With the playoffs coming up April 16th the Heat still do not know who they'll be playing in the first round. In the Eastern Conference the 2nd and 3rd seed between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics is still undecided with a .5 a game separation between the two teams. As we all know If the two teams end up with the same record at the end of the season, the Celtics would have the two seed because they own the tie breaker. A Head-to-Head match up this Sunday between the two could be the decider of that number two seed.
Some non Heat fans who often visit us may wonder how the Heat have caught up to the C's. Well the C's have been struggling as of late (AGAIN) since they traded away their man in the middle Kendrick Perkins, they have lost five of their last ten games, 3-3 in their last six. In the Heat's last ten games they've gone 8-2 and 4-1 in their last five. Although the number 2 seed would be nice it comes with a heavy price --- The Big 3 playing 40+ minutes a night, and injury woes to superstars.
The fight for the 7th and 8th seed seem a little more clear cut. The Sixers have a 1.5 game lead on the the "new look" Knicks and don't plan on looking back. The Knicks started off with the same troubles as the Heat but have recently won three in a row but have gone 4-6 in the last ten.The Sixers well... have been the Sixers. The team with nothing but heart and give their fans 100% on a nightly basis. Although they have gone 6-4 in their last ten i guarantee you that they were in every game they lost.
The Knicks have alot of fire power and are 2nd in the league in PPG. Of course they have their weakness, they don't play D-E-F-E-N-S-E , i may be wrong but i doubt it! They rank 28th in the league in Points Allowed. The Sixers are a little more well rounded but are not in the top of the league in any of the two stats, ranking 14th in PPG and 12th in Point Allowed. So Fans i leave you with this question...