The Heat’s new realistic goal: A No. 8 seed or perhaps No. 7, either of which but especially the eight could put the Heat squarely on a path to meet LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs.
The Heat’s new realistic goal: A No. 8 seed or perhaps No. 7, either of which but especially the eight could put the Heat squarely on a path to meet LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs. Sue Ogrocki AP
The Heat’s new realistic goal: A No. 8 seed or perhaps No. 7, either of which but especially the eight could put the Heat squarely on a path to meet LeBron's Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs. Sue Ogrocki AP

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