January 26, 1994 |
Manute Bol scored his first basket of the season Sunday night - and even helped make a bit of NBA history - as the Miami Heat won their first game in eight. Yesterday, however, the Heat released the 7-foot-7 African, who had made a remarkable journey from his native Sudan to become a center in the NBA. Bol, very popular during his three seasons with the 76ers (1990-91 through 1992-93), was released so that forward Willie Burton, who had missed 18 games with a stress fracture of the right heel, could return to the Heat's active roster.
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.
December 27, 2012
The defending champion Miami Heat handed the Bobcats their 16th straight loss, a 105-92 pounding Wednesday night in Charlotte, N.C. LeBron James had 27 points, 12 rebounds, and 8 assists, and Dwyane Wade had 29 points and nine rebounds as Miami extended its winning streak to six. The Bobcats haven't won since Nov. 24. Elsewhere: Tristan Thompson's three-point play with 24.4 seconds remaining gave the Cavaliers their first two-game winning...
July 8, 2012 |
MIAMI - Ray Allen, the NBA record holder for three- point goals, told the Miami Heat he intends to accept their contract offer and leave Boston after five seasons. Allen made the move Friday night, even though the Celtics could pay him about twice as much as Miami will be able to next season. Miami could offer Allen only the mini mid-level, worth about $3 million a year. Allen, 37, cannot officially sign until Wednesday. Miami wanted Allen because of its ongoing quest to keep surrounding its superstar core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh with shooters who extend defenses and therefore create room around the basket for the big three to attack.
April 16, 2015 |
When the 76ers complete their season Wednesday night against the Miami Heat, it will mark the second time in three years that the four major professional teams in the city have failed to make the playoffs in succession. Here's a look at how Philadelphia compares with the other 12 cities with at least four major professional sports teams since the turn of the century. Playoff Finals Appearances Appearances Titles Boston 39 13 9 a-Los Angeles 46 12 9 b-New York 67 15 6 c-S.F./Oakland 39 6 3 Detroit 31 6 3 d-Chicago 28 4 3 Miami 18 6 3 Philadelphia 36 5 1 Dallas 30 5 1 Denver 29 3 1 Phoenix 20 2 1 Minneapolis 22 0 0 Washington 21 0 0 a-Los Angeles market has six teams but no NFL team.
August 8, 2013 |
The 76ers will open the 2013-14 season with a game against LeBron James and the Miami Heat on Oct. 30 at the Wells Fargo Center. The team announced its schedule Tuesday night. The Sixers also will face the two-time NBA champions in the regular-season finale April 16 in Miami. They will play seven of their first 10 games at home. The Sixers are not scheduled to play any nationally televised games aside from a Nov. 2 contest against Derrick Rose and the visiting Chicago Bulls.
December 26, 2014 |
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.
January 18, 2014 |
The Miami Heat will stumble into the Wells Fargo Center, losers of three consecutive games. They'll be without well-liked reserve center Joel Anthony, who was traded Wednesday to the Boston Celtics. And in that night's game - 114-97 loss at the Washington Wizards - the Heat appeared sluggish and disinterested. Perfect time to face Miami, right? "If you had your choice, you would not choose to play them after they lost three in a row. Why does that make any sense?" said Sixers coach Brett Brown, whose team hosts the two-time defending NBA champions Friday night.
December 29, 2007 |
Even a supreme scoring effort by Dwyane Wade wasn't enough for the Miami Heat to beat the visiting Orlando Magic. Dwight Howard had 29 points and 20 rebounds, Hedo Turkoglu capped his 22-point night by hitting a huge three-pointer with 11 seconds left, and the Magic survived some late-game Miami heroics to beat the Heat, 121-114, last night. Wade matched a career high with 48 points, 20 of them coming in the fourth quarter and all of them in regulation for Miami, which fell to 8-22.
March 10, 2013 |
MIAMI - For three quarters, the 76ers looked as if they might accomplish what no team in the league has for the better part of five weeks: Beat the Miami Heat. But in LeBron James, Miami has a player that affects games in so many different ways that the Heat can never be counted out. They feed off what he does, and on Friday, as the Heat extended their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games with a 102-93 victory, James struck with subtlety. Facing a spirited 76ers team that desperately wanted to end a streak of its own, James, who finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists, sank a three-pointer with time running out in the third quarter that gave the Heat a 76-75 lead.