What can be certainly addressed as disappointing seasons by both organizations, the regular season concludes with the Miami Heat defeating the Philadelphia 76ers. A late Henry Walker three-pointer after Michael Beasley drew a triple team out of the post forced the 76ers to take a highly contest shot where Tyler Johnson capitalized with a fast break dunk off the transition to end the NBA season.
For the first time in Miami Heat history only six players played in a whole regular season game. Michael Beasley almost accomplished a triple double (34 pts, 11 rebs, 8 asts), followed by Zoran Dragic (22 pts) and Henry Walker (21 pts) respectively. For the 76ers, Jakarr Sampson (22 pts, 6 asts) and Hollis Thompson/Robert Covington (19 pts) lead their side overall in what looked like a no surprise loss besides the second half.
The Miami Heat for the first time since 2008 will miss the NBA playoffs, while the Philadelphia 76ers continue their minimalistic success in recent seasons. The Miami Heat with the Brooklyn Nets win over the Orlando Magic now have the odds in the NBA Draft Lottery to acquire the 10th overall pick, a player that would influence greatly a team that looks to become successful next season with the likely stay of Goran Dragic and new star center Hassan Whiteside.
The potential starting lineup of Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Loul Deng, Chris Bosh, and Hassan Whiteside would be the only team next season with a starting five in the top 90 player efficiency rating list. On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers will remain in a rebuilding phase, attempting to make use of their usual top five draft picks and finally see the debut of Joel Embiid in the center position.