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  • Heat's Udonis Haslem deals with benching

    Heat's Udonis Haslem deals with benching
    It wasn't exactly the kind of first start Heat forward Udonis Haslem expected. Haslem was in the starting lineup for Sunday's loss to the Chicago Bulls but ended up playing reserve minutes. He played just four minutes — all in the first quarter...
  • Dunleavy carries Bulls to win over Heat

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Dunleavy carries Bulls to win over Heat MIAMI -- Mike Dunleavy joked that his scoreless first half "was our game plan all along." It wasn't, of course, but it worked anyway as the Chicago Bulls...
  • Bulls' Jimmy Butler has assumed indispensable role of mentor Luol Deng

    Bulls' Jimmy Butler has assumed indispensable role of mentor Luol Deng
    It seems fitting that the lone time the Bulls have faced Luol Deng since trading him to the Cavaliers on Jan. 7, both he and Jimmy Butler logged 40 or more minutes in the Bulls' Jan. 22 road victory. Deng took Butler under his wing when Deng stood as...
  • Heat's Luol Deng thinks Bulls will continue to improve

    Heat's Luol Deng thinks Bulls will continue to improve
    MIAMI — Luol Deng offered some enticing words for fans of his former team. "The thing with (coach Tom Thibodeau) and Thibs' system is they're going to get better," Deng said. "It's repetition, the same thing every day. By the second half of the...
  • Trip-ending win cures Heat's ills for the moment

    Trip-ending win cures Heat's ills for the moment
    This is not exactly the bonding exercise Erik Spoelstra was looking for. Headache and sinus pressure. Sore throat. Fever. And in at least one case, rhythmic barfing. Beyond the 2-3 overall record, that just about sums up the Miami Heat's road trip....
  • Wade's 29 heal Heat in 100-95 victory in Utah

    Wade's 29 heal Heat in 100-95 victory in Utah
    The Miami Heat were sick of being sick. They were even sicker of losing. So even after Dwyane Wade missed the morning shootaround because of the bug that had been exterminating the Heat's rotation, he was determined to make it to Energy Solutions...
  • Wade lifts Heat over Jazz

    The Sports Xchange Wade lifts Heat over Jazz SALT LAKE CITY -- Dwyane Wade was under the weather Friday morning and missed shootaround. Fortunately for the Miami Heat, the star guard wasn't about to miss the final outing of their five-game road trip....
  • Wade in Heat lineup despite illness; McRoberts out

    Wade in Heat lineup despite illness; McRoberts out
    Despite missing the morning shootaround due to an illness, Dwyane Wade was in the Miami Heat's lineup for Friday night's game against the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena. The Heat, however, were without forward Josh McRoberts for a second...
  • ASK IRA: Is Deng the right fit with Wade and Bosh?

    ASK IRA: Is Deng the right fit with Wade and Bosh?
    Q: You have frequently mentioned that the Heat don't have tradable assets, but wouldn't there be interest in Luol Deng? He is a solid defender and role player, and would fit well with a contender like Houston looking to make a championship run. ...
  • Wade questions approach after Heat offense fails

    Wade questions approach after Heat offense fails
    The overwhelming concerns about the defense? Those four consecutive games when the opposition shot at least 54 percent? Now in the rearview mirror. The offensive continuity that appeared to have been developed even amid the defensive struggles? Lost...
  • Heat strides continued to be followed by regression

    Heat strides continued to be followed by regression
    The debate has been reduced to how many steps forward vs. how many steps back. Coach Erik Spoelstra insists strides are being made by the Miami Heat. Center Chris Bosh is not quite as sold on such traction. Wednesday night in Denver was the latest...