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  • Erik Spoelstra laments lack of clarity over flagrant rulings

    Erik Spoelstra laments lack of clarity over flagrant rulings
       Rather than dismiss Wednesday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers as merely one that got away, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra revealed Friday that he schooled his team Thursday on mistakes that cannot be repeated.    "We had a film session as a...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 110, Pistons 78

    Observations from Friday night's 110-78 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills: -- The shorthanded Heat didn't shortchange anyone with this effort. -- Yes, Udonis Haslem and James Jones still can make a difference. -- And,...
  • Chalmers, Allen, Oden out for Heat vs. Pistons

    Chalmers, Allen, Oden out for Heat vs. Pistons
       The Miami Heat will be without guards Mario Chalmers and Ray Allen, as well as without center Greg Oden for Friday night's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills.    Chalmers is being held out due to a thigh bruise, Oden due...
  • Wade, Chalmers, Allen, Oden out Friday against Pistons

    Wade, Chalmers, Allen, Oden out Friday against Pistons
       Make that 20 games without Dwyane Wade for the Miami Heat this season.    Wade reached that total when he was held out of Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills in the wake of the hamstring injury and cramping that...
  • ASK IRA: Has Oden experiment reached its breaking point?

    ASK IRA: Has Oden experiment reached its breaking point?
    Q: I hate to say it, but the recent slump also coincides with giving Greg Oden more minutes and even starting him.  Maybe he can provide some bulk against backup centers, but right now he isn't a championship-caliber starter. -- David A: You are...
  • Heat rotation in flux with 12 games remaining in season

        While Wednesday's loss to the Indiana Pacers night might have created clarity atop the Eastern Conference, with the Miami Heat surrendering the tiebreaker for the No. 1 seed, the game only further muddled the Heat's rotation.     Center Greg Oden...
  • Exasperating finish further heightens Heat headaches

        Sometimes the results can mask the concerns, as exemplified by the recent victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Portland Trail Blazers, when closing efficiency still was somewhat lacking.     And then there are nights like Wednesday's...
  • Heat fall 84-83 in epic to Pacers despite James' 38

       No, this was not Game 1 of the 2014 NBA Eastern Conference finals.    But it certainly felt that way.    An actual series in late May between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers could have a hard time measuring up to these 48 minutes.    With...
  • Turner, Pacers hold off Heat

    Turner, Pacers hold off Heat INDIANAPOLIS -- Rarely does the ejection of an NBA starter help the player's team win a game, but that was the case Wednesday night during one of the regular season's most significant contests. Indiana Pacers guard Lance...
  • Spoelstra says two quarters make sense for Oden at this stage

    Spoelstra says two quarters make sense for Oden at this stage
       You can find Greg Oden in the Miami Heat's starting lineup. You won't find him on the court, though, in the second or fourth quarters.    Through Oden's first five starts of the season, in his five appearances leading into Wednesday's showdown...
  • Winderman's view: Pacers 84, Heat 83

    Observations from Wednesday night's 84-83 loss to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: -- Playoffs in March? You bet. Intense. -- And the league office might have a few updated rulings in the wake of this one. -- The Heat gave themselves a...