The Miami Heat are back at the top of the Eastern Conference after defeating the Sacramento Kings at home. Anything can still happen in the East as three teams are just a game back behind the Heat, namely the 76ers, Bucks and Celtics.
For Miami’s head coach Erik Spoelstra getting the number one seed in the conference is important but it’s not the ultimate goal. “It’s always good to compete for something. But it’s not the end-all, be-all,” he said before the Kings game, per Anthony Chiang.
The Heat have six regular season games left to play — all of them against the Eastern Conference teams. Miami will face Boston, Chicago, Toronto, Charlotte, Atlanta and Orlando.