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May 14, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
Chris Bosh will be sidelined indefinitely because of a strained abdominal muscle, the Miami Heat announced Monday. The Heat forward had an MRI exam that confirmed the injury, suffered during the 95-86 victory over Indiana in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday. Bosh will probably be replaced in the lineup by former Laker Ronny Turiaf, but filling Bosh's shoes won't be easy, according to Heat guard Dwyane Wade. "Our brother is going to go to see if he can get back out there and play with us,” Wade told the Associated Press on Sunday.
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April 24, 2014 | By Matt Wilhalme
Charlotte Bobcats power forward Josh McRoberts' hard shot to Miami Heat superstar LeBron James' throat during Game 2 of the first round of the playoffs did not go unnoticed by the NBA. The league on Thursday fined McRoberts $20,000 and upgraded the original call from a personal foul to a flagrant 2, according to the Associated Press. McRoberts hit James in the throat with his forearm as the power forward drove to the basket with 50 seconds left in the fourth quarter as Miami led Charlotte, 97-94.
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June 21, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
Drake, we get it. Everywhere you go, lines part and doors open. Traffic lights probably even know to turn green when you're approaching.  There's one place, though, where your celebrity won't work: An NBA locker room. After the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, Drake wanted in on the party. Thing is, reporters are on this very evil thing called "deadline," so athlete-rapper social hour is not encouraged. The security guard at the locker room door succinctly broke it down for Drake: "There's no access," he said.
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April 17, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
Just kidding! No way are the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat as bad as they've looked the last six weeks, when the presumed Eastern Conference finalists resembled teams that couldn't get out of the first round of their local rec-league playoffs. Three-peat? The Heat has had trouble winning three games in a row since early March. Indiana has gone 10-13 since March 4, failing to top 100 points 17 times and stumbling its way to that regrettable 23-point first half against Atlanta.
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July 24, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers may play host to the Miami Heat on Christmas Day, according to a report from Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel . Winderman cites a "nearly completed draft of the 2013-14 NBA schedule," which was sent to teams and league broadcast partners. The NBA traditionally makes its ABC debut on Christmas with a slate of high-profile games.  While an obvious game would be Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets visiting the Lakers, it appears the Heat will be their guest instead.
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September 19, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Chris Andersen has been cleared of any wrongdoing as part of an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children unit of the Douglas County (Colo.) Sheriff's Department, both his lawyer and prosecutors have confirmed. The colorfully tattooed forward for the Miami Heat was the victim of a wide-ranging Internet hoax, known as catfishing, in which a woman in Canada apparently impersonated him while seeking a relationship and gifts from and later threatening a female acquaintance of the player.
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June 27, 2013
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss whether Miami Heat President Pat Riley should bring back the core players from his two-time reigning NBA champion team. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times As tempting as it might be to make a significant roster move with the rest of the NBA closing in on the Heat, it would also be a public relations nightmare and a touch disingenuous to break up the core of the team before it proves that it can't win another NBA title.
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May 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Your browser does not support iframes. The 1971-72 Lakers won a record 33 straight games en route to a championship. The Miami Heat won 27 straight and are currently one win away from a return trip to the NBA Finals. Would the 1971-72 Lakers be able to compete with the 2012-13 Heat? "Obviously I want to say that we would win. I don't know if that would be a fact or not," iconic Lakers guard Jerry West told Bob Costas during a sit-down video interview. "It would be very interesting because they're not a very good rebounding team and we were one of the best rebounding teams I've ever seen.
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July 11, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
The Miami Heat challenged the Lakers' NBA record of 33 straight wins, but fell short in March with 27. On Wednesday, Jeanie Buss, part-owner and executive of the Lakers, reached out to the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis for their 34th consecutive victory. "Winning 33 consecutive games was an amazing accomplishment by our 1971-72 Lakers team, as evidenced by the fact that no other team has come close to reaching it for over 40 years now," Buss said. "On behalf of the Buss family and the Lakers family, I want to congratulate the Washington Kastles, their players, and our good friends Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss on this milestone accomplishment of theirs.
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June 21, 2013 | By Scott Collins
He may be the most hated man in Cleveland, but LeBron James triumphed again Thursday night, on the court and in the TV-ratings books. "King James" captured an MVP trophy while leading the Miami Heat to the NBA championship with a Game 7 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. The game delivered a 17.7 overnight rating for ABC, making it the second-highest-rated NBA game ever on the network. (The highest-rated was during the 2010 match-up between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics)
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April 13, 2014 | By Ira Winderman
WASHINGTON -- What became apparent with Saturday night's Miami Heat loss to the Atlanta Hawks came into sharper focus Sunday: The Heat likely will enter the NBA playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference. With Sunday's 102-97 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indiana Pacers reduced their magic number to clinch the No. 1 seed in the East to one: either a win in their Wednesday season finale on the road against the Orlando Magic or a Heat loss Monday at the Verizon Center against the Washington Wizards or Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena against the Philadelphia 76ers.
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March 12, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The most encouraging facets of Andrew Bynum's debut with the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night couldn't be found in a box score that showed the 7-footer logged eight points and 10 rebounds in only 15½ minutes against the Boston Celtics. What should make the Pacers feel even more optimistic about Bynum is the fact that he didn't obliterate his team's legendary chemistry nor did he experience a recurrence of the knee soreness that has made him one of the NBA's biggest busts over much of the last two years.
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March 10, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
You have to think that Miami Heat star LeBron James, if only for a moment, wished he was still wearing his protective mask during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bulls. James, who broke his nose two weeks ago, got tangled up with Chicago's Jimmy Butler during the game. As each man fell to the ground, Butler's foot swung around and hit James in the side of his head. They sort of wrestled with each other while getting up and both were given a technical foul. The Bulls defeated the Heat, 95-88, in overtime.
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March 8, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
For old-timer's sake Washington Wizards Coach Randy Wittman , on the collective play of Andre Miller , 37, Al Harrington , 34, and Drew Gooden , 32: "We had the AARP group in there. It was doing pretty good. You can see it in practice and out here on the floor. They're getting their legs under them a little bit more and more each day. They gave us a big boost. " The silent treatment San Antonio Coach Gregg Popovich , on how he handles his team in games when things aren't going well: "Sometimes in timeouts I'll say, 'I've got nothing for you. What do you want me to do?
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March 4, 2014 | By Houston Mitchell
I hadn't really heard of him before last night, but this LeBron James guy who plays for the Miami Heat seems to have a promising NBA future. James scored 61 points for the Heat in its 127-104 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday. Maybe it was his mask? Can I work in a "Who was that masked man" reference? Too obvious? You can watch how LeBron scored his points in the video above. ALSO: Where's Waldo? U.S. Soccer fans want his shirt back Kurt Busch to attempt Indy 500, Coke 600 on same day U.S.-Ukraine soccer friendly to take place as scheduled despite unrest
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February 7, 2014 | Broderick Turner
After four of his starters played over 40 minutes Wednesday night in their 116-112 loss against the two-time defending champion Miami Heat, Clippers Coach Doc Rivers gave his team the day off Thursday. Jamal Crawford, starting at shooting guard in place of J.J. Redick (sore right hip) and also playing some backup point guard, played a team-high 46 minutes 38 seconds. Crawford finished with 31 points and six assists against the Heat. Blake Griffin logged 42:17 while scoring a season-high 43 points and having to defend LeBron James at times.
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March 5, 2013 | This post has been updated. See note below.
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.
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May 21, 2013
Writers from around Tribune Co. predict the winner of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Feel free to join the conversation by leaving a comment of your own. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times Congratulations, Frank Vogel, you've successfully agitated the game's best player before a playoff series against your team two years in a row. If the Indiana Pacers coach's comment about Miami being "just the next...
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February 7, 2014 | By Broderick Turner
If Jamal Crawford has to start again at shooting guard in place of the injured J.J. Redick (sore right hip), the Clippers can feel confident that they are in good hands. Redick missed Wednesday night's game against the Miami Heat and he's listed as day-to-day. The Clippers play the Toronto Raptors on Friday night at Staples Center. Crawford started against the Heat and had 31 points on nine-for-21 shooting, including five-for-11 on three-pointers. Because of the team's lack of depth in the backcourt, Crawford was forced to play 46 minutes 38 seconds against the Heat.
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February 7, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Shaquille O'Neal said the Lakers would have won five titles had he stayed with Kobe Bryant. "Probably five," O'Neal said Thursday on TNT's "Inside Stuff. " "I'm going to go with five or six. " O'Neal won three titles with Bryant and the Lakers in four trips to the NBA Finals. The Lakers traded him to the Miami Heat in 2004. Bryant and O'Neal had a fractured relationship but the former Laker said that wasn't the reason why he left the team. "We didn't have a bad relationship, because we won three out of four championships," O'Neal said.
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