Report: Evan Turner calls Goran Dragic “a girl”

Evan Turner was still feeling fiery after the Celtics and Heat tangled Wednesday night. (Getty Images)
Evan Turner was still feeling fiery after the Celtics and Heat tangled Wednesday night. (Getty Images)

The ugliness of Wednesday’s Heat-Celtics game lasted beyond the final buzzer. According to a report by the Boston Herald, Celtics guard Evan Turner lashed out at Goran Dragic after the game for what he perceived as a dirty play against Marcus Smart.
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NBA Playoffs scenarios: Heat can separate from Hornets

The Hornets are the first team the Heat need to pull away from in the four-way tangle for the No. 3 seed in the East. (Getty Images)
The Hornets are the first team the Heat need to pull away from in the four-way tangle for the No. 3 seed in the East. (Getty Images)

Right now the Heat are in a four-way fight for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, but they can make that a three-team battle by the end of the week.
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NBA Playoffs scenarios: Heat stuck in 4-team tangle

The Atlanta Hawks currently lead the four-team scrum for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. (Getty Images)
The Atlanta Hawks currently lead the four-team scrum for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. (Getty Images)

The Heat still can’t book any hotel rooms for the playoffs, and it’s looking like they might have to wait until the final day of the season to know where they’re headed.
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NBA playoff scenario: Heat hurt by loss to Lakers

This was a brutal loss for the Heat to absorb as they fight for a playoff seed. (Getty Images)
This was a brutal loss for the Heat to absorb as they fight for a playoff seed. (Getty Images)

A favorable schedule doesn’t mean anything for the Heat if they’re going to lose games like this.
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Heat’s remaining strength of schedule favorable in playoff race

The Heat look good for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference if they keep winning the games they're supposed to win. (Getty Images)
The Heat look good for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference if they keep winning the games they’re supposed to win. (Getty Images)

Almost all of the hard games are out of the way for the Miami Heat, which is pretty helpful as they fight for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference.

Withholding Wednesday’s game at San Antonio, which has the second-best record in the NBA, the remaining Heat opponents had a combined .428 winning percentage going into Monday’s games.
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