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How These Five Young Players Fit Into The Miami Heat’s Future

When the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in their regular season finale on Wednesday night, the team hardly resembled the starting lineup that took the court in the regular season opener. Back on October 29, the Heat defeated the Washington Wizards, 107-95, at American Airlines Arena in the first game of the season. The starting lineup was as follows—Chris Bosh, Shawne...
Via Heat Nation
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Dwyane Wade To Opt In For Next Season

It looks like Dwyane Wade will be back for a 13th consecutive season in a Miami Heat uniform. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel confirmed on Friday morning that Wade will opt in for the 2015-16 NBA season. The veteran shooting guard held a player option for 2015-16 worth $16.125 million. Wade confirms that he is bypassing his opt out for this summer. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat...
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Playoffs set to open without Kobe, D-Wade and more stars

MIAMI (AP) No Kobe. No D-Wade. Not even any wild Russell Westbrook outfits. New standouts might emerge during these playoffs, but there's no arguing that there's plenty of star power missing. If jersey sales are a true measure of a player's popularity, then four of the NBA's top nine stars - the Lakers' Kobe Bryant, Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant, New York's Carmelo Anthony and Miami...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: How They Missed The Playoffs

(Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Miami’s 105-101 victory over the Sixers capped off a few things: their first losing season (37-45) since 07-08 (15-67), their first time missing the playoffs since 07-08 (which also made them the first team since the 04-05 Lakers to go from the NBA Finals to the lottery in one year...
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Dwyane Wade Won't Get Involved In Heat Free Agency

With the exception of the 2010 offseason, Dwyane Wade prefers not to be involved in the recruitment of players for the Miami Heat in free agency. The Heat face free agent decisions this offseason with Goran Dragic and Luol Deng. "If they want to be here, they'll be here," Wade said. Wade leaves those decisions and that work to Pat Riley and the front office. "I don't have a sense...
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Dwyane Wade Has Become the Derek Jeter of the NBA

The NBA Playoffs will kick off this weekend, and for the first time in a long time the Miami Heat will be missing in action. Over the past four seasons the Heat made it to the NBA Finals and walked away with two championships, and it was a historic run that the game of basketball will never forget. Fast forwarding to this season, the expectations of the Heat were low. With the best...
Via The Front Office News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat remain in prime lottery position at season’s end

The Miami Heat came into Wednesday’s regular season finale against the Philadelphia 76ers knowing it would be their last game in 2014-15. This is relatively unfamiliar territory for Miami, which will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08. It marks only the second time Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem will miss the playoffs in their twelve-year careers, and the first time...
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5 Transactions The Miami Heat Have To Make In The Offseason

The Miami Heat culminated their regular season with a 37-45 overall record. Despite defeating the Philadelphia 76ers in their regular season finale, 105-101, the Heat fell just a game short of clinching a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season. It is the first time the team will miss the postseason during Erik Spoelstra’s tenure as Heat head coach. The team struggled...
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Heat vs. 76ers Game Recap: Heat End Season in High Spirits

(Philadelphia, PA) — The Miami Heat (36-46) finished off the 2014-15 season with a road win over the Philadelphia 76ers (19-63) Wednesday night, 105-101, in a matchup featuring two teams with nothing to play for, except draft lottery position. The Heat were eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday following the Indiana Pacers’ home victory against the Washington Wizards...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: PREGAME COVERAGE STARTS AT 7:30 P.M. (AP) -- Miami's playoff hopes are gone. And in an ironic twist, it was Indiana that delivered the knockout punch. The Eastern Conference representative in each of the last four NBA Finals, and champions in two of those years, the Heat will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Indiana's 99-95 win over Washington...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Miami Heat Finally Failed This Season… And Even Then, They Succeeded

There are plenty of people on this green earth who coach and play sports. For these men and women, the DNA of athletic success is so deeply coded into the human organism that it’s a sin against nature to view any loss as “good.” Thus begins a counterintuitive examination of the most successful “bad season” in the 2015 NBA… especially since the New York Knicks decided...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat-76ers Preview

(AP) - Miami's playoff hopes are gone. And in an ironic twist, it was Indiana that delivered the knockout punch. The Eastern Conference representative in each of the last four NBA Finals, and champions in two of those years, the Heat will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Indiana's 99-95 win over Washington on Tuesday night eliminated the Heat - who ended the Pacers...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

After 4 straight NBA Finals runs, Heat out of playoff race

MIAMI (AP) Miami's playoff hopes are gone. And in an ironic twist, it was Indiana that delivered the knockout punch. The Eastern Conference representative in each of the last four NBA Finals, and champions in two of those years, the Heat will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Indiana's 99-95 win over Washington on Tuesday night eliminated the Heat - who ended the...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Regular Season Must Play Out in Order for Heat to Make Playoffs

In need of a few games to fall in their favor, the Miami Heat (36-45) currently have their 2014-15 playoff hopes on life support. They are currently in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, holding on by a thread to make the postseason. The Heat stayed alive with a 100-93 victory over their in-state rivals, the Orlando Magic (25-56), on Monday night. Heading into Tuesday, April...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anything is possible: Four outcomes Heat need for miracle playoff berth

The good news for the Miami Heat after Monday night: Their playoff hopes are still mathematically and technically alive. The bad news: This is not going to be easy. ESPN.com's Hollinger Playoff Odds place Miami's chance of making the postseason at 4.7 percent with one game remaining. That's slim, but it's actually a fair improvement over the Heat's standing headed into Monday, when...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Orlando Magic Game Recap: Miami’s Flame Refuses to Go Out

(Miami, FL) — In their final regular season home game of the season at American Airlines Arena, the Miami Heat (36-45) fended off elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff race as they beat the Orlando Magic (25-56) by a score of 100-93 on Monday night. The Heat gave their home crowd something to smile about on fan appreciation night, as Dwyane Wade (22 points, five assists...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat top Magic to stave off official elimination from playoff race

  For the Miami Heat, there is still playoff hope. They have Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls to thank for that. Whiteside tied a career high with 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Wade scored 22 points and the Heat kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 100-93 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Luol Deng scored 14 points and Goran Dragic finished...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat remain alive, hang on to top Magic 100-93

MIAMI (AP) For the Miami Heat, there is still playoff hope. They have Hassan Whiteside, Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls to thank for that. Whiteside tied a career high with 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Wade scored 22 points and the Heat kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 100-93 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Luol Deng scored 14 points and Goran Dragic...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside helps Heat beat Magic to keep playoff hopes alive

MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside tied a career high with 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 22 points and the Miami Heat kept their playoff hopes alive with a 100-93 win over the Orlando Magic on Monday night. Luol Deng scored 14 points and Goran Dragic finished with 13 points, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Heat, who still need a win at Philadelphia on...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat belatedly celebrate Chris Bosh's birthday with a little beer pong

Although his birthday was actually on March 24, Chris Bosh wasn't able to celebrate the occasion properly at the time, likely as a result of his recuperation from the blood clots on his lung. But last night, the Miami Heat gathered to fete Bosh. Dwyane Wade was ready for the party -- and wanted to let everyone know that he'd be arriving in style. And when the party got started, NBA...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Raptors Push Miami Heat To Brink With 107-104 Win

Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, right, attempts to take the ball away from Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Miami. The Raptors defeated the Heat 107-104. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Wilfredo Lee) With their 107-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, the Miami Heat have all but said goodbye to the...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors win to send Heat to brink of playoff elimination

  When the playoffs open next weekend, the Toronto Raptors will be at home. And, almost certainly, so will the Miami Heat. Lou Williams scored 29 points, DeMar DeRozan added 24 and the Raptors put the Heat on the brink of playoff elimination with a 107-104 victory Saturday night. Greivis Vasquez and Kyle Lowry each scored 12 points and Patrick Patterson had 11 for the Raptors. They...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat vs. Raptors Game Recap: Playoff Hopes Likely Over for Miami

(Miami, FL) — In an injury-riddled season of ups and downs, the Miami Heat (35-45) most likely ended any chance they had of a playoff berth after a 107-104 defeat at the hands of the Toronto Raptors (48-32) on Saturday night at American Airlines Arena. “I’ve got to get the team playing its best basketball at this time of year,” said Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra after the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Raptors put Heat on brink of elimination, beat Miami 107-104

MIAMI (AP) Lou Williams scored 29 points, DeMar DeRozan added 24 and the Toronto Raptors put the Miami Heat on the brink of playoff elimination with a 107-104 victory Saturday night. Greivis Vasquez and Kyle Lowry each scored 12 points and Patrick Patterson had 11 for the Raptors, who clinched home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Dwyane Wade scored 30 points...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: What They Must Do To Make the Playoffs

  (Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) Miami Heat: What They Must Do To Make the Playoffs By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Ladies and gentlemen, the playoffs are near, and the race for seeding and the last couple of spots is hotter than ever. The West is in the precarious position of having 10 teams who may deserve to get in, but only eight spots. The...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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