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Heat win while trying to lose, but still keep No. 10 lottery seed

Heat win while trying to lose, but still keep No. 10 lottery seed

For weeks, the Miami Heat could not win when they had to. Wednesday night, they could not lose when they needed to. But this time, for a rare time this season, fate was on their side. On a bizarre night when defeat was the best opportunity for immediate gain, the Heat reached to the depths of their roster to field a lineup . . . that still was good enough to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. With a loss, the Heat would automatically assured themselves of the No. 10 seed in the May 19 random-but-weighted NBA Draft lottery, and a 91-percent chance of retaining that selection. But the team that would benefit the most by a Heat victory, the...

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