The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Miami Heat 98-85 to claim the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference and end the New York Knicks’ chances of reaching the National Basketball Association playoffs.
March 14 (Washington Post) -- Earl Monroe called back late Wednesday afternoon after physical therapy. The Pearl says he's not gleaming as much these days. He turns 70 later this year and has had six knee-replacement operations since July to prove it. Like a somewhat accomplished former teammate of his, Monroe couldn't imagine working full-time now just for the money. "He doesn't need a job," Monroe said of Phil Jackson, who is said to be days, maybe even hours, away from going back to work for a Knicks organization that Jackson and Monroe last helped lead to a title more than 40 years ago. "When I last spoke to him, he seemed content living in L.A. and doin' his thing." So what's this really about? "You see what Pat Riley has done lately," Monroe said. Yep. "Well, everyone knows that Pat Riley and Phil haven't had the greatest relationship over time," Monroe said. "There is an
The Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 99-90 in Game 1 of their National Basketball Association playoff series behind 38 points from Dwyane Wade , who was held to 51 points in four regular-season meetings against the reigning Eastern Conference champions.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 22 of Miami’s 25 fourth-quarter points as the Heat pulled away for a 95-86 win against the Indiana Pacers in Game 1 of their National Basketball Association playoff series.
LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ensured the Miami Heat wouldn’t lose a third straight game in the National Basketball Association playoffs, combining for 70 points in a 101-93 win over the Indiana Pacers that ties their Eastern Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.