June 16, 2013 |
NORTH BAY VILLAGE, Fla. - Investigators began examining a twisted pile of concrete, metal, and wood Friday to determine why a deck at a popular sports bar collapsed into shallow Biscayne Bay, injuring two dozen people gathered to cheer the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. Authorities estimated that 100 people were on the deck at Shuckers Bar & Grill when a support on one end apparently gave way, causing the deck to buckle in the middle and drop about eight feet into the bay. The scene Friday was a tangle of partly submerged green plastic chairs, tables, umbrellas, and even flip-flops and cellphones lost in the chaos of the night before.
March 17, 2000 |
Alonzo Mourning, the fierce Miami Heat center, did not pretend to know all the details of why the 76ers suspended Allen Iverson for last night's game. But Mourning, who scored 21 points in the Heat's 92-77 victory last night, saw a larger, more critical issue. "A lot has to do with maturity and experience," he said. "He was taught better than that. We all know, based on experience, with this type of lifestyle, you're going to make mistakes. "The culmination is, you've got to sit back and say, 'What am I doing, not just to myself but my teammates?
June 1, 2012 |
THE BIGGEST postseason comeback in Miami Heat franchise history wasn't enough in regulation. The Heat needed more - and got it, digging deep to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. LeBron James scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade scored 23 and the Heat rallied from 15 down to beat the Boston Celtics, 115-111, in overtime on Wednesday night. Mario Chalmers scored 22 for the Heat, who won despite an unbelievable night by Rajon Rondo. The Celtics guard played all 53 minutes and scored 44 points, dished out 10 assists and grabbed eight rebounds.
February 26, 1996 |
What was going on here? The 76ers, who five days ago at the Spectrum scored only 57 points in losing to the Miami Heat, reached that total late in the second quarter yesterday at the Miami Arena. Then the Sixers kept going and going, building an 11-point lead behind 13 first-half points from Jerry Stackhouse and 15 from Clarence Weatherspoon. Meanwhile, an active defense was harassing the Heat into 15 turnovers in the first 24 minutes. Amazing as it seemed, the Sixers, on the second game of a five-game road trip, were beating the Heat straight up. Beating the same Heat who had beaten Chicago on Friday.
October 30, 2013 |
A Heat threepeat? The Miami Heat are looking to become the first NBA team to win three straight titles since the Los Angeles Lakers from 2000-02. What's more impressive is that the Heat won last year with Dwyane Wade basically playing on one leg in the playoffs. LeBron James is dominating the league like no one since Michael Jordan was leading Chicago to six titles. James has won the league MVP title four times in the last five years. He was the MVP in the NBA Finals the last two years.
December 19, 1993 |
Well, it was a nice streak while it lasted. Having won two games in a row for the first time all season, and faced with the opportunity for a third straight victory, the 76ers held up for about only one half last night before bowing to the Miami Heat, 113-90. The Sixers simply appeared to have too little talent in this one. They had no point guard to answer 6-foot-8 Steve Smith, who played like the star he was billed to be. He finished with 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
October 27, 2010
Who: Miami Heat (1-0 or 0-1) at Sixers (0-0) When: 7 o'clock Where: Wells Fargo Center TV/Radio: Comcast SportsNet/WIP (610-AM)
January 19, 2014 |
Nerlens Noel continues to make big assists off the basketball court. The 76ers rookie center's latest act of kindness came this week. He treated Lexington, Ky. resident Braxton Upthegrove and his mother, Michelle, to Friday's game against the Miami Heat at the Wells Fargo Center. Braxton is awaiting his second kidney transplant. Noel, who played one season at Kentucky, unveiled his treat to Upthegrove at Bryan Station High School in Lexington. The 16-year-old, who is the manager of Henry Clay High School's basketball team, was surprised by a special video message from Noel during halftime of a high school basketball.
March 9, 2013 |
MIAMI - I always knew that the hatred and vitriol directed at LeBron James following his and the Miami Heat's loss to the Dallas Mavericks in the 2011 NBA Finals would not take long to dissipate. To begin with, unless you are fan of the Cleveland Cavaliers - the team James infamously and awkwardly left via free agency in the summer of 2010 - why should you have even cared that he chose to cut and run to South Beach? But after watching James play dazed and confused against the Mavs two years ago, I knew that the bitter learning experience and the ensuing, often over-the-top attacks on James would be the nudge to push him to play the game at a far higher level, and eventually into a comparison with Michael Jordan.
February 17, 2014 |
NEW ORLEANS - So close. Michael Carter-Williams and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo were one-tenth of a second from becoming the Skills Challenge champions at NBA All-Star Saturday. Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke and Portland Trail Blazer guard Damian Lillard completed the course in 45.2 seconds in the final at Smoothie King Center. Meanwhile, the 76ers point guard and Oladipo had a time of 45.3. "It was tough," Carter-Williams said of losing by a slim margin. He was asked to name some of the things he could do in one-tenth of a second.