6:58 AM EDT, Fri April 20, 2018
7 hours ago

Whiteside: 'Coach wants me to just be in a corner and set picks'

Even with his foul trouble in Thursday night's 128-108 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside said he was at a loss for being limited to 13 minutes, 14 seconds in the game that dropped his team to a 2-1 deficit in the best-of-seven opening-round playoff series. "I want...
9 hours ago

Heat unable to sustain, fall 128-108 to 2-1 deficit to 76ers

The Miami Heat had enough grit, turning this into a foul-filled street fight. They had enough fire, Justise Winslow chasing down Joel Embiid for a blocked shot, Goran Dragic flexing amid his third-quarter scoring outburst. But what they did not have were enough weapons or the ability to sustain,...
9 hours ago

Winderman's view: Another telling Whiteside no-show

Observations from Thursday night's 128-108 playoff loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Even with all of Thursday's whistles, Hassan Whiteside has to have more disciplined when it comes to fouls. -- Playing hard is one thing. -- But sometimes playing smart is more important....
17 hours ago

Spoelstra, Wade offer thoughts, prayers over loss of Popovich's wife

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra and Heat guard Dwyane Wade both offered their condolences Thursday in the wake of Wednesday's passing of Erin Popovich, the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. "It's saddening news. It caught all of us by surprise and all you can do is send all your thoughts...
18 hours ago

Wade never thought he'd be playoff reserve, but at peace with role

It is the part of the season when Dwyane Wade feels most alive. It also is the part of the season that he now starts seated. Thursday's playoff return to AmericanAirlines Arena truly was a case for the Miami Heat guard of what's old is new again. For the first time, when public-address announcer...
18 hours ago

Dwyane Wade on Kevin Hart: 'We're not friends right now'

Dwyane Wade draws a firm line when it comes to the playoffs. And the Miami Heat guard is not crossing that line even when it comes to his friendship with comedian Kevin Hart. So after drawing motivation from Hart rooting for his hometown Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of this best-of-seven opening-round...
21 hours ago

Heat Game Day: Philadelphia 76ers 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 Thursday's 7 p.m. game between the Heat and 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena (TV: Fox Sports Sun, TNT. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 98.3-FM-Spanish.) Tentative...
Apr 18, 2018

Heat's Justise Winslow willing to 'be the bad guy' vs. 76ers

Justise Winslow is not here to win friends, not this time of year, and certainly not from the Philadelphia 76ers fans who took exception with his over-the-top defensive aggression against Ben Simmons. "I can be the bad guy if that means winning," the Miami Heat reserve forward said as his team...
Apr 18, 2018

Heat concerned 76ers are doing big things even without Embiid

The inside story in the Miami Heat's playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers is that the 76ers are doing big things without Joel Embiid. And that has the Heat concerned even with the status of Philadelphia's big man Joel Embiid in doubt for Thursday's Game 3 at AmericanAirlines Arena. With...
Apr 18, 2018

Heat's Bam Adebayo a finalist for NBA Block of the Year

Miami Heat rookie center Bam Adebayo is a finalist for "NBA Block of the Year," one of several fan-voted categories to be part of the June 25 NBA Awards show. The finalists announced Wednesday for Block of the Year are: Miami’s Bam Adebayo vs. Bucks Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo vs. Trail Blazers...
Apr 17, 2018

Preview: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat, 7 p.m., Thursday

When/Where: 7 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets: Available at Heat.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX. TV: Fox Sports Sun, TNT. Radio: 790-AM, 106.3-FM, 98.3-FM (Spanish). Scouting report: This is the third game of the best-of-seven opening-round playoff series . . . The 76ers won the opener 130-103 Saturday,...
Apr 17, 2018

Dwyane Wade offering real-time lesson in championship basketball

The last time James Johnson was on a playoff court with Dwyane Wade before this opening-round series against the Philadelphia 76ers was in the 2016 Eastern Conference semifinals. The aura, even as an opponent with the Toronto Raptors in their seven-game victory, was undeniable. But now, as a Miami...
Apr 17, 2018

Hassan Whiteside says he is in a better place, even if time is not on his side

Two games into this best-of-seven NBA playoff series and it already feels like a heavyweight fight. The only thing that is missing are the . . . heavyweights. One has been missing from the outset, Philadelphia 76es center Joel Embiid still awaiting clearance to return from the fractured orbital...
Apr 16, 2018

Winderman's view: Justise Winslow with the grit when needed

Observations from Monday night's 113-103 playoff victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center: -- For all the magic Dwyane Wade conjured, the early defensive grit by Justise Winslow against Ben Simmons was just as essential. -- Winslow got down and dirty (within limits). -- Exactly...
Apr 16, 2018

Wade, Heat storm back, even series with 76ers with 113-103 win

Brett Brown went into the night discounting the revelry from his team's 23-point rout in Saturday's opener of this best-of-seven opening-round NBA playoff series. "I know we're going to get their very best," the Philadelphia 76ers coach said. He knew what was coming from the Miami Heat, if not...

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