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Game Preview: Heat take on Mavs in Miami

After an impressive win against the Rockets, the Heat look to string together another win against the Mavs tonight in Miami. Game Story: After an impressive game against the Houston Rockets the Heat look to continue their win streak against another Texas based team, the Dallas Mavericks. Both the Heat and Mavs have struggled this season, so this should be a competitive matchup...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
8 hours ago

Is it time for the struggling Miami Heat to look towards tanking?

The Miami Heat have hit rock-bottom this year, currently the second worse team in the NBA in the weak Eastern Conference. With departures of star players Dwyane Wade, Lebron James, and medically inactive Chris Bosh, the Heat have not been the unstoppable force they once were. Dubbed “The Big Three”, James, Wade, and Bosh were able to lead the Heat to two NBA championships and...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: It will be a make or break offseason for Pat Riley

Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) and David Ramil (@dramil13) are joined by Sports Illustrated’s Rohan Nadkarni (@RohanNadkarni) to talk about the Miami Heat’s season so far, including a lost opportunity to evaluate Justise Winslow, what to expect from the team’s rebuild and if Dwyane Wade will ever return to South Beach. Locked On Heat is a daily […] Miami Heat: It will be a make...
Via All U Can Heat
11 hours ago

Column: The Miami Heat shouldn’t make any moves until the offseason

The Miami Heat should skip the trade deadline and wait to leverage Chris Bosh and others in the offseason. As February draws near, many of the league’s eyes will be focused on South Beach. Not because the Miami Heat are doing well or because the team is the perennial hot spot that it used to […] Column: The Miami Heat shouldn’t make any moves until the offseason - All U Can...
Via All U Can Heat
11 hours ago

Miami Heat News: Heat Granted $1.3 Million Disabled Player Exception for Justise Winslow

The Miami Heat have been dealing with nagging injuries all season long. And now, they are finally getting some relief for their troubles in the form of a $1.3 million disabled player exception for the season-ending injury suffered by Justise Winlsow earlier this month. After Winslow had suffered the injury, a torn labrum in his shoulder, the Heat applied for the player exception in...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat get a rare win, and a rare night of fun, against the Rockets

Fun games for the Miami Heat have been few and far between, but that’s what we got in a fast-played game and a win over the Houston Rockets. James Harden finished with a 40-point triple double, but Goran Dragic (21 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists) almost had a triple-double of his own as Miami […] Miami Heat get a rare win, and a rare night of fun, against the Rockets - All...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Miami Heat vs. Houston Rockets Game Recap: Heat Slay Western Conference Juggernaut

(Miami, FL) —  The Houston Rockets came out uncharacteristically sluggish Tuesday night, and the Miami Heat simply took advantage. Despite James Harden’s impressive triple-double, the Heat came away with a much-needed victory, as they grounded the Rockets, 109-103. Perhaps the Rockets weren’t taking the Heat seriously enough, or perhaps they were coming off a late night in...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat pull away from Rockets

Six players scored in double figures for the Heat. With seven minutes and five seconds left in the Miami Heat’s game against the Houston Rockets, James Harden made a layup. He had scored his 32nd and 33rd points of the game and put the Rockets up one. Miami was yet again in a close game (this one featured 19 lead changes), and seemed at risk of losing yet another hard-fought game...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Dragic scores 21 and Heat stun Rockets, 109-103

MIAMI (AP) Goran Dragic had 21 points and eight assists, Wayne Ellington scored 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat overcame another triple-double from James Harden to beat the Houston Rockets 109-103 on Tuesday night. Dion Waiters scored 17, Tyler Johnson had 16 and James Johnson added 15 for the Heat. Hassan Whiteside finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Harden had 40 points...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat sign Okaro White to 10-day contract

MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Heat have signed forward Okaro White to a 10-day contract.White was with the Heat for the summer league last year and training camp before this season. Tuesday's move means he becomes the 16th name on the roster. Miami received permission from the NBA to exceed the 15-player limit because a number of players are sidelined by injury and illness.White averaged...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury-depleted Heat sign forward Okaro White to 10-day deal

MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat have signed forward Okaro White to a 10-day contract. White was with the Heat for the summer league last year and training camp before this season. Tuesday's move means he becomes the 16th name on the roster. Miami received permission from the NBA to exceed the 15-player limit because a number of players are sidelined by injury and illness. White averaged...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic have expressed interest in trading for Dragic

If the Miami Heat do wind up trading Goran Dragic this season, he might not have to move very far. According to a report by Zach Lowe of ESPN on Friday, the Orlando Magic have expressed interest in trading for the Slovenian point guard. Dragic, 30, is having his best season since his 2013-14 Most Improved Player campaign with averages of 19.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 6.5 assists...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Whiteside: All-Star fan voting 'more of a popularity thing’

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was bumped out of the top-10 Eastern Conference frontcourt players in this week’s update of All-Star Game fan voting, with Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson taking his place. And Whiteside doesn’t seem too happy about it. “I really don’t even want to talk about,” Whiteside told reporters after Heat practice, via the Sun-Sentinel...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat to Be Without Two Key Players on Friday vs. Bucks

The Miami Heat announced on Thursday that they will be playing the final game of their six-game, West Coast road trip without guard Josh Richardson once again. UPDATE: Josh Richardson (foot) has been ruled out of tomorrow's game. — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 12, 2017 Richardson has missed the last two games with what Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra has called a “soft...
Via Heat Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat not actively shopping Hassan Whiteside

Despite a putrid 11-29 start to the 2016-17 season, the Miami Heat are still looking on the Whiteside of life. According to a report by Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post Wednesday, the Heat are not actively shopping center Hassan Whiteside. Zach Lowe of ESPN had said earlier this week on his podcast that every player on the Miami roster was available for trade and even mentioned...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat, Lionsgate latest to invest in eSports teams

The market for eSports has been both fluid and endlessly compelling. For those that are uninitiated into the world, it may seem silly, but for those inside of it, they realize that there is money to be made. Lionsgate, an entertainment company and the Miami Heat, an NBA team, are the two newest entities to have both made large investments in eSports. Both have invested amounts that...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat have no chance this season, but maybe that’s a good thing?

The Miami Heat are in a state of flux but don’t call it a full-on rebuild. In the last 12 seasons, the Miami Heat have done an absurd amount of winning. With Shaq, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and LeBron James leading the charge, the Heat have missed out on winning seasons just twice in that span – winning three NBA titles. The unexpected happened this summer as a standstill over...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers' Clarkson drops Heat’s Dragic with forearm

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson normally keeps his cool, but his frustration boiled over during Friday night’s game. Maybe it was the Kardashian Curse, or maybe he was just caught on a bad day, but he got into it with Goran Dragic during the third quarter of the game, and shoved the Heat guard when he was cutting to the basket. Dragic then shoved Clarkson in retaliation, and the...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh says he is getting ‘taste of retirement,’ unsure of future

Is Chris Bosh as committed to an NBA return as he once was? Speaking at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, Bosh said that he has been taking time to himself, following his passions, and figuring out where he wants to go next as he sits out, not yet cleared to return to the NBA due to blood clot issues. “For me, I kind of just follow my passions and follow what I love to do and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat star Justise Winslow needs surgery, out for season

With a 10-26 record, the Miami Heat have had a nightmare season, and it looks like it just got worse. Justise Winslow, one of the only bright spots on the team, is expected to miss the rest of the season. Winslow suffered a torn labrum in Saturday’s loss to the Celtics, and the team downplayed the extent of it. Now we know how bad it is. Justise Winslow will undergo surgery...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Why can’t the Miami Heat win close games?

The Miami Heat may be the most competitive bad team in the league. The Heat sit at 10-24, a deplorable record that puts them in the bottom 5 NBA teams this season thus far. This many games into the season last year, the Heat stood at 21-13, making this team the biggest decliner in the whole league. However, despite the poor record, Miami is actually competitive on most nights. Examining...
Via isportsweb.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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