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MIAMI (AP) -- The earliest Miami and Chicago could meet again is Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Good thing. The tempers could use a little time to cool down. And after a game filled with shoves and takedowns, the race for the No. 1 seed in the East is still going strong.
LeBron James had 27 points and 11 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 18 points and Miami tightened up the race in the East by beating the Bulls 83-72 in a scuffle-filled matchup Thursday night.
Mario Chalmers scored 16 points and Udonis Haslem grabbed 10 rebounds for Miami, which held the Bulls to a season-low point total and moved within 1 games of Chicago.
John Lucas scored 16 points for Chicago, which was again without reigning MVP Derrick Rose because of injuries. Joakim Noah scored 15 points, Luol Deng added 11 and Carlos Boozer had 10 for the Bulls, who split four games with Miami this season.
The teams combined for four technicals, two flagrant fouls and Miami reserve James Jones was ejected.
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MIAMI-- Erik Spoesltra obviously has nothing against Miami fans. Not even the guy who shows up every game dressed as a banana.
The Heat coach loves the homecourt advantage his team has at AmericanAirlines Arena, where it is 26-4 this season. But Spoelstra would rather not be in Miami on Thursday night.
"We would probably prefer this one was on the road again and have that...
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James sat out Saturday night against Washington for the Miami Heat, only the second game he has missed this season.
With the playoffs starting next week, Chris Bosh was held out for the third game in a row. Dwyane Wade, who has missed 14 games, was in the starting lineup.
"We want to make sure we are healthy going into the second season," coach Erik...
LeBron James wants some rest. He also wants to play.
For now, the desire to play seems to be stronger. And his MVP candidacy may be a beneficiary of that decision.
James scored 28 points before taking the fourth quarter off, Mike Miller added 13 points and the Miami Heat continued tuning up for the postseason by pulling away in the second half to beat the Toronto Raptors 96-72...
LeBron James led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds as the host Miami Heat pulled to within a game and a half of Chicago for the top spot in the Eastern Conference with an 83-72 victory over the Bulls.
Dwyane Wade returned to the lineup and put up 18 points and five assists while Mario Chalmers scored 16 points for the Heat, who were without Chris Bosh.
Derrick Rose did not...
The NBA MVP debate has heated up, then cooled down. Then it heated up again, and then it cooled down, again. It seems that the MVP has come down to two players: Miami Heat forward LeBron James and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant.
Durant also has an argument for the award. He is averaging 27.8 ppg and 8 rpg. While he doesn’t boast the same assists per game like LeBron...
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Lebron James says winning a third MVP would "mean a lot." It would also mean nothing. As a matter of fact, it would almost be detrimental to his legacy at this point if he won but didn't get a title. It would be more detrimental to the shine of his present-day legacy to get that third MVP. He needs a title...