As you are reading this Friday afternoon, the Miami Heat are 2.5 games back of the Boston Celtics for the top seed in the East. The Chicago Bulls are just half a game back of Miami.
The Celtics (after falling in Game 7 of the finals on the road last season) are making a push for home court. Dwyane Wade? Not so concerned, as he told FanHouse.
“We’re not really focused on that (best record). I’ve won a championship without home court (in 2006). What I really care about is us being healthy, and playing good ball at both ends of the court,” Wade said before the Heat played the Orlando Magic Thursday night. “If we’re seeded 1, 2, or 3, whatever the case, you deal with it….”
“I just want to focus on good basketball, and let that (playoff seeding) take care of itself,” he said. “If we’re playing well, we’ll be fine with wherever we land.”
That’s the attitude you would hope one of your leaders would have (and his experience tells him it’s not necessary). But in what promises to be some tight Eastern Conference come the playoff series, little things are going to matter. Little things like home court.