Dwyane Wade is going back to the playoffs. The Miami Heat aren't going with him.
The field for the NBA postseason is set, with Wade and the Chicago Bulls claiming one of the last two available spots on the final night of the regular season. The other went to the Indiana Pacers, who downed the Atlanta Hawks.
The Bulls and Pacers winning eliminated the Heat, who finished 41-41 after beating Washington. Miami was 11-30 in the first half of the season, then 30-11 in the second half of the season.
And Wade, in his first season with the Bulls, is going to the playoffs for the 12th time.
"Now the fun begins," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said.
So now the matchups are set.
Boston wrapped up the No. 1 seed with a win over Milwaukee. The Celtics are the sixth different franchise to grab the No. 1 seed in the East in the past six seasons - Chicago did in 2012, followed by Miami, Indiana, Atlanta, Cleveland and now Boston.
The Celtics will meet the Bulls in Round 1.
I think the Bulls are disjointed and out of sync most nights, so don't think they will go far in the playoffs
I will be rooting for them of course
and as we all know, once the playoffs begin, in any sport, anything can happen