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Miami Heat vs. Utah Jazz Game Recap: Heat Win Thriller in Salt Lake City

(Salt Lake City, UT) – For the second game in a row, the Miami Heat (7-12) pulled off yet another upset as they beat the Utah Jazz (11-9) for a thrilling 111-110 victory at Vivint Smart Home Arena on Thursday night. Point guard Goran Dragic was absolutely superb and stepped up for his injury-riddled Heat squad, going off to tie a season-high with 27 points to go along with...
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Miami Heat News: Josh Richardson to Miss Rest of Road Trip With Ankle Injury

With the Miami Heat (6-12) already dealing with its fair share injuries on its three-game road trip heading into Thursday’s contest against the Utah Jazz (11-8), guard Josh Richardson is expected to be added to that list with a sprained ankle. According to Richardson, the injury occurred during Monday night’s 112-104 loss to the Boston Celtics: “I wasn’t sure what it was...
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Miami Heat News: Dion Waiters to Miss at Least Two Weeks With Pectineus Tear

The Miami Heat‘s injury problems aren’t going away any time soon. Just one day after the Heat announced that Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow would miss the Heat’s three-game road trip, the team has revealed that Waiters has suffered a Pectineus tear and will re-evaluated in two weeks. INJURY UPDATE: MRI results reveal G Dion Waiters has suffered a Pectineus tear...
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Synergy Breakdown: Which Lineups Have Been Most Effective for Miami Heat?

In a season filled with drama and problems for the Miami Heat, are there any possible solutions? It is clear the offense has been the team’s weak point this season, but what has the offense done well so far and what options does Heat coach Erik Spoelstra have at his disposal? During the preseason, Spoelstra knew he would be experimenting with lineup changes when he spoke to the...
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Miami Heat vs. Boston Celtics Game Recap: Second-Quarter Meltdown Dooms Heat

(Miami, FL) – A disastrous second quarter for the Miami Heat proved to be their undoing and helped the Boston Celtics come away with a 112-104 victory in Monday night action at American Airlines Arena. During those fateful 12 minutes, Miami managed to connect on just 29 percent of their outside shots, while the Celtics were able to hit at a 60 percent rate on their 20 attempts...
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Miami Heat News: Heat to Possibly Be Without Four Starters vs. Celtics

Monday night’s contest between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics will be far from perfect, mostly because both teams will be missing key players. According to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, the Heat will now be without both Tyler Johnson (tooth) and Dion Waiters (groin). Heat shorthanded tonight: Tyler Johnson (tooth), Dion Waiters (groin) both out, with Whiteside...
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Miami Heat News: Goran Dragic ‘Hoping’ to Play Monday vs. Celtics

Miami Heat starting point guard Goran Dragic has endured a rocky start to the 2016-17 NBA season. Due to ankle and wrist injures, the veteran has missed five of the Heat’s 16 games this season, making it difficult to establish himself in the offense and help the team find consistency. However, Dragic, who’s missed the last two games with a strained left elbow, is “hoping”...
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Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies Game Recap: Heat Unable to Cap Comeback

(Miami, FL) — A shorthanded Miami Heat (5-11) team battled with the Memphis Grizzlies down to the wire, but could not find consistent offense down the stretch as they lost 110-107 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night. Even though the Heat opened the night shooting 9-of-14 from the field and took an early lead, Grizzlies veteran star Marc Gasol led his team back into the...
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Miami Heat vs. Memphis Grizzlies Game Recap: Johnson & Johnson

(Memphis, TN) – After it lost its previous two road games, the Miami Heat (5-10) pulled off a stunning upset over the Memphis Grizzlies (10-6) at FedExForum on Friday night as it snapped Memphis’ six-game win streak. Despite the worst game of the season for Heat rising star center Hassan Whiteside, who managed to score only four points (1-of-6 from the field) to go along...
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Mounting Frustrations Have Led to Ugliest Heat Season in Franchise History

Breakups are messy and inevitably lead to drama. For the Miami Heat, 2016 has been a drama-filled year that started to become truly ugly when it decided to not re-sign 13-year veteran Dwyane Wade and unsuccessfully pursue coveted All-Star Kevin Durant during free agency. This unfortunate divorce of sorts was the catalyst that has led to a very problematic 2016 season thus far for...
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Miami Heat vs. Detroit Pistons Game Recap: Pistons Dominate Heat From Start to Finish

(Detroit, MI) — In a matchup that featured two of the best centers in the NBA, Hassan Whiteside was thoroughly outplayed by Andre Drummond as the Miami Heat (4-10) lost to the Detroit Pistons (7-9), 107-84, on Wednesday night. The Heat opened its game against the Pistons much like it ended its loss against Philadelphia. It was completely out of sync on offense and made careless...
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Why Heat Fans May Be Forced to Root Against a Chris Bosh Comeback

As expected, the battle between the Miami Heat and Chris Bosh is getting uglier by the day. Bosh, 32, has been diagnosed with blood clots multiple times over the past two years. Although he’s attempted to come back, Heat president Pat Riley has advised against it and notoriously said the team wasn’t working toward the forward’s return before training camp started in September...
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Miami Heat News: Heat to Be Without Three Key Players vs. Detroit Pistons

The Miami Heat will once again be without some key players when it takes on the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. According to Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, Justise Winslow (sprained wrist), Willie Reed (hyper-extended knee) and Wayne Ellington (thigh contusion) will not be available for the team’s matchup against the Pistons. Winslow, Ellington and Reed all out...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joel Embiid Takes Shot at Hassan Whiteside After Sixers Beat Heat

Joel Embiid is a social media savant. After the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 101-94 on Monday night, Embiid posted this picture on his Instagram: Another Win!!!!! Gotta keep it going….. #TrustTheProcess A photo posted by Joel “The Process” Embiid (@joelembiid) on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:39pm PST Notice the location tagged is “BBQ Chicken.” Trash talk...
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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers Game Recap: Whiteside’s Career Night Spoiled

(Philadelphia, PA) — A career night for the Miami Heat’s (4-9) center Hassan Whiteside could not keep the team from losing 101-94 against the Philadelphia 76ers (4-10) on Monday night. Whiteside finished with a career-high 32 points and added 13 rebounds and two blocks in a losing effort that ended the team’s two-game winning streak. “He’s getting better,” Heat...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat to Retire Shaquille O’Neal’s Number vs. Lakers

While the early stages of the 2016-17 NBA season haven’t been too memorable for fans of the Miami Heat, the team will attempt to recall some of their more glorious days on Dec. 22, when they retire the number of former Heat center Shaquille O’Neal. The team made the announcement on Monday, stating that the ceremony will include a video highlighting O’Neal’s career with the...
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Stats Prove Miami Heat’s Defense Among Best in League

“Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships” is the old adage. And this season’s Miami Heat team is defensively elite, but 12 games into the regular season, the team is struggling to win games — let alone be a title contender. Even so, if the Heat hope to play regular season games with playoff implications in March and April, it will have to rely on its defense...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Update Injury Status of Willie Reed

The Miami Heat‘s injury problems just aren’t going away. In addition to already being without Justise Winslow and Wayne Ellington, backup center Willie Reed left Saturday night’s game against the Washington Wizards after hyperextending his right knee at the beginning of the second quarter. The extent of the injury was not revealed following the game; however, longtime Sun...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards Game Recap: Win Streak Activated

(Washington, DC) – For the first time all season, the Miami Heat (4-8) managed to win back-to-back games with a nail-biting 114-111 road victory over the Washington Wizards (3-9) at Verizon Center on Saturday night. The Wizards, who were down by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter, went on a 10-1 scoring run in the final period to make things close late in the game. “I...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks Game Recap: Losing Streak No More

(Miami, FL) – For the first time since Nov. 1, the Miami Heat (3-8) felt the sweet sensation of victory on Thursday night as they routed the Milwaukee Bucks (5-6) by a score of 96-73, finally putting an end to their six-game losing streak. The Heat, who had actually trailed the Bucks 20-6 with 5:07 remaining in the first quarter, exploded in the second half of the game after...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Update Injury Statuses of Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic

The Miami Heat has endured a tough start to the 2016-17 NBA regular season. Due to close losses and injuries, the team has posted an abysmal 2-8 record. However, that trend may turn around this Thursday. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Goran Dragic (ankle) and Justise Winslow (wrist), who both missed Tuesday’s contest against the Atlanta Hawks, have been...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Recap: Turnovers Doom Heat

(Miami, FL) – In what continues to be quite a rough start to their season, the Miami Heat (2-8) lost yet another close game to the red-hot Atlanta Hawks (8-2) by a score of 93-90 at AmericanAirlines Arena on Tuesday night. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra, who was without two of his starters in point guard Goran Dragic (sprained left ankle) and small forward Justise Winslow...
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Miami Heat News: Justise Winslow to Miss Tuesday’s Game vs. Atlanta Hawks

The injury woes just seem to continue for the Miami Heat. That’s because Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald is reporting that starting small forward Justise Winslow will not be playing against the Atlanta Hawks due to a sore wrist. Winslow out tonight with wrist problem — Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) November 15, 2016 Although the sophomore has played every game...
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San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol Takes Shot at Miami Heat’s Style of Play

On Monday night, the Miami Heat were edged by the San Antonio Spurs, 94-90; and although they dropped their fifth consecutive game, they showed resolve and fight by cutting down an early 18-point deficit to just a four-point loss. With Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters leading the way, the Heat nearly completed the comeback. And while the Heat deserved credit for their hard...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. San Antonio Spurs Game Recap: Late Rally Not Enough, Heat Drop Fifth Straight

(San Antonio, TX) – For the fifth time in a row, the Miami Heat (2-7) got back in the game late but couldn’t overtake the San Antonio Spurs (8-3) when their comeback attempt fell short, 94-90, on Monday night at AT&T Center. It was a two-man show for the Heat, as the efforts of rising star center Hassan Whiteside (who had an impressive 23 points, 17 rebounds and three blocked...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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