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To say Sunday's playoff opener against the Charlotte Bobcats at AmericanAirlines Arena could be a breakthrough stands as the height of hyperbole. The Miami Heat, after all, have won the past 16 meetings.
WASHINGTON - The official end to the race for the top seed in the Eastern Conference came during Erik Spoelstra's pregame comments, when he announced that LeBron James and Chris Bosh wouldn't play.
What became apparent with Saturday night's Miami Heat loss to the Atlanta Hawks came into sharper focus Sunday: The Heat likely will enter the NBA playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference.
Sunday was a day off for the Miami Heat. Well, at least for Dwyane Wade's teammates.
The top seed in the Eastern Conference is the Miami Heat's if they want it.
This was going to be difficult, and not because of the decision by the NBA to make public the selections by each voter for postseason awards.
They entered coming off the high of Friday night's victory over the Indiana Pacers.
The Miami Heat ran out of energy.
This just as easily could have been a football story, and Monday might instead have been about Canton instead of Springfield for Mitch Richmond.
While the external focus might be on the No. 1 playoff seed in the Eastern Conference and Friday's showdown with the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena, the focus inside the Miami Heat's locker room increasingly has been on the tea...