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February 20, 2015 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
IN ALL THE dealings, manipulations and exchanges of bodies yesterday, the Sixers came away with center JaVale McGee, point guard Isaiah Canaan, a second-round pick and two protected first-round picks. Protected is another word for conditional, which is another word for confusion. Of the four first-round picks the Sixers could own in the 2015 NBA draft, three have the word "protected" adjoined. We'll go pick by pick. * The Miami pick: The Sixers acquired the pick on Aug. 23, 2014, from Cleveland in the Thaddeus Young deal with Minnesota.
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January 19, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 26, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - Remember how the 76ers were a national joke after losing to the Dallas Mavericks by 53 points on November 13? Well, no one is laughing now. Especially not the Orlando Magic or the Miami Heat, the squads the Sixers (4-23) recently defeated to post their first back-to-back wins of the season. They held the Magic to 88 points on Sunday at the Amway Center before limiting the Heat to 87 points Tuesday. The Sixers squad that once looked allergic to defense has been locking down foes.
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April 12, 2011
The seventh-seeded 76ers hope they fare better against the Miami Heat in the playoffs than they did in the regular season. The Sixers' 95-85 loss to Orlando on Monday gave the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference to the New York Knicks, who will take on the third-seeded Boston Celtics. Miami earned the second seed in the East after beating Atlanta and seeing slumping Boston lose in overtime to Washington. The playoff series will begin Saturday or Sunday in Miami. During the regular season, the Sixers were 0-3 against the Heat, losing by 97-87 at home on Oct. 27 and suffering two defeats in Miami, by 99-90 on Nov. 26 and by 111-99 on March 25. - Marc Narducci  
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August 15, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 76ers will open their 2014-15 schedule with two games on the road starting with an Oct. 29 matchup against the Indiana Pacers. The NBA announced its schedule Wednesday. After visiting Milwaukee on Oct. 31, the Sixers will play the Miami Heat in their home opener on Nov. 1. The Sixers will open at home against Miami for the second straight season. Last year, they stunned the Heat, 114-110. The Sixers also will host the Heat in the regular-season finale on April 15. Brett Brown team is coming off a 19-63 season.
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November 19, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
The Miami Heat hired Randy Pfund as general manager yesterday and announced the resignation of Dave Wohl, executive vice president of basketball operations. "I have resigned from the Miami Heat to pursue other opportunities, both in and out of basketball," Wohl said. "I am proud to have represented the Miami Heat where so much progress was made in many different areas, both on and off the basketball court. " Wohl, who joined the Heat in their inaugural season as a scout, said he believed the Heat "will continue to grow under the leadership of Mickey Arison and Pat Riley into one of the finest franchises in the NBA. " After serving as a scout in the team's first season, Wohl served three years as an assistant coach for Ron Rothstein and was the Heat's television analyst for one season.
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September 23, 2000 | Daily News Wire Services
Tim Hardaway has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Heat, the Sun-Sentinel, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., reported yesterday. Hardaway, a member of the U.S. Olympic team, said the contract was being shipped overnight for him to sign. "I'm happy to get it over with," said Hardaway, whose one-year deal was believed to be worth $12 million, making him the league's highest-paid point guard. "I'm happy to be staying with the Miami Heat. I want to end my career there. " Hardaway, 34, had sought a multiyear deal earlier in negotiations, and last month, while practicing with the U.S. team, spoke out against the Heat's one-year offer.
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December 15, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The expansion Miami Heat ended its season-opening losing streak at an NBA- record 17 games last night, beating the Los Angeles Clippers, 89-88. Pat Cummings, rookie Grant Long and Billy Thompson scored 15 points each and Jon Sundvold 14 as the Heat built a 12-point lead, then held off the Clippers in the final two minutes. The Heat's 5 1/2-week losing streak had begun against the Clippers on Nov. 5. Last night's victory brought Miami up three games short of the record for most consecutive defeats in a season, set by the 76ers in 1972-73.
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November 27, 2010
76ers Notes MIAMI - Power forward Elton Brand watched the 76ers' 106-90 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night with his mother. Brand, who was suspended one game by the NBA for his flagrant foul against Washington's JaVale McGee , was in Toronto with his team, but per league rules was not allowed into the Air Canada Centre. "My mom was in town, so we actually watched the game together," Brand said before Friday night's game against the Miami Heat. On Friday, Brand returned to the Sixers' starting lineup.
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February 17, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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