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Heat need to stay in top 10 after lottery in order to retain 2015 pick

Season after season during his playing days, Alonzo Mourning did whatever it would take to help the Miami Heat be successful as he pushed through injuries, charges, hard fouls and his own body's limitations. Mourning will be the Heat's representative Tuesday during the NBA Draft Lottery held at 8:00 p.m before Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors.

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Cavaliers’ Iman Shumpert, Bulls’ Derrick Rose share common injury history

CLEVELAND: It’s only fitting that Iman Shumpert and Derrick Rose are sharing a playoff court this week. Three years ago, separated only by a few hours and 1,380 miles, the two shared devastating knee injuries on the same day. First it was Rose tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee late in a playoff game against the Philadelphia 76ers. A few hours later Shumpert suffered the same injury, to the same knee, during the third quarter of the New York Knicks’ loss to the Miami Heat. Both players have spent the past three years trying to rediscover their old form, and both have...

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Fan-favorite 'Birdman' fought through pain for injury-riddled Heat

Chris "Birdman" Andersen has been an invaluable member of the Miami Heat since he signed a 10-day contract on January 20, 2013 and that undoubtedly remained the case during the 2014-15 season. The Heat built up their memorable 27-game winning streak and closed out the 2012-13 season by going 37-3 once Andersen was onboard. His arrival brought much-needed size and grit to the bench, and his unique style and persona quickly made him a fan favorite with Heat Nation. Andersen finished the season with 11 games in which he reached double-figures in scoring and three games in which he grabbed 10 or...

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Walker struggled with shot after Heat called him up from D-League

After injuries and trades had significantly impacted the Miami Heat's roster, the team was in dire need of reinforcements after the midway point of the season. Enter Henry Walker, the player formerly known as "Bill" in his prior NBA stints with the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks, who proceeded to make an immediate impact upon signing his first 10-day contract on Feb. 21 by scoring in double-figures in his first four games. By the time the team locked him up for the rest of the season on March 13, Walker was averaging 8.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 27.4 minutes in his first 10 games with...