Heat, Erik Spoelstra appreciate a top-6 seed means catching a playoff break

While recent seasons have left teams with as few as two days off between the regular-season finales and playoff openers, there was a time when Pat Riley, during his tenures with the New York Knicks and Heat, would take his teams away for pre-playoff retreats, with the type of scheduling that now again will be afforded to the top six playoff seeds in each conference.

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