Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance, scoring 28 points to end the 76ers’ 17-game winning streak and lead the Miami Heat to a 113-103 Game 2 win over Philadelphia on Monday night and even the first-round playoff series 1-1.
Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, including 15 on five 3-pointers when Miami took the lead for good in the second period, and the Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 115-86 Wednesday night, capping a sweep of back-to-back games between Southeast Division rivals.
Goran Dragic had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Josh Richardson blocked a potential go-ahead shot in the final moments, and the Heat closed the game on an 11-0 run to defeat the Atlanta Hawks 101-98 and clinch a playoff berth on Tuesday night.
Miami held Chicago to 37 percent shooting on the way to beating the Bulls 103-92 on Thursday night, pushing its home winning streak to a season-best eight games and cutting the magic number for clinching a playoff spot to one.
Ian Happ hit a leadoff homer on the first official pitch of the MLB 2018 season and Anthony Rizzo also homered to make his emotional homecoming even more memorable, leading the visiting Chicago Cubs past Derek Jeter’s Miami Marlins 8-4 Thursday.
Kelly Olynyk scored a game-high 19 points and Dwyane Wade blocked a pair of LeBron James shots as part of a stifling defensive effort by Miami, and the Heat had little trouble on the way to beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-79 Tuesday night.
Frank Gore will have the opportunity to play in his hometown this coming season, as the Miami native signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins Thursday afternoon.
Kelly Olynyk finished with 22 points and a career-high 10 assists and the Heat rolled past the New York Knicks 119-98 on Wednesday night.
Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox made a game-tying layup at the end of regulation — the second time in two weeks for the rookie point guard — and veteran Zach Randolph scored the first three points of the extra period and finished with 22, and the Kings rallied to beat the visiting Miami Heat 123-119 on Wednesday night.
Multiple sources confirmed Tuesday and Wednesday that the Dolphins intend on signing a pair of wide receivers – former Kansas City Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson and former New England Patriots wideout Danny Amendola.