Rumor: Miami Heat complained to NBA office about officiating vs Hornets

Tensions run high between the Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets as we approach Sunday’s Game 7. After the Miami Heat lost Game 4 to the Charlotte Hornets earlier in the week, much of the conversation around the game had to do with the officiating. Heat fans and players were clearly unhappy with the amount of calls […] Rumor: Miami Heat complained to NBA office about officiating...
Via All U Can Heat
1 hour ago

Joe Johnson could be the difference for the Heat in Game 7

Joe Johnson has a positive history of Game 7 performances throughout his 15 year NBA career. Miami could use another one of those on Sunday afternoon. When Joe Johnson signed with the Miami Heat in February after agreeing to a buy out with the Brooklyn Nets, one of the reasons there was so much excitement surrounding the transaction is that without Chris Bosh in the lineup for health...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
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Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson ‘game-time decision’ for Game 7

The Miami Heat could be without its best defender for Kemba Walker. Udonis Haslem told reporters that the only way the Miami Heat would exit the playoffs was on stretchers. Well, it’s not quite that, but Josh Richardson reportedly had ice on his shoulder after Friday night’s thrilling Game 6 win against the Charlotte Hornets. Richardson […] Miami Heat’s Josh Richardson ‘game...
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1 hour ago

Heat took advantage of Spencer Hawes' absence in Game 6 victory vs Hornets

Without Hawes in the middle, Udonis Haslem was about to handle Al Jefferson and help force the decisive Game 7. Spencer Hawes' size gave the Charlotte Hornets a big man in the paint to occupy Hassan Whiteside. The Hornets won three straight against the Miami Heat with Hawes playing important minutes and they were in position to close out the series in Charlotte. His injury allowed...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
5 hours ago

Florida Gov. Jeb Bush epically fails trying to call out Dwyane Wade

Former Governor of Florida and presidential candidate Jeb Bush wanted to say something about Dwyane Wade’s heroics to keep the Heat alive. It did not go as well as he might have liked. Here you can see Bush’s actual tweet, as well as his since-deleted initial offering, which, much like his presidential campaign, was a bit of a mess and ended sooner than he intended it to. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dwyane Wade, like wife Gabrielle Union, rips NBA's two-minute reports

Dwyane Wade on Friday criticized the NBA for its use of the Officiating Last Two Minute Report, calling the practice “pointless.” Instead, the Miami Heat superstar suggests it would be a better option for the league implement a system where the entire game is reviewed. “It does nothing for us or for any other team,” Wade said of a win-or-go-home Game 6 showdown with...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh's rift with the Miami Heat is getting worse

After dropping a pivotal Game 5 at home on Wednesday night, the Miami Heat face elimination the next time they take the court. And, just like every game they've played since the All-Star break, Chris Bosh won't be around to help. But why? Bosh insists he's healthy enough to play and even traveled on the team's charter flight back from Charlotte on Monday—something he hadn't done...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Overheated: Miami suffers from a feast-or-famine quality against Charlotte

The Miami Heat’s 2016 season is not over, but it seems reasonable to say — even now, before an elimination game Friday night against the Charlotte Hornets — that Miami’s presence as a threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers has been oversold. Game 5 of the Heat’s Eastern Conference first-round series on Wednesday night illustrated the point. What happened in Games 1 and 2 of...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gabrielle Union blasts refs after no-call on Dwyane Wade

Miami Heat fans can’t help but feel robbed after a no-call on Dwyane Wade late in Wednesday night’s game may have cost them a chance to win. Wade’s wife, Gabrielle Union, certainly felt that her husband was fouled while driving to the basket, and she unloaded on the officials at the conclusion of Game 5. Wade, who turned back the clock and scored 25 points in the 90-88 loss...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat lose tough game 5 to Hornets

MIAMI (AP) -- Courtney Lee was steaming after missing a layup that would have given Charlotte the lead heading into the final minute.His anger didn't last long.Miami's will last for a while.Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left -- just his second make in nine tries from the floor -- put the Hornets ahead to stay, and Charlotte beat the Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets stun Heat with 90-88 win, take 3-2 series lead

MIAMI (AP) Courtney Lee's 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds left put Charlotte ahead to stay, and the Hornets beat the Miami Heat 90-88 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference first-round series Wednesday night. The Hornets have won three straight games in the series, and will take a 3-2 lead into a potential Game 6 clincher on Friday night. Marvin Williams led the Hornets with 17 points...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

UGA basketball coach Mark Fox nearly involved in plane collision

While on his way to visit a friend with cancer in Miami, Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox nearly found himself in a plane accident Wednesday morning. Fox was on his way from Atlanta to visit Miami Heat assistant Keith Smart when the plane Fox was riding in nearly hit another on the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman spoke...
Via The Student Section
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh shares desire to play; Heat say he’s out indefinitely

Chris Bosh, or more specifically his wife Adrienne, took to Twitter Tuesday in attempt to drum up social media support concerning the Miami Heat superstar’s professed desire to play. The Heat, however, reaffirmed the organization’s previous stance that Bosh remains out indefinitely after being sidelined at the All-Star Break due to an undisclosed medical condition. Adrienne...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Hornets have come back against the Heat

When you're down 0-2, it will always make sense to go with your strength as a team, and sometimes that means zigging while your opponent is zagging. That was the story line heading in to Charlotte's two-game home stand, with Nic Batum ruled out for the series after an injury in the previous game. Without Batum, the Hornets are barren of wing depth, and it looked like the series was...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Adjustments the Miami Heat Must Make for Game 5

The Miami Heat looked as if they were going to make quick work of the Charlotte Hornets after total domination in Games 1 and 2. Then the series moved to Charlotte and the Heat were carefully dismantled by Kemba Walker and company. Now the series is tied 2-2 as both teams head back to South Florida for a decisive Game 5 matchup. How can the Heat bounce back in the next game and prove...
Via Heat Nation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets: game 5 preview and prediction

The Miami Heat’s 4-point defeat last night was a hard loss to swallow for Miami Heat fans. Heat fans watched as Miami clawed to within 1 point of the Charlotte Hornets, courtesy of a Gerald Green 3 with 6:08 left in the game. Hope and excitement came from the Heat side as they could feel how close they were to extending their series lead to a 3-1 advantage. Unfortunately for the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Suffer From Freezer Burn in Game’s 3 and 4

After two straight sub-40 percent shooting performances, can the Miami Heat rediscover its high-octane offense and maintain home-court advantage? Game 3 Hassan Whiteside went for 13 points, 18 rebounds, and four blocks while Luol Deng hit his first five three-point attempts of the night to keep the game close during the first half. However, the Heat were blown out by the Hornets...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hornets over Heat: the vindication of Steve Clifford

After Game 2 of his first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Miami Heat, Charlotte Hornet coach Steve Clifford had a lot to say. Looking back on that statement, it’s very hard to contest the essential truths of Clifford’s points. Charlotte scored 16 more points than the ice-cold Heat, frolicking to victory on a day when Kemba Walker was 4 of 19 from the field...
Via Crossover Chronicles
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Cruising Through Round One

Chris Bosh recently told his Heat teammates to play every game like its their last, because you never really know when that day will come. Right now, Miami seems to be taking Bosh’s advice to heart. Game 1 Miami came out firing, with Luol Deng sinking his first of many sideline threes while leading the Heat to a 7-1 start. The Hornets closed the gap to 13-11 before Miami exploded...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside unhappy about DPOY voting

The NBA handed out Defensive Player of the Year on Monday, and predictably, San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard won for a second consecutive year, with Golden State’s Draymond Green coming in second. No surprises there. The third place finisher was Miami’s Hassan Whiteside, and he thinks he should have finished a fair bit higher than third. Whiteside on DPOY: "I was third place...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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