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8 a.m.: What was anticipated as a marquee matchup of Eastern Conference heavyweights might be downgraded to little more than an exhibition. The Celtics (37-27) and the Heat (46-18) are expected to grant rest to their stars in preparation for the playoffs. Rajon Rondo could sit, as could Mickael Pietrus, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, although Celtics coach Doc Rivers had yet to make a decision as of Monday. Dwyane Wade could sit out the rest of the regular season to let his dislocated left index finger heal, and Ray Allen will definitely sit as the condition of his right...
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For LeBron James, something changes at this time of year.
He wakes up at all hours, jolted by the recurring dream of what that championship moment may feel like. It's all-consuming, something that's difficult at times for his family and those around him to deal with.
He calls it playoff mode. And here it comes.
Still driven by last season's loss to Dallas in the NBA...
We all know that Miami Heat star Lebron James is a maestro on the basketball court but did you know that he is a tea-drinker?Check out this introduction of a James profile done by Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated and his description of how Lebron makes his tea:LeBron James sinks into a restaurant booth on the first floor of the Westin in Jersey City, N.J., and orders a chamomile...
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This cover story appears in the April 30, 2012 issue of Sports Illustrated. Senior writer Lee Jenkins discusses his cover story on LeBron James. ”I lost touch with who I was as a basketball player and a person,” James says. “I got caught up in everything that was going on around me, and I felt like I had to prove something to people, and I don’t...
LeBron James is able to control any game as long as he's on the court being assertive. (Robert Duyos/Sun Sentinel/MCT/Getty Images)
The NBA Playoffs have arrived and just as last year, the Miami Heat are at the forefront. They may not have the #1 seed going into the playoffs, but everyone expects this team to take the title.
Ever since Miami acquired LeBron James, the heat has...
LeBron James of the Miami Heat is about to win his third MVP. That’s right, “Not one, not two, but three (Cue the smoke and music ‘bum, bum, bum’).” With his this MVP, LeBron will solidify himself as the best player of his generation (I’m not sure this is breaking news. I mean who is better than him? The only person close to him in this generation is Dwyane Wade, and...
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James had 32 points and eight rebounds, Norris Cole added 16 points and the Miami Heat pulled away in the final minutes to beat Houston 97-88 on Sunday night and eliminate the Rockets from postseason contention.
Mike Miller scored 11 for injury-depleted Miami, which still has a mathematical chance of catching Chicago for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference...
Jim RacaltoI feel almost honored to put this comparison in writing. One of the most acclaimed legends of yesteryear, former Laker Earvin “Magic” Johnson revolutionized the position of point guard. Standing a gargantuan 6 foot 9 and weighing in at 255 pounds, Magic was the true first point forward. He possessed the ball-handling skills, court vision [...]Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists
LeBron James had 32 points and eight rebounds, Norris Cole added 16 points and the Miami Heat pulled away in the final minutes to beat Houston 97-88 on Sunday night and eliminate the Rockets from postseason contention.
Mike Miller scored 11 for injury-depleted Miami, which still has a mathematical chance of catching Chicago for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs....
That crushing elbow tossed at Thunder's James Harden is going to cost Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace seven games according to Yahoo! Sports' Marc Spears.
Lakers forward Metta World Peace suspended 7 games for elbow to head of Thunder forward James Harden. Metta's suspension goes into playoffs.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) April 24, 2012
The Miami Heat were without LeBron James, Chris Bosh and then lost Dwyane Wade minutes into their home game against the Washington Wizards en route to a 86-84 loss that all but guarantees their #2 spot in the playoffs. Mike Miller and Mario Chalmers scored 16 points apiece and Dexter Pittman had some decent moments in the paint that were good for a dozen points. Wade's finger...
The Miami Heat and Boston Celtics are taking no chances with some key starters as the playoffs approach.
The Heat were without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh when they visited the Celtics on Tuesday in the second-to-last game of the regular season.
Bosh didn't dress again because of a left hamstring strain. James and Wade were still in warmups and didn't come...
Tip: 8:00 PM Court: TD Garden Watch it: CSN, TNT Hear it: WEEI
Referees: Monty McCutcheon, John Goble and Courtney Kirkland
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Record: 37-27 (1st Atlantic, 4th East)
Record: 46-18 (1st Southeast, 2nd East)
At home: 22-9
Streak: Lost 1
Streak: Won 1
The Miami Heat appear content resting their stars in preparation for whomever they might face in the first round of the playoffs.
One of the reasons they eased up in the race for the Eastern Conference's top seed is because of a home loss to the Washington Wizards over the weekend.
The Heat, who again will likely be without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, conclude...
BOSTON There sat the Big Three, together on the bench after having not played as a group since April 15, hobbled and resting and finally approaching the end of an intense season in which the Miami Heat will either crown themselves champions or finish as failures.
There is no in between. Not for this team, and not for those three.
"It's been a sprint of a season, and the...