The Miami Heat have done everything they needed to do to claim home-court advantage throughout the playoffs, set single-season franchise records and can even scout their first-round opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks.
The last thing they need to do is stay healthy for their final two games, so a makeshift lineup is likely Monday night when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Miami's latest high mark in a season full of them came Sunday with its 105-93 victory over Chicago. The Heat (66-14) set a franchise mark with their 36th home win and further extended their team record for overall victories in a single season. They will be the top seed in the East playoffs next weekend when their bid to repeat as NBA champions starts with a best-of-seven series against the Bucks.
LeBron James, who said he was "leaning toward" not playing against his former team Monday, already had a stellar effort in Cleveland further tormenting his former fan base on March 20. He totaled 25 points, 12 rebounds an...