Pacers, George face Rockets' offensive juggernaut

HOUSTON -- It was easy to sympathize with Pacers forward Paul George in the heat of the moment on Saturday night as his temper raged and his emotions led to his ejection early in the third quarter during a loss to the Miami Heat. George had been the focal point of rampant trade rumors in the days preceding the NBA trading deadline last week, and while that speculation formed a...
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11 hours ago

Mavs' Noel ready for next big challenge -- Miami's Whiteside

Big men are coming fast and furious for Nerlens Noel. He doesn't seem to mind. One game after facing fellow Kentucky products Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, the newly-acquired Dallas Mavericks center doesn't lack for confidence with Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat coming to American Airlines Center on Monday night. "I've played against him a few times and this was definitely...
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14 hours ago

Is Hassan Whiteside jeopardizing his Miami Heat future?

Will coasting eventually cost Hassan Whiteside his spot with the Miami Heat? There are times in sports when numbers do not tell the entire store. For instance, when Hassan Whiteside’s average stat line reads 16.8 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The impressive feat does not highlight the two point games or a […] Is Hassan Whiteside jeopardizing his Miami Heat future...
Via All U Can Heat
16 hours ago

Heat center Willie Reed has bursitis, out for Monday

MIAMI (AP) Willie Reed will not travel with the Miami Heat for Monday's game in Dallas because of bursitis in his right ankle. Reed was injured in the fourth quarter of Miami's win over Indiana on Saturday. He limped around for several seconds, then went down in obvious pain and eventually was carted off the court. The Heat originally called Reed's injury a calf strain, and tests...
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Hassan Whiteside’s big night anchors Miami Heat’s blowout vs Pacers

Hassan Whiteside’s 37th double-double of the season proved too much for the visiting Indiana Pacers as the Miami Heat record their third-straight win. Welcome to the Hot Hand, where after every Miami Heat game win or loss we recognize the player that best put his stamp on the game. Hassan Whiteside rose up, and the […] Hassan Whiteside’s big night anchors Miami Heat’s blowout...
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23 hours ago

Paul George calls referee ‘puppet’ after questionable ejection

Paul George was all sorts of upset after being ejected from Saturday’s Pacers-Heat game for receiving two technical fouls, and he blasted the referee responsible for his second tech after the game.George picked up two techs during the third quarter. The first one came on a double-tech early in the quarter, and the second came as he cursed at an official for not calling a foul on...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game Recap: Playoff Hungry

(Miami, FL) – In their first home contest following the 2017 NBA All-Star break, the Miami Heat (27-32) put together another impressive performance on Saturday night as they muscled their way to a 113-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers (30-29) at American Airlines Arena. This was the Heat’s 16th win in their last 18 games, including their ninth home victory in their previous...
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George ejected as Pacers fall 113-95 to Heat

MIAMI -- Paul George had another frustrating night in Miami. Hassan Whiteside scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Dion Waiters added 22 points and the red-hot Miami Heat pulled away late to beat the Indiana Pacers 113-95 on Saturday night. Miami outscored Indiana 42-22 in the final 16 minutes, all with George watching from the Pacers' locker room after an ejection. "It felt...
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How do the Miami Heat replace the injured Willie Reed?

Willie Reed went down with a right calf strain during the Miami Heat’s win over the Indiana Pacers. What are the team’s options now for finding a backup center? In the the Miami Heat’s blowout win over the Indiana Pacers, center Willie Reed went down with what the team is calling a right calf strain that […] How do the Miami Heat replace the injured Willie Reed? - All U...
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1 day ago

Heat dominate second half, blow out Pacers

Hassan Whiteside scored 22 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The Miami Heat trailed by as many as 11 points in the second quarter in their game against the Indiana Pacers Saturday night. But Miami made a push before halftime and never looked back, scoring 60 second-half points to run away with a 113-95 victory. For the Heat, it marked their 16th win in their last 18 games and their...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Game Preview: Heat head home to take on Pacers

After an impressive victory against Atlanta, the Heat head home to face the Pacers. Game Story: After an impressive road win against the Hawks, the surging Heat return home to take on the Pacers. Miami is in full out win now mode, so every win is important down the stretch. Expect the Heat to bring it once again against the Pacers Game Stats: Daily Fantasy Basketball Projections...
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1 day ago

Miami Heat News: Josh Richardson Cleared to Play Against Hawks Without Restrictions

The Miami Heat will be close to full strength when they return to action on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks. Specifically, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters during Friday morning’s shootaround that second-year guard Josh Richardson has been cleared to play and will not be on a minutes restriction. The University of Tennessee product has missed the last 19 games with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts

MIAMI (AP) Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst. Turner Sports announced Thursday that Bosh will be part of its ''Players Only'' team of analysts for five consecutive Mondays, starting Feb. 27. Bosh will work from Turner's studios in Atlanta, working alongside Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas and Baron Davis. Bosh has not played an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh joining TNT as analyst

Chris Bosh will be visible to NBA fans over the next month, but it won’t be for playing in games.TNT announced on Thursday that Bosh will serve as an analyst for them: According to the Sun-Sentinel, Bosh will serve as an analyst as part of TNT’s “Players Only” group on the next five Monday nights. He will join Isiah Thomas, Chris Webber and Baron Davis on that team.Bosh has...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets trading Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

The Washington Wizards are looking to remain with the pack atop the Eastern Conference standings heading into the unoficial start of the NBA’s second half.With wins in 27 of their past 35 games, the Wizards have surely proven themselves to be key players back east. Now, it looks like the team is doing what it can to continue this momentum.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Battier named head of Heat analytics department

The Miami Heat are reuniting with an old chum.The team announced on Thursday that they have hired Shane Battier to their front office as Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. The former Duke Blue Devil’s job will include “the development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players.”Battier, now 38, played with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside gives $25K cash to James Johnson to pay fine

Hassan Whiteside proved to be a man of his word by ponying up the money to pay Miami Heat teammate James Johnson’s $25,000 fine. And Whiteside did so in a flashy manner by producing the needed funds in cash.Whiteside felt himself indebted to his teammate in light of the fact Johnson was fined for coming to his defense.The incident in question occurred during the Heat’s 116-93...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks announce Jabari Parker’s ACL surgery was successful, 12-month rehab expected

For the second time in three seasons, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has suffered a torn ACL. It came in a game against the Miami Heat on February 8th. Parker will miss the remainder of the season.Though, there’s some good news to be had here. According to the Bucks’ official website and general manager John Hammond, Parker underwent successful ACL surgery on Tuesday.“Parker...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Our love for 'viral social media' NBA players

For most fans, there are three categories of NBA players we root for. If you pull for a particular team, you will ride or die with everyone on that roster. After that, there are superstar players – think Stephen Curry, James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo or Joel Embiid – who are worth your time on league pass. And then there's a special third category.When Dion Waiters was drafted...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Knicks stupidly broke up with Patrick Ewing

Charles Oakley is pretty much The People’s Enforcer right now when it comes to fans of the New York Knicks. His present assignment, if you will, is defending the anger of the fan base while being the protagonist in one of the most galvanizing, yet embarrassing episodes in the 70-year history of the franchise. The #FreeOakley campaign didn’t take long to form, but when team owner...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Okafor could be held out through All-Star break

News broke Saturday night that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor told teammates that the Sixers are actively looking to trade him and he expects to be moved here soon (more on that here).That initial report was followed up with a whole host of other information, including the possibility that Philadelphia might hold Okafor out the next two games prior to the All-Star Break...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: On Fire Or On Gas?

On January 13th, the once glorious Miami Heat sat at a dismal 11-30, second to last in the East. As the season was already halfway over, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Miami would take its talents into the draft lottery and attempt to snag a premier player like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, or Josh Jackson. Trade rumors were swirling, and GM Pat Riley was ready to fully dismantle...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

After 2nd ACL tear, how does Jabari Parker come back?

Jabari Parker is 21 years old.Wednesday night was supposed to be a special night for the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, that’s all we’re going to say about it. This isn’t going to be about their playoff chances. Or even about their future, immediate or otherwise.No, we’re just here to talk about Jabari Parker. We’re here to talk about the fact that he’s now torn the...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat in the midst of a 12-game win streak

On January 13, the Miami Heat fell to 11-30, good for second worst in the East, after losing in Milwaukee to the Bucks. Now, a full three weeks later, the Heat are the hottest team in the NBA, extending their winning streak to twelve after routing the Bucks in Milwaukee 106-88. The turnaround for Miami has been as fast as it has been unexpected. In less than a month, the franchise...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Heat Shockingly Became A Juggernaut

Miami's sudden transformation into an impenetrable submarine makes zero sense when you look at who's on the team: Rodney McGruder, Willie Reed, Luke Babbitt, and Okaro White (sure) are all semi-major contributors. The Heat started the year off as a disjointed group of castoffs on minimum deals, flawed prospects in the infant stages of development, and talented veterans who're better...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

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