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Ray Allen may be dropping game winning three-pointers for the Heat, but his defense has been awful. His lack of lateral movement was exposed last night by Jamal Crawford.
ESPN’s True Hoop analyzed the Heat’s drop in defensive productivity (ranked 25th in the league). Here’s reason #3:
3. The Heat have fallen apart defensively with Ray Allen on the court.
When Allen has been on the floor this season, the Heat have surrendered 109.0 points per 100 possessions. When Allen’s on the bench? 97.7 points per 100 possessions, or right about where they were last season.
An 11-point disparity is a signal to dig deeper. Why does the Heat’s defense fall apart when Allen takes the floor? First, and probably most important, he’s new. Acclimating himself with the Heat’s system will take time (just ask Bosh or Battier).
Secondly, Allen will never be mistaken for Tony Allen out there as a stopper. It has spelled trouble when Allen is asked to keep up with point guards in the second unit (game film sh...
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These videos are the absolute best. Someone needs to tell fans who sit in the front row at NBA games that being so close to the court doesn’t entitle you to a handshake from the world’s top player. Just look at this guy all ready to give LeBron the “wassup homie” handshake/hug only to be ignored. How dare he think he was going to receive daps from King James. The only thing...
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Heat forward Chris Bosh is the human version of a surprised ostrich or a sly velociraptor, depending on your interpretation. Often times he makes odd, yet hilarious faces like the one you see above, and it’s OK to laugh at him and his wacky antics, because if we didn’t, Bosh might stop making said funny faces, and then where would we be?
The Miami Heat have suffered a few shocking defeats thus far but they rebounded against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday to pull off a 98-93 victory.
The Heat became the first team in the Eastern Conference to win seven games and improved to 3-2 on a six-game road trip that ends Saturday in Phoenix.
LeBron James paced Miami with 27 points, eight rebounds and 12 assists.
Dwyane Wade managed to make his Wednesday start, but he was clearly off. He was not able to play last night, though. The Miami Heat star has a sprained left foot, and will need some time to recover. The exact amount of time is still unknown, but the Heat and Wade hope it won't be long. Ethan Skolnick of the Palm Beach Post says Wade could miss Saturday's game as well...
There are so many great things about this play. First Eric hustles back when most players would just let a two on none happen. Not Eric, he comes running in and gets up higher than Dwyane Wade for the block. Great play for a young player that a lot of writers are high on. I am a little surprised Dwyane Wade didn't call Bledsoe dirty or cheap after that block like he usually...
Back on Tuesday, LeBron James decided to post this photo of teammate Dwyane Wade rocking some skinny jeans on a recent flight.Clearly, Wade needed assistance to just get into those pants:(Courtesy of USA Today)
For those of you eagerly awaiting the 2012 edition of People Magazine's "Sexiest Men Alive", you might recognize the man they picked as the sexiest Alaskan man.People went with Miami Heat starting Mario Chalmers and well, USA Today's Chris Chase will fill you in with the rest of the details: This year, the magazine chose the sexiest man from each 50 states. ...
A couple of years ago, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade's dunk attempts weren't going to be swatted by many people.However, D-Wade is getting up their in NBA age (He's 30) and last night, he got victimized by Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe swatting a dunk attempt in the second quarter of play:
LeBron James was receiving ice and stimulation treatment on his bruised shoulder after Miami's win over the Nuggets.
While their offense has been up to the task, the Miami Heat's defense hasn't been close to championship form.
The Denver Nuggets have similar concerns defensively with the NBA's highest-scoring team coming to town Thursday night.
After finishing fourth in the league in scoring defense at 92.5 points per game during their 2011-12 championship season, Miami (6-3) ranks...