5:16 PM EST, Fri December 02, 2016

Optimism? It's Erik Spoelstra's holiday spirit of choice with Miami Heat

Erik Spoelstra's glass not only remains half full, he appears to be drinking up all this adversity that most would think would get the Miami Heat coach down. So with Justise Winslow and Dion Waiters already out, and now with Josh Richardson sidelined with an ankle issue, Spoelstra instead chooses...
Hot Hot Hoops Nov 30, 2016

RECAP: Heat surge past Nuggets in 4th, 106-98

Banged up with injuries, the Heat found a way to start their 3-game road trip with a win. Playing without Dion Waiters, Justise Winslow and Josh Richardson, the Miami Heat needed some help on the perimeter. They found it. His name was Wayne Ellington. Ellington missed the first 16 games of the season with a quad injury before returning on Monday. On Wednesday, he made his presence felt. Ellington had 22 points on 5-9 from downtown to help the Heat get a much needed win against the Denver Nuggets, 106-98. Miami had a nice roller coaster game against the Nuggets as well. They went back and...

Dion Waiters lost to Heat for at least two weeks

What initially was listed as a strained right ground has turned out to be a Pectineus tear for Dion Waiters, an injury the Miami Heat said Wednesday will have the guard out for at least two weeks. While the injury essentially remains as previously diagnosed, with Waiters' ailment also having been...
Erik Spoelstra believes Heat on brink of being healthy despite not having Winslow, Waiters for road trip

Erik Spoelstra believes Heat on brink of being healthy despite not having Winslow, Waiters for road trip

DENVER – The Miami Heat will be without starters Dion Waiters and Justise Winslow for their three-game trip that starts Wednesday against the Nuggets, yet coach Erik Spoelstra believes his team is as close to ...

Ailing Justise Winslow, Dion Waiters left behind for Heat three-game trip

The Miami Heat will remain at a deficit in more than just the standings for at least another week, with neither Justise Winslow nor Dion Waiters traveling Tuesday with the team for the three-game trip that opens Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center. Winslow has missed the past...
Heat’s Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow to miss Monday’s game vs. Celtics

Heat’s Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow to miss Monday’s game vs. Celtics

[UPDATED on Nov. 28 at 7:10 p.m.] MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra always believes the Heat have enough on their roster to win. Even with an injury report that now includes guards Tyler Johnson and Dion Waiters, Spoelstra ...

Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson now sidelined for ailing Miami Heat

The Miami Heat not only are losing games, they also are losing players. The team announced Monday that guards Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson will miss Monday night's game against the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena. Those two join already sidelined Justise Winslow and Chris Bosh. Waiters,...

Dion Waiters wants more than points out of games

Dion Waiters said scoring is only part of what he is attempting to accomplish with Heat.
Dion Waiters: Having a coach believe in you makes things easier

Dion Waiters: Having a coach believe in you makes things easier

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters, who had 28 points Saturday night, says having coach Erik Spoelstra believe in him and trust him to make plays is something that makes the game easier for him.
Hot Hot Hoops Nov 26, 2016

Game Preview: Heat head back to Miami for rematch against Grizzlies

After defeating the Grizzlies in Memphis last night the Heat head back home for a rematch. Game Story: The Heat were solid last night posting a win over the Grizzlies even though they were shorthanded. Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow, and Wayne Ellington were all out, but the bench really delivered in key moments. Tonight the Heat head back home to do it all again. Probable Starters: Heat Josh Richardson Hassan Whiteside Derrick Williams Dion Waiters Goran Dragic Grizzlies Tony Allen JaMychal Green Marc Gasol Troy Daniels Mike Conley Broadcast Info TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, Tony...
Hot Hot Hoops Nov 23, 2016

Heat stumble early in 107-84 loss on the road to Pistons

Miami looked disjointed from the start in second consecutive road loss. The Miami Heat came out of the gates at the Palace with a thud, missing five of their first six shots from the field, trailing early and never truly threatening the Detroit Pistons en route to a 107-84 defeat for their second consecutive loss on their road trip. Miami managed just four total points in the game after five minutes of play. A Dion Waiters 3-pointer represented just the second field goal by the halfway mark of the opening quarter. Andre Drummond thoroughly outplayed Hassan Whiteside, who appeared lifeless...
Hot Hot Hoops Nov 23, 2016

Game Preview: Heat continue road trip in Detroit

The Heat continue their road trip tonight in Detroit and look to bounce back from Monday’s loss. Game Story: The Heat were performing admirably until a slip up against the Sixers on Monday. Tonight they look to bounce back against a solid Detroit team. The Pistons have lost four straight and as a result should be competitive tonight against Miami. The Heat will once again be without starting forward Justise Winslow. Probable Starters Heat Josh Richardson Derrick Williams Hassan Whiteside Dion Waiters Goran Dragic Pistons Tobias Harris Marcus Morris Andre Drummond Kentavious...
Hot Hot Hoops Nov 22, 2016

Five Stars: Deep Sixed

Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters each had a good night in Miami’s seven point loss to the Sixers. First Star Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 26.2 Whiteside earned a Heat-high plus-8 rating in 32 minutes on the floor for Miami. He scored a career-high 32 points on 13-of-19 shooting, also making six-of-eight from the stripe and adding 13 rebounds, seven offensive. He also had two blocks, for the 42nd game in a row collecting at least one. It was his 11th double-double of the season. Second Star Joel Embiid (PHI) 17.7 Embiid gave the Heat a glimpse at the “process,” making seven-of-13 shots in...
Liberty Ballers Nov 21, 2016

Game Thread: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat

Game Info Date: November 21, 2016 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Place: Wells Fargo Center Channel: CSN The Bad Guys: Hot Hot Hoops Probable Starters Philadelphia: Sergio Rodriguez, Gerald Henderson, Robert Covington (because "shooters shoot"), Ersan Ilyasova, Joel Embiid Miami: Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Josh Richardson, Derrick Williams, Hassan Whiteside (Editor's note: This team is kind of bad, so don't be surprised if the Sixers pull out a win tonight). Sixers-Heat By The Numbers 16.2 - Rebounds per game for Hassan Whiteside 2-1 - Sixers' record with Ersan Ilyasova in the starting...

Doubt Dion Waiters at your own risk, but confidence never wanes

The last thing the Miami Heat had to worry about with this reconfigured roster was a loss of confidence from Dion Waiters. Simply not possible, Waiters said. "I come from Philly; I've seen everything," the fifth-year guard said amid this return to his hometown, with the Heat to play the Philadelphia...

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