Game Preview: Heat look for commanding 2-0 series lead on road

The Heat will play one more game in Toronto before returning back to Miami for Games 3 and 4. The Miami Heat survived Kyle Lowry's half-court heave that could have shifted the entire series. The 102-96 overtime victory in Game 1 immediately gave the Heat home court advantage over the Toronto Raptors. Now, as Game 2 approaches, the Heat look to have a greedy eye and take another...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
2 hours ago

Dwyane Wade responds to LeBron James’ comments about facing him

LeBron James caused a mini-stir on Wednesday with some premature comments about the possibility of facing off against former teammate and close friend Dwyane Wade in the Eastern Conference Finals. But none of that is distracting Wade from the task currently at hand against the Toronto Raptors in the second round. Wade, whose Miami Heat defeated the Raptors in a Game 1 overtime...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs Toronto Raptors: game two preview and prediction

Following their game one victory, the Miami Heat have claimed the home court edge in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. The Heat won Tuesday’s overtime thriller, 102-96. Tomorrow, Miami will aim to build upon their game one victory, which included strong offensive numbers from Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic. Additionally, Hassan Whiteside dominated under the basket, and bench player...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors embracing national look-past, last 2-minute report, and other practice notes

The Toronto Raptors lost Game 1 on Tuesday night. But oh, it was so much more, to the people outside of the series. LeBron-Wade showdownDwyane Wade may have been understating things when he said the Heat had to win the game twice last night – apparently they won it four times. At least, that’s what THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA (rabble rabble) would have you believe. I’m not kidding...
Via Raptors Republic
17 hours ago

Raptors take offense to LeBron's comments about D-Wade

Leave it to LeBron James to manage to become a story in a series he isn’t even playing in. On Wednesday, James commented on how much he’d like to face his former teammate and friend Dwyane Wade in a playoff series, admitting that he has given it some thought. Of course, James’s Cavaliers have to get past the Atlanta Hawks first, and Wade’s Heat have to see off the Toronto...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James hopeful of facing Heat, Dwyane Wade in next round

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James isn't looking too far forward in the NBA playoffs. He's taken a peek, however.James has considered the possibility of playing the Miami Heat -- his former team and good friend Dwyane Wade -- in the next round, a dramatic matchup that already has fans salivating at its potential. If Cleveland can advance past Atlanta, and if Miami takes care...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat rises in Game 1 to get past Raptors in OT; 102-96

After surviving Game 7 in the opening round vs. the Indiana Pacers, the Toronto Raptors were ready to host the Miami Heat in a what was expected to be the beginning of another long battle against an even more playoff experienced and championship pedigree team. Dwyane Wade, Joe Johnson, Luol Deng, Amare Stoudemire, and Udonis Haslem present the kind of depth and veteran leadership...
Via Hoops Heads North
19 hours ago

VIDEO: LeBron James Speaks On The Potential Matchup With Dwyane Wade, Heat

When LeBron James came back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, he expected to be competing for an NBA Championship. He also knew that at one point or another, he’d very likely have to get through the Miami Heat in order to get further in the postseason and even to the Finals. Although it’s too early to […]
Via Cavs Nation
19 hours ago

Dwyane Wade on his knee: ‘I am sure it’s bruised’

Lost in the hysteria that represented the end of the Miami Heat’s Game 1 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday was an injury that future Hall of Fame guard Dwyane Wade suffered. Wade went down in a heap late in the game after a knee-on-knee collision with a Raptors player, eventually finding himself down on the for an extended period of time. While he did return to help Miami...
Via Sportsnaut
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James: I’ve always wanted to face Dwyane Wade in playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat still have a long way to go before they reach the Eastern Conference finals, but it’s hard not to think ahead to how entertaining a Cavs-Heat playoff series would be. Heck, even LeBron James has given it some thought. After Wednesday’s shootaround, LeBron admitted that he has thought about playing his former team in the postseason since...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James admits he's had Dwyane Wade, Heat on his mind

Well, it's starting. The Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers each lead their series just 1-0, but James did respond to a question today -- after shootaround in preparation for Cleveland's Game 2 against Atlanta -- about whether he's thought about facing Dwyane Wade in the playoffs. And he chose to answer. This is from Joe Vardon at Cleveland.com: "I think naturally of course. That...
Via Heat Check
20 hours ago

LeBron James wants to face Dwyane Wade, Heat in the conference finals

If LeBron James gets what he wants, the Cavs will face the Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. If LeBron James gets his way, and the Cleveland Cavaliers advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, he'll square off against one of his best friends in the league. That friend, of course, is Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade. Per Tom Withers of the Associated Press: "Naturally, of...
Via Fear The Sword
20 hours ago

Breaking it Down: Dragic’s crucial corner 3

Upon watching the clip above, many put sole responsibility and blame on Kyle Lowry for allowing Dragic to get an open corner three. While Lowry’s Game 1 performance was sub-par across the board, he should not be taken to task for this crucial three pointer. This is a team breakdown. The play starts with Dwyane Wade being guarded by Cory Joseph above the arc. Wade seems to have...
Via Raptors Republic
20 hours ago

LeBron James would relish playoff showdown with Dwyane Wade, Heat

LeBron James admits he’s already thought about a potential postseason showdown with close pal Dwyane Wade in the 2015-16 NBA Playoffs should the pieces fall into place in the coming days. With both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat holding a 1-0 lead over the Atlanta Hawks and Toronto Raptors, respectively, in their semifinal series. While there is a long way to go before...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

LeBron has thought about playoffs matchup with Wade, Heat

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) LeBron James isn't looking too far forward in the NBA playoffs. He's taken a peek, however. James has considered the possibility of playing the Miami Heat - his former team and good friend Dwyane Wade - in the next round, a dramatic matchup that already has fans salivating at its potential. If Cleveland can advance past Atlanta, and if Miami takes care...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

What happened on Kyle Lowry's heave, the Heat's late inbounds woes and why the Dragon is on fire

@EthanJSkolnick pic.twitter.com/CC0azyGHWm — Ernie Brana (@ernieochoquatro) May 4, 2016 TORONTO -- When the NBA releases its Last Two Minute Report Wednesday afternoon there's a chance it's going to say Kyle Lowry's 39-foot, buzzer-beating heave at the end of regulation probably should not have counted. Well, we think they will. There's plenty of evidence surfing the internet...
Via Heat Check
23 hours ago

Dwyane Wade Leads Heat Past Toronto In OT

A photo posted by Miami HEAT (@miamiheat) on May 3, 2016 at 6:37pm PDT Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hung on to take Game 1 in their series against Toronto. Behind 24 points, 6 rebounds and four assists from the veteran all-star guard in an OT thriller. “We had to win this game twice,” Wade said. “That was a growing moment for our team. In the first round series...
Via Hooped Up
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors force OT, still drop peculiar opening clash to Heat

Heat 102, Raptors 96 | Box Score | Quick Reaction With a quick turnaround between series, Game 1 between the Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors always had the potential to be weird. It delivered on that potential and exceeded it, like so many Norman Powells or Josh Richardsons. It’s tough to pick a place to begin, but the shot that forced overtime seems a reasonable choice. Kyle Lowry...
Via Raptors Republic
1 day ago

Stung and stunned, Dwyane Wade survived to make play of the game

Dwyane Wade clutched at his chest, dropped to a knee and covered his eyes.He wasn't having a heart attack, but it might've felt that way.Wade had just watched Kyle Lowry's halfcourt heave drop through the net to tie the game at the buzzer, forcing overtime and capping a crazy meltdown by the Miami Heat."I unfortunately had a very good look at it," Wade said. "I'm looking at the ball...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade overcome half-court miracle vs Raptors

The Miami Heat take a 1-0 series lead against the Toronto Raptors. With just ticks left on the clock, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry shot a half-court hail mary to tie the Miami Heat and send the game to overtime. Sure, there is some controversy is to whether or not Lowry’s shot should have even […] Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade overcome half-court miracle vs Raptors - All...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Miami Heat vs. Toronto Raptors Game 1 Recap: Heat Steal Game 1 in Thriller

(Toronto, ON) — With a six-point lead and under 20 seconds to play in regulation, the Miami Heat were preparing to easily snatch Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Little did they know that the Toronto Raptors weren’t going away that easy. Down by three and no timeouts in hand, opposing point guard Kyle Lowry, who had a miserable shooting night, sank a ridiculous...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dwyane Wade Makes Game-Clinching Steal, Stares Down Opponent

Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade finished Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors in dominating fashion on Tuesday night as he ended his evening with 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists. However, one of his biggest plays of the night came on the defensive end of the floor when he came up with a crucial steal to put the game on ice. DWade seals the deal in OT! A video...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Dwyane Wade’s Priceless Reaction After Kyle Lowry’s Miracle Three

The Miami Heat just narrowly escaped the Air Canada Centre with a 102-96 win in overtime on Tuesday night. A large reason for Miami’s narrow escape was due to the Kyle Lowry’s miraculous half-court buzzer beater that sent the game into overtime. Watch Dwyane Wade’s hilarious reaction to the shot below. The post Video: Dwyane Wade’s Priceless Reaction After...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat survive halfcourt heave to hold off Raptors in OT

TORONTO -- Goran Dragic scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had seven of his 24 in overtime after Kyle Lowry's halfcourt shot tied it at the buzzer, and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 102-96 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Joe Johnson scored 16 points and Josh Richardson had 11. Hassan Whiteside had 17 rebounds for the Heat.Game 2 is Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heat outlast Raptors in OT, earn homecourt advantage with heart-stopping 102-96 Game 1 win

Miami squanders late lead, Wade ensures victory with timely steal in overtime. The Miami Heat had several chances to grab homecourt advantage and take a 1-0 series lead against the Toronto Raptors in regulation but were undone with several self-inflicted turnovers and a miraculous half-court buzzer beater by Kyle Lowry to tie the game. Luckily for the Heat, Toronto's luck ran out...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago
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