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Jan 11 2011 10:25AM
The night before Christmas Eve in 1990, the Miami HEAT were on a ten-game losing streak with the Utah Jazz coming to town. But despite their youth and lack of polish, Miami had already beaten Utah at Miami Arena twice in its first two years as a franchise. So, against Karl Malone and John Stockton, only one streak could continue.
We don't remember as many games as we think we do, and many great contests get left behind. But when the Miami HEAT and Chicago Bulls met in 1993, they played a game worthy of detailed record, both in writing and in motion. HEAT.com goes back in time for this retro game diary.
The Miami HEAT acquired a point guard in the 2011 NBA Draft, but in Norris Cole they didn't just get any point guard. They found the player who has experience doing everything a guard needs to do in Erik Spoelstra's system. They found someone who is tough as nails. They found the right fit.
National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI) has named Dwyane Wade a recipient of a 2011 Fatherhood Award™ for his dedication to his two sons.
MIAMI, June 16th – The Miami HEAT have announced that it has designated Friday, June 17th as “Thank You, HEAT Fans” Day - a tribute to all HEAT fans for the enthusiasm, passion and energy they shared during the entire 2010-11 season.
MIAMI, June 15th – The Miami HEAT have announced that they have made a qualifying offer to Mario Chalmers, making him a restricted free agent and giving Miami the opportunity to match any contract offer he receives.
The Miami HEAT made winning runs, but the Dallas Mavericks proved to be too much, too often, hitting shot after shot whenever momentum turned in Miami's favor. And Dallas became the 2011 NBA Champions.
The Miami HEAT earned a late lead in Game 5 off seven-consecutive assisted baskets at the rim, but an offensive explosion from the Dallas Mavericks and a few too many defensive miscues proves to be too much as Miami lost and now heads home down 3-2 in the NBA Finals.
The Miami HEAT had a nine-point lead with ten minutes to play in Game 4 against the Dallas Mavericks, but after a run by the home team, Miami failed to capitalize on eight consecutive Dallas misses. In games as close as these, one missed opportunity was all it took.
In the fourth quarter of Game 2, the Dallas Mavericks used hard double teams on LeBron James to throw the Miami HEAT off balance. Against the same coverage at the end of Game 3, the HEAT were ready, patiently waiting for Dallas to get itself out of defensive position with a variety of doubles.
The Miami HEAT won Game 3 of the NBA Finals to take a 2-1 series lead over the Dallas Mavericks because of Dwyane Wade's 29 points, Mario Chalmers' four threes, Udonis Haslem's late stop of Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Bosh's late jumper. But it also won because of defense.
The Miami HEAT earned a 15-point fourth-quarter lead on the strength of 31 points off 20 Dallas Mavericks turnovers, but when the dunks stopped flowing and the jumpers stopped falling, the Mavericks surged and won to tie the NBA Finals at a game apiece.
The Miami HEAT know they aren't going to completely stop Dirk Nowitzki and his unguardable jumper, but behind their team defensive principles, they will try. As Game 1 wore on into the second half, that effort, and trust, proved to be more than enough.
In one key fourth-quarter possession, the Miami HEAT showed why it's not always best to immediately seek to exploit a mismatch, the advantages their big lineups offer and how off-ball movement will be crucial to defeating the zone-principled defense of the Dallas Mavericks.
The Miami HEAT struggled early against a Dallas Mavericks zone defense, but some timely threes from Mario Chalmers and Mike Miller, along with a patient and principled offense, opened things up for a late run on the shoulders of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, and defense sealed the victory.
Six weeks ago, LeBron James was one of the most efficient post-up players in the NBA despite an in-development arsenal of moves. The playoffs were supposed to be a coming-out-party for James' back-to-the-basket game, so on the eve of the NBA Finals, we ask, has it?
Down 12 with just over three minutes to play, all indication were that the Miami HEAT and Chicago Bulls were headed back to Miami for Game 6. Then one of the most improbable comebacks you've ever seen left everyone in the building searching for words.
We remember iconic shots on the postseason stage, but rarely do fundamental defensive plays reach immortality if they aren't a steal, leading to another shot, or a block, a display of dominance. For however the story plays out, LeBron James has had three defensive stops worth a memory.
The Miami HEAT reached overtime in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls after LeBron James stopped Derrick Rose in consecutive isolation plays. Once there, Chris Bosh opened the period with four straight and James and Dwyane Wade alternated scoring, clinching on a Wade block on Rose and an incredible dive from James.
The Miami HEAT have two Eastern Conference Finals wins under their belt, for which they can largely thank holding the Chicago Bulls to 42.9 percent shooting within nine feet of the rim. That number likely won't sustain all series, but the defensive principles, all Miami can control, surely can.
Behind Chris Bosh's 34 points on 13-of-18 shooting, the Miami HEAT shot 50 percent against the Chicago Bulls while holding their opponent to 41.6 percent. With the defense forcing 15 misses at the rim, the HEAT earned a six-point lead in the fourth quarter and never looked back.
The Miami HEAT only scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, but they also held the Chicago Bulls to 10 in the same period as LeBron James scored nine points in the final 4:30 of Game 2 on an array of jumpers, sealing an 85-75 victory and tying the Eastern Conference Finals series at 1-1.
The Miami HEAT's offense suffered and stagnated in the second half of Game 1 against the Chicago Bulls, but there were certain actions that brought them success throughout. The Miami HEAT scored two out of every three times they hit a man in motion off a screen, and that man was commonly Chris Bosh.
The Chicago Bulls beat the Miami HEAT in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals because of 19 offensive rebounds and 31 second-chance points, but upon review of the tape, is that offense sustainable when Miami held the Bulls to 37.8 shooting on first attempts?
Down five with four minutes to play, the Miami HEAT unleashed an incredible 16-0 run to finish off the Boston Celtics in five games and move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. James Jones started the run with a three, Chris Bosh furthered it as he drove by Kevin Garnett, and LeBron James clinched it, scoring the final 10 points.
The Miami HEAT made late shots to force overtime, where they took control of Game 4 and took a 3-1 series lead over the Boston Celtics. LeBron James scored 11 of Miami's final 13 points in regulation, and Chris Bosh put up 20 points and 12 rebounds.
The Miami HEAT led by two at the half, but a 15-point third quarter and 50 percent shooting from the Boston Celtics, along with Kevin Garnett's 28-point, 18-rebound effort, led to a loss in Game 3 despite 12 points and 11 rebounds from Joel Anthony. Miami leads the series 2-1.
The Miami HEAT are defending so well, the Boston Celtics don't look quite like themselves on offense. Everyone on the team deserves credit, but Chris Bosh's work on Kevin Garnett has been much better than many expected. It just hasn't been flashy.
With LeBron James scoring 35, Dwyane Wade dropping 28 and the defense firing on all cylinders, the Miami HEAT took control and once again had an answer for Boston runs, going on a 14-0 fourth-quarter run after the Celtics tied things up in the middle of the fourth quarter.
The Miami HEAT won't be able to beat the Boston Celtics the same way they took Game 1, but that doesn't mean the entire performance was unsustainable. The defense, of course, was there, but so, too, were timely offensive possessions and a gameplan for Rajon Rondo.
The Miami HEAT avoided another slow start and set the tone early with incredible defensive energy, blanketing the Boston Celtics throughout as the took Game 1 of the second round series behind Dwyane Wade's 38 points and James Jones' five threes.
The Philadelphia 76ers opted to double team LeBron James and Dwyane Wade all Wednesday night. At first, this led to a cavalcade of three-point attempts, but in the third quarter, Wade recognized the hole in the defense and cut through the middle of the paint as James was doubled.
The Philadelphia 76ers hung in until the end, but the Miami HEAT persevered, 97-91, on the strength of 12 threes, 33 points off the bench and double-doubles from each of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. Miami's second-round series with Boston begins Sunday.
As impressive as an explosive quarter from Dwyane Wade or LeBron James, as much fun as it is to say they are dominating, they are individual, not team feats. Our logic led us to believe that reliance on those quarters lent itself to a downturn in offensive efficiency. We were wrong.
The Miami HEAT were up six with 95 seconds to play, but the Philadelphia 76ers scored on three-consecutive possessions, taking the lead on a Lou Williams pullup three from the top with eight seconds left. LeBron James was blocked on the next play, but the HEAT were sunk by a slow start.
The numbers say the Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 33 percent when Joel Anthony is on the floor, the video shows him creating defensive confusion. The data agrees, Anthony is having a huge impact on this series.
The Miami HEAT win Game 2 of their first-round series with the Philadelphia 76ers in convincing fashion, holding their opponent to fewer points than field-goals attempted, 34 percent shooting and giving up just 29 points to their starting lineup. The same total put up by LeBron James.
The Miami HEAT have announced that they have partnered with XCO SportsLink to provide their native mobile application platform, which is scheduled to launch during the 2011-2012 season.
Down 12 after the first quarter, the Miami HEAT countered with a zone which held the Philadelphia 76ers below 90 points per 100 possessions for the final three periods, holding off a late surge by allowing just two points in the final two minutes.
The Miami HEAT and the Philadelphia 76ers will both need to execute in the halfcourt to get the most out of their offenses, but a recent fourth quarter shows just how much of an impact the HEAT's defense could have on this series.
The HEAT has announced the schedule for its best-of-seven, First Round series against the Philadelphia 76ers.
The Miami HEAT and Kumho Tires have joined forces to ignite Miami and support the 2011 Miami HEAT “Drive to the Championship.”
LeBron James is already one of the 20 most efficient post players in the league, but we haven't seen anything yet. Assistant coach David Fizdale details James' season-long process of developing a post game, and HEAT.com looks for the results in both game tape and statistics.
The Miami HEAT relinquish a 16-point halftime lead to the Atlanta Hawks when they are confounded by a fourth-quarter zone, but consecutive threes from James Jones and a charge drawn by Chris Bosh lock up the No. 2 seed and a first-round series with Philadelphia.
MIAMI, April 11th – As the Miami HEAT ramps up for the highly anticipated White Hot: The 2011 HEAT Playoffs, the franchise aims to activate the South Florida community during the days leading up to the first home game of the post season.
The Miami HEAT found themselves down by nine within minutes, but with team-wide production coming on both ends of the court, they got over the hump, beating the Boston Celtics, 100-77. LeBron James scored 27 on 19 shots, while both he and Joel Anthony were defensive forces.
Dwyane Wade set the offensive tone early as the Miami HEAT controlled their 112-103 win over the Charlotte Bobcats from the outset, scoring 62 points in the paint with 26 assists on 39 field goals and 56.5 percent shooting.
MIAMI April 8th – The Miami HEAT announced today the formal unveiling of its 2011 NBA Playoffs promotional campaign: White Hot: The 2011 HEAT Playoffs presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming.
The Miami HEAT go down by double digits in the first quarter to the Milwaukee Bucks, and though they clawed back in the second, the HEAT are eventually sunk by a pair of Carlos Delfino threes in the final minutes. LeBron James scored 29 to go with eight assists, while Dwyane Wade sat out.
MIAMI, April 8th – The Miami HEAT announced today that all individual game tickets for its first two home games of the 2011 White Hot Miami HEAT Playoffs presented by Miccosukee Resort & Gaming will go on sale Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m.
The New Jersey Nets offer a glimpse of just the sort of aggressive defenses the Miami HEAT will face in the postseason, particularly against such teams as the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls. Here, LeBron James beats the double, and Chris Bosh takes advantage of quick passing.
The Miami HEAT get out to a 21-6 lead in the first six minutes and stave off a second-half push as they beat the New Jersey Nets, 108-94, for their third consecutive victory on the road. Mike Miller and Mario Chalmers returned to action, while LeBron James scored 31.
The Miami HEAT surrender 32 points to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter, put pull away for good as the second half began with a 25-1 run, eventually winning, 111-92. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh totaled 83 points, and Dexter Pittman played his first minutes.
MIAMI, April 1st – The Miami HEAT has announced that it has launched the 2011 Miami HEAT Sponsor Package Sweepstakes.
The Miami HEAT held a lead for most of the second half against the Washington Wizards, but Jordan Crawford's career-high 39 points kept things close until a late 19-5 run for Miami sealed the deal. LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade combined for 94 points.
The Miami HEAT lose their defense and lose the game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-90. The HEAT mounted a 22-4 run in the final four minutes of the third quarter to give themselves a chance, but it was on the back of a short-lived zone.
Up three with under a minute left and a full shot clock to work with, the Miami HEAT run the perfect set, using 17 seconds to score on a fluid, perfectly timed halfcourt set to extend the lead to two possessions against the Houston Rockets. HEAT.com breaks down the play.
For the first time since 1961, the Miami HEAT had three players -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh -- score at least 30 points and pull down 10 rebounds, individually, in the same game, as they beat the Houston Rockets, 125-119.
The Miami HEAT recover from what Erik Spoelstra called a puzzling, seven-turnover first quarter with an 18-4 run born of defense in the second and Dwyane Wade's 18 fourth-quarter points to beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-99.
Interactive charts visualizing the HEAT's progress in offensive and defensive efficiency during the 2010-11 season, as well as tracking their point differential by game.
The Miami HEAT weren't at their best through three quarters against the Detroit Pistons, but in holding their opponent to 13 points in the fourth, they were. Miami's bench scored 26, while Mike Bibby, Mike Miller and James Jones kept the floor spread with six threes among them.
HEAT.com takes another approach to data, visualizing each member of the Miami HEAT, and how they function in their time on the offensive side of the floor.
MIAMI, March 22nd – The AmericanAirlines Arena announced today that it has entered into a partnership with Tonino Lamborghini Energy Drink.
MIAMI, March 22nd – The Miami HEAT honored former first-round draft choice Tim James on March 19 prior to the game against the Denver Nuggets as part of their long-standing Home Strong program.

MIAMI, March 22nd – The Miami HEAT Charitable Fund raised over $450,000 during its 14th Annual Miami HEAT Family Festival hosted at Miami’s Watson Island on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
MIAMI, March 21st – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played March 14-20.
With Mario Chalmers sidelined, Mike Bibby is the new starter at point guard for the Miami HEAT. How will the offense be different with a new ballhandler at the helm? How has Bibby fit with Miami's offense so far? HEAT.com goes to the numbers and video to find out.
The Miami HEAT get 83 over their 103 points from the combination of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh as they beat the Denver Nuggets by five for their second consecutive victory. The HEAT now possess the league's best average scoring margin at 7.14.
The Miami HEAT stuck to the fundamentals, defense and execution, in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks, and then let LeBron James take over with the incredible in the third quarter, where he scored 23 of his 43 points, on 16-of-21 shooting overall.
The Miami HEAT fail to recover from a double-digit deficit in the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but come away from the loss with remarkable clarity on why they fell short. After 45 percent shooting in a dunk-filled first half, the HEAT shot 10-of-30 after the break.
The Miami HEAT announced today it has sold out of Season Tickets for next season and has launched the new HEAT Priority Access Club, an annual fee based membership club which provides HEAT fans with a variety of benefits.
With the window still open for the San Antonio Spurs early in the fourth quarter, the Miami HEAT create consecutive fast-break opportunities with their defense, creating a sequence of pure basketball bliss.
After losing to the San Antonio Spurs by 30 ten days prior, the Miami HEAT returned the favor at home, buckling down defensively from the start to hold the Spurs to 80 points on 93 possessions, a total LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh matched on their own.
MIAMI, March 14th - The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT guard Dwyane Wade was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played March 7-13.
A play does not have to be perfect to earn the best possible result, and in this possession against the Memphis Grizzlies, the Miami HEAT overwhelmed the defense from all angles, earning the perfect reward with unselfishness and sacrifice.
A five-block minute set the tone early on as the Miami HEAT put the Memphis Grizzlies away, 118-85, for their second win in a row. Miami scored 131 points per 100 possessions, shooting 58 percent and 63 percent from downtown as they built an early led which only grew in the second half.
When the Miami HEAT's offense had stagnated once again in the third quarter, LeBron James helped them find the balance with an assisted layup early in the fourth that set the HEAT up to finish with five buckets at the rim.
Dwyane Wade scores eight in the fourth and plays excellent defense on Kobe Bryant throughout as the Miami HEAT beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 94-88, to snap a five-game losing streak. Chris Bosh set the pace with 24 points, and the bench scored 22.
MIAMI, March 9th – The 2010-11 season marks the fifth year the Miami HEAT will celebrate the NBA's Noche Latina initiative.
The Miami HEAT get 69 combined points from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade but fall to the Portland Trail Blazers, 105-96, for their fifth loss in a row, despite their highest offensive efficiency of the losing streak. Miami's bench was outscored, 41-8.
The Miami HEAT led by nine at halftime and by two in the final minute, but a key rebound went the way of the Chicago Bulls and both LeBron James and Dwyane Wade missed final-possession shots as the HEAT lost, 87-86.
The Miami HEAT earn a 24-point third-quarter lead over the Orlando Magic, but hot Orlando shooting and stagnant offense hurt them as they fall, 99-96, Thursday night. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 57 points in the first half.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent guard Mike Bibby. “We want to welcome Mike Bibby as we continue to move into the direction of our championship dreams,” said HEAT President Pat Riley.
MIAMI, March 1st - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have requested waivers on guard Carlos Arroyo.
After losing a 15-point lead in the second quarter, the Miami HEAT return to take a six-point lead in the fourth only to fall in the final minutes despite holding New York to 8-of-30 shooting from deep and 38.8 percent shooting overall.
Dwyane Wade scores 20 in the second quarter, 41 overall, as the Miami HEAT knock off the Washington Wizards, 121-113. LeBron James added 25 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists while Chris Bosh rebounded from a tough night with 15 and 8.
The Miami HEAT's offense was out of sync for most of their Thursday night matchup with the Chicago Bulls, but in the third quarter they came up with a perfect out-of-bounds play, and the perfect result.
The Miami HEAT take an early lead off transition offense and exchange runs with the Chicago Bulls in the fourth quarter, but a Luol Deng three in the final minute handed them an 89-93 loss. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 63 points.
The Miami HEAT play one of their most consistent games of the season, winning the first quarter against the Sacramento Kings, 35-16, and sustaining that production the rest of the way to a 117-97 victory. LeBron James led the charge with 31 points and eight rebounds.
The Miami HEAT hold off Andrea Bargnani (38 points) and the Toronto Raptors in the fourth quarter to take a 103-95 victory into the All-Star break. Chris Bosh scored 25 points on 16 shots in his return to Toronto.
Miami's three-man corner offense with Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh earns James an assisted layup when Wade sets a back pick and Bosh hits James from the elbow.
The Miami HEAT scored 41 in the first quarter and Dwyane Wade scores 41 overall as the team beats the Indiana Pacers, 110-103, despite a sluggish second quarter which relinquished a double-digit lead. LeBron James and Chris Bosh combined for 19 in the fourth.
The Miami HEAT display their offensive progress of the past three weeks with a late-game possession against the Boston Celtics featuring ball movement and a backdoor cut by Dwyane Wade that gets him to the line.
The Miami HEAT pull within one in the final seconds after enduring a 20-3 third-quarter run by the Boston Celtics, but a well-earned open three doesn't fall as they lose, 82-85. LeBron James led the way with 22-7-7 and Chris Bosh added 24 points and 10 boards.
Dwyane Wade leads the way with 24 points on 15 shots and excellent cuts in halfcourt sets to give the Miami HEAT a 106-92 victory over the Detroit Pistons, extending their winning streak to eight. Miami scored 39 in the second and had 30 fast-break points.
Eddie House and Chris Bosh defend consecutive pick-and-rolls and Dwyane Wade provides help defense agains the Indiana Pacers as the Miami HEAT force a shot-clock violation and spur a defensive run that gave them their seventh victory in a row.
The Miami HEAT earned their seventh-straight win on the back of LeBron James' 41 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists, but it was recovering from an uneven defensive showing to allow just 15 fourth-quarter points to the Indiana Pacers that sealed the victory
MIAMI, February 7th – The NBA has announced that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played January 31 – February 6.
Video of Dwyane Wade's cut through a zone defense that saved a possession in Miami's win over the Los Angeles Clippers. A cut that showcases everything that's been great about the recent offense, but one that's a new addition, as Erik Spoelstra explains.
The Miami HEAT hold the Los Angeles Clippers under 20 points in three separate quarters to earn a 97-79 victory and extend their winning streak to six. Eddie House added 15 points off the bench while Dwyane Wade posted 28 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
Recap of HEAT.com's live chat of Miami's victory in Charlotte, their fifth win in a row.
The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James has been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by Kia Motors for January 2011.
MIAMI, February 3rd - Sioux Falls Skyforce and Miami HEAT center Dexter Pittman was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, the NBA Development League announced today.
Video and Analysis of Miami's prized possession from their blowout victory against Cleveland, where Mike Miller, Eddie House and Joel Anthony took the playmaking burden off Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
The Miami HEAT withstand a run in the late second quarter to blowout the Cleveland Cavaliers, 117-90, for their third win in a row. Dwyane Wade scored 16 points in the second quarter, 34 overall, while Zydrunas Ilgauskas grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds.
MIAMI, January 31st – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played January 24-30.
Video and analysis of the HEAT's prized possession from their last-minute victory in Oklahoma City, when dedication to ball movement and off-ball movement overcame an imperfect possession.
The Miami HEAT have one of their best offensive performances of the year as they beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 108-103. Eddie House hit the go-ahead three in the final minute, a shot made possible by LeBron James passing up an open look.
The Miami HEAT comeback from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons, 88-87, after Eddie House hits a pair of free-throws in the final seconds. LeBron James scored 39 points and assisted on five fourth-quarter baskets.
Without Chris Bosh, the Miami HEAT get 34 points and a career-high 16 rebounds out of Dwyane Wade, but can't hold off a late surge from the New York Knicks, losing the lead in the final minutes as they lost, 93-88.
Preview of the Miami HEAT's second visit of the season to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Knicks, with injury updates on Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.
Video and analysis of the Miami HEAT's prized possession from their win over the Toronto Raptors. Perfect timing on dual actions on either side of the court gets LeBron James a mismatch and a layup in the post.
MIAMI, January 24 th - The Miami HEAT announced the official beginning of the process of renewing its Season Ticket Holders with the launch of the 2011-12 Season Ticket renewal campaign.
Mike Miller hits six three's and scores a franchise-high 22 points in the second quarter, 32 overall, as the Miami HEAT take down the Toronto Raptors, 120-103, to snap a four-game losing skid. LeBron James added 38 points, 11 boards and 6 assists.
Recap of the Miami HEAT's home overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The HEAT were without Chris Bosh and the Hawks lost Al Horford in the second quarter, forcing each squad to use small, unconventional lineups.
The Miami HEAT struggle on the second night of a back-to-back, losing 130-102 to the Denver Nuggets in a game that was decided in the third quarter. Chris Bosh scored 24 as LeBron James sat out with an ankle injury.
The Miami HEAT allow 44 points in the first quarter and fall short in a second-half comeback, losing 111-105 to the Los Angeles Clippers as their road winning streak ended at 13.
The Miami HEAT went with an unconventional lineup to comeback in the fourth quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers. They went small, they scored big, and they won in overtime. This is how they did it.
MIAMI, January 11, 2011 - In observance of the one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010.
The Miami HEAT use a 9-2 run in the final minutes to force overtime against the Portland Trail Blazers, winning 107-100 after LeBron James (44) and Dwyane Wade (34) set a franchise record as the first tandem to go 40-30 in the same game.
The Miami HEAT push their road winning streak to 12 in an overtime win that featured 39 percent shooting, with Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh combining to go 18-of-58. James blocked his 500th career shot as the HEAT won their eighth in a row.
Pint-sized Dwyane Wades, LeBron Jameses and Chris Boshs ran to halfcourt and sat down with their friends at the Washington Park Gymnasium in Hollywood Wednesday afternoon.
The Miami HEAT use a 13-0 fourth-quarter run to put away the Milwaukee Bucks, 101-89, for their seventh consecutive win, and have now held opponents below 20 points in five quarters out of their past three games.
The Miami HEAT found themselves down after the first quarter for the second time in two days, but once again the tightened up the defense, and this time Dwyane Wade and LeBron James combined for 69 points in a rout.
MIAMI, January 3rd – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James and guard Dwyane Wade have been named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Co-Players of the Month for December.
MIAMI, January 3rd – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT Head Coach Erik Spoelstra was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for December.
MIAMI, January 3rd – The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT guard Dwyane Wade was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played December 27 thru January 2.
After giving up 72 points in the first half, the Miami HEAT tightened up their defense and outscored the Golden State Warriors, 56-35, in the second half to put themselves into a tie with the Boston Celtics for first place in the Eastern Conference.
The Miami HEAT received 45 points from Dwyane Wade, another 41 combined from Chris Bosh and LeBron James, and four key free throws from Joel Anthony to beat the Houston Rockets and earn their NBA-best 10th straight road win in December.
After scoring 34 in the first, the Miami HEAT endured three uneven offensive quarters to beat the New York Knicks, 106-98, behind Dwyane Wade's 40 points. The HEAT scored a season-high 56 points in the paint and held the Knicks to 41.5 percent shooting.
The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT forward LeBron James was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played December 20-26. This marks the 27th time James has earned Player of the Week accolades in his career.
The Miami HEAT held the Los Angeles Lakers under 20 in the first and fourth quarters and 40 percent shooting overal to earn a 96-80 Christmas Day victory. LeBron James had a triple double and Chris Bosh added a crucial 24-13.
Chris Bosh and the Miami HEAT's bench held the lead during a crucial third quarter stretch to help beat the Phoenix Suns, 95-83, for the second time this season.
Eventually, the streak was going to end. Whether that loss came today, next week, next calendar year or even last Saturday against the Washington Wizards, the inevitable was just that. Dallas was only too happy to prove as much.
MIAMI, December 20th – The Miami HEAT announced today that Dexter Pittman has been recalled from the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.
“We played a horrible basketball game.” Not the first thing you expect to hear from coach Erik Spoelstra after the Miami HEAT won their twelfth game in a row, albeit by one, 95-94, over the 6-19 Washington Wizards. A game they had no business winning.
December 17 - For some, this game was meant to renew the Miami HEAT-New York Knicks rivalry of the late 1990’s. After Miami's 113-91 win, in which the Knicks scored 34 second-half points? So much for that.
The streaking Miami HEAT will visit Madison Square Garden Friday night, and it has everyone calling for a renewed rivalry with the New York Knicks. But with new rosters on each side, let's ask one question: What makes a rivalry?
The Miami HEAT pull away from the Cleveland Cavaliers in the final minute to earn their tenth win in a row behind Dwyane Wade's 28 points and LeBron James' season-high 13 rebounds.
MIAMI, December 14th - Miami HEAT/Sun Sports Play-by-Play Announcer Eric Reid was named a finalist for 2010 Florida Sportscaster of the Year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA), the team has announced.
Dwyane Wade scores 20 in the second, LeBron James sparks a game-winning run and Chris Bosh turns in one of his finest performances to date at the Miami HEAT earn their ninth-straight win.
The NBA announced today that Miami HEAT guard Dwyane Wade was named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played December 6-12
The Miami HEAT earned their eighth win in a row on the second night of a back-to-back against the Sacramento Kings.
The Miami HEAT used a 13-0 third-quarter run and 27 fast-break points to beat the Golden State Warriors and earn their seventh-consecutive win.
MIAMI, December 9th – Miami HEAT have taken their retail to cyberspace with the launch of their new “Shop HEAT” Facebook store.
MIAMI, November 25th - The Miami HEAT announced today that Miami Hoops Gear, the official team store, will be offering HEAT fans two holiday shopping promotions.
MIAMI, November 23 - Miami HEAT superstar Dwyane Wade and his charity, Wade's World Foundation, have announced a collaborative endeavor with Art Studio Miami.
MIAMI, November 9th – The HEAT have announced that Friday night’s game vs. the New Orleans Hornets was the highest rated regular season HEAT game ever on Sun Sports.
MIAMI, November 9th – The Miami HEAT announced today that it has signed a multi-year radio contract with WAXY 790 The Ticket.
MIAMI, November 5thThe Miami HEAT today announced that the team is releasing formerly unavailable lower bowl seat locations and making them available for individual game purchase.
MIAMI, November 4th –The Miami HEAT announced today that HEAT Broadcasting and HEATV, the internal broadcasting arms for the team and AmericanAirlines Arena, have received seven nominations at the upcoming 34th Annual Suncoast Emmy
MIAMI, November 3rd - The Miami HEAT and the AmericanAirlines Arena announced that their preferred luxury transportation partner, Aventura Worldwide.
MIAMI, October 27th – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership with T-Mobile USA, Inc., one of the largest national providers of wireless voice, messaging, and data services.
MIAMI, October 27th – The Miami HEAT announced that they have partnered with Grammy Award Winning music producer and songwriter Emilio Estefan to create a new Miami HEAT song, written specifically for the new-look HE
MIAMI,10/25 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived guard Patrick Beverley and forward Da’Sean Butler.
MIAMI, September 14 -- The Northwest may not have any title winners since 1979, but it's the only division to feature four 50-game winners, or even come close to doing so. Of course, its reign as the most cutthroat division relies heavily on a number of pending issues: health in Portland, Al Jefferson in Utah, the improvement of the Thunder and the destination of Carmelo Anthony, should he go anywhere at all.
MIAMI, September 8 - With the domination of the Celtics, the Atlantic has been the NBA’s least competitive division since the arrival of Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen three years ago. That also means, with the changes made this summer, no other division has the same potential for across the board improvement. Is an Atlantic shuffle on the horizon?
MIAMI, September 1 - Other divisions may have more depth, but the battle for the top spot in the Central is going to be as close as any other.
MIAMI, August 30 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed second-round draft selection Da’Sean Butler. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, August 26 - This summer HEAT.com is taking a look at the many changes made around the league and taking stock of how they’ll affect each division in 2010-11. First up, the Southeast Division.
MIAMI, August 23 - The Miami HEAT announced today that tickets for its October 12th international exhibition pre-season game against European powerhouse CSKA Moscow will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 25 at 12:00 p.m.
MIAMI, August 18 - A new team might mean a new style of play, but does that mean the HEAT will play faster than ever? Not necessarily.
MIAMI, August 12 - Don't miss the opportunity to see your new-look HEAT play together for the first time this preseason, featuring a contest against perennial Euroleague power, CSKA Moscow, on October 12 at 7:30PM.
MIAMI, August 10 – The 2010-11 NBA Schedule is out and HEAT.com has instant analysis on what it means for the Miami HEAT and their upcoming season.
MIAMI, July 28 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Kenny Hasbrouck. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 27 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward Shavlik Randolph. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 22 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Carlos Arroyo. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 20 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent forward Juwan Howard. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Miami, July 19 – Not everything is clear heading into the upcoming season for recently acquired HEAT guard Mike Miller. Miller, who signed with the HEAT on July 16, doesn't know if he will be starter or a reserve. And with no team practices, he's s
MIAMI, July 19 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed forward James Jones. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 19– The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed center Jamaal Magloire. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Re-signing Jamaal is a testament to his work ethic and his desire to win,” said HEAT President
MIAMI, July 17 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent center Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

MIAMI, July 16 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed second round draft selection Dexter Pittman. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 16 - The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed center Joel Anthony. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 16 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent guard Mike Miller. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
MIAMI, July 14 – The Miami HEAT announced today that guard Mario Chalmers has suffered a high left ankle sprain. He is expected to be in a cast for two to four weeks and will be re-evaluated following that time.
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MIAMI, July 12 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have traded forward Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for two second round draft picks (2011 and 2014).
MIAMI, July 12 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed forward Udonis Haslem. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Dwyane Wade and acquired forwards LeBron James and Chris Bosh from Cleveland and Toronto in exchange for draft picks.
THE MODERATOR: It's Dwyane Wade's house, but it's now also LeBron James' kingdom. LeBron, on behalf of all South Florida, thank you. Welcome. How does it feel wearing a Heat uniform?
LEBRON JAMES: Wow. I mean, it feels right. It feels right
MIAMI, July 9 – The Miami HEAT announced today that they will host the HEAT Summer of 2010 Welcome Event to celebrate Dwyane Wade’s return to the team, and to introduce its newest acquisitions, Chris Bosh and LeBron James, to the South Florida comm
MIAMI, July 9 – The Miami HEAT released the following statement from its President of Business Operations, Eric Woolworth.
MIAMI, July 6 – The Miami HEAT announced today that HEAT draft selections Dexter Pittman and Jarvis Varnado will represent the HEAT at the upcoming NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Miami HEAT assistant David Fizdale will serve as the Head Coach during summer league play.
In anticipation of the free agency period beginning on July 1 and the increased Season Ticket sales activities expected to follow, the Miami HEAT have announced that they have launched HEAT SeatPick™, a new and proprietary interactive online tick
Miami HEAT Assistant Coach Ron Rothstein was recently honored by the University of Rhode Island on June 21, receiving the 2010 Ram Legend award. Rothstein was a three-year starter on the University of Rhode Island basketball team and captain of the 1963-6
MIAMI, FL – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have made a qualifying offer to Joel Anthony, making him a restricted free agent and giving Miami the opportunity to match any contract offer he receives.
  MIAMI, FL 6/23 - Con el período de la agencia libre programada para comenzar el 1 de julio a las 12:01 a.m., la campaña We Want Wade ha entrado en fase superior.
MIAMI, FL 6/23 - Con el período de la agencia libre programada para comenzar el 1 de julio a las 12:01 a.m., la campaña We Want Wade ha entrado en fase superior.
MIAMI, 6/24 – The Miami HEAT announced today they have selected center Dexter Pittman (32nd overall), forward Jarvis Varnado (41st overall) and forward Da’Sean Butler (42nd overall) in the second round of the 2010 NBA
MIAMI, 6/23 - El HEAT de Miami anunció hoy que adquirió la selección 32 en el Draft 2010 de la NBA Draft proveniente del Thunder de Oklahoma City a cambio del escolta Daequan Cook y la selección nú
MIAMI, 6/23 – The Miami HEAT have announced that they have acquired the 32nd pick in the 2010 NBA Draft from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for guard Daequan Cook and the HEAT’s 18th pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.