| Oct 15, 2014
| 3:16 PM
As the pieces have changed for Erik Spoelstra, so have the permutations.
And because the games still don't count, that makes this the best time to experiment.
In Tuesday's exhibition loss to the Atlanta Hawks, that had the Miami Heat opening with...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, I liked Danny Granger at the four. His lack of mobility isn't as much of an issue there, and he certainly can be a stretch four. -- Ray, Miami.
A: The start Tuesday came somewhat out of necessity, with Josh McRoberts still out. And I could see...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Once the balls started bouncing, Luol Deng's priorities changed.
That doesn't mean that his offseason still doesn't resonate, just that Tuesday's exhibition against the visiting Atlanta Hawks is more about developing continuity with his new Miami Heat...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra entered the week with a plan.
There was no way around avoiding talk about the Heat's first game against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James. He basically accepted it would dominate the headlines leading up to...
| Oct 11, 2014
— The scene caught Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra completely off guard.
He had seen fans show extreme passion for a sport on his many trips to the Philippines. Last year he raved how the country began to embrace basketball.
But it was nothing...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:06 PM
MIAMI — Elfrid Payton surprised himself Tuesday night.
The Orlando Magic rookie point guard expected butterflies to rattle inside his stomach as his NBA preseason debut against the Miami Heat approached. But the nervousness never quite...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 1:17 PM
When it doubt, defuse. That's the approach Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took in the wake of starting Norris Cole over Mario Chalmers in Tuesday's overtime exhibition loss to the Orlando Magic at AmericanAirlines Arena.
"The way this team is built,"...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 12:52 PM
Luol Deng knows how it looks from the outside.
When he signed with the Miami Heat in July, it was the second time he had landed with a franchise LeBron James once called home. He did it last season when he was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
| Oct 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Do you think Dwyane Wade takes LeBron James leaving personally, and, if so, use it for motivation for this upcoming season? -- Marshall.
A: I hope not. And that's not to say that there won't be a motivated Dwyane Wade. It's just that for Dwyane to...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 2:14 PM
MIAMI --- Erik Spoelstra, el circunspecto dirigente del Heat de Miami, aseguró que la tomó menos de 10 minutos recuperarse del shock que le produjo la noticia de la partida de LeBron James a Cleveland.
“Fueron menos de 10 minutos. Tras saber...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 5:50 PM
The Miami Heat returned to AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday night seemingly in first place in the NBA in hashtags.
In the wake of a turbulent July were born #HeatLifer and #HeatNation. Even Pat Riley, who has a Twitter account that does not...