/ Dec 15, 2014 / 7:15 pm
The injury bug continues to make its presence known throughout the league this season, as it set it sights on the Miami Heat. Already reeling with injury woes to the team’s superstars, Chris Bosh (strained calf) and Dwyane Wade (illness), news emerged today that MRI tests revealed a torn right meniscus that will require surgery for forward Josh McRoberts. Read More »
The Grizzlies got back to their winning ways against the Heat on Sunday with a 103-87 victory despite Marc Gasol‘s rather perfunctory performance shooting the ball. The Heat looked good on one play, though, when Chris Bosh dove to save a loose ball and Dwayne Wade threw a behind-the-back dime for the Josh McRoberts slam. Read More »
We already showed you Giannis Antetokounmpo thumping it on Chris Bosh, but he also found time to grab a rebound and go the length of the court on those insanely long gazelle limbs for the lay-in. Despite the bucket, it was all the more impressive because Heat forward Josh McRoberts knocked the Greek Freak in the groin on his final strides to the basket. Read More »
LeBron James was the Miami Heat’s identity over the past four seasons. The inverted offense and hyper-aggressive defense that became the team’s calling-card were certainly bigger than one player, but would still not have been implemented without the singular force Erik Spoelstra frequently called “1-through-5.” It made sense, then, to expect wholesale schematic changes for Miami in 2014-2015 given James’ departure, but apparently Spoelstra and company will stay true to the systems going forward that helped the Heat to so much recent success. Read More »
It wasn’t supposed have the same circus atmosphere this time around. Not after what happened in 2010, with The Decision, the Miami welcome celebration after, and the eventual fallout. Nonetheless, here we are again in 2014, LeBron James has yet to re-sign with the Heat, and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in play.
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It’s not Pau Gasol and Carmelo Anthony, but Pat Riley has finally begun to re-build the supporting cast of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. Multiple sources are reporting that the Heat have agreed to terms with free agents Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger. Read More »
Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)
Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.
Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »
Damian Lillard (Craig Mitchelldyer/USA TODAY Sports)
After a barrage of Game 7s this weekend, the first round is now finally over. There isn’t one second-round series that looks to be a mismatch; even Brooklyn won all four games against the Heat this season. We can only hope the semis live up to the standard the first round set, which included unbelievable highlights from Russell Westbrook, Vince Carter, Paul Pierce and, of course, Damian Lillard. Read More »
Despite a tendency to relax after a pretty overwhelming Game 1 win at home, the Heat held on against a feisty Bobcats squad that had to deal with a tough injury to the focal point of their offense. But LeBron James was active all night, scoring 32 on just 17, handling a pretty tough foul, involving his teammates and throwing down a sick breakaway rim-rocker. Read More »
The Heat went up 2-0 on the Bobcats Wednesday night in Miami — they’re the only home team to do so in the first round — and LeBron James led the way with 32 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and four steals. Josh McRoberts had eight points, four assists, a lone rebound and a forearm shiver that almost popped LeBron’s Adam’s Apple through his larynx and out the back of his neck. It was just a foul, though. Read More »