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    Wednesday, April 16th (All times Eastern)

    Philadelphia 76ers (18-63) at Miami Heat (54-27), 8 p.m.

    (SportsNetwork.com) - The two-time defending champion Miami Heat are locked into the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and will prep for the playoffs with Wednesday's matchup versus the Philadelphia 76ers.

    Miami isn't playing its best basketball of late and lost out on a chance for conference supremacy to the Indiana Pacers following Monday's 114-93 loss against the Washington Wizards. Miami, which began the day still in contention for the top spot, opted to rest starters LeBron James and Chris Bosh.

    Michael Beasley paced the Heat with 18 points off the bench, Toney Douglas scored 14 and Ray Allen netted 13 in a reserve role. Dwyane Wade, who needed some minutes before possibly a long postseason run, ended with nine points and three assists. It was Wade's second game since returning from a nine-game absence caused by an injured hamstring.

    "Not too many takeaways we can take from tonight other than the fact that we got Dwyane out there, got him some game time, some game conditioning but even that wasn't a whole lot," said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.

    The Wizards made 59 percent of their shots and sank 14-of-29 3-pointers. They were led by Trevor Ariza's 25 points and Nene netted 18. Washington had a 70-48 lead by halftime and shot 70.3 percent in the first half.

    Either Washington or the Charlotte Bobcats will face Miami in the first round.

    Miami has lost two in a row and five of seven games and owns a 32-8 record at AmericanAirlines Arena this season. The Heat have won seven of their last nine games in South Beach.

    The re-building 76ers are headed to the NBA lottery and hope to close the season with back-to-back wins.

    Philadelphia hasn't prevailed in two straight games since a four-game winning streak from Dec. 29-Jan. 4 and halted a four-game slide with Monday's 113-108 home victory over the Boston Celtics. Even though Kelly Olynyk (28), Jeff Green (27) and Avery Bradley (23) all scored more than 20 points, the Sixers used a more balanced attack.

    Rookie of the Year candidate Michael Carter-Williams finished just shy of a triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead the Sixers, who shot 54 percent and received 20 points from Tony Wroten off the bench. Thaddeus Young and Henry Sims scored 15 and 13 points, respectively, in the win.

    "We executed down the stretch. We made some big plays and we got some big stops," said Carter-Williams, who is averaging 18.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.7 assists in the last nine games.

    The 76ers are 2-6 since halting a 26-game losing streak versus Detroit on March 29 and will put their 8-32 road mark to the test. They are winless in the last three games away from Wells Fargo Center.

    With another loss the Sixers can match the 1995-96 squad (18-64).

    Philadelphia opened the Brett Brown era with three straight wins, including a 114-110 victory over Miami on Oct. 30. The Heat evened the score with a 101-86 triumph on Jan. 17 to improve to 17-2 in the past 19 games in this series.

    Both games were played in the City of Brotherly Love.

    The Sixers have lost 10 straight and 16 of the last 18 trips to South Beach.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      In December, LIN Media and Media General merged to create the second largest broadcasting company in the country. The former CEO and President of LIN Media, Vince Sadusky, was placed at the helm of the new and improved Media General. More>>

      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Earlier this month, Bill Schifino, Jr. was announced as the 2015-16 President-Elect of the Florida Bar. Schifino comes to this position with a strong resume. More>>

      Trio sets off on 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

      Legoland Florida hotel to open in spring; built for kids

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      Updated:

      Legoland Florida Hotel will welcome its first guests a month earlier than previously expected.During an announcement Thursday, Legoland executives announced May 15 as the revised opening date.  More>>

      3 rhinos escape from safari zoo, return safely Video included

      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
      More>>

      'Birdman,' 'Budapest' top Oscar nominations with 9 nods each

      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

      TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas TARPON SPRINGS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION 2011 photo by Sue Thomas
      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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