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HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Detroit

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Detroit

The Heat take on the Pistons tonight in Detroit. Tonight at 7:30 PM EST, the Miami Heat will square off against the Pistons in the Palace at Auburn Hills, Michigan. This will be the fourth and final matchup this season between the two. Detroit won the first two contests, 107-84 on November 23rd in Detroit and 107-98 on New Years’ Day in Miami, and the Heat won the third game, 116-103 on January 28th, for their then-seventh win in a row. In that game, the Heat were paced by 23 points from Goran Dragic, who was backed up by 17 points and seven helpers from Dion Waiters. Wayne Ellington had...
Mar 26, 2017
Celtics edge Heat, 112-108

Celtics edge Heat, 112-108

The Heat overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, but could not get over the hump. The Miami Heat battled back from a 10-point early deficit in the fourth quarter and even gained the lead midway through the period. But as it turns out, not having Dion Waiters to close a game really hurts. Miami had the ball the semi-transition with 40 seconds left, down 106-108 after Josh Richardson blocked an Isaiah Thomas layup attempt. As the Heat brought the ball up court, the 5-foot-9 Thomas was briefly guarding Hassan Whiteside. But on a possession in which both teams looked discombobulated, the...
Mar 26, 2017
Miami Heat’s new secret weapon: Whiteside’s soft touch

Miami Heat’s new secret weapon: Whiteside’s soft touch

How the Miami Heat can use Hassan Whiteside complete turnaround at the charity stripe after the All-Star break. In a recent article Zach Lowe on ten things he likes and dislikes, one of them is Hassan Whiteside’s touch. [Whiteside] has an uncanny soft touch on flip shots, putbacks, and the occasional midrange jumper. His shots sort of deaden on the rim before dropping. When defenders plug up Whiteside's path to the hoop, he'll loft one of the longest-distance floaters you'll ever see: Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Looking at the video clip, you’ll see Hassan is making...
Mar 26, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Boston

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Boston

Miami looks to start another winning streak tonight in the Garden. Tonight at 6:00 PM ET, the Miami Heat will square off against the Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Tonight’s game will be the fourth and final meeting this regular season between the two. The Celtics swept the first three, 112-104 on November 28th and 105-95 on December 18th in Miami, and 117-114 on December 30th in Boston. In that last game, on New Years’ Eve (Eve), Isaiah Thomas scored 52 points on 15-of-26 shooting, including nine-of-13 three-pointers and a team-record 29 points in the fourth...
Mar 23, 2017
Heat end homestand with disappointing 101-84 loss to Raptors

Heat end homestand with disappointing 101-84 loss to Raptors

Heat once again allow a huge offensive game from a visiting star player while Whiteside sprains ankle late. The Miami Heat ended their five-game homestand with a 101-84 loss against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in another setback to their playoff chances. Hassan Whiteside made a surprise start after getting 13 stitches after injuring his shooting hand in their last game and gave a big early boost with his hustle. Combined with strong play from Goran Dragic and the Heat converting on six of their first eight overall field goal attempts, the home team quickly raced out with the lead...
Mar 22, 2017
What are those on the Heat's feet?

What are those on the Heat's feet?

We take a look at one of the most important pieces of equipment for the Heat players. Dion Waiters is having the best season of his NBA career despite injury problems. His latest injury which has him sidelined is a sprained left ankle. The injury happened during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves when his foot landed on Gorgui Dieng's foot instead of the hardwood. So far, he has missed two games in addition to missing most of the rest of the T'Wolves game. This is actually the second time Waiters sprained that ankle this year. Early in February, also against the T'Wolves, Waiters...
Mar 21, 2017
Five Stars: Heat Set on Suns

Five Stars: Heat Set on Suns

Hassan Whiteside plus three other Miami players populate tonight’s top five performers in the Heat’s 112-97 win against the Phoenix Suns. First Star Hassan Whiteside (MIA) 25.5 Whiteside ranked second on the Heat (behind Josh Richardson’s 35:58) with 31:28 on the court. He earned his team-leading 44th Five Star performance with his 17th First Star game. Whiteside led the Heat with 23 points, a plus-23 rating, 14 rebounds (four offensive), and with two blocks, also pitching in three steals and an assist. He went nine-for-18 from the field and five-for-six from the foul stripe, with an...
Mar 21, 2017
RECAP: Record night for Whiteside leads to 112-97 Heat win over Suns

RECAP: Record night for Whiteside leads to 112-97 Heat win over Suns

Hassan Whiteside made his way into the Heat record books and the Heat got the win in the process. The Miami Heat used a 21-3 run the in the second quarter to create a lot of space from the Phoenix Suns and never looked back. The Heat out scored the Suns 36-20 in that quarter and it propelled them to an easy double digit win, 112-97 The win improved the team to 35-36 on the season, and coupled with a Detroit Pistons loss to the Brooklyn Nets, back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. The Heat have 11 games remaining this regular season. Hassan Whiteside made his way into the Miami...
Mar 21, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat (34-36) host Suns (22-48)

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat (34-36) host Suns (22-48)

With the season winding down, Miami faces a must-win situation at home. After a costly loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, the Miami Heat simply can’t afford to lose a home game, especially to a lesser opponent, at this stage of the season when they host the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. Phoenix already beat them at home 99-90 on January 3, snapping a 12-game losing streak against Miami, and will seek a season sweep for the first time since the 2006-07 season. They are currently on a six-game road trip, tied for their longest this season, and they lost the first game of the...
Mar 20, 2017
Hassan Whiteside named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Hassan Whiteside named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Heat center wins award after guiding team to 2-1 record last week. The NBA has named Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 13 through Sunday, March 19. This is the first time he has been named Player of the Week in his career. Whiteside helped guide the Heat to a 2-1 record and averaged 20.0 points, 13.7 rebounds and 2.67 blocks while shooting an NBA-high 73 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the foul line. In the process he became only the second player in team history to grab 900 rebounds in a season, joining...
Mar 20, 2017
Loss to Blazers highlights an opportunity lost for Heat

Loss to Blazers highlights an opportunity lost for Heat

Miami’s latest loss stings, but they’ll need to regroup quickly as they wrap up their homestand this week. For all of the many feel good moments the Miami Heat have provided for fans the last two months since starting the year 11-30, this weekend both sharpened real perspective and short term consequences as the NBA season comes down to the final stretch with just twelve games left. The Heat lost more than a singular basketball game to the Portland Trail Blazers 115-104 on Sunday night. They lost a golden opportunity to stake a real claim up the Eastern Conference playoff ladder as...
Mar 19, 2017
Lillard sends Heat out of playoff picture

Lillard sends Heat out of playoff picture

Damian Lillard scored 47 points Sunday night. Every game down the stretch this season matters. And in one night, the Miami Heat fell from seventh in the Eastern Conference to ninth. Damian Lillard scored a season-high 47 points against the Heat, scorching the Heat to defeat Miami 115-104 on the road. In a game Miami trailed for the entire second half, Tyler Johnson trimmed the deficit to 87-86 on an and-one layup with 9:29 left to go. Less than a minute later, Lillard checked into the game. He promptly made a 3-pointer. On the Portland Trail Blazers’ next offensive possession, he made a...
Mar 19, 2017
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link: why it’s relevant in the NBA

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link: why it’s relevant in the NBA

Analysis of how franchises spend their money on players gives surprising results. Questions have come up on whether the Miami Heat can keep the current roster together next season. Instead of looking at the team on a player-by-player basis, an alternative method of how much Micky Arison allocates to each position gives an insight on building a winning team. Wikipedia writes, “For the 2017–18 season, the latest projection is $102 million for the salary cap and $122 million for the luxury tax limit.” To simplify matters $100 million will be used as a basis, where $20 million is spent...
Mar 19, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Trail Blazers Visit Miami

HHH GameTime Preview: Trail Blazers Visit Miami

After starting the season with 30 losses in 41 games, the Heat aim at .500 with just under a month left in the regular season. Tonight at 6PM, ET, the Heat will host the Portland Trail Blazers at the AmericanAirlines Arena, in Miami, Florida. This will be the second time the two square off this season, with Portland carrying the first decision on their court, 99-92 on December 3rd. That game dropped the Heat to 7-13, and pushed the Blazers to 11-10. Damian Lillard led the bad guys with 19 points, six helpers, and four rebounds, while C.J. McCollum and Maurice Harkless pitched in with 17...
Mar 18, 2017
Coach Erik Spoelstra knows the easy part of the season is over

Coach Erik Spoelstra knows the easy part of the season is over

All of the Heat rotation players have yet to capture the ultimate NBA trophy. Can they change the story? March Madness excites the fan’s imagination, yet the tournament doesn’t prepare players for the grinding NBA lifestyle. One-and-done college stars may win a single year’s trophy, but NBA players face grueling 82-game regular season schedules year-in, year-out. This campaign is no different, because what happens in the first 69 games does not make a complete season. No time for early celebrations if the ball doesn’t drop in, i.e. turn your back to the basket at your own risk. Your...