NBA Playoffs: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

The two-time defending champion, Miami Heat are the number two seed in the Eastern Conference and are facing the seventh seed Charlotte Bobcats. During their regular season matchup the Heat swept the Bobcats, 4-0. If the regular season is any indication of how the series will play out this then the Bobcats do not stand a chance. But, I believe that this series will be more interesting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Check: Miami blitzes Indiana in second half for crucial victory

MIAMI -- If the playoffs turn out to be like this for Miami, Heat fans will very happy. The Heat used an early third-quarter 20-2 blitz to grab control of both the game and the battle for the Eastern Conference No. 1 seed with a 98-86 victory against the rival Indiana Pacers at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday night. LeBron James scored 36 points for the two-time defending champs...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat center Greg Oden likely done for season

The Miami Heat signed often injured big man Greg Oden this past offseason in hopes to counter Indiana Pacers’ center Roy Hibbert come playoff time. Unfortunately for the Heat, that doesn’t appear that it will have a chance to happen. According to a report from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Oden is not expected to be available for the remainder of the season and likely the playoffs...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat's Greg Oden likely done for remainder of season

Miami Heat center Greg Oden has not played since March 26th and has missed eight straight games. To add more bad news for the Heat, Oden's season is looking worse by the minute. According to Matt Glenesk on Twitter, NBA beat writer Brian Windhorst said on ESPN radio that he believes Oden will not play again this season, and that means the playoffs.Admist there has been no official...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Puzzling sweep by Nets not stressing out Heat too much

MIAMI -- Any four-game series sweep of a two-time defending NBA champion would be newsworthy. Deciphering this one, though, is a bit tricky. The Miami Heat lost to the Brooklyn Nets for the fourth time this season thanks to an 88-87 decision at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night. That made it three one-point Nets victories, and another in double overtime, this season. That&...
Via Fox Sports Florida
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Knicks at Heat game preview

TV: ABC Time: 1 p.m. After facing mainly lottery-bound opponents in the past five games, the potentially short-handed Miami Heat now try to maintain their slim lead in the Eastern Conference by taking on a string of teams that are either headed to the playoffs or contending for berths. With statuses of Dwyane Wade and Greg Oden uncertain, the Heat will try to get past the New York...
Via Fox Sports Florida
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Rumors: Miami Heat fielded offers for Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem does not get that many minutes anymore due to the pressence of Chris "Birdman" Andersen and Greg Oden and his numbers this season are practically career lows but can you picture a Heat team without Haslem? No? That's what i thought.Image by: Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsWe all understand there is always a business side in every league. Miami had...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Check: Miami rolls through Milwaukee to maintain lead in East

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat did as had been expected Wednesday night, routing the Milwaukee Bucks 96-77 at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat went ahead 33-19 after one quarter and never led by less than 13 after that in extending their winning streak to four games. Miami's largest lead was 27 points. Lebron James had 17 points, four rebounds and eight assists to lead the Heat (52...
Via Fox Sports Florida
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Check: Short-handed Miami overpowers Bucks

The Miami Heat's depleted lineup overwhelmed a struggling opponent for the second straight night. Again playing without Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, Mario Chalmers and Greg Oden, the Heat trounced the Milwaukee Bucks 88-67 on Saturday night. The four players also missed Miami's 119-78 rout of Detroit on Friday night. Starters Wade (hamstring) and Chalmers (thigh), reserves Allen...
Via Fox Sports Florida
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh takes subtle jab at Roy Hibbert

Chris Bosh took a jab at Roy Hibbert Roy Hibbert‘s stats will never blow you away. In fact, Hibbert’s stats since entering the league – both regular season and playoffs, are pedestrian at best. However, last season’s deep playoff run showed just what type of dominance Hibbert is capable of. The former Georgetown Hoyas center averaged 17.points, 9.9 rebounds and  1.9 blocks...
Via Pass The Pill
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden gives Heat some size for newest showdown with Pacers

Miami travels to Indiana for another battle with the Eastern-leading Pacers on Wednesday, but this time they have Greg Oden, who may be able to give the Heat some serious size down low to help thwart Roy Hibbert.
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden’s revenge game

Greg Oden has played 20 games for the Heat, averaging 12.0 points per 36 minutes and 9.2 rebounds per 36 minutes. Playing 20 games and 8.9 minutes per game seems like a major accomplishment for Oden. He has been riddled with injuries since he was drafted in 2006, playing parts of only three seasons including this year. So getting his first chance to play against the Blazers was probably...
Via Crossover Chronicles
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat's Greg Oden and Dwyane Wade ruled out against Pelicans

The Miami Heat will be shorthanded once again tonight when they travel to New Orleans to take on the Pelicans. According to Ira Winderman on Twitter, Greg Oden and Dwyane Wade will not suit up. Udonis Haslem and Toney Douglas will take their places in the starting lineup.Both Oden and Wade played last night against the Grizzlies, so tonight they will sit out due to precautionary...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami will be all systems go tonight against Grizzlies; LeBron James and Greg Oden active

The Miami Heat got upset on Thursday night to the hands of the Celtics. They lost in a nail bitter, 101-96. LeBron James and Greg Oden did not play, but this time around against the Grizzlies they`ll be ready to go, according to Ira Winderman on Twitter. Dwyane Wade will be a game-time decision.James missed the last game due to back spasms, and Oden was held out due to precautionary...
Via NBA Injury News
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Starting Greg Oden would be a mistake

Is Greg Oden the right fit to play center for the Miami Heat? Greg Oden has started at center for the Heat in two of their last three games. He didn’t play last night in the loss against the Boston Celtics because Coach Erik Spoelstra plans to rest Oden when the team plays back-to-back games. The Heat are known for playing their small-ball style. That style has produced the...
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat's Greg Oden out; Dwyane Wade game-time decison against Celtics

The Miami Heat have declared Greg Oden out of the lineup tonight in their matchup against the Celtics. Dwyane Wade who was a scratch in last night against the Cavaliers will be a game-time decision. Udonis Haslem will get the start tonight in Oden's place, according Ira Winderman on Twitter.Oden started the last two games for the Heat, gathering up 27 minutes in both contests...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Analysis On Their New Starter; Greg Oden

Miami Heat: Analysis On Their New Starter; Greg Oden By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer At Hoopstuff… The regular season is starting to wind down, and once again, Erik Spoelstra is starting to finalize his rotation. Mario Chalmers, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Chris Bosh are four of the five starters the Heat will put out there barring injury. The fifth man, normally Shane Battier...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden To Remain Heat Starting Center, While Andrew Bynum Gets His Knee Drained

Today, in Oft-Injured Centers Attempting To Resurrect Their Careers news, the Miami Heat announced that Greg Oden will remain the starting center for the remainder of the regular season — with the caveat that he likely still won’t play in back-to-backs. Still, for everyone hoping Oden could make it through one season without falling apart, the fact he’s now starting for a defending...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden to Remain The Heat’s Starting Center

I think everyone was hoping for the best with Greg Oden, but expecting the worse when he signed with the Heat. I don’t think anyone expected him to become their starting center, but according to the Coach Erik Spoelstra that is exactly what is happening. Greg Oden’s move into the Miami Heat’s starting lineup is more than an experiment. Coach Erik Spoelstra said Tuesday he plans...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Oden to start for Heat again, could be a permanent move

When Greg Oden signed with the Miami Heat this past summer, everybody was just hoping he'd find a way to get onto the court one more time and play some basketball. In the preseason, he made it on the court and dunked the ball right away. Then he made his first appearance in a regular season game in four-plus years and found a way to get a dunk immediately again. Sunday in a win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat's Greg Oden will start tonight against Cavaliers

Miami Heat center Greg Oden will be in the starting lineup tonight against the Cavaliers, according to the Sun Sentinel.Oden started in the Heat's last game against the Rockets. He didn't record any points and played only 13 minutes, but it is a good sign concerning his knee issues that he can start in consecutive games. Oden will start in back-to-back games for the first...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat To Keep Greg Oden In Regular Starting Lineup

The Miami Heat plan to continue with Greg Oden as the starting center indefinitely. The Heat have had success over the past two seasons playing a small-ball style, so the presence of Oden is a dramatic change in strategy. "My board in my office at the arena looks like the character from Beautiful Mind," Spoelstra said, "and so I have a lot of different scenarios. So...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Questions for Heat Fans as the Season Winds Down

1. How does Greg Oden fare with extended minutes? Greg Oden is beginning to develop more consistency in his minutes with the team. He played in a majority of Heat games for the month of February and will look to continue adding minutes for his rehab quest. The management brought in Oden for the purpose […]The post Three Questions for Heat Fans as the Season Winds Down appeared...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat's Greg Oden and Dwyane Wade will play tonight against Nets

The Miami Heat are expected to be all systems go tonight when they take on the Brooklyn Nets in South Beach. Greg Oden and Dwyane Wade will suit up according to Ethan J. Skolnick on Twitter.Oden did not play in their last matchup against the Wizards due to precautionary issues. And Wade has been taking a game or two off roughly every week to keep his knee issues under check. The...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Heat's Greg Oden ruled out tonight against Wizards

Miami Heat center Greg Oden will not suit up tonight against the Wizards due to precautionary reasons according to J. Michael on Twitter. Oden played yesterday against the Bulls, and it is part of Miami's plan to keep their center from playing back-to-back nights.The Heat lost yesterday to in Bulls in overtime, and are now on a three-game losing streak. Without Oden in the lineup...
Via NBA Injury News
March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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