BY THE NUMBERS
Teams that have started the season 11-30 or worse and wound up making the playoffs. The Heat is in position to become the first team (out of 125) to do it.
Consecutive victories for Brooklyn this past week — the first time the Nets have won two straight all season.
Average points scored by Portland’s Damian Lillard since the all-star break. He’s also scored 25 or more in eight straight games, a career-best streak.