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.
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.
February 20, 2015 |
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.
October 25, 2007 |
Antoine Walker's turbulent time with the Miami Heat is over. The Heat traded the three-time All-Star forward to the Minnesota Timberwolves yesterday in a five-player deal that came 1 day after Miami completed a winless preseason. Walker, backup center Michael Doleac, oft-injured forward Wayne Simien and a conditional first-round draft pick were sent to Minnesota for former Miami swingman Ricky Davis and center Mark Blount. Minnesota will get a first-round pick from Miami sometime before 2011.
October 25, 2003 |
His hair is still slicked-back, although now tinged with gray. The "Showtime" style he used to win four championships in the 1980s is a fading memory. His intensity on the sideline just wasn't the same. Pat Riley resigned as coach of the Miami Heat yesterday, 4 days before the team he reloaded with young but largely unproven talent opens its season against the 76ers on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Riley will remain as team president, but turned over the coaching responsibilities to Stan Van Gundy, his top assistant over the past 8 years with the Heat.