April 19, 2011 |
Score: Heat 94, Sixers 73. Heat hold a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series. How it happened: The Heat, fueled by Dwyane Wade's almost manic energy and intensity, blew the doors off the Sixers with early execution and defense. The Sixers were 4-for-20 from the field in the first quarter. Key play: The tip? The Sixers never really threatened, though the party started for the Heat when LeBron James rose above the square and pounded though an alley-oop fastbreak dunk from Mario Chalmers to make it 37-23 with 5:09 to play in the second quarter.
April 3, 2013
Carmelo Anthony tied his career high with 50 points and the visiting New York Knicks won their ninth straight game, topping the injury-depleted Miami Heat, 102-90, on Wednesday night. Anthony finished 18 of 26 from the field, reaching 50 on a jumper with 16.9 seconds remaining. J.R. Smith scored 14 and Raymond Felton added 10 for New York. Chris Bosh scored 23 points for Miami, which played without LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers, all held out with injuries that are not believed to be serious.
January 18, 2013
Carmelo Anthony returned to his Olympic gold-medal past and scored 26 points Thursday to lead the New York Knicks to a 102-87 victory over the Detroit Pistons in London. Anthony scored 18 in the first half as the Knicks (25-13) jumped out to a 16-2 lead before holding a double-digit advantage for most of the game. Amar'e Stoudemire added 17 points for the Knicks and J.R. Smith scored 16. Will Bynum led the Pistons with 22 points. The Pistons (14-25) were the home team at the O2 Arena in London, site of the Olympic gold-medal game during last year's London Games.
February 22, 2012
The NBA-leading Miami Heat stretched their winning streak to seven games Tuesday night with a 120-108 pounding of the visiting Sacramento Kings. Dwyane Wade scored 30 points and added 10 assists, Mario Chalmers and Chris Bosh each scored 20 points, and LeBron James added 18 points for the Heat, who have won each of their games during this streak by at least 12 points. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 of his 24 points in the third quarter for Sacramento, which dropped its sixth straight.
April 1, 2013
Chris Bosh scored 23 points, including a winning three-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining, and the Miami Heat beat the Spurs, 88-86, on Sunday night in San Antonio with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Mario Chalmers sitting out with injuries. The Heat essentially have a four-game cushion with nine remaining for the league's best record and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Elsewhere: Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and 10 rebounds, and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to eight games and moved closer to ending Boston's hold on the Atlantic Division title with a 108-89 victory in New York.
June 11, 2013 |
SAN ANTONIO - Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili sat in mostly stunned silence, all that playoff experience not preparing them for how they felt after two games. They were satisfied, yet shaken. The San Antonio Spurs had taken home-court advantage away from the Miami Heat, but then the reigning champions took them apart. So as they prepared to bring the NBA Finals back home for the first time in 7 years, the veterans struggled with how they were supposed to sum up their situation.
April 2, 2013 |
CHRIS BOSH scored 23 points, including a game-winning three-pointer with 1.9 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs, 88-86, on Sunday night with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Mario Chalmers all sitting out with injuries. Ray Allen had 14 points, Norris Cole added 13 and Mike Miller 12 for Miami, which swept the season series with San Antonio. By earning the head-to-head tiebreaker with San Antonio, the Heat essentially have a four-game cushion with nine remaining for the league's best record and home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs.
May 29, 2013
Roy Hibbert collected 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late in Indianapolis to beat the Miami Heat, 99-92, on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece. LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points before fouling out with 56 seconds to go. Mario Chalmers had 20 points on a night the defending NBA champions failed to take command of the series. The Heat will host Game 5 on Thursday. Suns hire Hornacek Phoenix hired Jeff Hornacek, 50, who played the first six of his 14 NBA seasons with the Suns.
March 11, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Lakers routed the Chicago Bulls, 90-81, at home to improve to 33-31. It marks the first time this season they have been two games over .500. The Lakers also moved a half-game ahead of the Utah Jazz and into sole possession of the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. The win was a team effort for the hosts: Dwight Howard had 16 points and 21 rebounds; Kobe Bryant finished 19 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds; and Steve Nash chipped in 16 points. They led by as many as 18 points in the third period.
May 2, 2009 |
Dwyane Wade soared past Zaza Pachulia, throwing down a fierce dunk as the Atlanta forward sent him sprawling into a courtside row of photographers. Down, but definitely not out. When the Miami Heat needed him most, Wade was at his best. Wade scored 41 points, Michael Beasley burst out of a slump with 22 points and 15 rebounds, and the Heat stayed alive in the NBA playoffs by routing the visiting Hawks, 98-72, in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series last night.