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Dynasty or done

The Miami Herald Will this year’s NBA playoffs mark the beginning of the end for the Miami Heat?
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Hawks shock East's top-seeded Pacers, grab homecourt advantage

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Hawks 101, Pacers 93: Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points as visiting Atlanta dominated the second half of Game 1 to steal homecourt advantage in the first-round Eastern Conference...
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Greg Cote: Miami Heat odyssey this time could be dynasty or dismantled

The Miami Herald The Heat on a playoff run is the annual gift we slowly unwrap together, our two-month emotional thrill ride ever since LeBron James grandly announced he was “taking my talents to South...
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Can title runs can take a toll in the long run?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — Dwyane Wade made his intentions known four years ago.
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Miami Heat sweep would challenge rosy outlook by Bobcats’ Al Jefferson

The Miami Herald I think that Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson, not a star in the NBA but a good player, must lead the league in seeing the bright side, in trying to find the best in a bad situation. This...
  • 13 hr 38 min ago

Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Who has the edge?

The Miami Herald A look at which team has the edge at each position in the Miami Heat’s first-round series against the Charlotte Bobcats:
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Comparisons between LeBron James, Michael Jordan inevitable in Heat-Bobcats series

The Miami Herald Although LeBron James and Michael Jordan won’t be on the court doing battle, the playoff series offers an opportunity to compare and contrast two of the NBA’s greatest ambassadors.
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Are Heat on verge of being history's team?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Dave Hyde ) — As playoffs begin, a third Heat title comes with added bounty So it begins again. The fun and fuming. The nerves and nonsense. And the stakes for the Heat that escalate beyond anything Charlotte...
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Miami Heat expects dogfight from Bobcats

The Miami Herald To a man, the Heat’s players refer to last year’s first round against the Milwaukee Bucks as one of the easiest postseason series of their careers. The Heat swept the Bucks in four...
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Spoelstra said no minute restriction on Wade, will be monitored | Video

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —     It's been nearly a month since Dwyane Wade has played more than 23 minutes in a game, but coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday there will be no restriction with his All-Star guard when the Miami...
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Heat send recovery wishes as TNT's Sager battles leukemia

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) — LeBron James, "It's just always great seeing Craig show up to the game and always high energy. His suits are always high energy, as well."
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Heat hardly Grade A; makeup tests at hand

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( Ira Winderman ) — Sunday notes: Grading the Heat for the regular season proves challenging because of, well, a bit of slacking. Also: No more seeding shenanigans?; the lengths LeBron logged; and a Vladimir Stepania...
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Miami Heat needs Chris Bosh to regain shooting touch in playoffs

The Miami Herald After a sizzling start, Chris Bosh’s struggles shooting coincided with the Heat’s poor record down the stretch.
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David J. Neal: Role players hold key to Miami Heat title hopes

The Miami Herald No matter what media blowhards like me say, individuals don’t win championships, even in the NBA. Not Wilt Chamberlain. Not Magic Johnson, Larry Bird or LeBron James. No, not even Michael...
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Preview: Charlotte Bobcats at Miami Heat, 3:30 p.m. Sunday

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —    When/Where: 3:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena.
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David J. Neal: Role players hold key to Miami Heat title hopes

The Miami Herald No matter what media blowhards like me say, individuals don’t win championships, even in the NBA. Not Wilt Chamberlain. Not Magic Johnson, Larry Bird or LeBron James. No, not even Michael...
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Heat's Chris Bosh learns from last year's scoreless Game 7

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — The defining moment of Chris Bosh's career occurred during the unlikeliest of games.
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Miami Heat needs Chris Bosh to regain shooting touch in playoffs

The Miami Herald After a sizzling start, Chris Bosh’s struggles shooting coincided with the Heat’s poor record down the stretch.
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Heat enter preparation for Bobcats at full strength

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Shandel Richardson , Sun Sentinel) — It was one of the few times the Miami Heat have been at full strength for a practice.
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Heat lose pair of tiebreakers, to pick No. 26 in NBA Draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel ( By Ira Winderman ) —    Add two more losses to the Miami Heat's 2013-14 ledger.
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Blog Articles

ASK IRA: Do Nets already have eyes on Heat in second round?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, are the Heat scouting the Nets already, because that's who they're going to face? Paul Pierce might as well have been calling out LeBron James when he hit those shots Saturday. -- Michael,...
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Greg Oden likely out of Miami’s playoff rotation, but still has a role

Palm Beach Post Greg Oden is eager to do whatever Miami asks of him in the playoffs. Here is the bottom line for Greg Oden: He is healthy and his team is in the playoffs. Given everything he endured over the four...
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Heat hardly Grade A; makeup tests at hand

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Sunday notes: Grading the Heat for the regular season proves challenging because of, well, a bit of slacking. Also: No more seeding shenanigans?; the lengths LeBron logged; and a Vladimir Stepania...
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Chris Bosh’s playoff reading list starts with “The Art of War”

Palm Beach Post How does Chris Bosh get fired up for a game? He doesn’t. Bosh prefers to play classical music or jazz while he is buried in a book before games. It does not get his blood pumping any faster, but...
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ASK IRA: Should Heat remove jersey of (Bobcats owner) Michael Jordan?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Please ask Pat Riley or Erik Spoelstra why Michael Jordan's basketball jersey is still hanging at  AmericanAirlines Arena. -- Stuart.
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As the Heat prepares for the Bobcats, Dwyane Wade's health has the team upbeat

The Miami Herald (Joe) — For the first time since preseason training, all 15 players on the Heat’s roster practiced together on Friday at AmericanAirlines Arena in preparation for Sunday’s playoff opener against the...
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A few intriguing betting propositions on Heat-Bobcats

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — The odds of a successful payday on betting on the Heat to win their first-round series? Minimal. A few of the betting positions? Far more intriguing.
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ASK IRA: Is there any guarantee Wade truly is all the way back?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: What makes everyone so sure Dwyane Wade is completely re-healed and back good as new for 16 wins? -- Mike.
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Three things to know about the Heat heading into Round 1 vs. Charlotte | Video

Palm Beach Post The Bobcats have almost no shot at upsetting Miami in the first round of the playoffs, but they have the potential to drag out the series and tire the Heat before they move on to greater...
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LeBron James leads NBA in jersey sales, Heat No. 1 in team gear

Palm Beach Post This is the jersey everyone wants. For the sixth time in his career, LeBron James’ No. 6 is the most popular jersey in the NBA. The league released its top 15 individual sellers and top 10 teams...
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LeBron leads in jersey sales; Heat most popular in team merchandise

The Miami Herald (Joe) — It would appear people are buying all those many variations of Heat jerseys, and especially the ones that say James on the back (or King James, which appeared on the highly popular nickname...
  • 2 days ago

LeBron still MVP over Durant when it comes to jersey sales

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Even LeBron James appreciates that the MVP vote has swung in Kevin Durant's favor. But when it comes to NBA jersey swag, the Heat forward continues holds the advantage.
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Despite middling season, Heat still top title odds

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — So what does a tie for the NBA's fifth-best record get you? When it comes to the Miami Heat, a spot at the top of the league's championship odds.
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ASK IRA: Did Kidd and Nets disrespect Raptors, Heat by tanking?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Q: Not only did Jason Kidd throw soda on the court to get a timeout this season, he coached his team into tanking a few games at the end of the season. I hope the Heat send the Nets packing this...
  • 3 days ago

Heat's complete first-round playoff schedule

The Miami Herald (Joe) — The Heat and Bobcats will begin their first-round playoff series at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, and then will not play again until Wednesday, April 23. After the first two games of the series in Miami,...
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Heat open playoffs Sunday vs. Charlotte | Series schedule

Palm Beach Post Miami’s quest for a third straight NBA championship starts Sunday. The Heat start the 2014 playoffs at home against Charlotte (3:30 p.m., ABC) and will face Toronto or Brooklyn in the second...
  • 3 days ago

AT THE BUZZER: Wade called it a "grueling" season, and he missed 28 of the games.

The Miami Herald (Joe) — And now begins the second season. The Heat limped and tripped and rested and yawned its way through a regular season that came to a thankful end on Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. Dwyane Wade...
  • 3 days ago

Winderman's view: 76ers 100, Heat 87

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — Observations from Wednesday night's 100-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena:
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For starters: Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (By Ira Winderman) — With LeBron, Bosh, Chalmers and Andersen given the night off the the Heat, a look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Wednesday's 8 p.m. game between the...
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Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he has not written off Michael Beasley

Palm Beach Post 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...
  • 3 days ago