March 5, 2013 |
The Miami Heat set a franchise record with a 15th straight victory Monday night, 97-81 over the Minnesota Timberwolves. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and company have not lost since Feb. 1 and play their next four games at home. Just how far will this go? Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss when we can expect to put another notch in the loss column for the defending NBA champs. Feel free to join the discussion with a comment of your own. Dave Hyde, South Florida Sun-Sentinel After 22 straight wins, it will be the schedule-maker, as opposed to the Boston Celtics, that beats the Heat on March 18. This is how it happens in the NBA, where regular-season wins and losses have to be measured by the schedule.
June 11, 2011 |
Reporting from Miami Now for something completely unexpected they can bring to South Beach... A 3-2 deficit in the NBA Finals! Like Icarus after flying too close to the sun, the Heat's chartered jet, Hubris One, rocked and rolled home from Dallas, as if on wings of melting wax. Happily for the Heat, it's not dead yet. Happily for the Mavericks and fans in 49¾ states — all of them except South Florida — it's the next...
June 6, 2011 |
Reporting from Dallas Good Mario apparently has chosen to stay around for a while. Uneven through the first three rounds of the playoffs, Miami Heat backup point guard Mario Chalmers has now strung together three productive efforts in these NBA Finals, allowing the Heat to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series against the Dallas Mavericks. "But it's about consistency," Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra cautioned Monday, as the Heat looked ahead to Tuesday's Game 4 at American Airlines Center.
November 25, 2008 |
Yao Ming had 28 points and 12 rebounds, Ron Artest scored 20 points and the Houston Rockets finished off a perfect three-game trip against the Eastern Conference with a 107-98 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night. Rafer Alston had 14 points for Houston, which finished with six players in double figures and outrebounded Miami, 51-35. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points for the Heat but missed 16 of 23 field-goal attempts. Mario Chalmers had a career-best 23 points, including five three-point baskets.
January 25, 2009 |
Dwyane Wade scored 27 points, Mario Chalmers had 20 and the Miami Heat ended a 10-game losing streak against the Orlando Magic with a 103-97 victory Saturday night. Udonis Haslem had two big baskets down the stretch for Miami, which held on after wasting a 15-point lead entering the fourth quarter. The Heat had four turnovers, an all-time franchise low, and dealt Orlando its second straight loss. "It's very satisfying to get this one," Wade said.
January 19, 2009 |
Amare Stoudemire scored 31 points, Steve Nash had a season-high 18 assists and the Phoenix Suns defeated Toronto, 117-113, on Sunday for their ninth consecutive victory over the Raptors. Jason Richardson added 17 points, Shaquille O'Neal and Matt Barnes each had 16 and Leandro Barbosa scored 14 for the Suns at Toronto. Anthony Parker scored 26 points, Joey Graham had a career-high 22 and Chris Bosh added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors, who lost their fifth consecutive game.
December 6, 2012 |
The mantra from Coach Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers continues to be, "Wait for Steve Nash. " When he finally does return from a leg injury, will he solve all of the Lakers' problems? Not all but he'll certainly be a boon for the Lakers, who are playing with arguably the worst tandem at point guard in the league. Darius Morris started 10 games, averaging 5.5 points and 2.6 assists a game. The second-year guard has shown flashes of effective play but struggled for consistency.
March 1, 2013 |
LeBron James and the Miami Heat's dunk routine during warmups will continue. So said the high-flying All-Star forward, who has received much criticism for never entering the NBA's dunk contest during All-Star weekend. "I don't do it for anybody besides our team," James said Thursday. "We came up with something and said, 'Let's get warmed up even more.' Actually, [Mario Chalmers] was the one who really started it. He said, 'Let's get hype, let's get up.' We're happy that our fans love it. We're going to continue to do it. It's something that we enjoy.