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 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...
May 9, 2013 |
SO MUCH FOR that notion of the Miami Heat being in trouble. Sure, they've lost homecourt advantage in these Eastern Conference semifinals. But an absolute domination of the visiting Chicago Bulls last night made the reigning NBA champions look like the clear-cut team to beat in this title race once again. "We're still in the hole," said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, whose team will need to win at least one game in Chicago if it's going to prevail in this series. But given how one-sided last night's game was, that wouldn't seem like too tall a challenge.
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.
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.
March 27, 1997 |
For the Miami Heat, it was time to stop mourning and start Mourning. Alonzo Mourning, in the starting lineup for the first time since tearing a tendon in his right foot on Feb. 21, scored 26 points in 39 minutes as the Heat won its seventh straight game, 101-88, over the visiting Sacramento Kings last night. "I felt all right, but I did feel a little out of sync," said Mourning, who missed 13 games before scoring 21 points in 33 minutes as a reserve in Miami's 113-108 victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday in Minnesota.
April 14, 1994 |
The Chicago Bulls want another NBA title. The Miami Heat just want to win a game. The visiting Bulls made all the right moves down the stretch last night and beat Miami, 96-90, for their ninth consecutive victory. The three-time defending NBA champions now trail Atlanta by one-half game in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Heat, meanwhile, have lost three straight and 10 of their last 12. Last night's loss knocked them into eighth place in the race for the eight Eastern playoff berths.