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  • ASK IRA: Are Heat too accepting of their failings?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat too accepting of their failings?
    Q: Chris Bosh was visibly frustrated after the game. He said the Heat are not concentrating on defense, not executing simple sets on offense, and are not learning from their mistakes. So what is that? That is not lack of talent.  Maybe Bosh needs to get...
  • Heat's Napier finds himself without a shot amid uneven rookie season

    The directive from coach Erik Spoelstra has not changed, even as the direction of Shabazz Napier's rookie season has fluctuated wildly. From key early-season component to D-League demotion to starting fill-in for Dwyane Wade, the 2014 first-round...
  • Bosh's 34 not enough as Pistons pound Heat 108-91

    It was this type of night for the rest of the Miami Heat: Chris Bosh scored 21 points in the third quarter and the Heat's 14-point halftime deficit increased to 18 going into the fourth. Those days of Big Three? Tuesday night, Bosh essentially stood...
  • Winderman's view: Pistons 108, Heat 91

    Observations from Tuesday night's 108-91 loss to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills: -- Chris Bosh did his part. -- But he stood alone. -- The Heat are not built to do much without Dwyane Wade. This was Example A. -- And there was...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat need greater continuity in Spoelstra's rotations?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat need greater continuity in Spoelstra's rotations?
    Q: Erik Spoelstra continues to switch the rotations completely. How can you call upon the guy who hasn't played in several games and not play the guy who regularly is the backup? It makes no sense, destroys continuity, and players who should be given...
  • Friends as foes Tuesday: Erik Spoelstra vs. Stan Van Gundy

    They belong to the same small fraternity, those who have succeeded Pat Riley as coaches, in their case, as coach of the Miami Heat. But this season, the contact between the close friends has been a bit more limited, with Erik Spoelstra not only having...
  • ASK IRA: Does Napier need more seasoning in D-League?

    ASK IRA: Does Napier need more seasoning in D-League?
    Q: I believe Shabazz Napier to be the worst starter in Heat history. I also believe Pat Riley needs to stop burdening Erik Spoelstra by having him on the roster. Anyone who has spent any time watching basketball can see he cannot compete on this level. He...
  • Exuberance of kid stuff creates vitality for Heat

    If you didn't know better, you just might think summer league has broken out again for the Miami Heat. Because as the team has battled through a series of injuries, it is youth, athleticism and energy that has taken over. In Sunday's victory over...
  • ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?

    ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?
    Q: Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and James Ennis are getting extended playing time.  With the trade deadline coming up, are the Miami Heat showcasing these players or are they truly trying to develop them? -- Stuart. A: There is no showcasing here....
  • Tim Hardaway back in the game as Pistons assistant coach

    Tim Hardaway back in the game as Pistons assistant coach
    The last time Tim Hardaway coached, he was a father first. This time, the former Miami Heat guard has made the craft a professional priority. And he's having a blast, finding a calling nearly as fulfilling as those step-back 3-pointers with the Heat...
  • Hassan Whiteside comes up big late for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

    Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game. He was surprised when Spoelstra kept doing it, though. Whiteside scored half of his 20 points during a dominant...