11:44 PM EDT, Mon October 23, 2017
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Five Stars: Man With the Golden Arm

Five Stars: Man With the Golden Arm

Wayne Ellington made six three-pointers...in the second quarter. Five Stars is a feature where we assign values to each player based on their performance in each game. Based largely on the GameScore metric, there is a small adjustment for plus-minus. Stars are awarded to each player, regardless of the team they suit up for. This article is for Miami’s 11-point home win against the Atlanta Hawks. First Star Wayne Ellington (MIA) 21.1 The Man with the Golden Arm had a defensive rebound, an assist, went one-for-one from the line, and drained six-of-seven three-point attempts for 19...
1 hour ago
Wayne Ellington ties franchise record with 6 first-half 3s

Wayne Ellington ties franchise record with 6 first-half 3s

Brian Shaw set the Heat record 24 years ago. Wayne Ellington cooled off in the second half of Miami’s 104-93 win over the Atlanta Hawks Monday — the first time that the Heat have been above .500 since Miami was 1-0 last year — but he still tied a franchise record. Ellington went 6-for-7 from beyond the arc in the first half (Ellington actually hit all of his 3s in the second quarter), tying a franchise record that Brian Shaw set in 1993. Take a look at his first-half show. #HeatCultureWayne Ellington knocks in SIX three-pointers...in the second quarter! pic.twitter.com/PHPxej5Fhz—...
1 hour ago
Heat hang on to beat Hawks 104-93

Heat hang on to beat Hawks 104-93

Despite blowing a 21 point lead, Miami was able to hang on and put the Hawks away for their second win in a row. 1st Quarter: The Heat were slow to start, blowing multiple possessions on missed shots and turnovers. Luckily, Goran Dragic and Josh Richardson would get them going. Miami would take the lead at 8 minute mark of the first quarter and continue to build on that. Despite scoring some crafty buckets, Dion Waiters got into foul trouble early and was replaced by Tyler Johnson. The Hawks and Heat would go back and forth for awhile, but eventually the Hawks would pull back within 3...
9 hours ago
Heat assign Hammons, Walton to Skyforce

Heat assign Hammons, Walton to Skyforce

The Miami Heat are keeping, for now, Matt Williams Jr. with the team The Miami Heat announced today that they have assigned A.J. Hammons and Derrick Walton Jr. to their G-League affiliate the Sioux Falls Skyforce. Derrick Walton Jr. was signed to a two-way contract, so this comes as no surprise. The Heat will have him there most of the season, and he can spent up to 45 days with the Miami Heat. The new two-way contracts allow players to be on the team, and spent up to 45 days with the team before either being released from that contract or signed to a full contract with the rule that they...
11 hours ago
Miami Heat team chemistry is at an all-time high

Miami Heat team chemistry is at an all-time high

Team chemistry is tough to find in today’s NBA, but this Miami Heat team is oozing with it, we take a look at what makes them different. Crafting a competitive team in the NBA is tough. Crafting a competitive team in the NBA, who actually like one another is even tougher. The Heat have succeeded on these two fronts and it’s paying dividends on and off the floor. Heat Culture is a real thing. In his years with the Lakers and the Knicks, Pat Riley worked to create something unique. He created a code and philosophy that his teams would embody. He introduced it in his time in LA, reworked...
Oct 22, 2017
Game Preview: Heat take on the Hawks in the second game of season’s longest home stand

Game Preview: Heat take on the Hawks in the second game of season’s longest home stand

Miami aims for their second win in a row, but without late-game dramatics. The Miami Heat look to have their first win streak of the young season as they host the Atlanta Hawks on Monday at AA Arena. This will be the second game of a back-to-back for the Hawks, who fell to 1-2 with a loss against the surprising Brooklyn Nets. Atlanta lost Dwight Howard and Paul Millsap, but signed former Heat starter Luke Babbitt, who will be making his Miami debut in another uniform. The surprise start for Jordan Mickey and a win for Miami fuels speculation whether Erik Spoelstra will keep the same...
Oct 22, 2017
Miami Heat players vote in Goran Dragic and James Johnson to join Udonis Haslem as tri- captains

Miami Heat players vote in Goran Dragic and James Johnson to join Udonis Haslem as tri- captains

Goran Dragic and James Johnson were honored by their selection as symbols of Heat Culture in Miami, alongside Udonis Haslem. The player’s introduction for the Miami Heat’s home opener against the Indian Pacers had a surprise when Goran Dragic and James Johnson were introduced as newly minted captains, joining Udonis Haslem in that role. Of course Johnson responded by becoming only the second player in Heat history, Dwyane Wade being the other, with at least five blocks and eights in a game. After stops in many cities, including D-League, James Johnson and Heat Culture were a natural...
Oct 21, 2017
Five Stars: Heat 112, Pacers 108

Five Stars: Heat 112, Pacers 108

Miami held off a streaking Pacers squad for a 4-point win on Saturday night. Five Stars is a feature where we assign values to each player based on their performance in each game. Based largely on the GameScore metric, there is a small adjustment for plus-minus. Stars are awarded to each player, regardless of the team they suit up for. This article is for Miami’s 112-108 home opening victory against the Indiana Pacers. First Star Victor Oladipo (IND) 23.2 Oladipo, new to the Pacers from the Oklahoma City Thunder, started at shooting guard for the Pacers and played 36:53 in total. He...
Oct 21, 2017
GAME RECAP: Heat hang on for 112-108 win over Pacers

GAME RECAP: Heat hang on for 112-108 win over Pacers

The Miami Heat had a big lead, but had to perform in the clutch for the win. Here’s our recap. The Miami Heat opened their season with a loss to the Magic, but had the chance to open up at home with a win. But they would have to do without Hassan Whiteside who sat due to a knee injury. Jordan Mickey started in his place and it didn’t seem to matter. I’m sure the Heat missed Whiteside, but they played just fine against the Pacers who were also without their center, Myles Turner. The Heat were down after one to the Pacers as Indiana was effective with Domatas Sabonis and Thaddeous Young...
Oct 21, 2017
Whiteside to miss Heat home opener, Waiters ‘feeling good’ about ankle

Whiteside to miss Heat home opener, Waiters ‘feeling good’ about ankle

Whiteside is listed as day-to-day moving forward. As I mentioned here earlier, Dion Waiters said that he tweaked his troublesome left ankle three times in the Miami Heat’s season opener Wednesday night. That’s the same ankle that caused Waiters to miss the final 13 games of the regular season and led him to consider surgery over the summer. For a Miami Heat fan, seeing Waiters head back to the locker room in the third quarter to have the ankle re-taped may have been an inauspicious sign. Not so, according to the man himself. Waiters said that his ankle feels good as he prepared for...
Oct 21, 2017
Injury update: both White and Hammons available for Pacers game

Injury update: both White and Hammons available for Pacers game

Okaro White and AJ Hammons available if Spoelstra decides to dress either one or both. Miami Heat officially tweeted that both Okaro White and A.J. Hammons are available for tonight’s Indiana Pacers game. #INDvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: AJ Hammons (illness) has returned to the team and is also available for tonight’s game.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 21, 2017 INJURY UPDATE: Okaro White (shoulder) participated in this morning’s team shootaround and will be available for tonight’s game. INJURY UPDATE: AJ Hammons (illness) has returned to the team and is also available for...
Oct 21, 2017
Game Preview: Heat take on Pacers in home opener

Game Preview: Heat take on Pacers in home opener

The Heat will be without Whiteside as they take on the pacers at the AAA Game Story: After falling short in an attempted comeback against the Magic, the Heat look to return to their winning ways against the Pacers. Unfortunately for Miami, they’re going to have to do so without Hassan Whiteside who is out with a bone bruise. Whiteside’s absence does equal out slightly, as the Pacers will also be without their star player, Myles Turner who is dealing with a concussion. It’ll be interesting to see who Miami throws into the mix to start in place for Whiteside, could this potentially be...
Oct 21, 2017
Two numbers tell why Miami lost in Orlando

Two numbers tell why Miami lost in Orlando

Can the Heat snap out their first game 3-point blues to find their winning identity? Oddsshark has the Miami Heat defeating the Indiana Pacers at home tonight by a score of 116-107. In their Edge Finder rankings, the game pits the two worst shooting 3-point teams in the NBA, the Pacers at 30th and Heat at 29th. I said to myself, "Is that really true?" NBA stats verified it. Indiana after 2 games is dead last in 3P% at 25.0, and Miami next to last at 26.7. One other number jumped out to me on that page, the Heat had the 2nd most blocks against them with 10, Memphis Grizzlies are first with...
Oct 20, 2017
Miami Heat and Uber announce partnership

Miami Heat and Uber announce partnership

This deal will make Uber the official Ridesharing app of the Miami Heat. The Heat announced today that they will be officially partnering with Uber. According to the press release, this deal creates an exclusive drop-off zone for Heat fans that use Uber to get to the games. This will allow them a designated entrance into the AAA through Gate 3. Kasra Moshkani, General Manager of Uber Florida commented on the deal saying: “South Floridians absolutely love their cars, but Uber has upended the car culture—for the better, we believe.” “The Miami HEAT are one of the most...
Oct 20, 2017
Bleacher Reports writes once the Miami Heat forge an identity they could become

Bleacher Reports writes once the Miami Heat forge an identity they could become "terrifying"

Are the Warriors and Heat opening-day losses nothing more than wake-up calls? Bleacher Reports in “Re-Ranking Eastern Conference Contenders Following Gordon Hayward Injury“ puts more significance in Hayward's injury than any one result of opening night. The Phoenix Suns, more than any other team, should be depressed after their first game. In the article the Miami Heat are one of only six contenders, including the Boston Celtics, for a top-four slot. Rest assured they[Celtics] still remain one of the six teams with a legitimate shot at ascending into the conference's top four and...