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Miami Heat headlines

Heat guard Josh Richardson says time remains for ‘a lot of growth’ to get done this season

Heat guard Josh Richardson says time remains for ‘a lot of growth’ to get done this season

  Heat guard Josh Richardson has missed half the season with injuries. (AP Photo) The last time Josh Richardson played the Heat were in the midst of losing 13-of-15 games.
Former Heat guard Tim Hardaway a Hall of Fame finalist again

Former Heat guard Tim Hardaway a Hall of Fame finalist again

  Former Heat guard Tim Hardaway is a finalist for the Basketball Hall of Fame for the third time.
Our Miami Heat awards at the break: We agree on the MVP

Our Miami Heat awards at the break: We agree on the MVP

Goran Dragic, being fouled Serge Ibaka during Monday’s game against the Magic, has been the Heat’s MVP.
Master rebuilder: Heat president Pat Riley faces another challenge

Master rebuilder: Heat president Pat Riley faces another challenge

    Miami Heat President Pat Riley hoping to wave his magic one more time and get the Heat back into contention.

While his teammates are hitting the beach, Heat forward James Johnson will be hitting the weights

Miami Heat forward James Johnson plans to stick to his work-out routine during the break. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) While many of his teammates will be on a Caribbean vacation, or chillin’ on a beach or just relaxing with their families, Miami Heat forward James Johnson has other plans for the six-day break.
Mailbag: Who should the Miami Heat label as untouchable at trade deadline?

Mailbag: Who should the Miami Heat label as untouchable at trade deadline?

Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat handles the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on December 22, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Hassan Whiteside needs to take steps forward, not back

Hassan Whiteside needs to take steps forward, not back

All that was missing from Hassan Whiteside was a mic drop. “If you’re going to believe in any side, believe in Whiteside.” And with that, the Miami Heat’s embattled center exited his Fox Sports Sun postgame interview with Jason Jackson on Wednesday and headed to the All-Star break. Whiteside just had an impressive bounce-back game with 23 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks...
Heat center Hassan Whiteside must keep moving forward after dominating Rockets

Heat center Hassan Whiteside must keep moving forward after dominating Rockets

  Heat center Hassan Whiteside, right, and forward James Johnson go after the ball against Houston’s Ryan Anderson during Miami’s victory Wednesday.
Shane Battier returns to Miami Heat in front office role

Shane Battier returns to Miami Heat in front office role

Miami Heat small forward Shane Battier (31) bring down a rebound during first quarter action of game seven of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs Thursday evening June 20, 2013, in Miami.
Heat forward Okaro White headed to New Orleans for D-League All-Star Game

Heat forward Okaro White headed to New Orleans for D-League All-Star Game

  Heat forward Okaro White defends as Hawks forward Mike Scott looks for an open teammate.(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) Okaro White is going to be reassigned to the D-League sometime before Saturday.
Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to ‘recalibrate, recharge’ before returning from break for playoff push

Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to ‘recalibrate, recharge’ before returning from break for playoff push

The Miami Heat, and Goran Dragic, will enjoy their break more after winning 14 of their last 15 games.
Heat’s Hassan Whiteside congratulates Carmelo Anthony for making All-Star game; laments disrespect for centers

Heat’s Hassan Whiteside congratulates Carmelo Anthony for making All-Star game; laments disrespect for centers

Hassan Whiteside will be spending the All-Star break on a tropical island instead of New Orleans. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) Hassan Whiteside was denied again.
Q&A: One NBA analyst breaks down where the Miami Heat stand at the All-Star break

Q&A: One NBA analyst breaks down where the Miami Heat stand at the All-Star break

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches the action during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Monday, Feb.
Miami Heat’s challenge against the Houston Rockets: Defend the 3-point line

Miami Heat’s challenge against the Houston Rockets: Defend the 3-point line

    Rockets guard James Harden scored 40 points in the Heat’s victory last month but he was just 4-of-15 on 3s.
Improved 3-point shooting has Heat guard Goran Dragic going to the line more

Improved 3-point shooting has Heat guard Goran Dragic going to the line more

  Miami’ Goran Dragic is shooting better from deep which is translating into more free throws.
Erik Spoelstra’s message to Heat with trade deadline approaching: ‘Buckle up’ and stay away from social media

Erik Spoelstra’s message to Heat with trade deadline approaching: ‘Buckle up’ and stay away from social media

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat follows the play during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Heat mailbag: First pick of the draft or first round playoff victory. … Which would you prefer?

Heat mailbag: First pick of the draft or first round playoff victory. … Which would you prefer?

The playoffs are a magical time in Miami. (Bill Ingram / Palm Beach Post)   HOUSTON – The Miami Heat remain in the playoff picture, just two games out of the eighth spot, despite dropping their last two games.
Hassan Whiteside and Miami Heat move past frustration from Monday’s loss to Magic

Hassan Whiteside and Miami Heat move past frustration from Monday’s loss to Magic

Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside (21) walks on the court during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Monday, Feb.
Heat’s Pat Riley: ‘I will defer the pick for winning because that’s what we’re all about here.’

Heat’s Pat Riley: ‘I will defer the pick for winning because that’s what we’re all about here.’

    Miami Heat president Pat Riley talks during Shaquille O’Neal’s jersey retirement ceremony two months ago in Miami.
A look at what’s gone wrong on defense for Miami Heat during two-game skid

A look at what’s gone wrong on defense for Miami Heat during two-game skid

Orlando Magic’s Bismack Biyombo (11) drives to the basket as Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson (8) and Wayne Ellington (2) defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb.
Does it make sense for the Miami Heat to trade for Serge Ibaka?

Does it make sense for the Miami Heat to trade for Serge Ibaka?

Orlando Magic’s Serge Ibaka (7) smiles after being called for a foul against Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic (7) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb.
Heat’s Pat Riley lapping Phil Jackson’s success in front office

Heat’s Pat Riley lapping Phil Jackson’s success in front office

Head Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Phil Jackson and Head Coach of the Miami Heat Pat Riley share a laugh before the game on December 25, 2005 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Five takeaways: Miami Heat go from winning streak to losing streak with loss to Orlando Magic

Five takeaways: Miami Heat go from winning streak to losing streak with loss to Orlando Magic

MIAMI — After watching their 13-game winning streak end Saturday, the Heat are now in the middle of a losing streak.
Dion Waiters on track to make return for Miami Heat; injury updates on Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow

Dion Waiters on track to make return for Miami Heat; injury updates on Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry (95) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb.
Dwyane Wade reflects on time with Miami Heat, praises Erik Spoelstra, discusses Pat Riley on ‘The Vertical Podcast’

Dwyane Wade reflects on time with Miami Heat, praises Erik Spoelstra, discusses Pat Riley on ‘The Vertical Podcast’

Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade (3) walks to the bench during the first half against the Dallas Mavericks at the United Center Tuesday, Jan.
Three things to watch this week: Miami Heat looking to start another streak heading into All-Star break

Three things to watch this week: Miami Heat looking to start another streak heading into All-Star break

Rockets guard James Harden scored 40 points and had a triple double against the Heat last month. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)   MIAMI – The streak is dead but the Miami Heat certainly are alive.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside in awe of meeting fellow Marshall great, Hal Greer

Heat center Hassan Whiteside in awe of meeting fellow Marshall great, Hal Greer

    Heat center Hassan Whiteside grabs a rebound against Minnesota last week. (Jeff Wheeler/Minneapolis Star Tribune/TNS) Two of the greatest players ever to come out of Marshall University met at midcourt in Philadelphia Saturday before the Heat’s loss to the 76ers.
Relive the Miami Heat’s 13-game win streak: Top 5 moments

Relive the Miami Heat’s 13-game win streak: Top 5 moments

Dion Waiters, ‘oozing with confidence,’ poses after his game-winner against Golden State on Tuesday.
Heat guard Dion Waiters says he will return Monday against Orlando

Heat guard Dion Waiters says he will return Monday against Orlando

  Heat guard Wayne Ellington will start tonight in his hometown. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) PHILADELPHIA – Dion Waiters will miss his third consecutive game tonight because of a sprained left ankle as the surging Heat play the 76ers tonight, but the Heat guard said he “definitely” will play Monday when the Heat return home to face the Magic.
Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy calls Heat’s Erik Spoelstra the best coach in the NBA

Pistons’ Stan Van Gundy calls Heat’s Erik Spoelstra the best coach in the NBA

  Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy said nobody in the league is doing a better coaching job than Miami’s Erik Spoelstra.
Tyler Johnson’s Heat teammates help him refocus and not mope about missing shots

Tyler Johnson’s Heat teammates help him refocus and not mope about missing shots

    Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez tries to block a shot by Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson during the Heat’s win Friday.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 108-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 108-99 victory over the Brooklyn Nets

Heat guard Rodney McGruder goes up for a shot against Nets center Brook Lopez in Friday’s game.
Marcus Georges-Hunt should fit right in with the Heat: ‘My main focus is defense’

Marcus Georges-Hunt should fit right in with the Heat: ‘My main focus is defense’

    Marcus Georges-Hunt picked Georgia Tech over UM four years ago. NEW YORK – Marcus Georges-Hunt will have little trouble adjusting when he gets back to South Florida.
Miami Heat happy for Derrick Williams after his impressive debut with the Cavaliers

Miami Heat happy for Derrick Williams after his impressive debut with the Cavaliers

Cavaliers forward Derrick Williams scored 12 points in his Cleveland debut, a loss Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) NEW YORK – Derrick Williams played just more than 15 minutes and scored five points in his last 12 games with the Miami Heat.
Heat guard Dion Waiters to miss second straight game because of sprained ankle

Heat guard Dion Waiters to miss second straight game because of sprained ankle

  Heat guard Dion Waiters (R) will miss his second game because of a sprained ankle. Wayne Ellington (L) once again is expected to start in his place.
A look at some of the Miami Heat’s most valuable trade chips as trade deadline nears

A look at some of the Miami Heat’s most valuable trade chips as trade deadline nears

The Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic, right, drives against the Atlanta Hawks’ Tim Hardaway Jr.
Heat Mailbag: Trying to predict final record; can Miami make an offer for Jimmy Butler

Heat Mailbag: Trying to predict final record; can Miami make an offer for Jimmy Butler

    Heat Goran Dragic sets up the offense during Miami’s victory over Minnesota on Monday.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra knows what Bucks are facing after learning Jabari Parker out for year

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra knows what Bucks are facing after learning Jabari Parker out for year

Bucks forward Jabari Parker is helped off the court after tearing the ACL in his left knee Wednesday against the Heat (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps) The Milwaukee Bucks’ worst fears were realized today when Jabari Parker was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.
Miami Heat rookie Rodney McGruder’s contributions go beyond the box score

Miami Heat rookie Rodney McGruder’s contributions go beyond the box score

    Miami Heat’s Rodney McGruder looks surprised after a foul was called on him during a recent victory over the Nets.
The Miami Heat’s streak is historic, even if they don’t want to talk about it

The Miami Heat’s streak is historic, even if they don’t want to talk about it

Miami’s Wayne Ellington (L) and Dion Waiters celebrate a victory in Brooklyn during the Heat’s winning streak.
Report: After release from Heat, Derrick Williams to sign 10-day contract to join LeBron James in Cleveland

Report: After release from Heat, Derrick Williams to sign 10-day contract to join LeBron James in Cleveland

Miami Heat forward Derrick Williams (22) drives around Philadelphia 76ers guard Chasson Randle (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb.
5 questions you’re probably asking yourself (with answers) about the Chris Bosh situation with Heat now eligible to apply for salary-cap relief

5 questions you’re probably asking yourself (with answers) about the Chris Bosh situation with Heat now eligible to apply for salary-cap relief

Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh (1) reacts to a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks Wednesday, Feb.
Mike Fratello talks Heat, coaching and broadcasting in our Q&A

Mike Fratello talks Heat, coaching and broadcasting in our Q&A

  Mike Fratello has been a part of the NBA since 1977 as a coach or broadcaster. Fratello was an assistant with the Knicks before becoming head coach for the Hawks, Cavaliers and Grizzlies. And he’s had several stops as an analyst, including NBC, TNT, NBA TV and currently doing Nets games for the YES Network. One of those was working with Eric Reid on Heat telecasts from 2002 to early...
Heat sign D-League star Marcus Georges-Hunt to 10-day contract

Heat sign D-League star Marcus Georges-Hunt to 10-day contract

  Marcus Georges-Hunt, shown here while playing for Georgia Tech, will sign a 10-day contract with the Heat.
Erik Spoelstra gets an ‘A’ for leading Heat on recent winning streak

Erik Spoelstra gets an ‘A’ for leading Heat on recent winning streak

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra questions a call during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Friday, Jan.
Miami Heat’s winning streak helping to attract eyeballs, improve TV ratings

Miami Heat’s winning streak helping to attract eyeballs, improve TV ratings

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) goes to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers forward Ersan Ilyasova (7) and Nik Stauskas (11) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb.

Heat guard Dion Waiters to miss Bucks game with sprained ankle, hopes to return Friday

  Heat guard Dion Waiters is hoping to miss just one game because of his sprained left ankle. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MILWAUKEE – Heat guard Dion Waiters is playing the best basketball of his career, which is why he could not be more disappointed with his latest injury.
With Miami Heat able to make decision on Chris Bosh Thursday, what will happen?

With Miami Heat able to make decision on Chris Bosh Thursday, what will happen?

    Chris Bosh at Heat media day in 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) MILWAUKEE – One year ago tomorrow, Chris Bosh scored 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and added two assists as the Miami Heat were hammered at home by the Spurs.
Mailbag: What should the Miami Heat do before the trade deadline?

Mailbag: What should the Miami Heat do before the trade deadline?

Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic of Slovenia plays against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Feb.
Why did Heat coach Erik Spoelstra say: ‘I’m not such a tyrant’

Why did Heat coach Erik Spoelstra say: ‘I’m not such a tyrant’

Minnesota’s Karl-Anthony Towns shoots over Miami’s Hassan Whiteside during the Heat’s 115-113 victory Monday in Minnesota.
Heat guard Goran Dragic’s 3-point shooting numbers are ridiculous

Heat guard Goran Dragic’s 3-point shooting numbers are ridiculous

  Heat guard Goran Dragic signals his three-point basket in the fourth quarter of Miami’s win at Minnesota on Monday.
Here’s proof that the Miami Heat never lost hope — even with 11-30 record

Here’s proof that the Miami Heat never lost hope — even with 11-30 record

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat follows the play during the first half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Erik Spoelstra takes blame for miscues late in Heat win over Timberwolves

Erik Spoelstra takes blame for miscues late in Heat win over Timberwolves

  Heat coach Erik Spoelstra directs his team during the Heat’s victory over the Timberwolves on Monday.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 115-113 victory at the Minnesota Timberwolves

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 115-113 victory at the Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns eyes the basket as Miami Heat’s James Johnson defends during the first quarter of Monday’s game.
Heat coach Erik Spoelstra compares Patriots rally to Ray Allen ‘yellow rope’ game in 2013 Finals

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra compares Patriots rally to Ray Allen ‘yellow rope’ game in 2013 Finals

    Heat players and staff at Sunday’s Super Bowl watch party in Minneapolis.   MINNEAPOLIS – For the Miami Heat, at least those around in June of 2013, the Patriots’ comeback Sunday in the Super Bowl brought back memories.
Updated: Heat make it official sign Okaro White to two-year deal, release Derrick Williams

Updated: Heat make it official sign Okaro White to two-year deal, release Derrick Williams

  Forward Okaro White has signed a two-year deal with the Heat. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) MINNEAPOLIS – Okaro White wasted little time making an impact when he joined the Miami Heat 20 days ago, and now it has paid off.
Could endless turmoil in Chicago be pushing Wade (and Butler) closer to the Heat?

Could endless turmoil in Chicago be pushing Wade (and Butler) closer to the Heat?

    The drama continues to mount for the Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS) MINNEAPOLIS – Dwyane Wade’s homecoming has not been all warm and fuzzy like he expected.
Three things to watch this week: With Chris Bosh day approaching, Miami Heat take win streak on road

Three things to watch this week: With Chris Bosh day approaching, Miami Heat take win streak on road

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat watches on from the bench against the Charlotte Hornets during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 25, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
With Okaro White, Derrick Williams on team plane to Minnesota, Heat must make move by Monday

With Okaro White, Derrick Williams on team plane to Minnesota, Heat must make move by Monday

    Okaro White warming up before a recent game. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MINNEAPOLIS – Forwards Okaro White and Derrick Williams traveled with the Miami Heat today, but one of the two likely will not be with the team Monday for the start of this four-game road trip.
With Miami Heat back in the playoff race, team takes ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ mantra on the road

With Miami Heat back in the playoff race, team takes ‘Don’t Believe the Hype’ mantra on the road

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives against Philadelphia 76ers forward Dario Saric (9) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb.
Five takeaways: Hassan Whiteside’s dominant performance leads Miami Heat to 10th straight win

Five takeaways: Hassan Whiteside’s dominant performance leads Miami Heat to 10th straight win

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers forward Nerlens Noel (4) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Feb.
Despite losing Briante Weber to Warriors, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra ‘really happy’ for young point guard

Despite losing Briante Weber to Warriors, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra ‘really happy’ for young point guard

Briante Weber #12 of the Miami Heat looks on during a timeout against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on April 13, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dion Waiters using ‘irrational’ confidence to make big impact during Heat’s winning streak

Dion Waiters #11 of the Miami Heat celebrates his shot as Trevor Booker #35 of the Brooklyn Nets defends in the fourth quarter at the Barclays Center on January 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
Hassan Whiteside’s promise to pay James Johnson’s fines just got $25,000 more expensive

Hassan Whiteside’s promise to pay James Johnson’s fines just got $25,000 more expensive

Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) is held back by coach Erik Spoelstra after Atlanta Hawks forward Taurean Prince pulled down Heat center Hassan Whiteside as Whiteside was going up for a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb.
Briante Weber to leave Heat D-League affiliate to sign 10-day contract with Golden State Warriors

Briante Weber to leave Heat D-League affiliate to sign 10-day contract with Golden State Warriors

Briante Weber #11 of the Sioux Falls Skyforce drives against Xavier Munford #5 from the Greensboro Swarm at the Sanford Pentagon November 29, 2016 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Miami Heat will begin month full of roster decisions by addressing Okaro White issue

Miami Heat will begin month full of roster decisions by addressing Okaro White issue

MIAMI — February is going to be an interesting month for the Heat. With Miami on a nine-game winning streak, the trade and transaction discussion has quieted down.
Mailbag: Should the winning streak change Miami Heat’s long-term plan?

Mailbag: Should the winning streak change Miami Heat’s long-term plan?

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives past Atlanta Hawks forward DeAndre Bembry (95) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb.
Erik Spoelstra challenged Dion Waiters and the Heat guard is playing best basketball of his career

Erik Spoelstra challenged Dion Waiters and the Heat guard is playing best basketball of his career

Dion Watiers has taken on the challenges from coach Erik Spoelstra and is thriving with the Heat. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)     MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra and Dion Waiters needed time.
Miami Heat’s 7-Eleven (Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters) have been open lately

Miami Heat’s 7-Eleven (Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters) have been open lately

  Dion Waiters drives to the basket during Miami victory over the Hawks with Goran Dragic looking on, (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS) MIAMI – Dion Waiters and Goran Dragic have been side-by-side on the court and in the Heat locker room this season, but it wasn’t until this homestand that it hit them.
Heat’s Hassan Whiteside calls Hawks’ Taurean Prince ‘fake tough guy’

Heat’s Hassan Whiteside calls Hawks’ Taurean Prince ‘fake tough guy’

  MIAMI – James Johnson cannot help himself. “I think I’m just wired like that,” The Heat’s enforcer said following the Heat’s ninth straight win, 116-93 over the Hawks on Wednesday in which he was ejected for coming to Hassan Whiteside’s aide.
Q&A: What are Miami Heat players predicting for Super Bowl 51 — Falcons or Patriots?

Q&A: What are Miami Heat players predicting for Super Bowl 51 — Falcons or Patriots?

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is seen before NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s news conference during preparations for the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game Wednesday, Feb.
Five takeaways: Miami Heat extend winning streak to nine with blowout win over Atlanta Hawks

Five takeaways: Miami Heat extend winning streak to nine with blowout win over Atlanta Hawks

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) looks for an open teammate past Atlanta Hawks guard Kent Bazemore (24) and forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Feb.
Sioux Falls guard Briante Weber named D-League player of the month

Sioux Falls guard Briante Weber named D-League player of the month

  Sioux Falls guard Briante Weber was named the D-League player of the month. MIAMI – When the Heat called up forward Okaro White last month from its NBA D-League team in Sioux Falls, many believed that spot could go to guard Briante Weber.
Miami Heat stepping up defense during crunch time in winning streak

Miami Heat stepping up defense during crunch time in winning streak

  Nets center Brook Lopez looks for an open teammate as he is smothered by Miami’s Wayne Ellington and Hassan Whiteside in the Heat’s victory last week.
Heat forward Okaro White could receive his first NBA start tonight if Luke Babbitt is unable to play

Heat forward Okaro White could receive his first NBA start tonight if Luke Babbitt is unable to play

  Forward Okaro White could make his first NBA start tonight if Luke Babbitt is unable to go. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) UPDATE: Luke Babbitt is playing —————- MIAMI – Okaro White is one of four players on the Heat roster who have yet to start a game.
Czar of the Telestrator says Miami Heat are in the playoff picture

Czar of the Telestrator says Miami Heat are in the playoff picture

  Wayne Ellington and Dion Waiters celebrate a clinching 3-point shot by Waiters late in Miami’s victory at Brooklyn last week.
Miami Heat Mailbag: Okaro White’s future; more on Wade and Butler

Miami Heat Mailbag: Okaro White’s future; more on Wade and Butler

Heat forward Okaro White celebrates Miami’s win over the Nets last week at the Barclays Center (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) MIAMI – This week we received several questions about Okaro White, most wanting to know what the Heat are going to do when his second 10-day contract expires on Monday.
Erik Spoelstra is not satisfied – and his Miami Heat players better not be either – with eight straight wins

Erik Spoelstra is not satisfied – and his Miami Heat players better not be either – with eight straight wins

  Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is not focused on his team’s record despite having won eight straight games.
Miami Heat’s injuries have made it hard for Erik Spoelstra to establish set rotation

Miami Heat’s injuries have made it hard for Erik Spoelstra to establish set rotation

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) goes up for a shot against Brooklyn Nets forwards Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (24) and Justin Hamilton during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan.
Udonis Haslem defends LeBron James in spat with Charles Barkley: ‘He should have went at him sooner’

Udonis Haslem defends LeBron James in spat with Charles Barkley: ‘He should have went at him sooner’

Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6), Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) and Miami Heat power forward Udonis Haslem (40) walk off the floor dejected during second half action of game one of the NBA finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs Thursday June 06, 2013, at American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Plucky Heat crew approaching some of Big Three’s best streaks

Plucky Heat crew approaching some of Big Three’s best streaks

A bit of perspective on the Miami Heat’s eight-game win streak, which might stretch longer but stretches the imagination either way.
Heat’s Udonis Haslem on Trump’s immigration order: ‘We’re supposed to be the land of the free’

Heat’s Udonis Haslem on Trump’s immigration order: ‘We’re supposed to be the land of the free’

  Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem spoke out Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s controversial executive order on immigration that bans citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries from entering the United States. “We’re supposed to be the land of the free,” Haslem said about the order that has led to large protests at airports around the country. “You...
Udonis Haslem plans to root against his hometown Miami Hurricanes next season — for one game

Udonis Haslem plans to root against his hometown Miami Hurricanes next season — for one game

Denver Nuggets guard Mike Miller (3) and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov.
Picking the five best Miami Heat uniforms over the years

Picking the five best Miami Heat uniforms over the years

“If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good.” Those wise words from the inimitable Deion Sanders explain, in many ways, the need for multiple jerseys if you’re a professional sports team these days. You see, busting out the same old home and away jerseys are a thing of the past. The Miami Heat are just one of the teams with a plethora of uniform options. Here&rsquo...
Heat guard Tyler Johnson clears all hurdles, will play tonight vs. Nets

Heat guard Tyler Johnson clears all hurdles, will play tonight vs. Nets

Heat guard Tyler Johnson missed six games because of a strained left shoulder. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) MIAMI – Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has a problem.
Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters shoots a basket in the final seconds of the game to secure a victory over the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson during an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, Jan.
Hassan Whiteside on Saturday’s ‘gratifying’ win over Pistons: ‘That felt better than a 20-20 game’

Hassan Whiteside on Saturday’s ‘gratifying’ win over Pistons: ‘That felt better than a 20-20 game’

Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris (13) drives past Miami Heat forward Luke Babbitt, left, and center Hassan Whiteside during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan.
Three things to watch: Miami Heat enter week as hottest team in NBA

Three things to watch: Miami Heat enter week as hottest team in NBA

Miami Heat center Willie Reed (35) forward James Johnson (16) and guard Wayne Ellington (2) return to the court after a time out during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan.
Miami Heat backcourt of Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters starting to flourish on and off court

Miami Heat backcourt of Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters starting to flourish on and off court

MIAMI — Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters spend a lot of time together in the locker room. They have to because their lockers are right next to each other.
From 11-30 to playoffs? Heat still believe they can make playoffs after slow start to season

From 11-30 to playoffs? Heat still believe they can make playoffs after slow start to season

Miami Heat forward Okaro White (15) waves a towel as he and other players come off the bench as the heat score during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan.
Five takeaways: Miami Heat push win streak to seven with victory over Detroit Pistons

Five takeaways: Miami Heat push win streak to seven with victory over Detroit Pistons

Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) goes up to shoot against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) and forward Jon Leuer during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan.
Saturday Heat injury update: Hassan Whiteside returns, Tyler Johnson still out, Josh Richardson making progress

Saturday Heat injury update: Hassan Whiteside returns, Tyler Johnson still out, Josh Richardson making progress

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) drives up against Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan.
Erik Spoelstra, Heat staff, wearing bow ties to honor Michael Goldberg

Erik Spoelstra, Heat staff, wearing bow ties to honor Michael Goldberg

    Michael Goldberg died last week at his home in New York. He was 73. MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra recalls his first meeting with NBA head coaches.
Heat guard Goran Dragic playing like an All-Star but has received little recognition

Heat guard Goran Dragic playing like an All-Star but has received little recognition

Heat guard Goran Dragic reacts after a basket against the Bulls during the Heat’s victory in Chicago on Friday.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 100-88 victory at the Chicago Bulls

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 100-88 victory at the Chicago Bulls

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra questions a call during Friday’s game against the Bulls. (AP Photo/David Banks)   CHICAGO – When Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was asked on Friday about the turmoil within the Bulls locker room the last couple of days, he referenced their spot in the standings.
Dwyane Wade still does not regret leaving the Heat to sign with the Bulls

Dwyane Wade still does not regret leaving the Heat to sign with the Bulls

  Dwyane Wade (3), shown with Jimmy Butler, says he would make the same decision he made last summer when he signed with Chicago despite the recent controversy.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside on not playing tonight vs. Bulls: ‘I want to get out here, I’m a competitor’

Heat center Hassan Whiteside on not playing tonight vs. Bulls: ‘I want to get out here, I’m a competitor’

  Miami’s Hassan Whiteside will miss tonight’s game against the Bulls because of a sprained right ankle.
Heat sign Okaro White to second 10-day contract

Heat sign Okaro White to second 10-day contract

  Heat forward Okaro White was signed to a second 10-day contract on Friday. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) CHICAGO – The Miami Heat have not lost a game since calling up Okaro White from Sioux Falls.
Bulls, Knicks showing exactly why Heat going about rebuilding the right way

Bulls, Knicks showing exactly why Heat going about rebuilding the right way

  Pat Riley has the Heat much better situated than the warring Bulls and Knicks. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post) CHICAGO – The Chicago Bulls have won 23 games.
Mailbag: What is Pat Riley thinking when he sees Dwyane Wade, LeBron James frustrated?

Mailbag: What is Pat Riley thinking when he sees Dwyane Wade, LeBron James frustrated?

Miami Heat president Pat Riley speaks during an NBA basketball news conference, Saturday, July 16, 2016, in Miami.
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