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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat's Tyler Johnson returns after February shoulder surgery

The first shot didn’t go quite as Tyler Johnson would have liked. That didn’t matter too much. All that mattered was that for the first time since late January, he was back on the floor, playing in a game after being sidelined for more than two months after having rotator cuff surgery in February....

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Charlotte's Batum will play in Game 7, Hawes questionable

Charlotte's Nicolas Batum has been hampered by a sprained left ankle throughout the Hornets series against the Heat, but injury and all, he'll attempt to play in Sunday's Game 7. Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said ahead of Sunday's game that while the Hornets don't know how effective Batum will...

Queen City Hoops

Game #5: Hornets-Heat 2-on-3 Preview

Latest Injury update: Clifford says @hornets Nic Batum participated in shootaround and will most likely play tonight. — Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) April 27, 2016 It sounds like Nic Batum will play tonight, but he has asked to come off the bench so the teams chemistry isn’t thrown off. ____________________________________________________________________________ 1- It looked like the Hornets had been left for […]

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tyler Johnson takes major stride in possible return from shoulder surgery

The pain is gone for Tyler Johnson. And this time Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra no longer found it painful answering questions about the possibility of his feisty backup guard making it back this postseason from February shoulder surgery. "It probably is pushing us into some discussions right...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hornets move Jefferson, Kaminsky into oversized lineup in victory

The injury absence of small forward Nicolas Batum led to a major overhaul of the Charlotte Hornets' starting lineup in Saturday night's 96-80 victory over the Miami Heat at Time Warner Cable Arena. After going with Batum, Marvin Williams and Cody Zeller as his starting front line in the first two...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat braced for something big from Hornets (and something small, too)

By the nature of playing the same opponent multiple times NBA playoff series are about adjustments. But when an injury to a key component changes the dynamic midstream, that's when the adjustments reach another level. Friday, that left Charlotte Hornets coach Steve Clifford pondering what direction...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Hornets' Batum could miss rest of Heat series with ankle injury

The Charlotte Hornets could be without forward Nicolas Batum when their first-round NBA playoff series against the Miami Heat resumes Saturday at Time Warner Cable, and possibly longer. Batum rolled his left ankle in the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's 115-103 loss at AmericanAirlines Arena...

Plain Dealer

Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum expected to miss remainder of series against Miami Heat

Charlotte Hornets forward Nicolas Batum is expected to miss the remainder of the first-round series against the Miami Heat with a left ankle injury, league sources informed cleveland.com.

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

2016 NBA playoffs: Q&A with Josh McRoberts on rocky season

Josh McRoberts is one of the Heat’s most versatile and interesting players, but his time with the team has been nothing like what he expected. After having most of last season wiped out by injuries, McRoberts ...

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Wade hits goal of 75 games played — with an asterisk

Few people expected Heat star Dwyane Wade to make it through 75 games this season after the injuries that him the past few years. Even Wade wasn’t sure if that was a realistic target. He ...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Foot an issue for Heat's Haslem, could compromise playoff roster

The Miami Heat face the possibility of being unable to dress a full 13-player game-day roster for the playoffs because of a foot injury that initially had power forward Udonis Haslem listed as out for Wednesday night's regular-season finale against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden. However, about...

On the Beat: Miami Heat | Miami Herald

Hassan Whiteside is making his return to the Heat's starting lineup tonight

Hassan Whiteside has been a good trooper for most of the season. Even though he's put up numbers worthy of a starting job ever since he returned from injury on Feb. 3, Whiteside has pretty much avoided complaining about it...

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Heat’s Dwyane Wade (neck, back) to play vs. Detroit Pistons

After missing the last two games with neck and back injuries, Dwyane Wade is expected to be back in the starting lineup for the Heat tonight against the Pistons. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said prior ...