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A look at Miami Heat’s next challenge — the James Harden-led Rockets and their prolific offense

A look at Miami Heat’s next challenge — the James Harden-led Rockets and their prolific offense

Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) drives around Orlando Magic’s Aaron Gordon (00) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan.
Miami Heat granted extra roster spot under hardship rule with plan to use it to sign Okaro White

Miami Heat granted extra roster spot under hardship rule with plan to use it to sign Okaro White

MIAMI — Injuries have hurt the Heat since the start of the season. But for once, Miami will benefit — even if just a little — from its long list of injuries.
Three things to watch this week: Miami Heat get first look at James Harden

Three things to watch this week: Miami Heat get first look at James Harden

  Houston Rockets guard James Harden reacts to a foul during Friday’s game against Memphis.
Check out who Erik Spoelstra picks for his Dream 3-on-3 Team of retired Miami Heat players

Check out who Erik Spoelstra picks for his Dream 3-on-3 Team of retired Miami Heat players

  Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning. MIAMI – Udonis Haslem has no interest in playing in a 3-on-3 league when he retires but certainly would tune in, as would Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, who has one concern.
Heat guard Josh Richardson ‘week-to-week’ with foot injury; forward Okaro White expected to join team

Heat guard Josh Richardson ‘week-to-week’ with foot injury; forward Okaro White expected to join team

    Heat guard Josh Richardson shoots against Hawks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. in a game this season in Miami.
Miami Heat: We answer 5 important questions at season’s halfway point

Miami Heat: We answer 5 important questions at season’s halfway point

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside sits on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Oct.
Luke Babbitt has best game as a member of the Miami Heat

Luke Babbitt has best game as a member of the Miami Heat

  The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo reaches for the ball against the Heat’s Luke Babbitt during Milwaukee’s victory Friday.
Coach Erik Spoelstra keeping spirits buoyed as losses mount for Miami Heat

Coach Erik Spoelstra keeping spirits buoyed as losses mount for Miami Heat

  Miami’s Goran Dragic drives against Milwaukee’s Malcolm Brogdon and Greg Monroe during the Bucks’ victory Friday.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 116-108 loss at the Milwaukee Bucks

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 116-108 loss at the Milwaukee Bucks

Milwaukee’s’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, shoots against Miami’s Rodney McGruder during the first half of the Bucks victory Friday in Milwaukee.
One national host calls Heat ‘a mess’ and ‘irrelevant,’ doubts they can rebuild quickly

One national host calls Heat ‘a mess’ and ‘irrelevant,’ doubts they can rebuild quickly

  Has LeBron James ruined the Heat because of his friendship with Dwyane Wade? Fox Sports personality Colin Cowherd’s week got off to a rough start with Clemson coach Dabo Swinney calling him a fraud.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside drops out of top 10 in All-Star voting

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside drops out of top 10 in All-Star voting

  Heat center Hassan Whiteside and Clippers forward Wesley Johnson reach for a rebound during L.
Erik Spoelstra looking to get Dion Waiters into his ‘strength zones’ on offense

Erik Spoelstra looking to get Dion Waiters into his ‘strength zones’ on offense

Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters dribbles next to Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan.
Pat Riley is starting to take inventory on who can help the Miami Heat moving forward, we breakdown his options

Pat Riley is starting to take inventory on who can help the Miami Heat moving forward, we breakdown his options

How long will it take Miami Heat president Pat Riley to rebuild this team into another championship contender.
Miami Heat acquire stake in eSports organization Misfits

Miami Heat acquire stake in eSports organization Misfits

The Miami Heat became the latest NBA franchise to invest in an eSports organization, announcing on Tuesday that they acquired a stake in Misfits. According to ESPN, the terms of the deal between the Heat and the Misfits franchise, which was launched in 2016 by Syfy channel co-founder Mitchell Rubenstein and his son-in-law Ben Spoont, were not disclosed. As a part of the deal, Misfits and the Heat...
Q&A: What does Josh Richardson think the Miami Heat can accomplish over second half of season?

Q&A: What does Josh Richardson think the Miami Heat can accomplish over second half of season?

Josh Richardson #0 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
No injuries after Miami Heat plane slides on icy Milwaukee runway in minor incident

No injuries after Miami Heat plane slides on icy Milwaukee runway in minor incident

Miami Heat After landing, the Heat’s airplane slid on an icy runway while taxiing Wednesday at approximately 10:20 p.
What’s the next step for Hassan Whiteside? Putting up big numbers in Miami Heat wins

What’s the next step for Hassan Whiteside? Putting up big numbers in Miami Heat wins

Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat posts up Al Jefferson #7 of the Indiana Pacers during a game at American Airlines Arena on December 14, 2016 in Miami, Florida.

Steve Kerr believes Heat are ‘better than their record shows’ — Miami agrees

OAKLAND, Calif. — Erik Spoelstra admits its a result-based league, but he also knows the Heat are a process-oriented organization.
Miami Heat mailbag: Could the Heat make a move for Chicago’s Jimmy Butler?

Miami Heat mailbag: Could the Heat make a move for Chicago’s Jimmy Butler?

  The Bulls are denying they are looking to move Jimmy Butler. But you never know. (AP Photo) MIAMI – Heat fans are starting to look ahead and wondering how their team is going to add enough pieces to once again become a contender.
Five takeaways: Heat lose to Warriors despite dominant Hassan Whiteside performance

Five takeaways: Heat lose to Warriors despite dominant Hassan Whiteside performance

OAKLAND, Calif. — Erik Spoelstra insists that he’s worried about the process, not the result.
Miami Heat: Hassan Whiteside not available on trade market

Miami Heat: Hassan Whiteside not available on trade market

Hassan Whiteside is(Getty Images) OAKLAND, Calif. — Hassan Whiteside isn’t worried about all of the trade rumors surrounding the Miami Heat.
A story about an Uber driver who ended up telling some good Udonis Haslem stories

A story about an Uber driver who ended up telling some good Udonis Haslem stories

Denver Nuggets guard Mike Miller (3) and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov.
Tyler Johnson’s ability to block shots as a guard brings back memories of Dwyane Wade

Tyler Johnson’s ability to block shots as a guard brings back memories of Dwyane Wade

Detroit Pistons guard Ish Smith (14) shoots under pressure from Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson (8) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan.
Miami Heat guarantee Rodney McGruder’s contract for remainder of season

Miami Heat guarantee Rodney McGruder’s contract for remainder of season

Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Denver.
Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters calls his Sunday ejection ‘a terrible call’

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters calls his Sunday ejection ‘a terrible call’

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters talks with a referee after being called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Tuesday, Nov.
It gets tougher: In the middle of rough trip, Miami Heat move on to face Golden State Warriors on the road

It gets tougher: In the middle of rough trip, Miami Heat move on to face Golden State Warriors on the road

The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry hits a 3-pointer against the Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside, left, during the fourth quarter at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, Feb.
Philadelphia 76ers pass on Briante Weber for open roster spot after Monday tryout

Philadelphia 76ers pass on Briante Weber for open roster spot after Monday tryout

A portrait of Briante Weber #12 of the Miami Heat on September 26, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES — Briante Weber will have to continue waiting for his next NBA opportunity.
Will the Miami Heat lose Briante Weber? Point guard has Monday tryout with Philadelphia 76ers

Will the Miami Heat lose Briante Weber? Point guard has Monday tryout with Philadelphia 76ers

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.
Three things to watch this week: Miami Heat face the Warriors’ Big 3, the Bucks’ Greek Freak

Three things to watch this week: Miami Heat face the Warriors’ Big 3, the Bucks’ Greek Freak

    Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors drives past Josh Richardson of the Miami Heat during a game at AmericanAirlines Arena last season.
Five takeaways from the Heat’s loss to the Clippers: Offense continues to be major issue

Five takeaways from the Heat’s loss to the Clippers: Offense continues to be major issue

Los Angeles Clippers forward Wesley Johnson, left, shoots as Miami Heat forward Willie Reed defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan.
Josh Richardson out with sprained left foot after MRI, X-ray come back negative

Josh Richardson out with sprained left foot after MRI, X-ray come back negative

LOS ANGELES — Josh Richardson tried to play through the pain in his left foot, but it kept getting worse.
Does Tyler Johnson belong in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

Does Tyler Johnson belong in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest?

The Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson drives to the basket against the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter on Friday, Jan.

Goran Dragic still ‘surprised’ by ejection: ‘The video don’t lie’

LOS ANGELES — One day after the second ejection of his NBA career, Goran Dragic still couldn’t believe he was thrown out of the game.
Heat guard Josh Richardson now bothered by ‘soft-tissue injury’ in left foot

Heat guard Josh Richardson now bothered by ‘soft-tissue injury’ in left foot

LOS ANGELES — As if the Heat weren’t dealing with enough injuries, there’s a new one to worry about.
Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters trying to work his way back after missing 20 games due to groin injury

Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters trying to work his way back after missing 20 games due to groin injury

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) shoots between Washington Wizards guard Tomas Satoransky (31), from the Czech Republic, and guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov.
Udonis Haslem on Dolphins’ chances vs. Steelers: ‘I think the Dolphins are going to win’

Udonis Haslem on Dolphins’ chances vs. Steelers: ‘I think the Dolphins are going to win’

Udonis Haslem (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES — With a game of his own Sunday afternoon, Udonis Haslem won’t get a chance to watch his hometown Dolphins play in their first NFL playoff game since 2008.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 127-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 127-100 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers’ Lou Williams shoots under pressure from the Miami Heat’s James Johnson (16) in the first quarter on Friday, Jan.
Hassan Whiteside rejoins Miami Heat in Los Angeles after eye injury

Hassan Whiteside rejoins Miami Heat in Los Angeles after eye injury

LOS ANGELES — Hassan Whiteside is back with the Heat, but the effects of his right retinal contusion are still visible.
Miami Heat to apply for $1.3 million disabled player exception for Justise Winslow’s injury

Miami Heat to apply for $1.3 million disabled player exception for Justise Winslow’s injury

LOS ANGELES — The Heat have moved on to life without Justise Winslow, but that doesn’t mean they’ve forgotten about him.
Chris Bosh has reached ‘some interesting conclusions’ in time away from basketball

Chris Bosh has reached ‘some interesting conclusions’ in time away from basketball

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Houston Rockets at American Airlines Arena on November 1, 2015 in Miami, Florida (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES — Chris Bosh is technically still a member of the Heat’s 15-man roster.
Stat of the Week: Miami Heat improving at the foul line

Stat of the Week: Miami Heat improving at the foul line

The Miami Heat have started hitting their free throws the last four games. The Miami Heat have been involved in more games that have been decided by 10 points or less than any team in the NBA with the exception of the Celtics.
Heat forward Justise Winslow has successful surgery on shoulder, says he will be dedicated to rehab

Heat forward Justise Winslow has successful surgery on shoulder, says he will be dedicated to rehab

  Heat forward Justise Winslow had successful surgery Thursday to repair a a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside ninth among East frontcourt players in All-Star voting

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside ninth among East frontcourt players in All-Star voting

  Miami’s Hassan Whiteside is ninth among the Eastern Conference’s top 10 frontcourt players in the first release of fan voting for the All-Star Game.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson coming through during crunch time

Miami Heat guard Tyler Johnson coming through during crunch time

    Miami’s Tyler Johnson, right, receives a high five from fellow guard Goran Dragic during the closing moments of the Heat’s 107-102 win in Sacramento Wednesday.
Injury-ravaged Miami Heat not eligible to add additional roster spot — why?

Injury-ravaged Miami Heat not eligible to add additional roster spot — why?

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra instructs his team in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Friday, Dec.
Q&A: What does one NBA analyst think of the Miami Heat and Hassan Whiteside?

Q&A: What does one NBA analyst think of the Miami Heat and Hassan Whiteside?

Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on October 28, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 107-102 victory at the Sacramento Kings

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 107-102 victory at the Sacramento Kings

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic drives between Sacramento Kings Ty Lawson and Willie Cauley-Stein during the first half of Wednesday’s game.
Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow likely to miss rest of season

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow likely to miss rest of season

    Justise Winslow will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.
The old Goran Dragic was on display for Heat Tuesday before back tightened

The old Goran Dragic was on display for Heat Tuesday before back tightened

    Miami’s Goran Dragic reacts to referee Leon Wood after a foul call during the second half of the Suns victory over the Heat on Tuesday.
Willie Reed’s career night in Phoenix shows his value to Miami Heat

Willie Reed’s career night in Phoenix shows his value to Miami Heat

  Phoenix’s Eric Bledsoe attempts to shoot over the Heat’s Willie Reed during the second half of the Suns victory Tuesday (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Willie Reed is taking advantage of his opportunity.
Mailbag: Should the Miami Heat make a move for Paul Millsap?

Mailbag: Should the Miami Heat make a move for Paul Millsap?

Derrick Williams #22 of the Miami Heat defends against Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 7, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 99-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 99-90 loss to the Phoenix Suns

Leandro Barbosa #19 of the Phoenix Suns and Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat dive for a loose ball during the first half of the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Bovada: Miami Heat’s NBA, conference, division championship odds keep dwindling

Bovada: Miami Heat’s NBA, conference, division championship odds keep dwindling

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, left, and guard Goran Dragic, right, wait to go back into the game during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Sunday, Oct.
Ready or not, Heat center Willie Reed set to fill in for injured Hassan Whiteside

Ready or not, Heat center Willie Reed set to fill in for injured Hassan Whiteside

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) tries to control the ball after it was knocked away by Miami Heat forward Willie Reed (35) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan.
Dwyane Wade proving to be durable so far in first season with Chicago Bulls

Dwyane Wade proving to be durable so far in first season with Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21), left, with guard Dwyane Wade (3) after Butler’s 52-point performance against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, Jan.
Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow not with Miami Heat for start of 6-game trip

Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow not with Miami Heat for start of 6-game trip

Heat center Hassan Whiteside will remain in Miami for at least the start of the 6-game road trip to continue treatment on his eye.
Do not suggest to James Johnson the Heat are shorthanded

Do not suggest to James Johnson the Heat are shorthanded

James Johnson, who scored a team-high 20 points in Miami’s loss to the Pistons on Sunday, does not want to hear the Heat are shorthanded.
Heat guard Dion Waiters says he will be smarter about injuries moving forward

Heat guard Dion Waiters says he will be smarter about injuries moving forward

MIAMI – For Dion Waiters, the best feeling will be stepping on a plane, just being with his teammates with the hopes of playing for the first time since late November.
Three things to watch this week: Injury-ravaged Miami Heat set for West Coast trip

Three things to watch this week: Injury-ravaged Miami Heat set for West Coast trip

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson (0) drives past Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris (13) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 107-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 107-98 loss to the Detroit Pistons

Heat forward Luke Babbitt drives past Detroit Pistons forward Marcus Morris during Sunday’s game.
Miami Heat without Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow vs. Pistons tonight

Miami Heat without Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow vs. Pistons tonight

Heat center Hassan Whiteside will miss tonight’s game after being poked in the eye Friday in Boston.
5 New Year’s resolutions for the Miami Heat — for one, win the 2017 offseason

5 New Year’s resolutions for the Miami Heat — for one, win the 2017 offseason

Miami Heat president Pat Riley talks to reporters during an NBA basketball news conference, Thursday, Dec.
Goran Dragic ‘hoping’ back injury does not force him to miss extended period of time

Goran Dragic ‘hoping’ back injury does not force him to miss extended period of time

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic drives against Lakers’ Luol Deng in the first quarter of the Miami Heat vs Los Angeles Lakers Thursday, Dec.
Erik Spoelstra pleased with Miami Heat’s progress despite 10-24 record

Erik Spoelstra pleased with Miami Heat’s progress despite 10-24 record

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra instructs his team in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Friday, Dec.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 117-114 loss to the Boston Celtics

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 117-114 loss to the Boston Celtics

BOSTON — The one thing you can’t criticize the Heat for is their effort. Even with starting point guard Goran Dragic out with a lingering back injury on the second night of a road back-to-back, Miami kept it competitive in Boston.
Miami Heat confirm Erik Spoelstra received contract extension in offseason

Miami Heat confirm Erik Spoelstra received contract extension in offseason

Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat looks on during the game against the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena on May 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Derrick Williams will ‘never get used to’ not playing, but understands role with Miami Heat

Derrick Williams will ‘never get used to’ not playing, but understands role with Miami Heat

Derrick Williams #22 of the Miami Heat defends against Paul Millsap #4 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 7, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Stat of the Week: Justise Winslow’s shooting struggles continue

Stat of the Week: Justise Winslow’s shooting struggles continue

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) shoots against Oklahoma City Thunder guard Alex Abrines (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec.
Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic on back injury: ‘It’s taking my game away’

Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic on back injury: ‘It’s taking my game away’

Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat drives against Dennis Schroder #17 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on December 7, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 91-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 91-82 loss to the Charlotte Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Heat’s margin of error is small this season. With a list of injuries and an inefficient offense, Miami can’t afford to have one bad half.
Miami Heat still working ‘to find a solution’ for Josh McRoberts; Goran Dragic back in starting lineup

Miami Heat still working ‘to find a solution’ for Josh McRoberts; Goran Dragic back in starting lineup

Josh McRoberts #4 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.
Erik Spoelstra on ‘Last Two Minute Report’: What is the end goal?

Erik Spoelstra on ‘Last Two Minute Report’: What is the end goal?

Head coach Erik Spoelstra of the Miami Heat calls a play during a game against the LA Clippers at American Airlines Arena on December 16, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Miami Heat Q&A: What would Erik Spoelstra write about his team if he followed in his grandfather’s footsteps

Miami Heat Q&A: What would Erik Spoelstra write about his team if he followed in his grandfather’s footsteps

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has done OK for himself despite not taking up his grandfather’s profession.
Heat center Hassan Whiteside may be inconsistent and frustrating, but he’s a max player in today’s NBA

Heat center Hassan Whiteside may be inconsistent and frustrating, but he’s a max player in today’s NBA

Heat center Hassan Whiteside dunks on Thunder center Steven Adams during Oklahoma City’s victory over Miami on Tuesday.
Heat guard Goran Dragic hopes back spasms subside enough to play Thursday in Charlotte

Heat guard Goran Dragic hopes back spasms subside enough to play Thursday in Charlotte

  Goran Dragic, behind helped up by teammates Tyler Johnson, Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson during last week’s game against Orlando, hopes to return against Charlotte after missing one game because of back spasms.
Heat guard Josh Richardson battling through sore shooting wrist

Heat guard Josh Richardson battling through sore shooting wrist

Josh Richardson #0 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against the Oklahoma City Thunder on December, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Miami Heat mailbag: Who is the best 2017 NBA draft prospect?

Miami Heat mailbag: Who is the best 2017 NBA draft prospect?

Josh Jackson #11 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks on a fast break during the game against the Siena Saints at Allen Fieldhouse on November 18, 2016 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 106-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 106-94 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook drives to the basket against Miami’s Rodney McGruder Tuesday.
Josh McRoberts on stress fracture in left foot: ‘Disappointing, frustrating’

Josh McRoberts on stress fracture in left foot: ‘Disappointing, frustrating’

MIAMI — Josh McRoberts has two words to describe his latest setback. “Disappointing, frustrating,” McRoberts said before Tuesday’s game.
Miami Heat without Goran Dragic, Josh McRoberts for tonight’s game against Thunder

Miami Heat without Goran Dragic, Josh McRoberts for tonight’s game against Thunder

  Goran Dragic will miss tonight’s game against the Thunder because of back spasms. (Getty Images) MIAMI – The Miami Heat will be without leading scorer and distributer, point guard Goran Dragic, for their matchup tonight against Oklahoma City and Russell Westbrook.
A closer look at Hassan Whiteside’s chances of making the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

A closer look at Hassan Whiteside’s chances of making the 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat is introduced before a game against the Washington Wizards on December 12, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Miami Heat injuries: Josh McRoberts out indefinitely with left foot injury

Miami Heat injuries: Josh McRoberts out indefinitely with left foot injury

Josh McRoberts #4 of the Miami Heat posts up Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game at American Airlines Arena on December 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Miami Heat hoping OKC’s Russell Westbrook doesn’t ‘eat them alive’

Miami Heat hoping OKC’s Russell Westbrook doesn’t ‘eat them alive’

  OKC guard Russell Westbrook is attempting to become the first player in 55 years to average a triple-double.
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside on free throw shooting: ‘I’ve got to get better’

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside on free throw shooting: ‘I’ve got to get better’

Hassan Whiteside is spending plenty of time at the free throw line in hopes of improving his percentage.
Miami Heat once again getting closer to full strength

Miami Heat once again getting closer to full strength

    Guard Wayne Ellington could return Tuesday against the Thunder after missing five games because of a strained hamstring.
Three things to watch this week: Russell Westbrook makes lone Miami appearance this season

Three things to watch this week: Russell Westbrook makes lone Miami appearance this season

    Russell Westrook led a 20-0 run in Oklahoma City’s victory over Miami in November.
Miami Heat gaining plenty of experience with close-game situations

Miami Heat gaining plenty of experience with close-game situations

  Coach Erik Spoelstra believes his team will benefit down the line from keeping games close. (AP Photo) The Heat have been in 21 games decided by single digits.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 91-87 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 91-87 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans

Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots over Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat during the first half of a game at the Smoothie King Center on December 23, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic denies national report that he’s ‘open to a trade’

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic denies national report that he’s ‘open to a trade’

Goran Dragic #7 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.
Why has Justise Winslow been a more efficient offensive player since returning from injury?

Why has Justise Winslow been a more efficient offensive player since returning from injury?

MIAMI — Justise Winslow hasn’t been an efficient offensive player over his short NBA career.
Heat captain Udonis Haslem grateful for Shaq’s comments during ceremony

Heat captain Udonis Haslem grateful for Shaq’s comments during ceremony

  Shaquille O’Neal’s number-retirement ceremony Friday included Shaq acknowledging Udonis Haslem and what he has meant to the Heat.
Stat of the Week: Heat red hot in second half

Stat of the Week: Heat red hot in second half

Goran Dragic helped the Heat overcome a 19-point first half deficit in Thursday’s win over the Lakers.
Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 115-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers

Five takeaways from the Miami Heat’s 115-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers

MIAMI — At halftime, the Heat honored Shaquille O’Neal by retiring his No. 32 jersey. After halftime, the Heat finally started to play inspired basketball.
Shaquille O’Neal reminisces about Miami Heat 2006 title team during number retirement ceremony

Shaquille O’Neal reminisces about Miami Heat 2006 title team during number retirement ceremony

    Former Heat center Shaquille O’Neal acknowledges Alonzo Mourning during a ceremony Thursday in which O’Neal’s number was retired at halftime of the game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Arena (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images MIAMI – At least Shaquille O’Neal was not naked.
Injuries keep three Heat guards out vs. Lakers

Injuries keep three Heat guards out vs. Lakers

Jamal Crawford #11 of the LA Clippers drives on Rodney McGruder #17 of the Miami Heat during a game at American Airlines Arena on December 16, 2016 in Miami, Florida.
Everything we wrote about Shaq’s number retirement ceremony with Heat … so far

Everything we wrote about Shaq’s number retirement ceremony with Heat … so far

MIAMI – In case you somehow missed it, Shaquille O’Neal is in town for his jersey retirement ceremony tonight. Shaq will be part of the TNT crew calling the Heat’s nationally-televised game against the Lakers and at halftime will walk on the floor to see his No. 32 raised to the rafters. We have been all over the retiring of Shaq’s number with more stories than any other publication...
Goran Dragic remembers rookie hazing from Shaq: ‘For every home game I had to bring 24 doughnuts’

Goran Dragic remembers rookie hazing from Shaq: ‘For every home game I had to bring 24 doughnuts’

Shaquille O’Neal #32 and Goran Dragic #2 of the Phoenix Suns take a break from the action during the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on March 18, 2009 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Luol Deng to face Heat for first time after two enjoyable seasons in Miami

Luol Deng to face Heat for first time after two enjoyable seasons in Miami

  Luol Deng will face the Heat tonight for the first time since signing with the Lakers. (AP Photo) Heat coach Erik Spoelstra misses Luol Deng even after the two needed time to get to know each other and “get on the same page.
The new CBA could impact the Chris Bosh situation

The new CBA could impact the Chris Bosh situation

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat looks on from the bench in the first half of Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 3, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Shaq calls Heat forward Udonis Haslem his hero, says his number should be retired, too

Shaq calls Heat forward Udonis Haslem his hero, says his number should be retired, too

  Shaq said Udonis Haslem was the heart and soul of the Heat’s 2006 title team. MIAMI _ Shaquille O’Neal will become the third Heat player to have his number retired at halftime of tonight’s game against the Lakers.
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