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?
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.
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.
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 7, 2013 |
BILBAO, Spain - Vander Blue hasn't been much of a thinker since signing with the 76ers. "I just play ball," he said. "That's all I know how to do. " The undrafted rookie free agent believes that's the best way for him to remain on the Sixers roster. So the 6-foot-4 guard, whose team takes on Bilbao Basket here at noon Sunday, doesn't think about the encouraging comments he receives from coach Brett Brown. Nor does he allow himself to reflect on being a reserve wing the Sixers might depend on this season.
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)
November 1, 2013 |
Brett Brown has been saying that the 76ers would play with heart and energy. By doing so, the new coach believed his youthful team would steal a few wins. That's what happened Wednesday night in the team's season opener. The Sixers posted a 114-110 victory over the two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat in front of 19,523 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. "The guys have bought in," Brown said. "To go get a win like this justifies the work that they have put in. I'm proud of them.
June 21, 2013 |
MIAMI - LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the Heat to their second straight title, scoring 37 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in a 95-88 victory last night in a tense Game 7 that was tight until Miami pulled away in the final minute. Winning the title they needed to validate their best season in franchise history — and perhaps the three-superstar system they used to build it — the Heat ran off with the second straight thriller in the NBA's first championship series to go the distance since 2010.