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  • Winderman's view: Pelicans 104, Heat 102

    Winderman's view: Pelicans 104, Heat 102
    Observations from Friday night's 104-102 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center: -- Unacceptable. -- Dwyane Wade can't dribble out the clock and hoist a 3-pointer at the buzzer in a two-point game. -- It was not fair to...
  • ASK IRA: Are Heat finished after Beasley move?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat finished after Beasley move?
    Q: I would cut Tyler Johnson, sign Andray Blatche and call it a day. -- Julio. A: I think there will be greater clarity after Sunday, which is the deadline for players to be waived and remain playoff eligible with another team, also known as the...
  • Heat fall 104-102 in New Orleans as Wade misses at buzzer

    Heat fall 104-102 in New Orleans as Wade misses at buzzer
    Dwyane Wade went for it all. He came up empty. So did the Miami Heat. Just as their pick-and-roll defense came up empty throughout Friday's fourth quarter against New Orleans Pelicans backup center Alexis Ajinca. Pelicans 104, Heat 102. In the end,...
  • The Magic have another test: rebounding from their tough loss to the Heat

    The Magic have another test: rebounding from their tough loss to the Heat
    Nikola Vucevic stepped to the free-throw line with 42.0 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter Wednesday night, and he sank both of his foul shots to give the Orlando Magic an 83-75 lead over the Miami Heat. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra called a timeout,...
  • Erik Spoelstra calls addition of Beasley 'a no-brainer'

    Erik Spoelstra calls addition of Beasley 'a no-brainer'
    In his first Miami Heat act, Michael Beasley was the consolation prize, as the No. 2 pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by behind Derrick Rose. In his second, he was a novelty, to see if he could fit alongside LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, while...
  • As Erik Spoelstra simplifies, game gets easier for Heat's Luol Deng

    As Erik Spoelstra simplifies, game gets easier for Heat's Luol Deng
    The secret is the simplicity, getting back to basics, reading and reacting. With Goran Dragic coming in and Chris Bosh going out, Erik Spoelstra had to simplify on the fly. The Miami Heat's offense these days counts more on players making plays than...
  • Walker's 3-pointers force OT, Heat finish off Magic from there

    Walker's 3-pointers force OT, Heat finish off Magic from there
    A month from now, and maybe even after that, in what likely still will be a scramble for a playoff seed in the how-low-can-you-go Eastern Conference race, this is a game the Miami Heat will remember. It would be difficult to forget. It will be known...
  • ASK IRA: Has Henry Walker become a rotation player?

    ASK IRA: Has Henry Walker become a rotation player?
    Q: Is it too early to call him Hammerin' Hank? -- John. A: Well, while Henry (formerly Bill or Billy) Walker also goes by Hank, I think it might take a bit more before we get into nicknames. Then again, if ever there was a night when a legend could be...
  • Chris Bosh remains in Miami Heat's thoughts even from afar

    Chris Bosh remains in Miami Heat's thoughts even from afar
    The get-well card also was a parting gift, but the Miami Heat wanted to make it clear that Chris Bosh remains in their thoughts as the team hit the road. After Tuesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Heat took a team photo that was sent by...
  • Heat turn 0.2 percent chance into victory, amid their 'March Madness'

    Heat turn 0.2 percent chance into victory, amid their 'March Madness'
    To say the Miami Heat's victory Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic was improbable would be an understatement. A huge understatement. According to the game-tracking website inpredictable.com, when Magic center Nikola Vucevic converted a pair of...
  • Constant communication key for Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic

    They likely have each other on speed-dial. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade and newly acquired Goran Dragic have been in constant communication since they became teammates last week. They realize they have to talk on a daily — and nightly —...