PODCAST: Spoelstra praise, Heat/Raptors Preview, Durant to Miami?

Earnest Christian and David Ramil recap the Miami Heat’s series win over the Charlotte Hornets, why Erik Spoelstra deserves more praise, preview the matchup vs. the Toronto Raptors, the Chris Bosh update, a looks at the other postseason series, whether Kevin Durant would actually be a good fit in Miami and more. Here's our latest PODCAST!
Via Hot Hot Hoops
4 hours ago

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: Q&A with editor of Raptors Rapture

How do the Miami Heat stack up against the Toronto Raptors in the NBA Playoffs? We get the Raptors perspective. Looking ahead to Tuesday night’s tip of the Round 2 NBA Playoffs series between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, All U Can Heat reached out to Brian Boake, editor of FanSided’s Toronto Raptors site […] Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: Q&A with editor of Raptors...
Via All U Can Heat
5 hours ago

New Drake songs that explain why Raptors can beat Heat

Toronto-bred rapper Drake recently dropped his fourth solo studio album, Views. While Drake is relishing success with his hit album, his hometown Toronto Raptors are enjoying their own form of success by advancing to the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time since 2001. To no surprise, Drizzy’s love runs deep for the Raptors — so much so that he is their “global...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh wants union to force Heat to let him play

The Miami Heat will begin their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Toronto Raptors Tuesday night, and Chris Bosh wants to play. In fact, Bosh has grown so frustrated with the team’s refusal to allow him to suit up that he has reportedly turned to the players’ union for help. On his ESPN Radio show Tuesday morning, Dan Le Batard spoke about the disagreement between...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami's priority in Toronto series? Controlling DeMar DeRozan

Erik Spoelstra isn't always this explicit, when it comes to the Heat's defensive priorities. But he made it clear to the media after shootaround that Miami, understandably, is extremely concerned about Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan. "He got everything he wanted against us," Spoelstra said.  DeRozan averaged 29.8 points against Miami in the four games. So how will Miami handle him...
Via Heat Check
6 hours ago

Miami-Toronto: Goran Dragic needs to bring the Heat

In basketball, college or pro, we’ve all hear the saying good guard play wins games in the postseason. Sunday afternoon, in a win-or-go-home situation, that saying held true as the Miami Heat took the sting out of the Charlotte Hornets, 106-73. Miami point guard Goran Dragic left his mark on the game by playing with confidence and being aggressive. Over the course of the game,...
Via Crossover Chronicles
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade 'honored' to be Prince's favorite player

Dwyane Wade says he's feeling ''all kinds of emotions'' after hearing that he was Prince's favorite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince's comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted with model Damaris Lewis. Wade tweeted that he knows he has fans and supporters around the world, but ''hearing Prince say those...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Heat's surprise leader in plus-minus against Charlotte

Joe Johnson seemed quiet for much of the series against the Hornets. But, depending on what you think of the plus-minus statistic, he may have had a bigger impact than portrayed. Johnson played the second-most minutes on the Heat (236) to Luol Deng (237), and posted the best plus-minus number. He was plus-66, even as he scored only 75 points.  Here's the full list..... Johnson...
Via Heat Check
1 day ago

Heat off to the second round, and Deng a big reason why

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng's role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break. It initially seemed like desperation. It's looking more like brilliance now. Deng was one of many heroes for the Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. It could be argued...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat reportedly complained to NBA about favorable calls for Jeremy Lin and Kemba Walker

Earlier today, the Miami Heat moved on to the second round of the NBA Playoffs after blowing out the Charlotte Hornets in Game 7. Many thought that the Heat would finish off this series after the Hornets were unable to close things out in Game 6 at home. But before today’s game even took place, the Heat made calls to the league office about something they have been noticing. According...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat move on after rolling over Hornets in Game 7

Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Gerald Green added 16 and the Miami Heat emphatically ended Charlotte's season Sunday, beating the Hornets 106-73 in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.The Heat will play either Toronto or Indiana in the second round starting Tuesday.Luol Deng scored 15 points, Dwyane Wade added 12 and Hassan Whiteside had a 10-point, 12-rebound,...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Josh Richardson (Shoulder) Questionable for Game 7

Josh Richardson is officially questionable for Sunday’s Game 7 versus the Charlotte Hornets. At the end of the Miami Heat’s 97-90 victory over the Hornets on Friday night, Richardson suffered a left shoulder injury when he collided on a screen set by Charlotte’s Cody Zeller. Richardson had an MRI on Saturday and the results came back negative, as there is no dislocation or...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush epically fails trying to call out Dwyane Wade

Former Governor of Florida and presidential candidate Jeb Bush wanted to say something about Dwyane Wade’s heroics to keep the Heat alive. It did not go as well as he might have liked. Here you can see Bush’s actual tweet, as well as his since-deleted initial offering, which, much like his presidential campaign, was a bit of a mess and ended sooner than he intended it to. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabrielle Union blasts refs after no-call on Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat fans can’t help but feel robbed after a no-call on Dwyane Wade late in Wednesday night’s game may have cost them a chance to win. Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union, certainly felt that her husband was fouled while driving to the basket, and she unloaded on the officials at the conclusion of Game 5. Wade, who turned back the clock and scored 25 points in the 90-88 loss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UGA basketball coach Mark Fox nearly involved in plane collision

While on his way to visit a friend with cancer in Miami, Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox nearly found himself in a plane accident Wednesday morning. Fox was on his way from Atlanta to visit Miami Heat assistant Keith Smart when the plane Fox was riding in nearly hit another on the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman spoke...
Via The Student Section
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh shares desire to play; Heat say he’s out indefinitely

Chris Bosh, or more specifically his wife Adrienne, took to Twitter Tuesday in attempt to drum up social media support concerning the Miami Heat superstar’s professed desire to play. The Heat, however, reaffirmed the organization’s previous stance that Bosh remains out indefinitely after being sidelined at the All-Star Break due to an undisclosed medical condition. Adrienne...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Hornets have come back against the Heat

When you're down 0-2, it will always make sense to go with your strength as a team, and sometimes that means zigging while your opponent is zagging. That was the story line heading in to Charlotte's two-game home stand, with Nic Batum ruled out for the series after an injury in the previous game. Without Batum, the Hornets are barren of wing depth, and it looked like the series was...
Via RealGM - NBA
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Suffer From Freezer Burn in Game’s 3 and 4

After two straight sub-40 percent shooting performances, can the Miami Heat rediscover its high-octane offense and maintain home-court advantage? Game 3 Hassan Whiteside went for 13 points, 18 rebounds, and four blocks while Luol Deng hit his first five three-point attempts of the night to keep the game close during the first half. However, the Heat were blown out by the Hornets...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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