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Heat vs. Bucks Game Recap: Heat Fall to Bucks, Lose Wade

(Miami, FL) – The Miami Heat (20-25) fell to the Milwaukee Bucks (23-22) for the third time this season, 109-102, but the loss of star guard Dwyane Wade in the third quarter may be the team’s most immediate concern. Wade had 12 points, four assists and two steals in 19 minutes of play, but he left the game less than three minutes into the second half with a right hamstring strain...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat without Luol Deng, Chris Andersen against visiting Bucks

MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng and Chris Andersen both were kept out of Miami's game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, prompting the Heat to use their 18th different starting lineup of the season. Deng has a calf injury. Andersen has elbow and back injuries. There is no timetable for either's return, though neither player is expected to miss significant time. Danny Granger took Deng's spot...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Deng (calf), Andersen (elbow and back) sidelined for Heat

MIAMI (AP) Luol Deng and Chris Andersen both were kept out of Miami's game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, prompting the Heat to use their 18th different starting lineup of the season. Deng has a calf injury. Andersen has elbow and back injuries. There is no timetable for either's return, though neither player is expected to miss significant time. Danny Granger took Deng's spot in...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat without Luol Deng, Chris Andersen against visiting Bucks

MIAMI (AP) -- Luol Deng and Chris Andersen both were kept out of Miami's game against Milwaukee on Tuesday, prompting the Heat to use their 18th different starting lineup of the season. Deng has a calf injury. Andersen has elbow and back injuries. There is no timetable for either's return, though neither player is expected to miss significant time. Danny Granger took Deng's spot...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Center really the biggest problem the Celtics have?

Most Celtics fans will tell you that the first problem we need to address with this team is getting a “rim-protecting center.” I was one of those guys, but it got me wondering how Tyler Zeller stacks up statistically among some of the other centers in the game. So I took all of the centers on current playoff teams in the East Coast and compared their body of work to Tyler Zeller...
Via Red's Army
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers Game Recap: Nail Biter

(Miami, FL) — The Miami Heat (19-24) held off a furious rally by the Indiana Pacers (15-30) in an 89-87 victory at American Airlines Arena on Friday night. The Heat led by as many as 21 points on three different occasions in the first half and entered halftime with a 54-37 lead. As has been the case for the entire season, Miami struggled in the third quarter as they were outscored...
Via Heat Nation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant Puts Chris Andersen on Poster, Birdman Responds With Random Three-Pointer

  Kevin Durant had an off night against the Miami Heat on Tuesday, scoring 19 points on an inefficient 9-for-24 from the field. But since he’s KD, you don’t really worry it and instead fawn over his pretty baskets—like the two that came at the expense of poor Chris Andersen in the first quarter. But don’t feel sorry for the Birdman! He actually responded to getting his manhood...
Via Busted Coverage
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Durant goes by Chris Andersen and throws down nasty right-handed dunk

The Thunder are keeping it close with the Heat right now but it seems like they’re putting on the better show. Kevin Durant dusts Chris Andersen (the Birdman) and spikes it right after: If this were all about flash, the Thunder would definitely be ahead in points. *** Kevin Durant pic courtesy of Getty Images. Vine by Anthony Slater.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Sacramento Kings Game Recap: Heat Cruise to Victory

(Sacramento, CA) – The Miami Heat (18-22) defeated the Sacramento Kings (16-23), 95-83, at Sleep Train Arena on Friday night. Chris Bosh scored 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds on 11-for-20 shooting while Luol Deng scored 25 points with six rebounds on 11-of-18 from the field in the victory. With the win over Sacramento, the Heat concluded their West Coast road trip with a...
Via Heat Nation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Birdman Has the Tattoo Hook Up

Miami Heat big man Chris Andersen aka Birdman is famous for having maybe the most tattoos in the league. For your regular ink addict, this would cost a fortune. For the Birdman, not so much as he explained to TMZ Sports when they caught up with him on a night out in Miami. H/N TMZ The post Birdman Has the Tattoo Hook Up appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Deng trying to find comfort zone on Heat offense

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh get most of the headlines. Chris Andersen, James Ennis and most recently -- Hassan Whiteside -- have become fan favorites at AmericanAirlines Arena. But perhaps the most important player that holds the key to this season for the Miami Heat is Luol Deng. Unassuming, humble, but one of the hardest-working players on the team, the versatile forward's impact...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Los Angeles Lakers Game Preview: Heat Go For Staples Center Sweep

(Los Angeles, CA) – Coming off a surprising victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, the Miami Heat (16-21) will go for a sweep at Staples Center when they face the Los Angeles Lakers (12-26) Tuesday night. It is the first meeting of the season between the two teams, and game three of the Heat’s current five-game road trip. Miami has split the first two games of their...
Via Heat Nation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat vs. Grizzlies Game Recap: Grizzlies Narrowly Escape

(Miami, FL) — 11. That’s the number of times the Miami Heat cut the Memphis Grizzlies‘ lead to within one or two points in the second half. However, Miami would get no closer the rest of the way as they fell to Grizzlies on Saturday night, 95-103. “Every time they got to one or two, I thought we executed pretty well,” Memphis head coach David Joerger said. “We got stops...
Via Heat Nation
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat making strides amid crucible of recent ups and downs

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat's seven-game homestand comes to an end Monday against the Orlando Magic, and though Miami lost four times during the nearly two-week stretch, the team has come together in ways that could soon pay dividends. Aside from the shocking loss to the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday, their play as a whole has been improving even while Chris Bosh rehabs from a...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: James Ennis with the Monster Putback Dunk

The Miami Heat snapped a five-game losing streak at home on Sunday night as they topped the Boston Celtics 100-84. Rookie James Ennis scored 16 points off the Heat bench and no two were bigger than this putback dunk off a Chris Andersen miss. The post Video: James Ennis with the Monster Putback Dunk appeared first on Heat Nation.
Via Heat Nation
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Check: Miami's solid effort comes up short at home

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat put together a well-rounded effort from beginning to end Friday night, but it wasn't enough to hold off the Washington Wizards down the stretch in a 105-103 loss. Miami turned in a quality performance in the first half and was able to withstand Washington's early dominance inside the paint, where the Wizards were able to capitalize on their height advantage...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Shabazz Napier and Hassan Whiteside Assigned to D-League Affiliate

Shabazz Napier and Hassan Whiteside will be receiving more playing time. It just won’t be with the Miami Heat in the near future. The Heat announced early Saturday that Napier and Whiteside have been assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce, a D-League affiliate of the organization. With Chris Andersen set to return in the next few days, the Heat are already loaded on the front line...
Via Heat Nation
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Aiming For Tuesday Return

The “Birdman” might be back in flight soon after all. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that Chris Andersen will likely make his return from a sprained ankle for Tuesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Andersen himself made it clear that his return was imminent before the Miami Heat’s victory over the Utah Jazz on Friday night: “That’s what the prognosis...
Via Heat Nation
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz Game Recap: Heat End Road Trip in Winning Fashion

(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Miami Heat squeaked out a victory on Friday Night at EnergySolutions Arena as they came away with a 100-95 victory against the Utah Jazz. The Jazz, who had recently come off a surprising victory over the San Antonio Spurs, were hoping to repeat their success against an ailing Heat team, who were without the services of Josh McRoberts, Chris Andersen,...
Via Heat Nation
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Chris Andersen Out 2-3 Weeks

The Miami Heat’s injury list just keeps piling up. You can now add Chris Andersen to that report—again. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that Andersen himself stated that he’ll be out two-to-three weeks due to a high ankle sprain he suffered versus the Charlotte Hornets last Sunday. The injury forced Andersen to miss the Heat’s loss to the Golden State Warriors...
Via Heat Nation
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Baptism by fire: Heat's injuries force new players to step up

MIAMI -- For teams in transition like the Miami Heat, initial adversity can have the ancillary affect of the roster banding together to become a stronger unit down the line. In this case, the setbacks have been mostly internal due to so many injuries to key players. Dwyane Wade hasn't played in two weeks because of a pesky hamstring injury, Norris Cole has been recently bothered...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat Injury Update: Chris Andersen sprains ankle during Sunday's victory over the Hornets

The Miami Heat defeated the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday by the score of 94-93. The win improved the Heat to 8-6 on the season, second in the Southeast Division. Luol Deng lead the Heat with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting. On the injury front, veteran backup power forward Chris Andersen sprained his ankle after just two minutes of action and did not return. #492581269 / gettyimages...
Via NBA Injury News
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat waive guard Shannon Brown, sign 7-footer Hassan Whiteside

In response to the right ankle injury suffered by center Chris Andersen on Sunday night against the Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat announced on Monday that they have waived guard Shannon Brown and signed big man Hassan Whiteside. Whiteside was selected in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings and spent two seasons with them before playing in China and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Cleveland Interested in Norris Cole and Chris Andersen

After an offseason characterized by major roster changes, it seems as if the Miami Heat may not be done making moves just yet. According to Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report, the Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Norris Cole and Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat. Andersen seems like a logical addition for the Cavs, who are seeking more defense and a veteran...
Via Heat Nation
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cavs Rumors: Cavaliers Interested in Heat’s Norris Cole and Chris Andersen

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly interested in adding guard Norris Cole and center Chris Andersen, two former Miami Heat teammates of LeBron James, according to Ethan Skolnick of Bleacher Report. Cole, who played collegiately just down the street from Quicken Loans Arena at Cleveland State, is in the last year of his rookie deal that’s paying him approximately $2 million...
Via Cavaliers Nation
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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