Remaining on top of their game was going to be tough, with both center Shaquille ONeill and point guard Jason Williams having suffered knee injuries and sitting out games this month. In early April, the Heat lost three in a row for the first time since December. Still, todays game against the Chicago Bulls is just gravy on the cake for the Heat. Not so for the Bulls, who were nipping at the heels of the Philadelphia 76ers to land the eighth and last playoff spot. Todays game tips off at 1 p.m. at American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Call 1-800-4NBA-TIX, or visit www.heat.com.
Sun., April 16