(Detroit, MI) - In a race for the final playoff spots in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat (36-38) picked up a critical 97-96 road win on Tuesday over the Detroit Pistons at (34-41) at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Miami Heat's James Johnson hammers down a LeBron James-esque dunk over the Detroit Pistons.
Hassan Whiteside tipped in a shot at the buzzer to lift the Miami Heat over the Detroit Pistons 97-96 on Tuesday night.
Late game heroics lifted the Heat to victory despite only gaining two of the five stars.
The Heat moved a game ahead of Chicago for the eighth seed.
Sun Sentinel Miami Heat beat writer, Ira Winderman joined the Big O Show on 560 WQAM.
The Miami Heat will be without starting shooting guard Dion Waiters for at least two more games. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed to reporters that there was an MRI done on Waiter's ankle (it came back negative) but did not reveal a timetable for the Syracuse University product's return.
Erik Spoelstra may well win the Coach of the Year Award, but it doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things as he has rebuilt the Miami Heat.
Sun Sentinel sports columnist Dave Hyde joined the Hochman, Crowder and Krantz Show on 560 WQAM.
With the regular season winding down, every game is a must win for teams vying for a playoff spot.