.

Joseph Goodman

Spoelstra on why the Heat chose rest tonight with the No.1 seed potentially still on the table bit.ly/RkfVtj

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade said Washington worked to deny him, so he couldn't get in rhythm he'd hoped for

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra says he rested LeBron & Bosh because "our schedule was extreme down the stretch."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoelstra: "It was a snowball rolling down the hill. Defensively, we clearly were not committed."

Joseph Goodman

AT THE BUZZER: Heat locked into No.2 seed in Eastern Conference with loss to Wizards bit.ly/1nnr1YB

Joseph Goodman

Wizards 114, Heat 93. Pacers clinch top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Washington wins, 114-93. Pacers wrap up #1 seed. Heat will be #2. If Bobcats lose to Hawks, Miami opens with Charlotte.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Bobcats have Bulls on Wednesday, but Chicago may have nothing to play for. Washington in Boston.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Bobcats down 4 to Atlanta. Hawks resting a lot of guys. If it doesn't hold, Washington still possible first round opponent.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Well, Michael Beasley played tonight... Wondering if this stops the stream of tweets.

Ethan J. Skolnick

I'm guessing Spoelstra doesn't waste a "we need to own it" on tonight

Ethan J. Skolnick

James Jones is 3-for-4 from 3, meaning he'll finish over 50 percent for season, such as that season was.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Washington could still get the No. 5 seed, but Brooklyn would need to lose to NY & Clev while Washington beats Boston

Surya Fernandez

For all you masochists, there's a replay of this game at midnight.

Surya Fernandez

It's the anniversary of the Titanic sinking. So there's that.

Surya Fernandez

Live tweeting the game over at @hothothoops. Good times.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wizards lead Heat, 101-65.

Bill Reiter

Spoelstra resting Bosh and LeBron is really interesting. Lot of swagger and very little fear of Pacers in that move. Both wholly warranted.

Ira Winderman

Wizards 98, Heat 65 at end of three. Wonder what LeBron and Bosh are watching in the locker room?

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade plays 22 minutes, with 9 points & 3 assists. Shot 4-of-9 from field. Didn't appear limited. That's the one positive for Heat tonight.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Bobcats trail by 6 at halftime. Meaning that Heat-Bobcats could be locked in about an hour.

Ethan J. Skolnick

If Miami wins the championship, it would have the worst record for a champion since... the 2005-06 Heat.

Bill Reiter

Mad Men was excellent last night. Don't think it happens, but it's still in the running for GOAT. The Wire still with big lead ... for now.

Ethan J. Skolnick

It's amazing to me that there's been so much focus on HCA vs. IND, but no one talks about West. Miami just let that go.

Ethan J. Skolnick

So, officially, the Spurs, Thunder & Clippers will have homecourt vs. Heat in a potential Finals. Rockets can tie Heat tonight.

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.