Heat fall to No. 8 in East

Josh McRoberts, Paul Millsap
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Another day, another Hawks’ first-round opponent.

The Heat lost to the Cavaliers Thursday night and fell to the No. 8 spot and final spot playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. They are – for right now – the Hawks’ opening matchup.

The Nets, Celtics, Hornets and Pacers are all in action Friday night.

Here’s how things stand:

7. Brooklyn   (34-40)     21.5 GB     8 games remaining

8. Miami        (34-41)     22.0 GB     7 games remaining

9. Boston      (34-41)      22.0 GB     7 games remaining

10. Charlotte (32-42)     23.5 GB     8 games remaining

11. Indiana     (32-43)     24.0 GB     7 games remaining

Upcoming schedules

Nets: 6 home, 2 away – vs. Raptors April 3, at Hawks April 4, vs. Trail Blazers April 6, vs. Hawks April 8, vs. Wizards April 10, at Bucks April 12, vs. Bulls April 13, vs. Magic April 15

Heat: 4 home, 3 away – at Pistons April 4, at Pacers April 5, vs. Hornets April 7, vs. Bulls April 9, vs. Raptors April 11, vs. Magic April 14, at 76ers April 15

Celtics: 3 home, 4 away – vs. Bucks April 3, at Raptors April 4, at Pistons April 8, at Cavaliers April 10, vs. Cavaliers April 12, vs. Raptors April 14, at Bucks April 15

Hornets: 3 home, 5 away – at Pacers April 3, vs. 76ers April 4, at Heat April 7, vs. Raptors April 8, at Hawks April 10, at Pistons April 12, vs. Rockets April 13, at Raptors April 15

Pacers: 4 home, 3 away – at Hornets April 3, vs. Heat April 5, at Knicks April 8, at Pistons April 10, vs. Thunder April 12, vs. Wizards April 14, at Grizzlies April 15


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