Of the humiliated Heat — losers in Game 5 to Atlanta,106-91, the Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman writes, “to do something stupid Friday and compromise its chances in a potential Sunday game would be beyond foolish. It would mirror so many of the team’s previous misplaced macho moments.”  Even so, it’s unlikely Miami will soon forget a particular incident from late in Thursday’s contest.

If you’re nostalgic for the Association Of Yore, Game 5 recalled much of the aggressive play typified by Pat Riley’s early tenure in Miami, though as Slam’s Marcel Mutoni put it, “the only difference between then and now is having someone crazy enough to attempt a between the legs windmill dunk late in the fourth quarter with the outcome no longer in question ” and missing it to boot.”