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A simple truth: The Heat isn't as good this season as in 2012 a…

A simple truth: The Heat isn't as good this season as in 2012 and 2013. Will it matter?

miamiherald.com ESPN.com nba.com Updated 12 hours ago
JOSEPH GOODMAN Here’s the simple truth as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and Chris Bosh begin preparing for another run at the Larry O’Brien Trophy. The Heat isn’t as good this season as it was in 2012 and 2013. The final regular-season record…
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  • Spoelstra on why the Heat chose rest tonight with the No.1 seed…

    Spoelstra on why the Heat chose rest tonight with the No.1 seed potentially still on the table

    miamiherald.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    SPOELSTRA: "It was out of our control at some point, and those guys have put a lot of mileage, like I said. Our schedule was fairly extreme down the stretch. I have never been a part of a group that have played that many games in that few of days d…
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  • Heat’s commitment to preserving Dwyane Wade’s health for the pl…

    Heat’s commitment to preserving Dwyane Wade’s health for the playoffs appears to have paid off.

    miamiherald.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    WASHINGTON — The Heat’s commitment to preserving Dwyane Wade’s health for the playoffs appears to have paid off. After watching Wade suffer through the 2013 postseason with severe pain his knees, the Heat’s training staff and coach Erik Spoelstra were o…
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  • Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

    Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as rece…
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  • 5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (yesterday)
    We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final thr…
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  • Hawks top Heat, nix Knicks from postseason

    Hawks top Heat, nix Knicks from postseason

    ESPN.com miamiherald.com Apr 12 (3 days ago)
    Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference's final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
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  • Heat's Wade back after nine-game absence

    Heat's Wade back after nine-game absence

    nba.com ESPN.com miamiherald.com Apr 12 (3 days ago)
    Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was in the starting lineup Saturday night after missing nine games with a sore left hamstring.
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  • Heat take over top spot in East with win over sputtering Pacers

    Heat take over top spot in East with win over sputtering Pacers

    Miami ran past the increasingly dysfunctional Pacers in a 98-86 win to take the East's top spot.
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  • Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Friday

    Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Friday

    nba.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    ? Heat guard Dwyane Wade will miss his ninth straight game with a strained hamstring. Coach Erik Spoelstra said there is no plan to rush Wade back even with the Heat still in play for the top seed.
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  • Examining the results of college basketball's One-And-Done Era

    Examining the results of college basketball's One-And-Done Era

    CNNSI.com Apr 11 (5 days ago)
    After eight years of one-and-dones, it's no easier to call which freshman phenoms will thrive as pros.
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  • LeBron James: Kevin Durant 'has played MVP-type basketball' and…

    LeBron James: Kevin Durant 'has played MVP-type basketball' and 'it would be great' if KD won MVP

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Apr 10 (6 days ago)
    Here's what I wrote the morning after LeBron James scored a career- and Miami Heat-franchise-high 61 points to beat the Charlotte Bobcats and forcefully reinsert himself in the running for the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award — a trophy James has won fo…
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  • Heat's Wade still out, but could return soon

    Heat's Wade still out, but could return soon

    nba.com Apr 10 (6 days ago)
    Miami guard Dwyane Wade will not play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, but coach Erik Spoelstra indicated the Heat's second-leading scorer is close to returning.
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  • Video - Rather Be  No. 1 Or No. 2 Seed In East? 01:44

    Rather Be No. 1 Or No. 2 Seed In East?

    Apr 15
    Tim Legler discusses whether he would rather be the No. 1 or No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference based on the current matchups.
  • Video - Andre Miller The Quarterback? 00:12

    Andre Miller The Quarterback?

    Apr 15
    Wizards guard Andre Miller threw a full-court pass to Bradley Beal, who finished with the layup.
  • Video - Stars Rest During Heat Loss 00:28

    Stars Rest During Heat Loss

    Apr 14
    Following a 114-93 loss to the Wizards, Erik Spoelstra said he benched his stars to save them for the playoffs.
  • Video - Wizards Crush Short-Handed Heat 00:52

    Wizards Crush Short-Handed Heat

    Apr 14
    The Pacers clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference as the Wizards defeated the Heat 114-93.

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