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Shopped 'Heat Lifer'

Shopped 'Heat Lifer'

ESPN.com Updated Apr 21
If Pat Riley is still irked at LeBron James, he doesn't understand how similar they are, Brian Windhorst writes: "While surely loyalty is a valuable t...
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  • Windhorst: Does Riley realize he's like LeBron?

    Windhorst: Does Riley realize he's like LeBron?

    Pat Riley took another shot at LeBron, but the Heat's president should understand LeBron's decision as well as anybody.
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  • Injured Bosh, Wade ready to bounce back in 2015-16

    Injured Bosh, Wade ready to bounce back in 2015-16

    nba.com Apr 17
    The first step for the Miami Heat this offseason will be a few weeks of decompression.
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  • LeBron James subjugates first-round foes in playoffs

    LeBron James subjugates first-round foes in playoffs

    ESPN.com Apr 16
    Over the past six seasons, LeBron James is 24-3 in the first round of the playoffs. That spells trouble for the Boston Celtics in Round 1 this year.
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  • After 4 straight NBA Finals runs, Heat out of playoff race

    After 4 straight NBA Finals runs, Heat out of playoff race

    nba.com Apr 14
    Miami's playoff hopes are gone. And in an ironic twist, it was Indiana that delivered the knockout punch.
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  • Adjusted playoff odds for the Heat, Celtics, Nets and Pacers

    Adjusted playoff odds for the Heat, Celtics, Nets and Pacers

    The Heat likely needs a victory tonight to remain in the playoff race, and the good people at numberFire have provided us with some projections to quantify just how desperate the Heat now finds itself with three games left in the regular season. Accordi…
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  • Struggling Heat remain optimistic about playoff chances

    Struggling Heat remain optimistic about playoff chances

    nba.com Apr 10
    Dwyane Wade knows there's plenty of doubt about the Miami Heat and their playoff chances right now.
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  • NBA didn't tell Miami Heat about its Cuba event before announci…

    NBA didn't tell Miami Heat about its Cuba event before announcing it

    yahoo.com Apr 9
    The NBA made history this week by becoming the first American professional sports league to hold an official event in Cuba since President Obama announced the decision to normalize diplomatic relations with the country back in December. The league's fou…
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  • Bulls' Butler (calf) out against Heat

    Bulls' Butler (calf) out against Heat

    nba.com Apr 9
    Chicago guard Jimmy Butler was ruled out of the Bulls' game at Miami on Thursday night with a left calf injury.
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  • How the NBA's trip to Cuba came together so quickly and ... Wil…

    How the NBA's trip to Cuba came together so quickly and ... Will the Miami Heat play a preseason game in Havana?

    The NBA is going to Cuba. The professional basketball league announced on Tuesday that it is hosting a development camp in Havana on April 23-26. Recently retired guard Steve Nash and NBA legend Dikembe Mutombo are two of the players who will lead the f…
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  • Pacers' George to return against Heat

    Pacers' George to return against Heat

    nba.com Apr 4
    Paul George was so excited he took a picture of his game shoes and posted it online.
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  • Thick with playoff implications, an in-depth look at tonight's …

    Thick with playoff implications, an in-depth look at tonight's game between the #Heat and #Pistons

    HEAT (34-41) AT PISTONS (29-47) First, a story about how the Heat's instability is affecting team chemistry on the court during the playoff race. Also, Heat forward Josh McRoberts spoke with reporters for the first time this morning and while he confirm…
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  • Full story on Josh McRoberts, who is looking forward to rejoini…

    Full story on Josh McRoberts, who is looking forward to rejoining a #Heat team with Hassan Whiteside next season

    Josh McRoberts said on Saturday that his rehabilitation process from surgery on the meniscus of his right knee has gone well and added that he is looking forward to playing with the new-look Heat next season. McRoberts is traveling with the Heat during …
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  • NBA Playoff Picture Update: Rockets won't go away, Heat flirt w…

    NBA Playoff Picture Update: Rockets won't go away, Heat flirt with disaster

    yahoo.com Apr 3
    With just about two weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds. Don't count out the Rockets: The Houston Rockets hav…
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  • Heat's Wade limps off court with apparent knee injury

    Heat's Wade limps off court with apparent knee injury

    nba.com Apr 2
    Dwayne Wade nearly did the splits. For a moment, it appeared Miami's season was torn apart.
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  • Another setback for the Heat; Dwyane Wade now questionable toni…

    Another setback for the Heat; Dwyane Wade now questionable tonight against the Cavaliers

    It never ends for this Heat team. The injuries and illnesses that is. The season might be over in about three weeks if the Heat can't get healthy.One day after point guard Shabazz Napier had season-ending surgery for sports hernia, Heat shooting Dwyane …
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  • Season of suffering continues for the Heat; Shabazz Napier done…

    Season of suffering continues for the Heat; Shabazz Napier done after surgery

    Shabazz Napier had surgery to correct sports hernia on Wednesday morning. His rookie season is over. Mercifully, please end this season before anything else happens...I'm sure that was the first thought of many Heat fans when news broke about this lates…
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  • Spurs dump Heat to go 12-3 in month of March

    Spurs dump Heat to go 12-3 in month of March

    ESPN.com Mar 31
    Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Tony Parker added 16 in his 1,000th NBA game, and the Spurs added more steam to their playoff push by beating the Heat 95-81 on Tuesday night.
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  • Gregg Popovich's reaction to Mario Chalmers' beyond-half-court …

    Gregg Popovich's reaction to Mario Chalmers' beyond-half-court buzzer-beater was perfect

    yahoo.com Mar 31
    The San Antonio Spurs opened up their nationally televised matchup with the Miami Heat playing sound defense, holding Erik Spoelstra's club without a made field goal for the first 6 1/2 minutes of Tuesday's contest. The Spurs didn't capitalize early, th…
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  • Heat tie team record with 30th starting lineup

    Heat tie team record with 30th starting lineup

    nba.com Mar 31
    It's now a record-setting season for the Miami Heat, in a way they never envisioned.
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  • Strong words from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Heat coach Erik…

    Strong words from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on Heat coach Erik Spoelstra

    Count Spurs coach Gregg Popovich among those impressed with how Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has juggled and managed the Heat's season after losing LeBron James to Cleveland then reorganizing the team multiple times due to season-ending injuries. "It …
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  • Wade fuels Heat with 40 day after procedure

    Wade fuels Heat with 40 day after procedure

    ESPN.com Mar 29
    Dwyane Wade scored 40 points one day after having fluid removed from his balky left knee, Udonis Haslem set season highs with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and the undermanned Heat beat the Pistons 109-102 on Sunday night.
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  • Video - Wade, Heat Cruise Past Nuggets 00:56

    Wade, Heat Cruise Past Nuggets

    Mar 20
    Dwyane Wade scored 20-plus points for the seventh straight game and the Heat toppled the Nuggets 108-91.
  • Video - NBA Top Plays 01:02

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 20
    Derrick Williams' posterizing, one-handed slam is the top play in the NBA.
  • Video - Heat Hold Off Blazers 01:14

    Heat Hold Off Blazers

    Mar 18
    Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng combined to score 56 points in the Heat's 108-104 win over the Blazers.
  • Video - NBA Top Plays 00:46

    NBA Top Plays

    Mar 18
    Chris Andersen's dunk on Chris Kaman is the top play in the NBA.

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