April 29, 2005 |
One of the luckiest bounces of Vince Carter's career - five or six bounces, actually - couldn't keep the New Jersey Nets from falling behind 3-0 to the Miami Heat. Carter forced double overtime with a shot that danced all around the backboard and rim before dropping through, but there was no more magic for the Nets after that in a 108-105, double-overtime loss to the visiting Heat last night. Shaquille O'Neal had his best game of the series with 25 points, Udonis Haslem had the final go-ahead basket among his 14 points and 19 rebounds, Dwyane Wade had 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Eddie Jones added 20 points for the Heat.
April 10, 2013
The New York Knicks romped to their first Atlantic Division title since 1994, getting 36 points from Carmelo Anthony and beating the visiting Washington Wizards, 120-99, Tuesday night for their 13th straight victory. John Wall scored 33 points for the Wizards. Elsewhere: The host Miami Heat, without injured Dwyane Wade or ailing Chris Bosh, saw LeBron James score 28 points in 30 minutes and Udonis Haslem add 10 points and 15 rebounds in a 94-83 win over the Milwaukee Bucks.
April 11, 2013
Ray Allen scored 23 points, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade chilled at the end of the bench, and the Miami Heat's "B" squad gave the resting "A" team the gift of home-court advantage throughout the playoffs Wednesday night, clinching the best record in the NBA with a 103-98 win over the Wizards in Washington. With James (right hamstring) and Wade (sprained ankle and bruised knee) sitting out, and Chris Bosh at home with flu symptoms, plus Udonis Haslem getting the night off because of a sore right ankle, the Heat committed 25 turnovers but still managed the win that assured they will finish better than the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs.
July 2, 2013
Dwight Howard could leave the Lakers, Chris Paul is expected to stay with the Clippers, and plenty more will happen beyond Los Angeles when the NBA's free-agency period opens. Frontcourt players such as Andrew Bynum, Josh Smith, David West, and Al Jefferson also can become free agents Monday at midnight. Howard heads the class after spending one largely unhappy season with the Lakers. They would like him back and can outspend other suitors by about $30 million, according to NBA rules, but teams such as Houston, Dallas, and Atlanta will try to persuade him to take less.
May 15, 2006 |
Elton Brand dominated the inside again. And Sam Cassell bounced back from a dreadful performance with a beauty. Brand had 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and Cassell added 28 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Phoenix Suns, 114-107, last night to tie their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal series at two games each. Phoenix star Steve Nash was held to eight points and 11 assists. He shot 3 of 11, and didn't make a field goal after halftime.
April 15, 2010 |
Give it a rest, already The following NBA notables sat out Wednesday to rest/heal for the playoffs: LeBron James, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Al Horford, Josh Smith, Jamal Crawford, Joe Johnson, Mike Bibby, Carlos Boozer, Udonis Haslem, Jermaine O'Neal, and Dwyane Wade. Wade's presence was still felt at the Heat-Nets game: In a letter in the team's program, Heat president Pat Riley said Miami will do "whatever it takes" to keep Wade, who is set to become a free agent.
April 25, 2006 |
Same old story: With the Miami Heat in trouble, Dwyane Wade saved the day. Wade hit a spinning jumper in the lane with 1 minute, 4 seconds left to halt a frantic Chicago rally, and blocked Ben Gordon's layup with 26 seconds left to ensure Miami would beat the visiting Bulls, 115-108, last night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference first-round series. Jason Williams and Shaquille O'Neal each had 22 points for Miami, which saw what was a 20-point, third-quarter lead cut to four with 1:15 remaining.
December 7, 2012 |
MIAMI - Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points, and the New York Knicks connected on 18 three-pointers to more than offset the absence of Carmelo Anthony while topping Miami for the second time this season, beating the Heat, 112-92, on Thursday night. Steve Novak scored 18 points, J.R. Smith added 13 and Tyson Chandler scored 13 for the Knicks, who won their fifth straight and moved 1 1/2 games clear of Miami for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Knicks made eight three-pointers in the third quarter alone, the most by any NBA team in any quarter so far this season.
November 4, 2005 |
Jermaine O'Neal scored 27 points, six of them in the final three minutes, as the Indiana Pacers recovered from wasting a 14-point second-half lead and beat the Miami Heat, 105-102, last night. Ron Artest added 22 points for the Pacers, who've won 13 of their last 14 regular-season meetings with the Heat. Dwyane Wade collected 31 points and 10 assists for the Heat, but his potential game-tying three-pointer rattled out as the final buzzer sounded. Miami's Shaquille O'Neal totaled 18 points and six rebounds before leaving midway through the fourth quarter with a sprained right ankle.
May 19, 2012
Hours after a shocking 94-75 loss in Game 3 to the Indiana Pacers, the Miami Heat canceled Friday's practice and media availability. One day after they lost by 19 points and Dwyane Wade lost his cool, the Heat needed a short-term escape. They stayed inside their downtown Indianapolis hotel to recharge mentally and physically for Sunday's Game 4. The team gave no reason for Friday's decision. On Thursday night, while the Pacers were pulling away in the third quarter, Wade got into an ugly sideline exchange with coach Erik Spoelstra.