Dribbling Down Easy Street

Starting with Wednesday’s 7:30 p.m. match against the Philadelphia 76ers, the Heat’s path to the playoffs looks pretty easy. There will be three games at home, including this Friday night’s game against the Pistons and then the season-ender against the NBA’s worst squad, the Nets, on April 14. The only bumps could be the two away games, because they’re on back-to-back nights: This Sunday, the Heat visits the slightly improved New York Knicks; on Monday, the Heat faces Philadelphia again. As for these 76ers, the Heat dominated the two earlier games. So, maybe it’s time to start wondering who the first-round playoff opponent will be. Tickets start at $10 at American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). Call 786-777-1000, or visit ticketmaster.com.
Wed., April 7, 7:30 p.m., 2010
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