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  • Hassan Whiteside's hand injury leaves him unable to play

    Hassan Whiteside's hand injury leaves him unable to play
    The protection is down to a Velcro strap connecting the middle and  ring fingers on his right hand. But the 10-stitch gash in the webbing between those fingers is what has Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside wondering when and how he will return from the...
  • ASK IRA: Does Tyler Johnson merit a rotation role?

    ASK IRA: Does Tyler Johnson merit a rotation role?
    Q: I just don't understand why Tyler Johnson is not part of the regular rotation? Have him back up Dwyane Wade at shooting guard. Have Mario Chalmers back up Goran Dragic at point guard. Then go with the hot hand down the stretch. -- Carlos, Miami. A:...
  • Heat's Henry Walker says basketball saved him

    Henry Walker's meandering journey, which has taken him from the hardscrabble streets of Huntington, W.Va., to the Heat via the Knicks, Celtics, Venezuela, the Philippines and several NBDL outposts never would have happened if he hadn't made a decision...
  • Haslem remains on-call for Heat when needed most

    Haslem remains on-call for Heat when needed most
    The way Udonis Haslem looked at it, the timing of his first double-double of the season was practically a necessity. So with Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen sidelined Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, Haslem not only stepped up to start at...
  • Former UConn Guard Napier Content To Wait His Turn In NBA

    Former UConn Guard Napier Content To Wait His Turn In NBA
    BOSTON – It's 6:15 p.m. and the rest of the Miami Heat players are elsewhere, in the locker room, the weight room, each doing things to get ready for a game. Rookie Shabazz Napier is out on the floor at TD Garden. There's a session of full-court...
  • Dragic's drive (and dives) impresses Heat amid playoff push

    Dragic's drive (and dives) impresses Heat amid playoff push
    The measure of the man came well before he practically had to stand alone in a victory Wednesday over the Boston Celtics, with Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen out. For Goran Dragic it came on the overnight flight from Milwaukee to...
  • Injury-Riddled Heat Beat Celtics 93-86

    Injury-Riddled Heat Beat Celtics 93-86
    BOSTON (AP) — Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Wednesday night. Luol Deng scored 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and...
  • Shorthanded Heat survive against Celtics 93-86

    Shorthanded Heat survive against Celtics 93-86
    This either was going to be tragedy squared or overnight revival. After the Miami Heat went up by 17 at the intermission, their largest halftime lead of the season, there would be no middle ground. It was yet another harrowing ride. For the second...
  • ASK IRA: Is Dragic's motor keeping the Heat afloat?

    ASK IRA: Is Dragic's motor keeping the Heat afloat?
    Q: Goran Dragic is a special player. He’s smart and plays hard. The Heat must sign him. How about Micky Arison buying him LeBron James' old home? I heard the price has come down. -- Chet. A: I think Goran would prefer the cash. And he'll get it,...
  • Wade, Whiteside, Birdman out for Heat vs. Celtics

    Wade, Whiteside, Birdman out for Heat vs. Celtics
    The Miami Heat's dire injury situation grew exponentially worse Wednesday. Already positioned to end the season without Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts, due, respectively, to blood clots and knee surgery, the Heat on Wednesday night were without Dwyane...
  • ASK IRA: Will Whiteside injury have Heat rethinking center depth?

    ASK IRA: Will Whiteside injury have Heat rethinking center depth?
    Q: Heat management is not giving the team a chance to succeed by not adding another big man. Cut Zoran Dragic, period. It's not fair to guys playing hard. -- Jose. A: Well, they survived to this point (although one more big body at the close Tuesday...