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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...
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Erik Spoelstra says missing playoffs will motivate Heat

MIAMI (AP) The first step for the Miami Heat this offseason will be a few weeks of decompression. Next comes some planning. After that, some waiting. The longest offseason in seven years awaits the Heat, who gathered Friday for some team meetings and a few goodbyes. The NBA playoffs start Saturday, and Miami will be in the most uncomfortable and most unusual position of all - spectators...
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Michael Beasley’s best highlights of his 34-point game against Sixers

The Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 105-101, where the only thing at stake was the Heat’s draft pick. Coupled with the Nets win earlier that night, the Heat got to keep that pick since it’s in the Top 10. Erik Spoelstra only played SIX players the entire game, with four playing all 48 minutes. One of those guys that played the entire game was Michael Beasley. Beasley...
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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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Heat top the 76ers in game with ramifications for draft lottery

  Miami ended the season with two wins in one game. With a stopgap starting five each playing 40-plus minutes, the Heat held on to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 on Wednesday night in a season finale more meaningful for the NBA draft order. The Heat's win paired with Brooklyn's win meant Miami is all but assured of keeping its top-10 draft pick. If Miami owns the No. 10 pick...
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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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Heat's makeshift starting 5 hold off 76ers to win final game

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Miami ended the season with two wins in one game. With a stopgap starting five each playing 40-plus minutes, the Heat held on to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 on Wednesday night in a season finale more meaningful for the NBA draft order. The Heat's win paired with Brooklyn's win meant Miami is all but assured of keeping its top-10 draft pick. If Miami...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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Orlando Magic at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. On the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, the Miami Heat will try their best to close out this disappointing campaign on a positive note. The Heat host the Orlando Magic on Monday night and must win their final two games to have any chance of reaching the postseason. Barring a miraculous turn...
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Magic-Heat Preview

On the brink of missing the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons, the Miami Heat will try their best to close out this disappointing campaign on a positive note. The Heat host the Orlando Magic on Monday night and must win their final two games to have any chance of reaching the postseason. Barring a miraculous turn of events, Miami (35-45) won't get an opportunity to reach...
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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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Why Erik Spoelstra is One of the Most Underrated Coaches of Our Generation

Quick: who are the four current NBA head coaches with titles on their resumes? Considering only six franchises have won all 15 NBA Finals this millennium — the Los Angeles Lakers (5), San Antonio Spurs (4), Miami Heat (3), Dallas Mavericks (1), Detroit Pistons (1) and Boston Celtics (1) — the list of candidates is actually pretty easy to narrow down. Three men who guided their...
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Big Changes To Come If Miami Heat Don’t Make Playoffs

The thought of the Miami Heat missing the playoffs before the season started would have been unfathomable. Yes, LeBron James spurned Miami for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Ray Allen rode off into the sunset following the Heat’s 2014 NBA Finals defeat at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. But this is the Heat we’re talking about here. The four-time defending Eastern Conference...
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Charlotte Hornets at Miami Heat game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7 p.m. Following the Miami Heat's fourth straight loss, Erik Spoelstra didn't try to hide the importance of Tuesday night's matchup with the Charlotte Hornets. In a matchup of teams sitting outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the banged-up Heat open a crucial four-game homestand in what Spoelstra called his team's...
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Hornets-Heat Preview

Following the Miami Heat's fourth straight loss, Erik Spoelstra didn't try to hide the importance of Tuesday night's matchup with the Charlotte Hornets. In a matchup of teams sitting outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture, the banged-up Heat open a crucial four-game homestand in what Spoelstra called his team's biggest game of the year. Miami (34-43) was in seventh place...
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Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons Game Recap: A Golden Opportunity Goes up in Smoke

(Detroit, MI) — With a 15-point lead and only 5:31 left in the fourth quarter, the Miami Heat (34-42) were in great position to take over the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. However, the Detroit Pistons (30-47) had zero intentions of giving up on the game, while the Heat completely fell apart down the stretch in their stunning 99-98 loss at The Palace of Auburn Hills...
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WATCH: Spoelstra gives nice shoutout to Craig Sager

Even though he was speaking to David Aldridge, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra used part of his interview time to express his best wishes to Craig Sager who recently learned that his leukemia has returned. I’m sure everyone, including David Aldridge, agrees with Spoelstra when he states, “I wish it was Craig doing this interview Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Miami Heat News: Hassan Whiteside Cleared to Play Tuesday vs. Spurs

According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, center Hassan Whiteside has been cleared to play in Tuesday night’s matchup against the San Antonio Spurs. Whiteside has missed the past three games due to a lacerated right hand. Hassan Whiteside has been cleared to play Tuesday against the Spurs. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) March 30, 2015 This is fantastic news for the...
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Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Recap: Heat No Match For Hawks

(Atlanta, GA) — The Miami Heat (33-39) lost for the fourth time this season to the Atlanta Hawks (55-17) on Friday night at Philips Arena, 99-86. Forward Luol Deng was the Heat’s leading scorer and rebounder with 17 and 10, respectively. Dwyane Wade, who sat out Wednesday night’s game in Boston with a swollen left knee, returned to the Heat’s starting lineup and scored 13...
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Craig Sager: Erik Spoelstra sent me care packages from Hooters

While Craig Sager was recovering from his battle with leukemia, the NBA showed its love and support for its favorite sideline reporter. Gregg Popovich and the Spurs made Sager feel at home, and the cards and flowers flowed like wine. But no gift topped the one from the Miami Heat, specifically head coach Erik Spoelstra. (Read more at CBS Miami) As Sager said in his interview: If...
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