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The Miami Heat are headed back to the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Heat rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 94-91 on Wednesday night and close out their second-round series in five games.
Chris Bosh scored 12 points and Udonis Haslem added 10 for Miami, which ran out to a 22-4 lead, then was outscored by a whopping 29 points over the next 27 minutes before recovering. The Heat outscored the Bulls 25-14 in the fourth.
Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game. Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler missed potential tying 3-pointers on the final possession of the season for Chicago, which dropped the last four games of the series.
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Mike Greenberg of ESPN’s Mike and Mike mocking Dwyane Wade’s pregame outfit the other night. Wade is 6’4″, in the NBA and rockin’ Capris….
Craig Sager is just like POPS from the movie Boomerang. He is just coordinating his outfits, that is what old people do. I don’t know what D Wade is doing, but now he and Sager share a bond.
LeBron James’ tendency to act on the court during situations of contact was heavily debated over the past week.
James was shoved by Bulls backup center Nazr Mohammed during Game 3 of the Miami Heat-Chicago series and seemed to sell how forcefully he was pushed. Nate Robinson and Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said they felt James flopped on the play. After being scrutinized, James responded...
If you looked at the 2011-12 and 2012-13 NBA seasons in a vacuum, you’d swear on your life that LeBron James was the greatest basketball player and leader the game has seen since the days of Michael Jordan and the Miami Heat the most formidable collection of talent since the dynastic teams of the 1970s [...]The post The Reorganization Of The Miami Heat’s Big 3 appeared first...
Dwyane Wade is struggling with a gimpy knee. It hasn't hurt Miami
yet, but it might later in the playoffs.
At Marquette University, Dwyane Wade is a God. He’s thunder and lightning and pyrotechnics rolled into one transcendent badass. He’s the freaking Golden Eagle pope, the incomparable ambassador of all things MU basketball, and when he takes a crap, it smells like Dove soap and winning.
I know this because I went to Marquette.
One of the first things I did as a freshman back...
There was some question as to whether Dwyane Wade would suit up on Wednesday. With the Heat holding a controlling advantage over the Bulls in their best-of-seven series, the All-Star guard could have sat out Game 5 to rest his sore knee and fallout from his absence may have been negligible.
Still, there was no way Wade could miss this one. He may have been hurting. It may be a little...
Andrew Wiggins is widely considered one of the best high school basketball players we have seen since LeBron James, so you can imagine there were plenty of anxious folks waiting to hear where he would be attending college. Andrew made his announcement on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. pst that he will be playing ball next year for Kansas University.
As soon as the announcement was made, Twitter...
I like the outfit (for him, not me) but wearing a wooden bow tie is the epitome of trying too hard.
As John said to me this morning, “When did the NBA playoffs turn into an experimental Milan runway?”
On the bright side, at least Conley isn’t wearing capri suit pants.
To think, I used to admire Dwyane Wade, before he became a punk and a fashion icon wannabe.
(Conley pics courtesy...
A lot of comparisons to LeBron James and that is a big burden to carry on your back.
We will see if Wiggins lives up to the hype.
Announcement at 12:09 pm that he will be going to Kansas with Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend.
— Grant Traylor (@GrantTraylor) May 14, 2013
Michael Reinsdorf believes that Nikola Mirotic would be a lottery in this year’s NBA draft.
Mirotic was acquired by the Bulls after he was drafted 23rd overall in 2011.
Reinsdorf is proud of the Bulls’ recent draft record, pointing to the 2011 selection of Jimmy Butler.
“This is a guy who was the 30th pick in the draft that any other team could have had,” Reinsdorf said of...
In a bit of a surprise the number one basketball player in the country Andrew Wiggins is headed to Kansas to play his college basketball. Most experts thought Wiggins was headed to Florida State, where both of his parents went to school. The other two schools that were finalists for Wiggins were Kentucky and North Carolina.
Wiggins is a 6’8” small forward with freakish athletic...
Five-star phenom Andrew Wiggins committed to Kansas yesterday and has been called the most dominant high school player since LeBron James. The 6’7” superstar was on Syracuse’s radar last fall, but the Orange never even offered a scholarship to the Huntington Prep small forward. Why didn’t Jim Boeheim didn’t make a hard push at the nation’s top hoops recruit?
What happened: The Miami Heat might have another long rest.
The Heat defeated the Chicago Bulls 94-91 Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena to win their Eastern Conference semifinal 4-1. Now, the Heat might not start the East finals until next Wednesday.
But it wasnt easy in Game 5 against the Bulls. The Heat took an 18-point lead in the first quarter before falling...