As expected, Paul Pierce, Ben Wallace and Chris Webber will be part of the class of 2021 for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Additionally, Chris Bosh was elected to the Hall in his first year of eligibility.
The Miami Heat had a chance to stay in the driver’s seat on Saturday evening. With a matchup against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks before them, they would have the opportunity to maintain a lead on the New York Knicks in the playoff seeding race.
The Heat suffered a slow start to the game and it cost them for the rest of the night. The Miami Heat quickly trailed from behind early Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks and never got it going in a disappointing 122-108 loss.
The Miami Heat are on a run right now that could lead to something special. While they’ve been an “ok” team for most of the season, they are beginning to look like a bunch that’s ready to move past just being average.
The Miami Heat signed Omer Yurtseven on Friday to fill the final spot of their 15-man rotation. Yurtseven, a 22 year-old Turkish athlete from Istanbul, spent two of his collegiate years at NC State before he finished his final year at the University of Georgetown.
He played for the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League this season. The Miami Heat’s deadline day trades gave them two open roster spots. The Heat used one of those slots on Dewayne Dedmon, who has filled in admirably as a backup center.
Miami got off to a quick start in the first quarter, jumping out to a 16-point lead. There would be no looking back because Philadelphia didn’t have enough effort to bring itself back into the game after an aggressive first quarter.
The Miami Heat could easily be satisfied with simply clinching a playoff berth after Tuesday's 129-121 victory against the Boston Celtics. But they aren't because they realize there is so much left to accomplish.
Miami Heat star Bam Adebayo is already one of the best centers in the NBA at just 23 years of age. He has significantly improved every season he’s been in the NBA, and his game has made giant leaps year after year.