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  • ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough depth to endure compressed schedule?

     
    Q: With a compressed schedule, back-to-back-to-backs and four games in five days, the Heat will need to manage time for the Big Three (who lost their legs in the Finals). Who gets extra rotation minutes? — Jack. A: This is where the depth the Heat...
  • Asked and answered: How NBA deal impacts the Heat

     
    So what's next for the Miami Heat and the NBA? Here's what: Q. Why the wait until Dec. 9 to open training camps and start free agency? A. While the prime financial issues have been resolved in a new collective-bargaining agreement, there are many...
  • Odd-makers rate Heat as early, solid NBA favorites

     
    How highly do the Las Vegas and offshore books think of the Heat? They have them as early-line NBA championship favorites, even though the team still lacks definitive answers at center or point guard. Currently, the only centers under contract to the Heat...
  • ASK IRA: Would even a Big Two be enough for Heat?

     
    Q: I understand a harsher cap could make the Heat worse, but couldn't it also make them relatively better than everyone else? Even with just two of the Big 3, wouldn't they potentially have a significant edge over the many other teams with thin rosters...
  • What would have been: Sunday vs. Washington Wizards

     
    (As NBA owners work to settle the lockout, only now are the actual losses of games becoming real. To that end, we will offer a look on each scheduled game day of what would have been in play for the Miami Heat had they actually been playing.) The...
  • This year's PIT question: To play or not to play?

    This year's PIT question: To play or not to play?
    PORTSMOUTH — Frank Hassell didn't spend a lot of time contemplating his decision to play in the 59th Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. “I was told that this is a job interview and it’s a privilege and an honor to be invited here,&...
  • Butler sails to 79-56 win over Cleveland State

    Butler sails to 79-56 win over Cleveland State
    Andrew Smith snagged a double-double, scoring 22 points and pulling down 10 rebounds, as Butler cruised past Cleveland State 79-56 on Friday night. Smith made 7 of 9 shots from the field and all eight of his free throw tries as the Bulldogs (11-5, 3-1...
  • Butler bounces back in a big way knocking off Horizon League leader Cleveland State

    Butler bounces back in a big way knocking off Horizon League leader Cleveland State
    Senior Matt Howard led five players in double-figures and Butler pulled away in the second half to defeat league-leading Cleveland State, 73-61, at the Wolstein Center on Saturday, Feb. 5. The win snapped Butler's three-game losing skid and gave the...
  • ODU-Cleveland State a tournament-worthy matchup

    Kent Bazemore is focused on the task at hand: winning a basketball game. Flotsam and jetsam not directly related to that goal, like RPI numbers, aren't spared much thought. "To be honest, I don't even know how they come up with that stuff," said...
  • Vanzant leads Butler to Horizon League title game

    Vanzant leads Butler to Horizon League title game
    MILWAUKEE, WIS. -- Senior Shawn Vanzant scored all his team-high 18 points in the final 13 minutes of the game to help lead Butler past Cleveland State, 76-68, in the semifinals of the 2011 Horizon League Men's Basketball Championship at U. S. Cellular...
  • Losing balance: Heat blow through Pacers as losing streak extends to four

    Losing balance: Heat blow through Pacers as losing streak extends to four
    After hearing about poor attendance issues and fan support for Indiana Pacers games, a jam-packed Bankers Life Fieldhouse showed up to cheer their local team. Though many Heat jerseys could be spotted in the crowd, the Pacers faithful loudly booed...