7:16 PM EST, Wed January 18, 2017
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Heat pull away from Rockets

Heat pull away from Rockets

Six players scored in double figures for the Heat. With seven minutes and five seconds left in the Miami Heat’s game against the Houston Rockets, James Harden made a layup. He had scored his 32nd and 33rd points of the game and put the Rockets up one. Miami was yet again in a close game (this one featured 19 lead changes), and seemed at risk of losing yet another hard-fought game in what has become a lost season. Fortunately for Heat fans, the team pulled it out Tuesday night. And this performance reminded fans that while a high draft pick could turn around the fortunes of this franchise,...
Jan 17, 2017
Miami Heat sign Okaro White to 10-day contract

Miami Heat sign Okaro White to 10-day contract

Miami reinforces the depleted roster with Skyforce player. The Miami Heat have announced the signing of Okaro White on a 10-day contract, the team announced Tuesday. Miami has been decimated by injuries this season and recently applied for a roster exception after the loss of second-year player Justise Winslow for the season with a shoulder injury. White appeared in 23 games (all starts) with the Heat’s D-League affiliate team the Sioux Falls Skyforce, averaging 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.0 minutes while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 86 percent...
Jan 17, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat (11-30) return home to face Rockets (32-11)

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat (11-30) return home to face Rockets (32-11)

Miami seek to bounce back from disappointing road trip but face one of NBA’s hottest teams. The Miami Heat only grabbed one win in their lengthy six-game West Coast road trip and they haven’t played in three days since losing in Milwaukee. Tonight they return to the AmericanAirlines Arena to host the Houston Rockets in what will be an extremely tough matchup for the Heat. But how to contain Harden, who is putting up MVP numbers against every NBA team, averaging 28.4 points (third in NBA), 11.7 assists (first in NBA) and 8.2 rebounds this season. Only Hall of Fame guard Oscar Robertson...
Jan 15, 2017
Mid-Season Report: Miami Heat

Mid-Season Report: Miami Heat

The Miami Heat are halfway through their regular season for the 2016-17 NBA season. Here’s a progress report. Halfway through the 2016-17 NBA season, the Miami Heat stand 11-30 and sit two games back of last place in the entire NBA. Let that soak in for a moment. This franchise is not even 3 seasons removed from a NBA Finals appearance, and now sits next to the bottom. It’s been a rough start to the season. Chris Bosh sat out the second half of the previous two seasons due to blood clots. Everything began to go downhill when the news broke just before training camp that Chris Bosh had...
Jan 13, 2017
Bucks hold off Heat rally

Bucks hold off Heat rally

The Heat cut a 22-point deficit to eight midway through the fourth quarter. Friday night marked the end of the Miami Heat’s six-game road trip, their longest of the season. And although Miami hasn’t played well at home this year, this team looked ready to head to the warm weather of South Florida by the looks of their performance tonight. The Bucks never trailed in their 116-108 defeat of the Heat Friday night. The 41st game of the season for Miami sent the Heat tumbling to their 30th loss in what has become a dreary first season in the post-Dwyane Wade era. The Bucks’ Giannis...
Jan 13, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Bucks

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Bucks

The Heat pay a visit to Milwaukee. Tonight at 8PM, the Heat will play the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center in front of probably about 15,000 fans. Tonight’s game will be the second of four this season between the two teams. They’ll play in Miami next Saturday and meet again in Milwaukee on February 8th. Miami is finishing up a six-game roadtrip. They started out by losing to the Phoenix Suns, 99-90 last Tuesday and defeating the Sacramento Kings, 107-102 the next night. They followed that with three straight losses, 127-100 to the Los Angeles Lakers, 98-86 to the Los...
Jan 11, 2017
RECAP: Heat stay competitive, but fall to Warriors 107-95

RECAP: Heat stay competitive, but fall to Warriors 107-95

The Miami Heat led at halftime, but failed to keep pace with the Warriors for the whole game. You had the fear that this could be a really big blowout as the Heat faced the league-best Golden State Warriors. But that wasn’t the case at all. In fact, the Miami Heat came out strong from the very beginning and gave the Warriors a tough matchup for most of the night. Behind another really solid performance from Hassan Whiteside (28 points, 19 rebounds), the Heat took a one point lead over the Warriors at halftime. Miami was able to contain the Warriors from exploding offensively, keeping them...
Jan 11, 2017
James Johnson posterizes Stephen Curry with monster dunk vs Warriors

James Johnson posterizes Stephen Curry with monster dunk vs Warriors

Curry almost erased from existence at the end of the first quarter. The Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors may occupy opposite ends in the NBA standings, but tell that to James Johnson, who closed the first quarter of Tuesday’s game by absolutely demolishing Stephen Curry with this monster dunk. We unanimously vote this as tonight's No. 1 Top Play @SportsCenter. #SCTop10 pic.twitter.com/Gm5E3pMNsL— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 11, 2017 Another look. pic.twitter.com/Yp7z0pM8fs— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 11, 2017 Maybe Curry didn’t think Johnson would make it to...
Jan 10, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat (11-28) face off against mighty Warriors (32-6)

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat (11-28) face off against mighty Warriors (32-6)

Can Miami pull off the impossible and get back on track during this rough road trip? This Miami Heat season is quickly turning sour and this current six-game road trip is a perfect encapsulation of what has transpired so far. Some decent moments where the team plays cohesively, many more stretches of inconsistent offense, injuries sustained, and lots of head scratching over why the hard work isn’t paying off. Now we’re seeing ejections, scuffles as well as more and more frustration brewing. After a more than disappointing four-day stop in Los Angeles that netted them two more losses to...
Jan 9, 2017
Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson fined $15K for throwing forearm at Heat guard Goran Dragic

Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson fined $15K for throwing forearm at Heat guard Goran Dragic

NBA fines Lakers guard for his actions but not Dragic. After the Goran Dragic ejection against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday in what Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called a “disgrace”, the NBA has chosen to fine Jordan Clarkson $15,000 for his actions during the scuffle that took place in the third quarter. The announcement made by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, makes no mention of a fine for Dragic, who was also ejected along with Clarkson in a winnable game that soon turned into an eventual Lakers blowout victory. The NBA has posted video of...
Jan 8, 2017
Heat fall to Clippers 98-86

Heat fall to Clippers 98-86

Despite inspired play at various times, the Heat were unable to claw their way back into the ball game. The Heat looked noticeably different in this contest with Hassan Whiteside back after missing four games to an eye injury. Miami wasn’t the only team with a returning face as Chris Paul also returned to the Clippers. Though the Heat were the first to get on the board, they would enter an immediate scoring drought shooting only 1 for 6 through the first five minutes. The main issue seemed to be Miami’s tendency to try and go for a three point attempt every possession, seemingly...
Jan 8, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Clippers

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Clippers

The Heat try and rebound against the Los Angeles Clippers. Today at 3:30 PM ET, the Miami Heat will face off with the Los Angeles Clippers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This will be the second and final game between the two this season. The Clippers defeated the Heat 102-98 on December 16th. Miami is playing in the fourth game of a six game road trip. They lost to the Phoenix Suns, 99-90 on Tuesday, defeated the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday, and dropped a 127-100 decision to the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday. After tonight’s matchup, they’ll play the Golden State...
Jan 7, 2017
Lakers deliver final blow in 127-100 win against the Heat

Lakers deliver final blow in 127-100 win against the Heat

Another weak performance in the second half coupled with Goran Dragic’s ejection spelled doom for Miami. The Miami Heat desperately wanted to win their first set of back-to-back wins since December 14. But a slow start, an altercation that ended Goran Dragic’s night, and hot shooting from Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter ended any hopes of that with a 127-100 blowout loss on the road. Lou Williams had 11 points in the final quarter to silence the Heat in what was a competitive game up until the ejections of Dragic, who was enjoying a solid performance with 16 points up until...
Jan 6, 2017
Heat apply for disabled player exception

Heat apply for disabled player exception

The Heat could use this exception after waiving Chris Bosh The South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Ira Winderman reported today that the Miami Heat have applied for the disabled player exception after small forward Justise Winslow’s season-ending surgery. Heat GM Andy Elisburg said team will apply for disabled player exception for Winslow. Can use it until March 10.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 6, 2017 The exception would allow the Heat to spend up to $1.3 million to sign a free agent for the rest of the season. Miami could also use the exception to trade for a player in the...
Jan 6, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Miami Heat Visit Los Angeles Lakers

HHH GameTime Preview: Miami Heat Visit Los Angeles Lakers

Miami heads to LA to try and build a win streak after Wednesday’s win in Sacramento. Tonight at 10:30 EST, the Los Angeles Lakers will host the Miami Heat at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The Heat will play in the Staples Center again on Sunday, in their lone visiting contest against the Los Angeles Clippers. Miami is just getting to the midway part of their six-game west coast roadtrip. It started on Tuesday with a 99-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns and a 107-102 win on Wednesday against the Sacramento Kings. After tonight and their game with the Clippers Sunday, they’ll...