The NBA Playoffs are just around the corner and the final day of the regular season is upon us come Wednesday, April 11.
The Miami Heat have several ways to see where they will end up, so let’s take a look at how it all works right here.
First, The Heat cannot play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round. Isn’t that a sigh of relief? The reason is because if the Heat were to acquire the 6th seed it would require the Sixers to win, which would eliminate the Cavs from the #3 seed, the only possible matchup, which is now impossible.
Here are the games of importance on Wednesday night:
- Toronto Raptors (59-22) @ Miami Heat (43-38)
- Washington Wizards (43-38) @ Orlando Magic (24-57)
- Milwaukee Bucks (44-37) @ Philadelphia 76ers (51-30)
The Raptors and Magic have nothing to play for. Obviously the Heat, Bucks and Wizards are all still positioning. And the Sixers need a win the clinch the #3 seed in the East (the Cavaliers, 50-31, play the Knicks.)
How the Heat get the 6th seed...(vs Philadelphia)
1. A Heat win and Bucks loss
How the Heat get the 7th seed... (vs Boston)
Any combination of the following:
1. A Heat loss and a Wizards loss
2. A Heat win and a Bucks win
How the Heat get the 8th seed... (vs Toronto)
1. A Heat loss and a Wizards win
There you have it! That’s your guide to figuring out who are going to play. The Heat’s greatest odds are the be the 7th seed, but anything can happen.