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  • ASK IRA: Is Spoelstra's defensive system wrong fit for this team?

    ASK IRA: Is Spoelstra's defensive system wrong fit for this team?
    Q: Erik Spoelstra needs to change the defense. The Heat continue to give up too many open 3-pointers? -- Jay. A: In various forms, I got more email on this subject than any other after Wednesday night's game, and I agree that it's insanity to try to...
  • Defensive problems keep dogging Heat

    It has always been a staple for the Miami Heat. Ever since then-coach Pat Riley joined the organization, a strong emphasis has been placed on defense. Thus far this season, the team has struggled on the defensive end, with inconsistency among the...
  • Cole out vs. Hawks; Chalmers, McRoberts start; Deng lost at half

    Cole out vs. Hawks; Chalmers, McRoberts start; Deng lost at half
    The Miami Heat were without starting point guard Norris Cole for Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks at AmericanAirlines Arena due to an illness that also had him out of the morning shootaround. "He's still under the weather," coach Erik...
  • ASK IRA: Are Heat settling into middle of East pack?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat settling into middle of East pack?
    Q: Clearly the Heat are not beating elite teams, but I had hoped that we could hold our own against the Wizards and make the game a contest. The Heat had no answers, which is concerning. -- Chet. A: I've always viewed playoff races in tiers. I have...
  • Butler, Wall lead Wizards past Heat

    The Sports Xchange By Benjamin Standig, The Sports Xchange Butler, Wall lead Wizards past Heat WASHINGTON -- Even a Big 3 would not have helped the Miami Heat slow down the Southeast Division-leading Washington Wizards. Swingman Rasual Butler scored...
  • Wizards devastate defenseless Heat 107-86

    Wizards devastate defenseless Heat 107-86
    The Miami Heat certainly have had their moments over the years at the Verizon Center. There was the season finale in 2012 when injuries that left Erik Spoelstra no choice but to start Eddy Curry. With a defibrillator possibly courtside, the Heat...
  • ASK IRA: How long until McRoberts starts ahead of Williams?

    ASK IRA: How long until McRoberts starts ahead of Williams?
    Q: Shawne Williams is easily playing the best ball of his career. It's going to be hard to demote him with Josh McRoberts and his uneven play, it is not? -- Dom, Oakland Park. A: Put it this way: These are the decisions coaches love to have. Yes, Shawne...
  • Heat get brief chance to regain homecourt edge

    Heat get brief chance to regain homecourt edge
    The opportunity will be fleeting, actually one night only. Among the reasons the Miami Heat have been teetering around .500 so far this season has been a home record that now is south of .500. Wednesday night, they will have an opportunity to at least...
  • Heat creating a curious waiting game with Granger

    Heat creating a curious waiting game with Granger
    The other injury updates have been pretty much straightforward: Dwyane Wade was waiting out a strained left hamstring, Norris Cole is playing through a dislocated left middle finger, Chris Andersen will be out a while with a sprained right ankle. But...
  • ASK IRA: Was Sunday a reminder of what Wade still can be?

    ASK IRA: Was Sunday a reminder of what Wade still can be?
    Q: Dwyane Wade. Still special. -- Chet. A: Because sometime you forget. And then there are the moments like the ones at the close Sunday in New York. Yes, it was against the Knicks. And, yes, Wade had his sloppy moments that might have made it harder...
  • Wade returns in style, now back from hamstring

    Wade returns in style, now back from hamstring
    Chris Bosh exhaled completely. Almost. "Now," he said following the Miami Heat's morning shootaround at Baruch College, "we can start seeing what the beginning is at full strength." Hours later, he saw exactly what he wanted, with Dwyane Wade...