Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, left, competes for control of the ball with Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Boston.
Two dunks in the opening 90 seconds had Hassan Whiteside feeling pretty good Thursday night. NBA games never stay easy for long, however, and injuries that both teams know about never stay hidden. Before long the Miami Heat’s 7-foot rim protector was thinking about how best to protect himself in his 30 minutes of rumbling with the 43-29 Raptors. Thirteen stitches in your shooting hand will do...
Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat makes a game-tying three-pointer over Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth quarter during Game Six of the 2013 NBA Finals at AmericanAirlines Arena on June 18, 2013 in Miami, Florida.
MIAMI — The Heat blamed their defense for Sunday’s loss to the Blazers. But Miami (35-36) can point to its defense as one of the driving forces behind Tuesday’s 112-97 win over the Suns (22-49) at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Miami’s Hassan Whiteside blocks a shot by Portland’s Maurice Harkless during Trail Blazers win over the Heat on Sunday, (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI – Hassan Whiteside was surprised he was recognized as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday, repeating several times today he believes he is underappreciated.
Miami’s Josh Richardson scores two of his 10 points in Sunday’s loss to Portland. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) MIAMI – The Heat conclude their second longest home stand of the season this week with games against Phoenix and Toronto before starting a three-game road trip Sunday in Boston.
The Miami Heat are No. 7 in the playoff race and looking to rise even higher. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MIAMI – The Heat spent about 24 hours in the eighth and final playoff spot in the East before waking up Sunday to find themselves moving up to No.
Goran Dragic and Luke Babbitt posing with fans at the Miami Heat Family Festival. MIAMI – The Miami Heat’s Family Festival was held Saturday outside AmericanAirlines Arena, an annual event in its 20th year that benefits the team’s charities.
Miami’s Dion Waiters directs traffic against Charlotte during a recent Heat win. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) MIAMI – Heat guard Dion Waiters spent most of Friday night and Saturday at the team’s facility getting treatment on his left ankle but coach Erik Spoelstra said no timetable has been put on his return.
Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins drive to the basket against the Miami Heat Josh Richardson, left, and Hassan Whiteside, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 17, 2017, in Miami.
Indiana Pacers forward C.J. Miles (0) drives the ball around the defense of Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Indianapolis.
MIAMI — Chicago is one of the teams Miami is competing with in the race for a playoff spot. So the fact that the Bulls just lost their second-leading scorer to a regular-season ending injury helps the Heat.
Wayne Ellington #22 of the North Carolina Tar Heels celebrates with fans as he run off the court after the Tar Heels 89-72 win against the Michigan State Spartans during the 2009 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship game at Ford Field on April 6, 2009 in Detroit, Michigan.
Heat guard Goran Dragic’s right eye has opened after constant massaging. MIAMI – Goran Dragic participated in Tuesday’s full practice after his right eye dramatically improved a day earlier, giving the Heat point guard confidence that he will be back in the lineup Wednesday against New Orleans.
Miami’s Josh Richardson, Goran Dragic and James Johnson celebrate during a time out in the Heat’s victory over Charlotte on Wednesday, (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS) Suddenly, the metrics are looking pretty good for the Miami Heat.
MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra’s head coaching resume is impressive. In Spoelstra’s previous eight seasons as an NBA head coach — all with the Heat — his team finished with a losing record just once, as Miami recorded a 37-45 record in the 2014-15 season.
The Miami Heat’s James Johnson and Goran Dragic, left, greet Dion Waiters (11) as they lead in the fourth quarter against the Charlotte Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.