Miami Heat clinch No. 1 seed for Eastern Conference playoffs

The Miami Heat clinched the No. 1 overall seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs on Thursday.

Losses by the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics gave Miami its fourth No. 1 seed in team history.

The Heat came out on top of the competitive conference despite stars Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo missing significant time throughout the season.

They are set to face a play-in team in the first round from a field that includes the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, Atlanta Hawks and Charlotte Hornets.

Miami closes out the season hosting the Hawks on Friday before traveling to Orlando to play the Magic on Sunday.