Found November 12, 2013 on Heat Rising:
The Miami Heat have gotten off to a slow start. They're 4-3, and have a couple of embarrassing losses at the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics. Miami is already three games behind the 7-0 Indiana Pacers. But we here at Heat Rising have been stressing for Miami fans not to panic. If you didn't listen to us and are a little freaked out, perhaps one of the most respected voices in the NBA, Doc Rivers, can ease your concerns. It's an interesting comment from Rivers, considering the play of teams like the Pacers and San Antonio Spurs. But Doc seems to understand that the Heat, even though they are struggling, at their best are still nearly impossible to beat and remain the favorites to win it all. What do you think about Rivers' comments? Tell us below!

Heat, Carnival to donate 1M in typhoon aid to Philippines

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat and Carnival Corporation & plc have committed to donate at least 1 million to support relief efforts in communities affected by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, it was announced Tuesday. Heat owner Micky Arison is the chairman of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company with 10 brands. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra is Filipino...

LeBron James: Heat defense must improve

The Miami Heat's sluggish play isn't sitting well with LeBron James, who vented his frustrations after Monday's practice amid the team's 4-3 start to the season. "It's simple," James said as the Heat prepared for Tuesday's home game against Milwaukee. "These first seven games, we're playing like sh--, defensively. It's that simple....

Chris Bosh Videobombs Another Post-Game Interview

The 5-3 Miami Heat are off to a bit of a slow start this season, thanks in most part to an uncharacteristically porous defense (that, and making three consecutive Finals runs kinda takes a lot out of you). So, what’s the antidote to the misery of a less-than-stellar 4-3 start? Playing the Milwaukee Bucks. Heat players must have been feeling pretty good after their 118-95 victory...

LeBron, Bosh Talk Heat Defense

The Miami Heat's defense has been a massive disappointment to start the 2013-14 season. A year after a being a top-10 defensive team, Miami is allowing 108.2 points per 100 possessions, which ranks 28th in the league. LeBron spoke about Miami's defensive performance this season and sure didn't hold back. And LBJ's not the only who's upset with...

Chalmers Throws No-Look Oop to LBJ

LeBron James' back has been bothering him, but you wouldn't know that if you watched the Heat's victory Tuesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Not only was James outstanding throughout the game, scoring 33 points on 21 shots, he threw down a monster jam with the help of Mario Chalmers. What a play. The no-look pass from Chalmers... The power in LeBron...

Mario Chalmers dishes through-the-legs pass to LeBron James

Looking for a nice assist to get you through this Tuesday night? We here at That NBA Lottery Pick have one for you courtesy of Miami Heat guard Mario Chalmers. Late in the second quarter of the Bucks/Heat game, watch as Mario dishes a through-the-legs pass to LeBron James: Nice dime, Mario! *** Chalmers image courtesy of Getty Images

Lebron Says Heat Are Playing Like Sh*t Defensively

When you start winning championships, you expect your teammates to bring the same level of intensity every night. So far Lebron doesn’t seem t pleased with how his teammates are playing, especially defensively. Per ESPN, while the Heat are preparing for their Tuesday game against Milwaukee Bucks, Lebron James thinks that there could be more improvement defensively. “It’s simple...

NBA, NBPA donate $250,000 for relief

The NBA and NBA Players Association are donating $250,000 to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF in support of UNICEF's emergency relief efforts in areas of the Philippines ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan. Also, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose mother is from the Philippines, will appear in a public service announcement for the organization to help raise funds for the relief efforts. ...

LeBron James throws down monster dunk against Bucks

As the Miami Heat continue to cruise against the Milwaukee Bucks, LeBron James is doing his usual high-flying best. In the third quarter of play, watch as a LeBron pump-fake buys him enough space to fly to the basket and throws down the nasty monster dunk: Paging passengers, Flight 6 has cleared for takeoff… *** LeBron James image courtesy of Getty Images

Video: LeBron James, Mario Chalmers no-look alley-oop dunk vs Bucks

LeBron James caught a pretty no-look lob pass from Mario Chalmers, and then threw down a nasty alley-oop dunk on Milwaukee Bucks player Khris Middleton.

Bucks vs. Heat: Preview, Predictions, And Game Info

Credit: Getty ImagesNBA The Milwaukee Bucks (2-3) are at American Airlines Arena today against the Miami Heat (4-3). The Bucks are looking to end a six game losing streak against the Heat in Miami tonight. LeBron James and the Heat have had time to dwell on the amazing buzzer beater by Jeff Green to defeat the Miami team. James also hasn’t been the best on his game due to a nagging...

Pacers Have Miami's Attention With Fast Start

A few months after being taken to a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat have taken notice of their fast start to the 13-14 NBA regular season. "Yes, they do get our attention," Chris Bosh said. "They're playing confident basketball right now but I still feel like we're the champs and we're going to put it together...

Mario Chalmers Beautiful Alley-Oop to LeBron James (Video)

Love the pass from Self Proclaimed Top 10 Point Guard Mario Chalmers.

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