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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

Heat bounce back with a vengeance in Game 2

Game 2 was close at one point with San Antonio, once again, appearing to have the Miami Heat right where they wanted them late in the third quarter. But something changed within a blink of an eye and after Mario Chalmers knocked down a huge and-one off a high pick and roll with James at the 3:11 mark of the third, Miami erupted to go on one of the most impressive closing runs in NBA Finals history. The run…a dominant 30-5 stretch culminated by LeBron James iconic block on a Tiago Splitter dunk attempt.  Before Chalmers hit that above-mentioned and-one the score was 62-61 Spurs.  At the close of the 4th quarter and after the Heat were finished dismantling San Antonio, however, the score was 103-84. 2013 NBA Playoff Bracket WIth Miami running countless … Read entire article »

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Parker, Spurs steal Game 1 from Heat in Miami

The Miami Heat fought all season long to secure the right to have homecourt in the NBA Finals, but in 48 minutes all that hard work went out the window. Thursday night Tony Parker paced the veteran Spurs with a game-high 21 points including a huge runner with the shot clock winding down late in the contest, to help steal Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals and snatch the momentum from the defending champions in front of their home crowd. Parker finished with 21 points, six assists and zero turnovers in 40 minutes while veteran big man Tim Duncan added 20 points and 14 rebounds to go along with 3 blocks in the 92-88 series-opening win. LeBron James again carried the Heat with an 18-point, 18-rebound, 10-assist triple double.  Teammate Dwyane Wade … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2013 NBA Playoffs

Micky Arison welcomes Ray Allen to Heat family via Twitter

Looks like Ray Allen will be joining the Miami Heat after all. Owner Micky Arison sent the below tweet from London detailing his excitement. https://twitter.com/MickyArison/status/221416768030248962 It had been reported throughout the past few days that Allen was struggling with the decision to leave the Boston Celtics and go to South Beach for an attempt at another title run. For Miami this gives the team an extremely viable weapon to use in spacing the court all the more for their two dynamic wings in LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Ironically, Boston went out and offered former Dallas Mavericks combo guard Jason Terry a 3-year, $15 million deal to run with their veteran ball club making Allen’s already decreasing role more limited. No news has yet been announced as to the years or total amount of the … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 NBA Free Agency, News

Celtics can’t defend or score against Heat in the paint

Celtics can’t defend or score against Heat in the paint

Not a good sign when you shoot just 46% from point blank range in the playoffs.  And unfortunately for the Boston Celtics that is exactly what happened in Monday night’s Game 1 79-93 Eastern Conference Finals loss to the Miami Heat. NBA Playoffs Schedule and Scores Even worse the C’s gave up 77.8% shooting to the Heat on Monday on an incredibly efficient 17 of 27 shots from inside the painted area. Very difficult to stop James and … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories, NBA Playoffs

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck?

Weren’t these rookies supposed to suck? Remember all that talk pre-draft 2011 about the lack of talent coming into the league?  Wasn’t this supposed to be a so-called ‘down year’ for NBA rookies? Surely you remember all of that utter nonsense, but if not it bears repeating as the overwhelmingly premature generalizations gained momentum like an all-encompassing mid-western tornado this past summer. Thankfully the early returns are in and with about a third of the 2011-12 season completed; … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feature Stories, The Rookie Series

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

Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Title

Dirk Nowitzki leads Dallas Mavericks to their first NBA Title

It was right there for the World to see. A 7-foot tall German giant with light feet and an uncanny propensity to hit awkward one-legged fadeaways and duck-under layups armed with a second chance opportunity to step into the historic annals of NBA lore. That shaggy-haired giant was none other than Dallas Mavericks star power forward Dirk Nowitzki. And in a moments time late Sunday evening the once-doggedly questioned basketball import confidently charged his way straight past those … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2011 NBA Playoffs, Feature Stories, News