What’s on for the ‘Ocean Club’ as the NBA Finals end in a draw
By Steve LangfordNBA.com – Posted Mar 04, 2018 07:51:30 NBA.com’s Marc Stein and Jeff Zillgitt discuss the final five games of the 2018-19 season and the NBA postseason, including the Heat-Magic series.
By Steve LangfelfoodNBA., Marc Stein, Jeff ZILLGITT(CBS) – NBA fans will have to wait until Friday for the final series of the NBA regular season to be played, with Miami-Detroit tied 1-1.
The series between the two teams is tied 1½-1 and is expected to go into overtime on Friday night.
The Heat and Pistons have met once before, a 108-102 Heat victory on March 14, 2018.
The game will be the first of two in the first round.
The Pistons are 1-4 all-time against Miami and won 105-97 on March 17, 2018 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Miami (44-30) won last year’s series with a 109-99 victory over the Heat in Detroit.
The Pistons shot 50.6 percent and outrebounded the Heat 48-38 in the series.
Miami was led by 30 points from Marcus Morris, who scored 20 and grabbed 12 rebounds.
The first-round series will be played at 4:30 p.m.
ET on ESPN and on the TNT Network.
The Miami Heat are 2-1 against the Miami NBA All-Star team.