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Heat Index | ESPN

Bosh On Jefferson's Injury

Chris Bosh talks about the Heat's gameplan against Al Jefferson and the Bobcats.

Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Bobcats’ Al Jefferson one ‘tough hombre,’ fighting through foot injury

Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson tore his plantar fascia in Sunday?s Game 1 of this best-of-7 NBA playoff series against the Miami Heat. Jefferson did further damage Wednesday, having to…

Miami Herald

Mario Chalmers overcomes injury, sparks Miami Heat in Game 2 win over Charlotte Bobcats

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra questioned whether Mario Chalmers would play Wednesday night because of a shin contusion.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Walker ready to step it up in postseason

With center Al Jefferson hampered by a foot injury, Walker may need to do more against Heat— Kemba Walker figured he would be nervous when he took the floor for his first playoff game.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat willing to adjust, but have their footing, unlike Bobcats

Game 1 already featured a series of adjustments, but now the onus is on Charlotte to compensate for Al Jefferson's foot injury, with the Heat loaded with potential counters.Game 1 already featured a series of adjustments, but now the onus is on Charlotte to compensate for Al Jefferson's foot injury, with the Heat loaded with potential counters.

Charlotte Observer

Injury shrinks Big Al Jefferson, Bobcats’ potential vs. Heat

If Al Jefferson isn’t effective, the Charlotte Bobcats have no chance to beat the Miami Heat. If Jefferson ceases to be Big Al, if plantar fasciitis limits what he can…

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Beasley inactive for Heat in playoff opener vs. Bobcats

Ankle injury sustained in Wednesday's regular-season finale sidelines forward. Rookie Center Justin Hamilton also inactive Sunday for Heat.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.

Miami Heat Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

ASK IRA: Have recent losses blurred perspective on Heat?

Q: It's comical how some fans are blaming Erik Spoelstra for everything that has gone wrong. This is on the players and injuries (can't control that). But perspective people, it's just a seeding . . . all is not lost yet (so we hope). The real season starts this weekend. Also, is it really on Spo that Norris Cole regressed this season? That Mario Chalmers still can't turn the corner to that next level of a veteran consistent point guard? That Dwyane Wade was injured? That Chris Bosh all of sudden became a Euro Big man (well, maybe he could have coached that differently)? That Greg Oden did...

CSN Washington

Pregame warmup: Nene serious about beating Heat

Nene will play his 3rd game since returning from a knee injury and was almost angry when talking about the importance of Monday's game.

Queen City Hoops

Game #81: Bobcats @ Hawks — Stay away from the Heat. New PodCats!

Who: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats What: NBA Basketball – Hawks Home Game When: 7:30 PM ET Where: Live at Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA The Matchup: Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Atlanta 37-43 103.3 (15) 104.0 (15) 96.9 (13) Charlotte 41-39 101.3 (23) 101.3 (6) 94.9 (21) Injuries: Atlanta: Paul Millsap (OUT-rest), Kyle Korver (OUT-rest), [...]

Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade returns to Miami Heat’s starting lineup, scores 24 after missing nine games

Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup Saturday night in Atlanta for the Heat’s penultimate road game of the regular season after missing nine consecutive games with a hamstring injury.

Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade returns to Miami Heat’s starting lineup, scores 24 after missing nine games

Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup Saturday night in Atlanta for the Heat’s penultimate road game of the regular season after missing nine consecutive games with a hamstring injury.

On the Beat: Miami Heat | Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade back in the lineup after missing nine games

Dwyane Wade returned to the starting lineup for the Heat on Saturday night in Atlanta for the Heat's penultimate road game of the regular season after missing nine-straight games with a hamstring injury. Wade's on-court workout before the game included...

Miami Herald

Hobbled Miami Heat searching for health

The Heat has injury concerns with the rival Pacers in town for a game that will likely decide the top seed in the East.

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he has not written off Michael Beasley

Is Michael Beasley done? It looks that way in the short term, but Miami coach Erik Spoelstra has not ruled out the possibility of Beasley breaking back into the rotation for the playoffs. Even with the roster battered by injuries, Beasley has barely played lately. He has been a DNP-CD the past four games and has not gotten more than six minutes since March 24. When asked what is keeping Beasley on the bench at a time when the Heat are hurting for healthy bodies, Spoelstra answered, “Nothing really.” “He’s fully on board with this team,” Spoelstra said tonight before Miami hosted...

The Parquet Report | Fox Sports Florida

Heat's Dwyane Wade to sit out against Pacers

Miami's Dwyane Wade will not be available for Friday's Eastern Conference showdown against the Indiana Pacers as he nurses a hamstring injury.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat overcome J.R. Smith's 10 3s, down Knicks 102-91

LeBron James scores 38, Udonis Haslem grabs 11 rebounds, as Heat maintain lead atop NBA East, with Dwyane Wade and Chris Andersen sitting out with injuries.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden ‘making progress’ with injuries

Sunday’s game against the Knicks made it three Heat games in a row without Dwyane Wade, five in a row sans center Greg Oden and the eighth this season without center Chris Andersen.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, Greg Oden ‘making progress’ with injuries

Sunday’s game against the Knicks made it three Heat games in a row without Dwyane Wade, five in a row sans center Greg Oden and the eighth this season without center Chris Andersen.

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Newest Heat injury: Chris Andersen out with knee, back issues

Miami has sustained another setback as it tries to wrangle the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Already missing Dwyane Wade and Greg Oden, the Heat will go without key reserve Chris Andersen this afternoon against the Knicks (1 p.m., ABC). Andersen banged one of his knees into a Minnesota player in Friday’s game and has a sore back. Andersen is averaging 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds (tied for seventh among NBA subs) in 19.6 minutes per game. At 35, he has been one of the Heat’s most durable players this season. He missed one game for personal reasons, three with a sore back and three...

Heat Index | ESPN

Wade's absence leaving Heat out of rhythm

MIAMI – About two hours before the start of Friday’s game, Dwyane Wade pushed himself through a rigorous workout on the AmericanAirlines Arena court that offered the only recent glimpse of progress amid his most extensive injury absence of the season. The Miami Heat certainly could have used a few of those shots on a night they ultimately ran out of firepower in a 122-121 double-overtime loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. In a game that saw the teams combine for 243 points, 192 shot attempts in 58 minutes and 21 lead changes before the final buzzer, there was another number that...

Newsday

Carmelo Anthony says ailing shoulder won't keep him off court

The good news for the Knicks: Carmelo Anthony insisted Saturday that the shoulder injury he aggravated Friday night won't keep him out of Sunday's game against the Heat.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s LeBron James praises Toney Douglas’ effort

It wasn’t intended as a shot at Dwyane Wade, but LeBron James also wasn’t interested in addressing his teammate’s lingering hamstring injury and what it might mean for the Heat during the final weeks of the regular season.

Miami Herald

Miami Heat’s LeBron James praises Toney Douglas’ effort

It wasn’t intended as a shot at Dwyane Wade, but LeBron James also wasn’t interested in addressing his teammate’s lingering hamstring injury and what it might mean for the Heat during the final weeks of the regular season.

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Dwyane Wade to miss 4th straight game with strained hamstring; Ray Allen returns

Dwyane Wade is getting better, but still is not ready to rejoin the Heat. Wade will miss his fourth game in a row because of a strained left hamstring when Miami hosts Milwaukee tonight (7:30 p.m., Sun Sports), matching his most prolonged absence of the season. This will be his 22nd missed game this year. Wade suffered the injury late in last Wednesday’s game at Indiana and has not been able to fully practice since then. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said he is improving gradually. Toney Douglas will start for him tonight. The Heat will get Ray Allen back in the lineup after he missed four...

Toronto Sun

Kyle Lowry injured as Raptors fall 93-83 to Heat

In a season that has been a blessing in terms of the lack of injuries the Raptors have had to deal with, Monday’s 93-83 loss to the Heat may go down as the one that finally got them.

Heat Index | ESPN

Trip to Detroit exactly what Heat needed

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Miami Heat really needed a win Friday night and the Detroit Pistons really needed a loss and, in a nice harmony, they both got one. The Heat were 7-8 in March heading into a road weekend against the Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks, and are dealing with a rash of injuries that had them dusting off the end of the bench just to field a starting lineup. They were missing three starters and their top sub as Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Greg Oden and Ray Allen were all out.