Found December 28, 2011 on
PLAYERS: Erik Spoelstra
TEAMS: Miami Heat
The Miami HEAT were one of the best teams in the league after timeouts last season, and that prowess was on display once again at the end of the first half against Boston, when Erik Spoelstra broke out a Wade-James-Bosh misdirection set.

NBA officials explain why Dwyane Wade did not travel on winning shot (Video)

Dwyane Wade nailed the winning shot to beat the Bobcats 96-95 Wednesday night. Rob Mahoney at Hardwood Paroxysm put together a well illustrated video showing that Wade traveled on his final shot. The NBA took notice of Mahoney’s video and created an NBA Officials Twitter account to respond to the supposed missed call. Their first and only tweet linked to a brief...

NBA: No travel on Wade's winning shot in Charlotte

The NBA says Miami's Dwyane Wade did not travel before his shot that beat Charlotte on Wednesday night. Wade banked in a short jumper with 2.9 seconds left, and the Heat held on for a 96-95 victory. Because he appeared to make an extra move forward between stopping and releasing the ball, there was speculation he should have been called for a traveling violation. But spokesman...

Heat looks for a W in home opener vs. Celtics

With a long offseason behind them, the Miami Heat wasted no time showing they feel no lingering effects from their NBA finals loss. The Boston Celtics also have championship aspirations, but having a healthy Paul Pierce would make that goal much more attainable. The Heat's home opener Tuesday night will be the first matchup between these teams since last season's Eastern...

Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers bounces back big

A night after struggling, Mario Chalmers played an important role in the Heat’s win over Charlotte.

Cole's 4th-quarter run leads Heat over Celtics

MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James scored 26 points, rookie point guard Norris Cole came up with 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat nearly blew a 20-point lead before beating the Boston Celtics 115-107 on Tuesday night. Dwyane Wade finished with 24 points and eight assists for Miami, which got 18 from Chris Bosh and twice saw its lead cut to three in the final...

Bosh Adjusting To Heat's New Offensive Philosophy

Chris Bosh is still learning Erik Spoelstra's new "pace and space" offensive philosophy.

Celtics get Cole in their stocking in loss to Heat

Heat Rookie Norris Cole stole the thunder from a possible Celtics comeback as he dropped 20 points on the C’s off the bench including a number of key shots late in the 4th quarter. The Miami Heat beat the Celtics in Miami tonight by a score of 115-107. Miami led by as many as 18 [...]

Winderman's view: Heat 115, Celtics 107

   Observations from Tuesday's 115-107 Miami Heat home-opening victory over the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena:

Rookie Norris Cole plays key role in Miami Heat's victory over Boston Celtics

LeBron James scored 26 points, rookie point guard Norris Cole came up with 14 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, and the Miami Heat nearly blew a 20-point lead before beating the Boston Celtics 115-107 on Tuesday night.

Heat-Timberwolves Preview

Finishing games, defending, and attacking offensively have sparked the Miami Heat, who seek just their second 4-0 start in franchise history Friday night when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves. Much was made of the Heat's inability to close out games in June when they lost to Dallas in the NBA finals. Thus far, they have shown an ability to deliver in crunch time - first...

Wade stops Bobcats with 2.9 left as Heat hit 3-0

Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a 96-95 victory over the pesky Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday and remain unbeaten.

Thursday Bullets

Video evidence that Dwyane Wade is a cheater NBA player development coach and ESPN analyst David Thorpe is going to be on HoopSpeak Live today at 3pm ET. If you miss it, be sure to drop by later for the archived version. Thorpe also has a great Insider post in which he predicts Patrick Patterson will be a Sixth Man of the Year candidate. Gothic Ginobili is putting together an...
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