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Well, here is the Miami Heat for the second year in a row: the Eastern Conference Finals. All of us know how last year ended for the Heat: a 4-2 NBA Finals loss to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks. Last year, the Heat beat the Boston Celtics in the second round of the NBA playoffs, 4-1. But it’s a new year and, probably, the last time the Boston’s “Big Three + Rondo” will ever be together. So what are we to expect from these two teams with a trip to the NBA Finals on the line? Let’s take a look.
Despite the Celtics regular season record and if I had a vote for Coach of the Year, I would have voted for Boston’s Doc Rivers. What he has done with this team, through the loss of Jeff Green to the releasing of Jermaine O’Neal to the injuries that now have caused the Celtics to lose Avery Bradley and, for a period of time, Ray Allen, has been one of the greatest coaching jobs of all time. Allen, Kevin Garnett, and Paul Pierce are on their last leg and are desperate for a third Final...
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MIAMI Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called it a positive sign forward Chris Bosh was able to do some court work Sunday, but his return from an abdominal strain is not yet said to be imminent.
Bosh, injured May 13 against Indiana, will miss his sixth straight playoff game Monday when the Heat plays host to Boston in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
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You can find other Team Salaries here or here and below I will list the payroll for the 2012-2013 NBA season for the Miami Heat. Unrestricted Free Agents Eddy Curry Juwan Howard Ronny Turiaf Restricted Free Agents Terrel Harris Team Salary: (I do not list qualifying offers for restricted free agents) Chris Bosh: $17,545,000 LeBron James: $17,545,000 [...]
In a world where professional athletes are constantly criticized for only caring about money, seeing a player cry after a painful loss isn’t the worst thing in the world. When Chris Bosh infamously fell to his knees and began to cry after the Heat lost to the Mavericks in the NBA Finals last year, the world immediately began mocking him. Bosh addressed those critics during a recent...
Dwyane Wade is the NBA’s fashion rock star. Calculated risk taker. Case in point, his light maroon suit, checked shirt complete with turquoise tie and matching finger wrap. That’s one of his signature style points. Athletes compete on the newest converted runways, the pre-game arrival and the post-game conference swag. LeBron embodies more of [...]
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"He's doing a little bit more, [but] he's still indefinite," Spoelstra said of Bosh. "For me, it's my responsibility right now to prepare this team without him. If and when we get to a point when he starts to emerge into the picture, we'll gladly deal with that. For our mental state of health -- and I'd love...
This clip is a few days old, but too good not to share as you adjust back to your everyday lives after the long holiday weekend. Miami anchor Sasha Andrade of WPLG made a pretty bad mistake while talking about the potential opponents for the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Instead of calling the Philadelphia 76ers by their proper name, she called them... the Philadelphia...
The Miami Heat completed a convincing win over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals Monday night. Miami beat Boston 93-79, after a breakout second half performance in which they led by as many as 13 in the 3rd quarter. Perhaps the most comical part of the game, however, was the [...]
Dwyane Wade said Miami was predestined to face the Celtics in the Eastern Conference championship.
LeBron James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Shane Battier, playing in the conference finals for the first time, scored 10 points and had 10 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half...
Chris Bosh's workout included catching and turning with the ball, along with lateral movement across the court.
MIAMI -- There was a point Monday night when the Boston Celtics unexpectedly stood toe-to-toe with the Miami Heat in the opener of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series. And then the second quarter ended. Sluggish at the outset and seemingly exhausted by the third quarter, the Celtics fell 93-79 at AmericanAirlines Arena, unable to match the 32 points scored by...
The Miami Heat dispatched the Boston Celtics (93-79) in Game One of their Eastern Conference Finals series but again were without the services of center Chris Bosh.
Bosh has been sidelined with a strained abdominal injury sustained versus the Pacers in the Heat's semifinals series, but if Heat fans were looking to see him back on the court against Boston, think again.
Regardless of whom you listened to prior to Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals Monday night, all the experts pretty much had the same opinion on how things would go down. In essence, their “analysis” basically boiled down to this: “Yeah, the Celtics have no chance.” In Boston’s defense the overwhelming sentiment for the Heat prior to Game 1 had little to do with the...
The 2012 Eastern Conference Finals begin tonight in Miami and the Celtics might be just where they love to be: the underdogs. During the New Big Three Era, they have been here before. Many picked them to defeat the Hawks in 2008, while there were some detractors for the series against the Cavs, Pistons and yes, even the majority picked the Lakers in The Finals.
In 2009 once...