The Miami Heat missed the playoffs.
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The Miami Heat missed the playoffs.
Miami Heat President Pat Riley sure seemed to take a not-so-subtle shot at LeBron James: 'No more smiling faces with hidden agendas.'
The Heat and Sixers both needed to lose tonight. Unfortunately, somebody had to win, and that sure as hell wasn't going to be the Sixers.
The NBA is in a conundrum tonight.
The doldrums of March and early April have passed, and the playoffs are merely five days away. Despite over five months and 80 games of competition, though, the field is far from set – and championship implications loom as a result of the regular season's last three days.
Erik Spoelstra seemed to almost have an aneurysm on the sidelines on Saturday night, as he gestures wildly during a Heat offensive possession.
Michael Beasley was very, very excited about nailing his third consecutive three-pointer. So excited, in fact, that this angle easily lends itself to thinking the Miami Heat journeyman's celebration was something we're at least fairly sure it wasn't, and definitely hope it wasn't.
Okay, so that's not exactly vintage Derrick Rose. And most might not even consider this an actual dunk, either. But the 2011 MVP's current comeback is all about baby steps, and that he's already jumping comfortably – during a back-to-back, no less – off the leg in which he had surgery six weeks is very encouraging.
PG-13 made his return and dropped 13 points in 14 minutes as the Pacers beat the Heat. His coach agrees with nearly everyone: the Pacers are "a lot better" with George on the court.
Paul George returned to the Pacers lineup against his old rivals the Miami Heat on Easter Sunday. As expected, the results have been mixed.
Tonight's game between the Miami Heat and Detroit Pistons has important playoff implications, but we were most excited for the matchup due to the presence of ascendant big men Hassan Whiteside and Andre Drummond.
Paul George's wait is finally over. Well, almost.
The 2015 NBA Playoffs are almost here, and we've all the information you need to track who gets in and who is eliminated.
Believe it or not, the injury report could still get worse for the Miami Heat. Despite taking nasty spill in the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers last night that sidelined him for the game's remainder, Dwyane Wade suffered no structural damage in his troublesome left knee and could play in Saturday's contest with the Detroit Pistons.
The Lakers will go after Rajon Rondo and/or Goran Dragic when they enter free agency this summer, but it's not a safe bet to land either.
The hits just won't stop coming for the Miami Heat. With his team down big in the second quarter of tonight's matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade lost his footing and took a fall that put his fragile left knee in an extremely compromising position.
It was like Popovich was watching at the world's worst, most laborious tennis match.
Hassan Whiteside is wearing a heavy bandage on his right hand for his team's game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night following a laceration he suffered last week. Fortunately for the Miami Heat, it apparently doesn't keep the young paint-protector from swatting shots out of bounds.
We get it, Alonzo Mourning – the NBA reached its peak during your heyday. Stars from back then would dominate to an even greater extent today, and stars from today simply wouldn't have dominated back then.
Dwyane Wade isn't the player he used to be. As the 33 year-old Miami Heat legend indicated in a 109-102 win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, though, that hardly means he's not a superstar – or won't be as his career continues.