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
February 16, 2013
LeBron James had 39 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists, and the Miami Heat trampled the host Oklahoma City Thunder, 110-100, in a Thursday night showcase before the all-star break. Chris Bosh chipped in 20 points and 12 rebounds as the Heat won their sixth straight against the Thunder dating to last year's NBA Finals. Miami swept the season series after winning on its home court on Christmas Day, following up after taking the last four games of the Finals. James was in position to continue his record run of games with at least 30 points and 60 percent shooting to seven, but missed from beyond the three-point line as the shot clock ran down with just over a minute left.
November 19, 1996 |
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.
September 23, 2000 |
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.
December 15, 1988 |
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.
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.
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.
January 18, 2014 |
For a few seconds Friday night, a Fox Sports camera found Greg Oden on the visitors' bench at the Wells Fargo Center, framing a close-up of a facial expression that's become so common over the years. There was Oden, the league's top pick in the 2007 draft, with his head turned to the right to follow the action in the Miami Heat's 101-86 victory over the Sixers, his right hand touching his lower lip, a faraway look in his eyes. Oden's face filled the screen before the camera quickly cut back to the game, back to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade and the overmatched Sixers.
March 11, 2005 |
Shaquille O'Neal had 33 points, and the Miami Heat rode an 18-2 second-half surge last night to a seventh straight victory, 107-90, over the Minnesota Timberwolves. O'Neal added 13 rebounds, was 10-for-18 from the floor and - most surprising, considering he was a 46.2 percent foul shooter coming into the game - shot 13-for-18 from the line. Dwyane Wade added 20 points for Miami, which won its 11th straight at home. Kevin Garnett had 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
February 29, 1996 |
Shaquille O'Neal won another personal matchup with Alonzo Mourning and the host Orlando Magic cooled off the Miami Heat with a 116-112 victory last night. O'Neal had 31 points and 14 rebounds to Mourning's 18 points and 10 boards as the Atlantic Division leaders improved to 29-0 at home and dealt Miami its first loss since coach Pat Riley remade the Heat with three trades last week. Anfernee Hardaway just missed a triple-double with 27 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.