7:15 PM EST, Wed January 18, 2017
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James Johnson's assists adding up for Miami Heat

Eighteen assists over a two-game span generally aren't what you expect from your backup power forward. But for the Miami Heat little has been as expected with the revelation that James Johnson has become. To coach Erik Spoelstra, it has been about unlocking Johnson's possibilities. "That's' one...
4 hours ago

Whiteside escaped Mavs' Shark Tank, still has affinity for Mark Cuban

This was Shark Tank in reverse. Oh, Mark Cuban again arrived with money to invest, but this time he also was doing the pitching. And Hassan Whiteside was listening. Intently. That was something the shot-blocking center wanted to make clear following Wednesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena,...
21 hours ago

Heat overcome Harden's 40, Rockets in 109-103 victory

The challenge was James Harden. It was accepted by practically the entire Miami Heat roster. In a season that has included plenty of questions about the Heat's depth of talent, Tuesday night's 109-103 victory over the Houston Rockets at AmericanAirlines Arena spoke volumes of the possibilities....
21 hours ago

Winderman's view: Heat 109, Rockets 103

Observations from Tuesday night's 109-103 victory over the Houston Rockets at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- You didn't hear anything about tanking in this one. -- Because no matter that standings, winning still is fun. -- And this was an effort the Heat needed, something that showed the possibilities...
Jan 17, 2017

Preview: Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., Thursday

When/Where: 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets: Available at HEAT.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX. TV: Fox Sports Sun. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM (Spanish).           Scouting report: This is the first game of the two-game season series that concludes Feb. 27 in Dallas . . . The Heat swept last...
Jan 17, 2017

Heat Game Day: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat

A look at the tentative starting lineups and inactives (to be updated an hour before tipoff), as well as referees and a pregame note of note for Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Rockets at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBA TV. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM.) Tentative...
Jan 17, 2017

Miami Heat begin 10-day clock with former FSU forward Okaro White

The clock on Okaro White's tryout with the Miami Heat began Tuesday, with the team announcing the former Florida State forward has been signed to a 10-day contract. Under NBA rules, a player can be signed to up to two 10-day contracts (they do not have to be consecutive) and then either must be...
Jan 17, 2017

Heat's Rodney McGruder cashing in on Steelers' success

The last player in the Miami Heat locker room with a specific rooting interest in the NFL playoffs is swingman Rodney McGruder, a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan. That had him cashing in Sunday against Heat center and Kansas City product Willie Reed. "Me and Willie had a bet. Willie's supposed...
Jan 16, 2017

Erik Spoelstra embracing help arriving from 'frozen tundra'

Erik Spoelstra joked Monday that the only surprise about the Miami Heat receiving an extra roster spot from the NBA is that it did not come sooner, amid the team's season-long rash of injuries. With guard Josh Richardson now to miss at least an additional two weeks, Spoelstra acknowledged after...
Jan 16, 2017

Second half of Heat season should be a 10-step process

When the record stands at 11-30 at midseason, there is scant reason to look back. The reflections on what has transpired to this stage for the Miami Heat require minimal analysis: Dwyane Wade was allowed to depart as a free agent, injuries ravaged the roster, just about all the close ones got away....
Jan 15, 2017

Heat roster exception to go to former FSU forward Okaro White

For the first time this season a benefit has come out of the Miami Heat's non-stop run of injuries. With guard Josh Richardson now listed as week-to-week with his sprained left foot, the Heat have met the NBA qualification to add an additional player beyond the standard 15-player roster limit. ...
Jan 14, 2017

Winderman: Who's available from Heat? Everyone | Commentary

Sunday notes: Heat have an obligation to consider all possibilities with their roster. Also: Rest-ive moods; ex-Cane makes good; Clarkson v. Dragic.
Jan 13, 2017

Winderman's view: Bucks 116, Heat 108

Observations from Friday night's 116-108 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center: -- This is what an undermanned team at the end of a 12-day trip looks like. -- And it's not as if the Heat could have emptied the bench at the end. -- There wasn't much of a bench to empty. -- Erik...
Jan 13, 2017

Preview: Houston Rockets at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday

When/Where: 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets: Available at HEAT.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX. TV: Fox Sports Sun, NBA TV. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM (Spanish).   Scouting report: This is the first game of the two-game season series that concludes Feb. 15 in Houston . . . The teams split...
Jan 13, 2017

Heat Game Day: Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks

A look at the starting lineups and inactives, as well as referees and a pregame note of note for Friday's 8 p.m. game between the Heat and Bucks at BMO Harris Bradley Center (TV: Fox Sports Sun. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM.) Starting lineups MIAMI HEAT (11-29) Center: Hassan Whiteside Power...

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