Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana Pacers.

Trevor Ariza scored 25 points for the Wizards, who shot 59 percent and made 14 3-pointers to move 1½ games ahead of the Charlotte Bobcats in the race for the East's No. 6 seed. Washington would secure sixth place if the Bobcats lost at Atlanta later Monday, thus avoiding the Heat in the first round of the playoffs.

Michael Beasley scored 18 points for the Heat, and Toney Douglas had 14 for the two-time defending champs, who will be the No. 2 seed when the playoffs begin this weekend.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • 'Kentucky Kid' Nicky Hayden passes away after bike crash

    'Kentucky Kid' Nicky Hayden passes away after bike crash

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-05-24 01:28:11 GMT
    From Nicky Hayden's FacebookFrom Nicky Hayden's Facebook

    The "Kentucky Kid" Nicky Hayden, 35, has died.  Hayden was in a crash while on his bicycle last week in Italy.   

    More >>

    The "Kentucky Kid" Nicky Hayden, 35, has died.  Hayden was in a crash while on his bicycle last week in Italy.   

    More >>
  • Otters' bats ahead of the arms

    Otters' bats ahead of the arms

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:34:57 GMT
    (Source:Evansville Otters)(Source:Evansville Otters)

    The Evansville Otters have recovered from a ragged start to get back above the .500 mark.

    More >>

    The Evansville Otters have recovered from a ragged start to get back above the .500 mark.

    More >>
  • USI softball bound for Salem, Virginia

    USI softball bound for Salem, Virginia

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-05-23 20:32:33 GMT
    (USI)(USI)

    After a few days to celebrate, the USI softball team has put their regional title in the trophy case and hit the road Tuesday bound for Salem, Virginia in search of the game's ultimate prize: a World Series title.

    More >>

    After a few days to celebrate, the USI softball team has put their regional title in the trophy case and hit the road Tuesday bound for Salem, Virginia in search of the game's ultimate prize: a World Series title.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly