Bulls, Pacers grab last 2 spots in NBA playoffs

Willie Reed sat at his locker, overcome by emotion.

On Wednesday, Washington coach Scott Brooks announced that backup center Ian Mahinmi would be out for the team's final game against the Heat on Wednesday.

The final day of the 2016-2017 National Basketball Association regular season promises to be an exciting one with three teams fighting to make the playoffs.

Indiana, which holds the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs, is one game ahead of Chicago and Miami with two left to play.

However it shakes out, this much is certain: LeBron James will go up against longtime post-season nemesis IN, or his close friend Dwyane Wade, or his former Heat team IN the opening round.

"The only thing we can focus on is us". It just doesn't feel right. "A lot of players came back, we started to click on all cylinders". Miami was 11-30 in the first half of the season, then 30-11 in the second half of the season. They talk about the national television games, how important that is for the brand. Boston isn't going to scare them. They finished at 41-41, their first time at.500 since starting 2-2.

"They played for their lives, and we didn't", Magic swingman Evan Fournier said.

For a Wizards team about to go up against a front line with Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap in the playoffs, losing some depth hurts.

Whiteside finished with 24 points and 18 rebounds.

"I'll be as interested as anybody to see how these talks progress as far as how teams go about resting their players".

James Johnson (DK: $6,900 FD: $6,500): From our research, we believe the Power Forward position offers the least value for tonight's slate. "Everybody's excited about the series coming up". Luckily for the Heat, Washington is already locked into the No.4 seed and has nothing to play for.

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The Heat? They have to play the playoff bound Wizards. But the next result of note for Miami will come at the May 16 draft lottery. "One bite at a time", he said. "We're going to work to turn this around next year". We always enjoyed competing.

Worrying about the Cavs placement in the post-season is all find and good, but this still leaves us in a pickle vis-a-vis first round matchups. "We even enjoyed the ride". Kawhi Leonard will wrap up his MVP case against the Blazers and Jazz, and Gregg Popovich has said he won't be resting players these final two games.

Miami arrive as fresh as can be at this point in the season with just six games scheduled this month, the lowest in franchise history. McClellan's college coach - Miami's Jim Larranaga - was courtside.

The game, which moved the Bulls to within one victory of a playoff berth, was the third-largest victory in team history.

"I try not to get too much into that", he said.

The Heat with a victory Wednesday would close the season at 41-41, after standing at 11-30 at midseason.

  • Julie Sanders