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Videos of the Day: Celts’ stingy defense cools off Heat

Sorry-I couldn’t resist the chance to use a “cools down Heat” pun. And that’s just what Avery Bradley and the rest of the Celtics did last night in Miami. Bradley’s sweet rejection of Dwyane Wade’s turnaround jumper with a minute left sealed Boston’s 105-95 win. Bradley put in 25 points on the offensive end, but the story last night was Boston’s defense. It’s what...
Via Red's Army
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Wade on Whiteside: 'The minutes he's out there, he's dominating'

Whiteside and Wade have built up a great chemistry together. Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsHassan Whiteside has risen from basketball ashes to become not only relevant, but a legitimately good player for the Heat. Unfortunately, Whiteside hasn't stayed on the floor for quite as long as some other bigs around the league, but when he's out there, it appears he's gotten...
Via Fox Sports
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Former NBA No. 1 Pick Greg Oden Dominates in His Chinese Basketball Association Debut

Greg Oden's story will go down as one of the saddest in NBA history. It's a tale of an injury-plagued big man who couldn't stay on the court long enough to live up to his status as the No. 1 overall selection in the 2007 Draft. Often sidelined by knee injuries and a myriad of other ailments, the former Portland Trail Blazer and Miami Heat big man appeared in just 105 NBA games from...
Via Stack
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Green Envy: What Heat Fans Said - 11.30.15

The Celtics defeated the Heat tonight. With the Heat coming into the game sporting a 10-5 record, I expected to see some misplaced arrogance and some delusional talk about winning the East on the Heat message boards. Instead I found a bunch of miserable fans wallowing in sadness. Way, way darker over there than I anticipated. All the vitriol was directed at their own guys. Before...
Via Celtics Life
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Hassan Whiteside sends Kobe congrats with a picture of himself dunking

With one Instagram post, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside might have become my favorite NBA player. While a ton of players around the association sent out their heartfelt congratulations on Kobe Bryant announcing his retirement at the end of the season, the Miami Heat center did the same but did so in a hilarious way. Thank you #kobe #koberetire ...
Via The Comeback
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Chris Webber Sees Dwyane Wade Having the Longevity of a Tim Duncan

Dwyane Wade is less than two months away from turning 34 years old. The injuries and the wear-and-tear have piled up on Wade’s body as he plays through his 13th season in the NBA. What hasn’t changed however, is the fact that Wade remains the Miami Heat’s go-to player when they need it most—the veteran ranks second on the team in scoring with 17.1 points per game and second...
Via Heat Nation
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Report: Luol Deng and Amar’e Stoudemire Likely to Miss Monday’s Game vs. Celtics

It’s looking more and more like Luol Deng will miss his third consecutive game on Monday night versus the Boston Celtics. Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel reports that the Miami Heat likely won’t have Deng (hamstring) or Amar’e Stoudemire (illness) for their Monday night matchup versus the Celtics at American Airlines Arena: So it looks like Heat will have neither Luol...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dwyane Wade’s crossover sends defender to ground

Dwyane Wade just takes this poor guys soul with a killer crossover and then he sinks the bucket! Like fine wine.. #NBAVine — NBA (@NBA) November 28, 2015   The post Watch: Dwyane Wade’s crossover sends defender to ground appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Report: Luol Deng Could Miss Multiple Games with Hamstring Injury

Continuing struggles with his injured left hamstring has once again made Miami Heat forward Luol Deng a scratch for Friday night’s road game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The news came via a report from Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel, who indicated that Deng also gave no timetable exactly when he would return: “Just going to go day by day,” Deng...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Grass Isn't Greener On The Other Whiteside: How Hassan Whiteside Is Punishing Offenses

Hassan Whiteside is not your typical D-League call-up.Fourteen games into the season the Miami Heat sophomore is averaging 4.7 blocks per contest, more than any player since Elmore Smith in 1973-74 (he averaged 4.85) and more than 11 of the league's 30 teams. There's also this, which still holds true:Whiteside's 7'1" frame and 7'7" wingspan enable him to recover from basically...
Via The Sports Quotient
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat complete 6-1 homestand

The Miami Heat defeated the New York Knicks 95-78 on Monday night, capping a successful homestand that saw the team win 6 of 7 games. The Heat took a 50-32 halftime lead, and cruised to victory despite a 20 point-14 rebound game from rookie Kristaps Prozingis and 21 points from Carmelo Anthony. Miami put up a balanced performance, with 5 players in double figures and excellent team...
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Amar'e Stoudemire: Ex-Knicks coaches wasted me and Carmelo

When reflecting on his time in New York playing with Carmelo Anthony, current Miami Heat power forward Amar'e Stoudemire had some choice words about his tenure with the Knicks. Specifically, Stoudemire criticized his former coaches, and the way they utilized both he and Anthony on the court."I don’t think we had enough opportunities to play together," Stoudemire said in the Heat...
Via Yardbarker
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Chris Bosh: 'This is a chance to write our legacy without 'Bron'

LeBron and Bosh went to the Finals during all four years they played together. Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY SportsChris Bosh has never made the NBA Finals without LeBron James. And the Heat won just 37 games in their first season after James left to return to Cleveland. But now, after Miami has gotten off to a 9-4 start to this year, the Heat are placing themselves in...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony takes six steps before missing three-pointer

NBA superstars like Carmelo Anthony often get the benefit of the doubt, and travels often go uncalled no matter who the culprit should be. Monday night offered the perfect combination of bad refereeing. With time winding down on the third quarter against the Miami Heat, Carmelo dribbled the ball up the sideline and decided to hoist a pull-up three-point jumper. However, after picking...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cooling Dragon: Can Goran Dragic Correct his Poor Start?

While the Heat have blazed to a hot start, Goran Dragic has seen his stats burn down. What’s causing this slump, and can it be fixed? After a run of four straight Finals and two rings, LeBron James decided to return home to Cleveland, and Miami found itself at a crossroads. Rather than tear down and rebuild, however, Pat Riley made win-now moves throughout last season, bringing...
Via The Lottery Mafia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Remade Miami Heat

The first season for the Miami Heat in the post-LeBron James era was not successful from a winning standpoint - Miami missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Injuries were ultimately the reason for Miami's playoff miss, as Chris Bosh was lost for the season after 44 games and Dwyane Wade missed his usual 20 games. Miami finished the season ranked 22nd in offensive efficiency...
Via RealGM - NBA
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic reunited with family

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic has been reunited with his family after his wife gave birth to their second child in his native Slovenia.After a difficult pregnancy, Dragic's wife, Maja, gave birth to daughter Viktoria three months ago in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Due to obligations with the Heat however, Dragic was not able to see his family. At least until Monday night."It's awesome...
Via Yardbarker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Miami Heat intend to pursue Kevin Durant

A new report indicates that the Miami Heat will try to sign Kevin Durant next summer. The Heat want to use the rising salary cap to lure Durant to Miami and form a new big three, the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson wrote Saturday. Jackson notes that the bid is a “long-shot,” and that such a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gerald Green returns to practice, says he’s ‘not proud of’ incident

Gerald Green returned to Miami Heat practice on Saturday for the first time since the incident that led to his hospitalization and suspension. “I’m just trying to just get over this situation,” Green told reporters Saturday, via the Miami Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. “I can’t apologize enough to the residents that lived in my building, my...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley helped indirectly sell LaMarcus Aldridge on Spurs

The San Antonio Spurs lured highly prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge to sign during the summer, but Miami Heat president Pat Riley indirectly played a role in the decision. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Riley tried to bring the power forward to South Florida by explaining he needs a stronger supporting cast to win championships. “He told me, ‘You’re...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gerald Green threw punch, was handcuffed during incident

Gerald Green was suspended two games by the Miami Heat for conduct detrimental to the team related to an incident that led to his hospitalization last week, and now some details about the matter have emerged. According to the police report via TMZ, Green showed up at the front desk of his condo complex with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Lakers' Huertas makes hilarious attempt to beat shot clock

Good job, good effort. The Los Angeles Lakers could use a little bit of luck right now after starting off the season 1-5, but Marcelo Huertas’ attempt at beating the shot clock Tuesday night against the Miami Heat provided more laughs than anything else. What are the Lakers even doing?? — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 11, 2015 ...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat suspend Green for conduct detrimental to team

The Miami Heat are staying mum on the incident that sent Gerald Green to the hospital last week, but apparently the team believes he did something wrong. The Heat on Tuesday suspended Green two games for conduct detrimental to the team, effective immediately. Miami declined to elaborate on his suspension, but Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports it was a result of last week’s...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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