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Miami starters LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers will not play Tuesday night when the Heat host the New York Knicks.
James has hamstring tightness. Wade and Chalmers have right ankle issues. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says the trio will be re-evaluated Wednesday.
For the Knicks, center Tyson Chandler (back) was planning to take part in the shootaround, then decide if he could play. If Chandler can go, the Knicks will start him over Kenyon Martin. Chandler has missed New York's last 10 games.
The Knicks are bringing a league-best eight-game winning streak into the game. Miami is 29-1 in its last 30, with victories over New Orleans and San Antonio after last week's loss in Chicago snapped what was a 27-game winning streak, the second-longest in NBA history.
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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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Erik Spoelstra nearly pulled off the perfect April Fool's joke on Gregg Popovich Sunday night, it's just too bad that the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat happened one day too early.
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Excellent analysis going back to LeBron’s Cleveland years in this piece by Kirk Goldsberry at Grantland on “The Evolution of King James,” a must-read for basketball fans and especially Cavs fans.
Which is all for today here. Hopefully we’ll be back tomorrow with a customary Tribe season preview.
Knicks (47-26) vs Hawks (42-33)
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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...
Taj Gibson caught LeBron James across the neck and shoulder on a foul in the fourth quarter.
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Moroccan style theme for LeBron and his lady.
Wonder what the Iron Sheik is going to Tweet when he sees this.
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Greg Willard, a longtime NBA referee who worked more than 1,600 games before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, has died. He was 54.
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Some NBA players...