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What we know about the Heat after two dominant rounds

What we know about the Heat after two dominant rounds

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated May 15, 2013
The Heat finished off the ailing Bulls with a 94-91 victory in Game 5. After two dominant rounds, will they cruise to a repeat title? Rob Mahoney examines Miami's run up to this point.
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  • Chicago-born Dwyane Wade saves the damage for late, Miami knock…

    Chicago-born Dwyane Wade saves the damage for late, Miami knocks off the Chicago Bulls in Game 5

    yahoo.com dimemag.com May 15, 2013
    Dwyane Wade may have entered the league less than a decade ago, and his youthful indiscretions may still making national news, but the man has been around for long enough to know how to drag a team to victory. The Miami Heat star worked his 158th playof…
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  • Norris Cole Gets up and Slams on Joakim Noah

    Norris Cole Gets up and Slams on Joakim Noah

    dimemag.com May 15, 2013
    This Norris Cole drive and slam on Joakim Noah officially signaled the end of the Chicago Bulls. The dunk gave Miami the lead with a little more than five minutes to go: For breaking news, rumors, exclusive content, and contests sent right to your inbox…
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  • Wade says he'll try to play vs. Bulls in Game 5

    Wade says he'll try to play vs. Bulls in Game 5

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    The Miami Heat will have Dwyane Wade in the starting lineup for Wednesday night's Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls.
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  • Heat back home, chance to finish Bulls off

    Heat back home, chance to finish Bulls off

    nba.com May 15, 2013
    Dwyane Wade is limping around in obvious pain. LeBron James' shooting percentage is down. Shane Battier and Ray Allen have struggled to get anything going from 3-point range.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the Indiana Pacers, taking the re…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the Indiana Pacers, taking the respect they deserve

    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: SB Nation. While we try to figure out …
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  • 5-on-5: End of the line for Bulls, Thunder?

    5-on-5: End of the line for Bulls, Thunder?

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Our panel plays a little knockout heading into elimination games for the Bulls and Thunder.
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  • The Chicago Bulls are attempting to extend the team’s incompara…

    The Chicago Bulls are attempting to extend the team’s incomparable, unprecedented season

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    It’s a bit dicey to ask NBA fans to pull up their TVs (or, perhaps, the wonderfully multihued and angled-work of TNT Overtime) to take in a team that only managed to eke out 65 points (at home!) in its last game. A team that at times was a struggle to w
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  • Here's A Sad Picture Of James Dolan Watching Last Night's Game

    Here's A Sad Picture Of James Dolan Watching Last Night's Game

    deadspin.com May 15, 2013
    So the picture's a little out of focus, but that just adds to the hilarity. Look at how sad he is! Just sittin' there, mid-facepalm, watching his team get torched by the Pacers while struggling to digest whatever used to be on that sad, empty plate. For…
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  • The Top 10 Point Guards In The NBA This Season; Everyone Is Now…

    The Top 10 Point Guards In The NBA This Season; Everyone Is Now Gunning For Russell Westbrook

    dimemag.com May 15, 2013
    The point guard position in the NBA has quickly become one of the most competitive spots in all of sports. There are so many good lead guards in the NBA that it’s impossible for any player at the position to take a night off. The position has seen a maj
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  • Rose, Deng out for Game 5, Hinrich 'likely out'

    Rose, Deng out for Game 5, Hinrich 'likely out'

    ESPN.com May 15, 2013
    Derrick Rose was ruled out of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat, meaning he could officially miss the entire season after undergoing ACL surgery on May 12, 2012. Luol Deng also is out while Kirk Hinrich is "likely out."
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  • NBA draft Big Board 7.0

    NBA draft Big Board 7.0

    CNNSI.com May 15, 2013
    All eyes will be on Chicago this week, as NBA decision-makers will gather to scrutinize scores of prospects at the annual draft combine. And in a draft that has plenty of parity -- "There's not a whole lot of difference between [Nos.] 5 or 6 and 15…
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  • Phil Jackson will gladly show you all 13 of his NBA championshi…

    Phil Jackson will gladly show you all 13 of his NBA championship rings when you ask to see one

    yahoo.com May 15, 2013
    Sure, the book he signed up for Twitter to promote is called "Eleven Rings," but legendary NBA coach/Detroit Pistons consultant Phil Jackson actually has 13 rings - 11 earned directing the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, and two recognizing his wo
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  • Andre Drummond Plans To Work With Hakeem Olajuwon This Year

    Andre Drummond Plans To Work With Hakeem Olajuwon This Year

    dimemag.com May 15, 2013
    Andre Drummond, a 19-year-old center who defied the odds and miraculously became one of the most effective rookies this year, plans to work with Hakeem Olajuwon this summer. Drummond took about a two-week break after the season, according to The Detroit…
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  • Video - Bosh Relieved To Escape With Victory 01:26

    Bosh Relieved To Escape With Victory

    May 15
    Chris Bosh talks about the Heat's determination and will that led to a fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory.
  • Video - Heat Finish Off Bulls 01:39

    Heat Finish Off Bulls

    May 15
    The Heat hold off the Bulls to advance to their third straight Eastern Conference finals.
  • Video - Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Preview 04:49

    Pacers-Knicks Game 5 Preview

    May 15
    Tim Legler breaks down the adjustments the Knicks need to make Thursday in Game 5.
  • Video - Heat Concerned About Wade's Knee 01:10

    Heat Concerned About Wade's Knee

    May 15
    Michael Wallace discusses the Heat's concern for the health of Dwyane Wade's knee.

Sports Columnists

  • Sources: The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny Del …

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- The Los Angeles Clippers are still considering keeping Vinny De…

    May 16
    The Los Angeles Clippers, after following up the first division title in franchise history with a disappointing first-round playoff exit, have not ruled out bringing back coach Vinny Del Negro, according to sources close to the process.
  • Sources -- NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    NBA owners have spoken: They, too, want the Sacramento Kings playing in Sacramento.
  • NBA owners back recommendation to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 15
    Ownership representatives met for nearly four hours Wednesday and ultimately voted to reject the Kings' proposed move to Seattle, backing last month's unanimous recommendation from a relocation committee to keep the team in Sacramento.