The 2013 NBA playoffs have arrived and the first day
The Miami Heat have hardly been setting the league alight with their play of late, but managed to put together a handy 93-91 win over the Portland Trailblazers on Monday night.
The highlight play of the game went to LeBron James on this tasty reverse alley-oop:
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The win however was sealed by James’ power forward pal Chris Bosh, swooping in for this sensational game-saving block on Portland whiz kid Damian Lillard.
Oh, and don’t worry, LeBron put the team in front with his driving layup.
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This win was against a solid Western Conference team and couldn’t have come at a better time, as Miami try to chase down the East-leading Indiana Pacers. As we wind down towards the playoffs, there are still a lot of questions out east that are unanswered. Will the Heat claim that familiar #1 seed or will Indiana make the Miami three-peat challenge that little bit more difficult? The gap between the Pacers and Heat is now down to just two games, thanks to a Pacer loss and the Miami have two games in hand.
There is no time to stop and celebrate though, as Miami faces Indiana two more times during the regular season. The first one is in two days time, in Indianapolis.