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.
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.
Dwyane Wade scored 15 of Miami’s final 17 points, finished with a season-high 27 and his jumper with 5.9 seconds remaining lifted the Heat to a much-needed 102-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.
The Heat continue to be one of the league’s hottest teams in recent weeks – as winners of seven of their last eight and sitting atop the Southeast Division. However, the team was dealt a huge injury blow this week that could end up having huge long-term ramifications.
Tyler Johnson and Goran Dragic took over in the second half Saturday night, leading the Miami Heat back from an 18-point deficit in a 117-111 victory over the Orlando Magic.