We’re in the closing stages of the NBA season, with only a handful of playoff spots (and realistically, just one) still up for grabs. Beyond that, it’s a battle for seeding for the teams that are in the playoffs, and time to look ahead to the offseason for the rest of them.
For once, Miami didn’t give their opponents a big head start, and their 25th consecutive win was never in doubt. LeBron James (29 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST, 2 STL) made 12 of 15 shots, Dwyane Wade (19 PTS, 4 AST, 3 REB, 3 STL) helped out and the second unit outscored Detroit’s bench 35-13.
Sunday was ’70s night in Rip City.
The Trail Blazers, who were had lost eight of their previous ten games and had been on a seven-game losing streak, defeated the Boston Celtics 92-86 behind the strong play of their shooting guard. Wesley Matthews was on fire, leading all scorers with 24 points on 72.7-percent shooting.
On the heels of snapping their skid on ’70s night, teammates LaMarcus Aldridge and Meyers Leonard met the media Monday dressed for the 1980s.