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  • Heat without Norris Cole, Luol Deng vs. Bucks

    Heat without Norris Cole, Luol Deng vs. Bucks
    The Miami Heat will likely be without starters Norris Cole and Luol Deng for Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Cole is a game-time decision because of an illness while Deng is a definitely out with a bruised right hand. Neither player...
  • Preview: Heat at Bucks

    Starting Friday when the Miami Heat pay a visit, the Milwaukee Bucks will have their mental toughness tested over the next few weeks. The Bucks will show coach Jason Kidd if they're capable of bouncing back after a heartbreaking 107-105 loss to Dallas...
  • Heat wish list: Bosh wants more fire, Spoelstra more fight

    Heat wish list: Bosh wants more fire, Spoelstra more fight
    If the divisional devastation of a blowout loss in Washington followed by a lopsided home loss to Atlanta seems like it's as bad as it can get, consider the Miami Heat's immediate reality: -- A five-game trip opens Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks,...
  • Hawks 112, Heat 102

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Hawks 112, Heat 102 MIAMI -- The Atlanta Hawks won their fourth game in a row, defeating the Miami Heat 112-102 on Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Hawks (11-6), winners of six of...
  • Hawks defeat Heat to remain hot

    The Sports Xchange By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange Hawks defeat Heat to remain hot MIAMI -- Atlanta Hawks point guards Jeff Teague and Dennis Schroeder are two of the fastest players in the NBA. But just who is faster? "Probably him," Teague said...
  • 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...
  • New-look Heat lineup, familiar result in 112-102 loss to Hawks

    New-look Heat lineup, familiar result in 112-102 loss to Hawks
    It was rotation roulette out of necessity, and then desperation. Little of it worked, and based on the sad state of the Miami Heat's defense, none of it probably mattered. Through all the shifting, shuffling and subbing, the result was a 112-102...
  • Winderman's view: Hawks 112, Heat 102

    Winderman's view: Hawks 112, Heat 102
    Observations from Wednesday night's 112-102 loss to the Atlanta Hawks at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- It was a wild night of lineup changes, rotation roulette and injuries, including losing Luol Deng for the second half with a bruised right hand. --...
  • 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...