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With the playoffs fast approaching, the Miami Heat are being extremely cautious with their most important assets.
LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers and reserve Ray Allen could all be held out Friday night as the visiting Heat go for a 12th consecutive win over the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats.
While James (hamstring) and Chalmers (ankle) went through some on-court work during Thursday's non-contact practice, Allen (ankle) and Wade (ankle) were mostly limited to stretching and conditioning. All four injuries are considered minor, but the Heat (58-16) want to make sure they're healthy come the playoffs as they set out to defend their title.
All four players will be evaluated again Friday.
"This was a good step, but it was a minor step also. So I don't anticipate those guys playing. We'll see," said coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team has already clinched the Eastern Conference's top seed.
"We still have time to work on our game. We want our ...
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Miami Heat say LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen won't play Friday night against the NBA-worst Charlotte Bobcats, but that Mario Chalmers has been upgraded to a game-time decision.
Chalmers participated in the team's Friday morning shoot-around practice.
The Heat can afford to rest their stars after locking up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern...
The Heat are having no trouble whatsoever while LeBron and Dwyane Wade are taking a little time for themselves. The 2-0 Heat during this time are faring quite well and as you can see the dynamic duo are enjoying every second of it. That-a-boy Mike Miller.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Three observations from the Bobcats' 89-79 loss to the Heat Friday night.
1. This Miami team isn't defenseless without Wade and James.
What should have been a sure-fire mismatch between the teams with the leagues best and worst records looked anything but with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen all sidelined for the Heat.
But the Heat still managed...
The Miami Heat won't have LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Ray Allen against the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night.
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Bravo Melo! Dropping 50 points against any team is an elite and celebratory feat. Critics may want to belittle it because LeBron James nor Dwyane Wade played, but I loved it even more for that exact reason. The sight of James and Wade looking helpless and pissed while Melo went on a shooting spree, on their court...
Moroccan style theme for LeBron and his lady.
Wonder what the Iron Sheik is going to Tweet when he sees this.
The Miami Heat have two wins in their three games without LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, with big thanks to one of the team's reserves.
With the status of both James and Wade unclear for Saturday's home game against Philadelphia, the Heat may again need big contributions from Mike Miller to get a 15th straight regular-season win over the 76ers.
Having already clinched first...
Carmelo Anthony was on fire Tuesday night as he scored 50 points in stylish fashion, while leading the Knicks to their 9th win in a row a 102-90 past the Heat. As LeBron James didn’t play due to a strained right hamstring, I’m sure many will question how much stock this performance holds when talking about this match-ups come playoff time. Either way it was fun to watch.
LeBron James hopes to return to the lineup for the Heat on Saturday night, but Chris Bosh may sit against the 76ers.
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What a difference 24 Hours can make. Rutgers University head basketball coach Mike Rice has been fired, after a whirlwind of support for his dismissal arose since an ESPN report surfaced earlier this week.
The ESPN program Outside the Lines (OTL) ran several...