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Heat close practice facility after 2nd virus positive

Jul 04, 2020 - 2:34 PM

The Miami Heat continue to test players before leaving for the NBA 'bubble' in Orlando next week

MOMENTUM. The Heat, led by Jimmy Butler (left) and Jae Crowder, look to stay in the top half of the league standings. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Heat coach Spoelstra recalls 'Godfather' scene in coaching journey

May 10, 2020 - 9:22 PM

Fil-Am mentor Erik Spoelstra shares how he took an unusual path to coaching in the NBA

LONG ROAD. Before manning the sidelines, Erik Spoelstra worked behind the scenes as a video coordinator for Miami. File photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

'Projects' keep Heat fired up, says Spoelstra

Apr 11, 2020 - 5:48 PM

'We’re working,' says Fil-Am Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. 'Much of this is just to give everybody a routine and something to build their day around'

CONNECTED. Miami Heat players like Jimmy Butler (left) and Jae Crowder make sure to stay engaged with the team. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra wants Heat to ‘feel real empathy’

Apr 05, 2020 - 1:30 PM

Even with the NBA on hiatus, Miami mentor Erik Spoelstra wants the Heat to keep 'thinking of others'

BREAK. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s spending more time with his family. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Crowder sparks Miami as Giannis, Bucks downed

Mar 03, 2020 - 12:58 PM

The Heat stun the league-leading Bucks, who pick up their 9th loss of the season

UPSET. Jae Crowder (left) leads the Miami Heat to a big win over NBA No.1 Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

LOOK: Miami celebrates Dwyane Wade’s Heat jersey retirement

Feb 23, 2020 - 1:31 PM

The Miami Heat pull out all the stops in their tribute to the man responsible for all 3 franchise championships

epa08239349 Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade addresses the crowd during his jersey retirement ceremony prior to the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA 22 February 2020. EPA-EFE/RHONA WISE SHUTTERSTOCK OUT

Trae Young erupts for 50 points as Hawks down Heat

Feb 21, 2020 - 3:33 PM

Just days after his NBA All-Star debut, Trae Young unleashes a career-high performance

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers rally to beat Spurs, Heat burn 76ers

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:17 PM

'I just found a rhythm,' says Paul George on his late surge that proved to be the key against the Spurs

FIGHT BACK. Paul Geroge finds his groove to help propel the Clippers past the Spurs. Photo from the Los Angeles Clippers Twitter

Kawhi leads charge as Clippers cool off Heat

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:30 PM

Kawhi Leonard notches his first NBA career triple-double as the Clippers become only the second team this season to beat the Heat at home

THE KLAW. Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers deal the Heat just their second home loss. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Heat and 76ers stay hot at home

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:49 PM

Two Eastern Conference juggernauts sustain their dominant plays as the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers hack out separate wins

Heat's Butler fined $35K, Pacers' Warren $25K for NBA incident

Jan 11, 2020 - 12:57 PM

The league fines Butler and Warren for the profanity-fueled altercation and additional violations

FINED. Jimmy Butler makes an Instagram posting of the Heat's schedule with their March 20 return date to Indianapolis circled.  File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Heat beat injury-hit defending champ Raptors

Jan 03, 2020 - 1:18 PM

Jimmy Butler and the Heat hold the Raptors to their lowest scoring total in more than 4 years

HOT HEAT. Jimmy Butler drop all-around numbers to help the Heat stay on a roll. Photo from Miami Heat

Dragic drains game-winner to lift Heat past Pacers

Dec 28, 2019 - 3:08 PM

'The ball came to me. I was just open and I made the shot,' says Goran Dragic after saving the Heat in a wild NBA finish

THRILLER. Goran Dragic and the Heat escape the Pacers by the slimmest of margins. Photo from NBA

Nunn delivers for Heat to sink Sixers, Celtics down Mavs

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Kendrick Nunn lifts the Miami Heat to take 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings

ALL-AROUND. Kendrick Nunn steps up to score 26 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

Davis pumps in 33, LeBron gets pep talk as Lakers down Heat

Dec 14, 2019 - 12:47 PM

'It was like a heavyweight bout,' says LeBron James as the Lakers hand his former champion team Heat their first loss at home

FIGHTING FORM. LeBron James recovers in the second half after starting the game 'playing a little timid.' Photo from LA Lakers

Not in our house: Heat, Sixers remain perfect at home

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Miami clips the Atlanta, Philadelphia nudges Denver to both keep their pristine home records

Dion Waiters suspended by Heat for 10 games after 'scary' situation

Nov 11, 2019 - 2:59 PM

According to multiple reports, Dion Waiters was involved in an incident on the team plane, one involving ingesting THC, the active ingredient in marijuana

PUNISHED. Dion Waiters will not be paid by the Heat while suspended. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Heat too hot for Giannis, Bucks

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Milwaukee superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo buries a spectacular buzzer-beating tip-in to force overtime, but the Miami Heat play spoiler in the extra period

HEARTBREAKER. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks drop a cardiac game against Bam Adebayo and the Heat at home. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder could send Chris Paul to Heat – reports

Jul 12, 2019 - 8:26 PM

A possible Chris Paul-Jimmy Butler pairing may just turn the Miami Heat into an Eastern Conference contender

WHERE WILL HE GO? Chris Paul obviously wants to play for a contender as he enters the twilight of his career. File photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Derrick Rose heads to Pistons, Jimmy Butler joins Heat

Jul 01, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Derrick Rose will play for his fifth NBA team, while Jimmy Butler will suit up for his third NBA squad in 3 years

NEW TEAMS. Derrick Rose and Jimmy Butler shake up the Eastern Conference. Photos by Christian Petersen/AFP (Rose) and Vaughn Ridley/AFP (Butler)

Miami exit spoils Wade farewell as Detroit inches closer

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Dwyane Wade gets an emotional send-off in his final home game as Heat bow out

STELLAR. Dwyane Wade drops 30 points in his last game at the Miami arena. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Heat on the brink after Raptors defeat

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Miami hopes for the best on other teams' results to have any chance of progressing to the postseason

LAST DANCE. Dwyane Wade might miss the playoffs in his final NBA season. Photo from Miami Heat's Twitter account (@MiamiHEAT)

Hayward shines as Celtics hand Heat damaging defeat

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The results leave 4 East teams – Detroit, Brooklyn, Orlando and Miami – fighting for the last 3 playoff berths

FINAL PUSH. Playoff-bound Boston gets a big lift from Gordon Hayward in the Celtics’ bid to secure a top 4 spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

3 East teams hold on to tenuous playoff spots

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat forge key victories to stay inside the playoff circle

PRECARIOUS POSITION. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hold on to the 8th and last spot in the East playoff race. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Heat back in playoff position

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Heat trip the Mavs to reclaim the No. 8 spot in the East

CRUCIAL. Dwyane Wade knocks in key buckets in the final quarter to help tow the Heat past the Mavs. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Magic, Hornets boost playoff bids

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'We're still trying to accomplish a goal here. Anything is possible,' says Kemba Walker as the Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive

FIGHTING CHANCE. Kemba Walker and the Hornets stay in the running for the 8th and last playoff spot in the East. Photo from Charlotte Hornets Twitter

Bosh 'at peace' with retirement as Heat retire his number

Mar 27, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'For everything to happen so fast, it just shows you how things can change,' says Chris Bosh as the Heat retire his jersey No. 1

LEGEND. Former Miami Heat player Chris Bosh (right) hugs head coach Erik Spoelstra during his jersey retirement ceremony. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks storm back from 20 points down to beat Heat

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks flip the switch just in time against the Heat

BIG BUCKS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks bank on a huge second-half run. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lowry shines as Raptors prey on Heat

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Superstar Kawhi Leonard misses a game again but the Raptors prove too hot to handle for the Heat

RISING TO THE OCCASION. Kyle Lowry steps up with the Toronto Raptors missing superstar Kawhi Leonard again. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Dwyane Wade thankful for 'purple shirt guy'

Mar 07, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Playing one last time in Charlotte, Dwyane Wade thanks the 'purple shirt guy' who 'added to the legend' of his career

TRIGGERED. Heckling Dwyane Wade turns out to be a wrong move or ‘The Purple Shirt Guy.’ Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Heat edge Hornets as race for last East playoff spot tightens

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hang on to the 8th and last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference

KEY WIN. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat pick up their 30th triumph, Photo by Pau Mata/Rappler

Harden explodes for 58 points as Rockets cool down Heat

Mar 01, 2019 - 1:06 PM

The Rockets superstar proves unstoppable yet again versus a Heat side coming from a rousing upset of the defending champion Warriors

ON FIRE. James Harden comes out firing again after seeing his streak of scoring 30 or more points get snapped after 32 games. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wade hits buzzer-beater as Heat foil Warriors comeback

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:09 PM

'I'm overwhelmed right now. It has been a while since I had a moment like that,' says Dwyane Wade after playing hero for the Miami Heat

LEGEND. It can’t get any better for Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade. Photo from NBA Twitter

Durant catches fire as Warriors cool Heat

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Golden State has now won 15 of its last 16 games to bag its 40th victory of the season

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant stars as the Golden State Warriors tighten their grip of the top spot in the Western Conference. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Miami Heat to retire Bosh's No. 1 jersey in March 2019

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Chris Bosh is the fourth Heat player to have his number retired following Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway

'BIG THREE'. Eleven-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh is remembered for helping Miami claim the NBA Finals wins over Oklahoma City in 2012 and San Antonio in 2013. Photo from Chris Bosh's Instagram

'Tremendous' George shows up as Thunder blast Heat

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Paul George unleashes a career-high 10 three-pointers to lead the OKC Thunder with 43 points

STELLAR. Paul George powers the Thunder to their seventh straight victory, the league’s current longest winning streak. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers crush T'wolves in Butler's first clash vs former team

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former squad

FACE OFF. Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former team. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wade powers Heat to blowout win over Celtics

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Playing his final NBA season, Dwyane Wade turns back the clock against the Celtics

ON FIRE. Dwyane Wade shoots 8-of-12 from the floor for a 19-point finish. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

WATCH: Nikola Jokic drops triple-double as Nuggets nip Heat

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:50 PM

With the 23-year-old Serbian showing the way, Denver remains at the top of the Western Conference

STAT STUFFER. Nikola Jokic notches his 20th triple-double of his young career. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Raptors, Nuggets grab narrow wins as Warriors cruise

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Raptors pull off a scrappy win over the Hawks to stay ahead of the NBA race with a 31-12 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points to pace the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavs silence Thunder, Towns shines for Timberwolves

Dec 31, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns records a sensational stat line of 34 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 6 blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves post up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

WATCH: Heat snap Rockets' 5-game winning streak

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The Houston Rockets play without Chris Paul who is scheduled for an MRI exam on his left hamstring strain

UPSET. Josh Richardson leads the Miami Heat with 22 points to go with 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

LOOK: All love for D-Wade in final NBA matchup with LeBron

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:33 PM

It's Dwyane Wade's #OneLastDance with his best friend LeBron James

#OneLastDance. This is Dwayne Wade's final matchup with his dear friend LeBron James. Photo from The Lakers

NBA fines Heat's Richardson for tossing shoe into stands

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Josh Richardson expresses his frustration over a technical foul and ejection in the home loss to the Lakers

FRUSTRATION. This was Josh Richardson's first ejection in four NBA seasons. Photo from Instagram.

LeBron drops 51 in Lakers' romp of Heat

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:54 AM

'The King' becomes the first Lakers player since Kobe Bryant to have multiple 40-point games in a season

NBA veteran Wade and wife welcome baby daughter

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'Welcome to the party sweet girl,' Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade says after the arrival of his baby with actress Gabrielle Union

SWEET BUNDLE. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union welcome their first child together. Photo from Wade’s Twitter account

Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra recharged for 2018-2019 NBA season

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:33 PM

As a new dad, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season

BACK IN THE GRIND. As a new dad, Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Dwyane Wade set to retire next season

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The Miami Heat legend chooses to end his career where it all started

FAREWELL SEASON. Miami star Dwyane Wade returns for a one-year deal before retiring. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Heat put on ice as Sixers advance

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Sixers take the series at 4-1 to move on to the second round

NEXT ROUND. Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers close out the series against the Miami Heat. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP