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LeBron James leads Miami Heat to back-to-back NBA Championships

It wasn’t easy, but LeBron James and the Miami Heat dismissed the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night to become back-to-back NBA Champions with a grueling 95-88 victory in Game 7 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Box Score | 2013 NBA Playoffs Bracket James took home his second straight Finals MVP on the heels of an impressive 37-point, 12-rebound performance when his team needed it most in the last game of the season. Knocking down jumper after jumper, LeBron finally made the Spurs pay for daring him to shoot hitting 5-of-10 from long range on the night.  His sidekick Dwyane Wade ignited the spark for the Heat early with a 14-point first half barrage of his own on a series of left wing mid-range jump shots.  Wade finished the night with 23 points and 10 … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2013 NBA Playoffs

Green, Neal lead Spurs to Game 3 victory behind record 16 3-pointers

It took all but 48 hours for the San Antonio Spurs to emphatically snatch momentum back from the defending Champion Miami Heat with a 113-77 thrashing at the AT&T Center Tuesday night behind a NBA Finals record-setting 16 3-pointers. Danny Green paced the home team with a game-high 27 points on 7-of-9 shooting from deep while second-unit sharpshooter Gary Neal exploded for 24 points of his own on an equally impressive 6-of-10 shooting from behind the arc. The Heat looked shell-shocked as the Spurs took a six-point cushion at intermission and turned it into an impressive display of three-point marksmanship and a 30-point rout in the second half. Miami appeared a step too slow out of the gates, but were able to pull to a 44-all tie with less than a minute to … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2013 NBA Playoffs, NBA Playoffs

Dwyane Wade sprains right ankle in loss to Nuggets

Dwyane Wade sprains right ankle in loss to Nuggets

All-Star guard Dwyane Wade sprained his right ankle in the fourth quarter of the Heat 117-104 road loss to the Denver Nuggets Friday night . The injury was sustained when Wade landed awkwardly attempting to defend Nuggets forward Al Harrington with 7 minutes and 24 seconds left in the game. Wade did not return, leaving the contest scoring 12 points while adding 7 rebounds and 6 assists as Miami suffered its’ third consecutive loss on the early season. Luckily for the Miami Heat and one … Read entire article »

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How Norris Cole improves the Miami Heat transition game

How Norris Cole improves the Miami Heat transition game

Wisely laying back in the weeds this dramatically charged and shortened NBA training camp sit the once-doggedly braggadocious Miami Heat armed sufficiently with their returning trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. After suffering through a full summer of countless re-enactments and questions regarding their supposed shortcomings as a championship contending unit, the Heat are back at work with a fresh outlook on team basketball and have added a few new pieces to help in that end. Although Miami … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories, The Rookie Series

LeBron James not playing his game in these Finals

LeBron James not playing his game in these Finals

Let’s be honest.  After eight successful NBA seasons, this is not the LeBron James we have become accustomed to seeing. James is a 6-foot 8-inch, 250-pound rim-attacking phenom. He impacts the game by getting to the free throw line and burying his defenders under the basket figuratively and literally. However, James is not playing his game.  We have not seen that same aggressive attacking player since the Heat 92-84 Game 1 victory from American Airlines Arena in Miami, … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

The Bulls are not favored to beat the Heat, but they should be

The Bulls are not favored to beat the Heat, but they should be

The Chicago Bulls are not heavily favored to beat LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in this epic 2011 NBA Eastern Conference Finals’ showdown, but based on their consistent, team-oriented style of play on both ends throughout the season, maybe they should be. That didn’t stop Vegas from, ultimately, favoring the Heat 2-to-1 over the Bulls in the East Finals and 13 out of 16 esteemed and, for the most part, well-respected ESPN experts … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

Inside the Numbers: How the Heat took out the Celtics

Inside the Numbers: How the Heat took out the Celtics

So the Miami Heat have taken out the reigning Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics in dominating fashion. I mean we all knew the Heat would be great at some point, but this soon? Regardless of when we actually thought the Heat would rise above those mighty Celtics in the Eastern Conference hierarchy, one thing is for certain, they are now a legitimate force to be reckoned with and whichever team, whether that be the Bulls or the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories

Stoudemire’s late block keys Knicks comeback victory over Heat

These guys weren’t supposed to be able to play defense, right?  Amare Stoudemire and New York Knicks’ newly-acquired All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony may not be known around the league for their prowess on the defensive side of the ball, but all it took was one key play in the closing moments of New York’s impressive 91-86 come-from-behind victory over the confident Heat Sunday night to dispel what we thought we knew about the other Eastern Conference new 3-man super group. The Heat looked confident and in control early boosting their lead to as many as 15 points in the first half of play only to let Carmelo Anthony will his new squad back to a one-point lead at halftime after assisting Knicks’ reserve forward Bill Walker on a miraculous buzzer-beating 3-point … Read entire article »

Filed under: Game Recaps, News

Will LeBron James take home his third straight MVP award?

Will LeBron James take home his third straight MVP award?

What exactly is the definition of an MVP in the National Basketball Association these days?  LeBron James has done it twice.  Steve Nash a couple times.  Kobe only once amazingly. Based on the many definitions of what most valuable actually means to a team, at times it can be difficult to tell exactly what ultimately was taken into account to make or break a candidate. However, if one thing is for sure perennially there is a steady … Read entire article »

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