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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Wade missed Tuesday's win over Philadelphia with a sore left knee, which he originally suffered Sunday.
He had been listed as a game-time decision against the Thunder, but the team announced less than an hour beforehand that he would be in uniform.
The perennial All-Star is averaging 22.8 points, sixth-best in the NBA, along with 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists.
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Ronny Turiaf joined the Miami Heat a couple of weeks ago, but the veteran big man admits he was close to donning green. Turiaf, who signed with the Heat after being waived by the Nuggets following his involvement in a three-team deal, said his decision came down to choosing between two or three teams before he eventually settled on joing LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh in...
MIAMI This was perhaps the most gifted basketball player in the world playing at his God-given best on defense.
This was LeBron James, the oft-maligned and always-criticized Miami Heat forward, defending Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City All-Star who is maybe the NBA's most talented scorer. And James took it personally.
"Anytime you get an opportunity to go against one...
Centers are at such a dearth in talent right now in today’s NBA that the Miami Heat would be just fine in a series against the Orlando Magic or Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat have enough talent in enough places to succeed against an elite center. Last season’s Eastern Conference Finals proved that the regular season is only good for seeding, and that in critical junctures...
MIAMI -- If Tom Brady goes awhile without a 300-yard passing game, it's a slump. If Tim Lincecum has a stretch without a 10-strikeout game, one wonders what's wrong.
It's the same with Miami forward LeBron James. When he had failed to reach 30 points for nine straight games, his longest such streak since early in his second season of 2004-05, it was a drought.
In the midst of the busiest portion of their schedule, the Memphis Grizzlies seemed to tire down the stretch in their third game in as many nights. They won't get much respite with a visit to Miami. Coming off an impressive victory over the top team in the Western Conference, the Heat look to match a team record with their 18th straight home win Friday night when they face...
The big game tonight will most likely decide who will be this year's MVP. I hope everyone is as excited as I am to see the Kevin Durant v.s. LeBron James showdown!!
I'm taking Miami -2.5
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James had 34 points and 10 assists, Dwyane Wade scored 19 points and the Miami Heat avenged a loss at Oklahoma City last week, rallying to beat the Thunder 98-93 on Wednesday night for their 17th straight home victory.
Mario Chalmers scored 13 points, and Chris Bosh had 12 for Miami, which trailed by 11 in the first half before a comeback fueled in part by Russell...
Russell Westbrook was not about to let LeBron James have a breakaway dunk tonight when the Heat and Thunder squared off. LeBron had a clear path to the basket and was thinking dunk, but Russ decided to implore a tackling method to ensure the dunk would not happen. The result was a dangerous flagrant foul and an unhappy LeBron James.
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MIAMI Russell Westbrook, Kendrick Perkins and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder gave the Miami Heat a gift Wednesday night: They reminded the most talented team in the NBA how to become its best.
Through unrestrained, unifying anger.
The Thunder had control of the game and the Heat's often fragile psyche through much of the first half. Then, in acts of stupidity that mirrored...