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MIAMI (AP) -- Even as the two-time defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat say they aren't overlooking any team heading into the playoffs.
The Charlotte Bobcats haven't beaten the Heat a single time since LeBron James changed addresses. But Miami isn't expecting a cakewalk first-round series against them, either.
Charlotte visits Miami in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference matchup on Sunday afternoon. Miami has lost only four of its last 23 games against the Bobcats, and is 15-0 in the series since James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade became teammates.
But the Bobcats are 20-9 since the All-Star break and closed the season with some impressive defensive numbers. Says Wade: "This is not the Charlotte Bobcats that everyone thinks of."
FLORIDA ST-MARTIN'S 1
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.
Martin, in his 35th year as Florida State's coach, joined Texas coach Augie Garrido and former Wichita State coach Gene Stephenson as the only men in Division I to reach the mark.
Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston (1-0) pitched a career-high 4 2-3 shutout innings for the win. The Seminoles closer allowed two hits and walked one while striking out two on 44 pitches.
Danny De La Calle's RBI single in the 13th scored John Sansone from second for the go-ahead run to give the Seminoles (30-8) their fourth straight series victory over the Demon Deacons (24-17).
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) -- A Wilmington nurse is planning to scale Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness to a nonprofit searching for a cure for diabetes.
Thea Nunez will be the only American in a group of 20 people who all live with Type 1 diabetes. They're scaling Africa's tallest mountain in June to raise money and awareness for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a nonprofit working to find a cure.
The 36-year-old Nunez works in the cardiac unit at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
Nunez was diagnosed with diabetes when she was 6. In middle school, she took three or four shots a day. Now, she wears an insulin pump, watches the carbohydrates she eats and avoids foods with glutens.
Nunez said she will give 80 percent of what she raises to help JDRF.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Chris Douglas-Roberts has gone from being out of the NBA at this time a year ago to being a pivotal role player for the Charlotte Bobcats entering the Eastern Conference playoffs.
That's a testament to the perseverance of the small forward.
Douglas-Roberts was teetering on the brink of being out of the NBA for good last year when the Dallas Mavericks cut him after he played in just six games. He spent the rest of the season unemployed and looking for work.
But he didn't get any calls.
That left Douglas-Roberts "really messed up" and "depressed."
Douglas-Roberts says "There were days where I just wanted to be in the room all day and sleep. I didn't want to talk to anyone. I lost my mind a couple of times. Honestly."
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James is getting ready to enter playoff mode.
It's become a rite of spring for him now. He shuts off his phone when the postseason begins, eschews social media, and occupies his mind by reading more and talking less.
And given that he and the Miami Heat have won the last two NBA titles, it clearly seems to be working for him.
James is often fueled by doubters, but says this year he doesn't need any extra motivation. No one needs to tell him what a fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals and third straight championship would mean.
Miami hosts Charlotte on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.