Found May 13, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
MIAMI -- Changes are coming in Heat-Pacers.  For the Miami Heat, out of injury necessity.  For the Indiana Pacers, so they won't keep hearing whistles.  With the Heat moving to a 1-0 lead in this best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference semifinal series with a 95-86 victory Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena, both coaches exited talking about adjustments.  Heat coach Erik Spoelstra seemingly will have no other choice, with power forward Chris Bosh lost in the second quarter with a lower-abdominal strain that figures to keep him out for an extended period.  "We have some time now. We don't know what Chris' status is," Spoelstra said. "We won't know until we get an MRI, move on from there."   Bosh had 13 points and five rebounds when he was injured. Heat forward LeBron James picked up the slack, closing with 32 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, supported by 29 points from Heat guard Dwyane Wade.   "We took it upon ourselves, me and D-Wade, we had...

D-Wade's half-court alley-oop to LeBron

This air-mail delivery from Dwyane Wade to LeBron James comes with about 5 minutes to go in the first quarter of Sunday’s second round action between the Heat and the Pacers. The fantastic pass, catch and slam brings the Heat to within three of the Pacers early on in the game. After the oop, the Pacers led 15-12 over the projected Eastern Conference kings. The Heat would stave...

Miami Heat’s LeBron James to be crowned MVP

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LeBron gets his chance to be a hero

Before I get to LeBron James, and the matter of his sudden, if entirely undeserved good fortune, let me address the prevailing standard for on-court heroism in professional basketball. That would be Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals. With torn quadriceps, Willis Reed limped forth from the tunnel at Madison Square Garden, the applause rising with each hobbled step. Then he hit his first...

Heat star LeBron James gets MVP trophy - again

NBA Commissioner David Stern handed Miami's LeBron James his third MVP trophy in a pregame ceremony before the Heat hosted the Indiana Pacers on Sunday. James was announced Saturday as the winner of the award. Fans attending the Indiana-Miami playoff game were all given headbands with James' logo and the letters ''MVP'' printed on them, as well as placards...

Heat ready for Pacers in Game 2 without Bosh

MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat were relieved by the diagnosis. It's the prognosis -- or lack of one -- that's a source of worry now. And suddenly, the Indiana Pacers may be even more of a threat. Bosh strained a lower abdominal muscle in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal series, that original diagnosis confirmed Monday after an MRI exam...

LeBron, D-Wade power Heat past Pacers

LeBron James got his trophy, and then he and Dwyane Wade made sure the Miami Heat got a win in Game 1. James scored 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first game as a three-time MVP, Wade finished with 29 despite struggling from the floor, and the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 95-86 to open their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday. Chris Bosh scored 13 points for...

James, Wade come through against Pacers

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James got his trophy, and then he and Dwyane Wade made sure the Miami Heat got a win in Game 1. James scored 32 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first game as a three-time MVP, Wade finished with 29 despite struggling from the floor, and the Heat beat the Indiana Pacers 95-86 to open their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday. Chris Bosh scored...

Chris Bosh suffers abdominal strain in game 1 Heat vs. Pacers

In game 1 of the Eastern conference semi-finals between the Indiana Pacers and the Miami Heat, one third of the Heat’s big 3 suffered an injury that could cause him to miss significant time this playoff series. Chris Bosh suffered a strain abdominal muscle on this play during the second quarter of the game on [...]

Let's See How Good the Heat's Superstar Duo Really Is

We all know about the hype that comes with the Miami Heat's "Big 3" that includes Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. I have been one of the biggest critics of the "Big 3," calling them the "Big 2 and a really good role player." Bosh would be the role player in my eyes because I never thought he was that great when he was the man on the Toronto...

Despite loss of Bosh, Heat outlast Pacers

MIAMI -- Indiana center Roy Hibbert called the Pacers before Sunday's game the NBA's "best-kept secret." They're still a secret. Had the Pacers been able to take advantage of Miami big man Chris Bosh's injury in Game 1 of their East semifinal, plenty of folks would be chattering about them. Instead, as is often the case, people ended up talking about Heat...

James Claims Third MVP Title, But Still Searches For Ultimate Title

By Payton Wales LeBron James is an MVP once again. Hold on while I fix my face in a look of surprise. Just gimme a second, I'll get it. No, I swear, I can look surprised. OK, I'm lying, I can't. I'm not surprised by this at all. After all, James put together one of the best statistical seasons in NBA history. The King graciously accepted his award May 13...

The moments that made an MVP season

LeBron James wears jersey No. 6 in Miami, so here's six memorable moments from the season where the Heat star became just the eighth player in NBA history to win a third MVP award. The announcement was made by the NBA on Saturday: --- 6. The Closer James scored 12 points in the final 3:02 of a game at home against Philadelphia on April 3, capping what became a season-high...

Kevin Durant is tired of finishing second in everything

Kevin Durant finished second in MVP voting for the second time in three seasons, but he’s not satisfied with being strongly considered for the award. While he’s happy friend LeBron James won the award, Durant expressed dissatisfaction with being a runner-up once again. “I’ve been second since high school,” Durant said Saturday, according to The Oklahoman. “Second draft...

Heat 95, Pacers 86

MIAMI -- Despite losing forward Chris Bosh to an abdominal injury in the second quarter, the Miami Heat held on behind the play of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade for a 95-86 victory Sunday over the Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena.   The victory gave the Heat a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series that continues Tuesday on the Heat's home...

Saturday Morning Links, Featuring LeBron James

Yahoo: LeBron has gone and done something I figured he wouldn’t be doing as a member of the Miami Heat, and that is win his third Most Valuable Player award.  LeBron becomes only the eighth player to win three MVPs, and although my first-place vote probably would’ve gone to Chris Paul on account of the role he played in making an eternally-lottery-bound franchise relevant,...
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