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Miami Heat: 3 Years In, LeBron & Co. Realizing Potential as All-Time Great Team

March 19th, 2013
Monday night's 105-103 victory over the Boston Celtics epitomized the beauty and maturation of the 2012-13 Miami Heat.They took every punch.They made no excuses.Nearing the end of a long road trip and playing the second game of a back-to-back against a heated rival missing its leader, Miami trailed by 13 points with eight minutes ...

LeBron, Wade and the Miami Heat Continue Defensive Dominance Against Utah Jazz

December 22nd, 2012
The reigning NBA champion Miami Heat has hit its defensive stride of late, holding six straight opponents under 100 points.Saturday night's 105-89 victory over the Utah Jazz was no different.A Jamaal Tinsley three-pointer would cut the Miami lead to 75-68 early in the fourth quarter, but the Jazz would get ...

Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics: The All-Time Starting Fives

February 10th, 2011
The Lakers and Celtics meet again tonight for the second time in less than two weeks. In their Jan. 30 match-up, Boston rode a late flurry to pull away from the champs, 109-96. They've met in the NBA Finals a dozen times including twice in the last three seasons. But which team would ...

NBA: Carmelo Anthony’s 50 and the Top 10 Scoring Barrages To End in a Loss

February 8th, 2011
Carmelo Anthony exploded for 50 points Monday against Houston. Unfortunately for the Nuggets, Kevin Martin's 37 proved to be much more valuable. You see, it was the Rockets who actually won the game. It happens just as often as it doesn't; when a player goes off, the score is likely to be close. Often times, when a player ...

In A Perfect World: Kobe Bryant and The NBA’s Salary All-Stars

February 3rd, 2011
So much of NBA player contracts has to do with timing. Oftentimes, players can get a huge payday following a good season, a good playoff run or even simply a good month. I'm not suggesting that any player is worth what he gets, but everything is relative. Bottom line: the best players ...

Hollywood Heroes: Blake Griffin and the 2011 NBA All-Star Game Reserves

February 3rd, 2011
The votes are in. The starters have been named for the NBA All-Star game Feb. 20 in Los Angeles. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Amar'e Stoudemire, Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard will represent the Eastern Conference at Staples Center. The West starters are Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant ...

Dallas Mavericks vs. Miami Heat: Superfriends Go For 13th Straight Win

December 20th, 2010
The Dallas Mavericks own the Miami Heat. At least in the regular season. Since Dwyane Wade entered the league in 2003, the Heat have beaten the Mavericks only once outside the month of June, a one-point overtime win during Wade's rookie season. Many of those defeats have been lopsided, with the Heat losing by ...

Dwyane Wade’s Miami Heat Dodges a Bullet Against the Lowly Cavaliers

December 16th, 2010
Heat-Cavaliers, Round 2. Kind of an afterthought with that game being played at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night. Not to the Cavaliers. All they heard after the shellacking they received on Dec. 2 was that they quit, didn't compete and let LeBron James do whatever he wanted. They laid an egg. A rotten, 28-point housing of an ...

Cleveland Cavaliers vs Miami Heat: Keep The Margin Under 10 = Moral Victory

December 15th, 2010
There are no moral victories in sports. But that may be all the Cavaliers can hope for tonight.  Tonight Cleveland visits a Miami team gunning for an NBA-record-tying 10th straight win by at least 10 points.  The Heat are hitting on all cylinders and could not have asked for a better match-up to ...

Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and the Surging Heat Must Keep Eyes On the Prize

December 14th, 2010
Referee Scott Foster gestured toward Dwyane Wade with his right index finger midway through the third quarter. His meaning could not have been more plain: "That's enough." Wade, already assessed a technical foul in the first half, was again making it clear via his body language that he did not agree with ...