| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:17 PM
Observations from Friday night's 95-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena:
-- The teams entered with virtually the same records, but the Heat entered in the thick of the playoff race, while the Kings already are waiting for next...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 3:57 PM
Before playing 13 seasons on seven teams in the NBA and even before his two stellar college seasons at Missouri, Keyon Dooling played his final two years of boys basketball at Dillard High.
Dooling, 34, also played a big part in the early years of the...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 7:22 PM
A look at the starting lineups, inactives, referees and a pregame note of note for Thursday's 10:30 p.m. game between the Heat and Warriors at Oracle Arena (TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.3-FM, 710-AM-Spanish), with Wade out for Heat, Napier...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 5:58 PM
Observations from Sunday's 104-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center:
-- Credit to Erik Spoelstra for starting Hassan Whiteside in the second half.
-- Spoelstra can be stubborn. This time he recognized what needed to be done.
| Jan 8, 2015
| 10:00 PM
Observations from Thursday night's 99-83 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers at the Moda Center:
-- Once again, it's as if the Heat just . . . stopped.
-- This is not a 48-minute team.
-- And opponents are recognizing as much.
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:55 AM
Miami music-video director Gil Green is within $3,000 of his Kickstarter goal to make “Who is Lou Gehrig?,” a short film about local youth sports coach Jeff Fogel’s life with ALS. The film will mark the acting debut of Miami Heat star...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Observations from Sunday night's 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena:
-- No Dwyane Wade, no Chris Bosh . . . no worries?
-- Not exactly.
-- But the Celtics were the right team at the right time.
-- Just like the...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:45 PM
This was a reality check, and for more than the lineup Erik Spoelstra had to cobble together Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena.
For the first time in more than a year, the Miami Heat featured a lineup with no Wade, no Bosh, no LeBron.
It was, to say...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, is Josh Smith worth the risk? Doesn't he have a reputation as being a bit disruptive? Sure, if he signs with the Heat he come at a great discount. But turning Josh Smith lose in South Beach could be troubling. -- Chet.
A: When the price is...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:12 PM
Observations from Tuesday night's 91-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers at AmericanAirlines Arena:
-- Absurd that it came to this.
-- You don't go up 23 in the third quarter against the league's worst team and then stop.
-- And not having Chris...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Former Heat forward James Jones views it as sort of a homecoming.
For the first time, he returns to Miami as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The teams meet Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena but Jones will have little time to visit with family...