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Hot Hot Hoops 2 hours ago

David Ramil on Phil Naessen's Show to discuss NBA Playoffs, Miami's matchup with Charlotte Bobcats

Hot Hot Hoops' David Ramil was invited to the latest edition of the Phil Naessen Show to preview the first round of the NBA Playoffs and the Charlotte Bobcats The Miami Heat are set to begin their championship quest this Sunday. We discussed the upcoming series against the Charlotte Bobcats and offered our predictions. How will LeBron fare against the Bobcats' improved defense? Will "Big Al" Jefferson be the biggest obstacle? How will Dwyane Wade's health impact the series? And what about the bench; who contributes and what can we expect throughout the playoffs? Listen in and find out!...
South Florida Sun-Sentinel 3 hours ago

Hyde5: Five reasons why Heat sweep Bobcats

The easy pick is Charlotte in five games. Al Jefferson presents the kind of inside force that will cause the Heat problems, point guard Kemba Walker the kind of perimeter play that can do the same and it's human nature to slip up or let up at some point. But who...
Miami Herald 11 hours ago
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.
CelticsBlog 38 mins ago
Joel Anthony expected to pick up player option next season

Joel Anthony expected to pick up player option next season

According to CSNNW.com's Chris Haynes, Joel Anthony will exercise his option next season and remain with the Boston Celtics. It's a no brainer for Anthony: Although Anthony isn't too thrilled with the current rebuilding phase of the organization, passing up a sizable guaranteed salary is not something he's willing to do, the source explained. With career averages of 2.3 points and 3.0 rebounds, he's guaranteed $3.8M in 2014-2015.  It's just another reminder that this is the business of basketball and even though it's not the most friendliest number to the Celtics' cap situation, you...
Rotoworld 2 hours ago

Report: Joel will exercise player option - Joel Anthony (F/C) Boston Celtics

A source tells CSNNW.com that Celtics F/C Joel Anthony will exercise his player option for the 2014/15 season.

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Three things to know about the Heat heading into Round 1 vs. Charlotte | Video

The Bobcats have almost no shot at upsetting Miami in the first round of the playoffs, but they have the potential to drag out the series and tire the Heat before they move on to greater challenges. Problem No. 1 for Miami, and really any team, against the Bobcats is figuring out what to do with Al Jefferson. What else is pressing for the Heat as they jump into the Charlotte series? Here’s a video preview: (function() { var csprtjs = document.createElement('script'); csprtjs.type = 'text/javascript'; csprtjs.async = true; csprtjs.src =...
Miami Herald 11 hours ago

Pacers, Heat will have no easy stroll to East finals

LOS ANGELES-Just kidding!
Miami Herald 11 hours ago
Patience, preparation pay off for Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis

Patience, preparation pay off for Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem, Rashard Lewis

Udonis Haslem will be back in a familiar spot as an expected starter when the playoffs start. And Rashard Lewis also appears likely to receive playing time.
Charlotte Observer 16 hours ago

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Which team will advance in the NBA playoffs?

2014 NBA playoffs poll | Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Which team will advance and how many games will it take?
Miami Herald 17 hours ago
76ers look toward future after dismal season

76ers look toward future after dismal season

The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami and they beat the Heat again in the finale.
Charlotte Observer 17 hours ago

For first time in Big 3 era, Miami Heat seems vulnerable

2014 NBA playoffs: Charlotte Bobcats vs. Miami Heat: For the first time since LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade, Miami enters a postseason seeming a bit vulnerable. ...
Miami Herald 17 hours ago
The boring part of the year is over for the Heat

The boring part of the year is over for the Heat

It would be misleading to say the Miami Heat didnt care about the regular season.
Miami Herald 17 hours ago
Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Tony Fiorentino Q&A: Heat have their health heading into playoffs

Tony Fiorentino Q&A: Heat have their health heading into playoffs

The Miami Heat start their quest for a third consecutive title when they open up the playoffs against the Charlotte Bobcats, and Sun Sports broadcaster Tony Fiorentino says one thing that is in the Heat's favor is that they have their health, moreso than in the past few seasons.

Heat say they're not looking past Bobcats

The Miami Heat have been met with little resistance in the first round of the playoffs the past three seasons, winning 12 of 14 games.

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