LeBron sits as Heat lose, hand Pacers top seed

Apr 15, 2014

LeBron sits as Heat lose, hand Pacers top seed

LeBron James’ only visible significant role was that of postgame heckler, interrupting Michael Beasley’s interview amid a loose, upbeat locker room that normally wouldn’t jibe with a 21-point loss — or throwing in a towel in the race for a No. 1 seed. James ...

Heat blast Pacers

Apr 12, 2014

Heat blast Pacers

For most of the season, the Miami Heat were chasing the Indiana Pacers. On Friday, they just blew by them. Control of the Eastern Conference again belongs to the Heat, after LeBron James scored 36 points and the two-time defending NBA champions opened the ...

Nets complete season sweep of Heat

Apr 9, 2014

Nets complete season sweep of Heat

A debated block at the buzzer. A season sweep of the NBA champions. Hello, Brooklyn — the only NBA team this season to go unbeaten against the Miami Heat. Mason Plumlee denied LeBron James’ dunk attempt at the rim with 2 seconds left, and ...

Heat victory pushes Knicks closer to edge

Apr 7, 2014

Heat victory pushes Knicks closer to edge

LeBron James couldn’t wake up Sunday. He was sluggish when his alarm went off at 8 a.m. and still in a funk when the Miami Heat and New York Knicks tipped off five hours later. He eventually got into form, just in time to ...

Timberwolves win thriller over Heat

Apr 5, 2014

Timberwolves win thriller over Heat

Making one free throw at the end of regulation wasn’t enough for the Miami Heat, nor was making just one again at the end of the first overtime. In the second extra session, one made all the difference for Minnesota. Corey Brewer hit one ...

Pacers win bruising battle against Heat in race for top seed

Mar 27, 2014

Pacers win bruising battle against Heat in race for top seed

Indiana took every shot Miami could muster Wednesday night. Then the Pacers threw a couple of their own punches — and put the two-time defending champs on the mat. Paul George scored 23 points, Roy Hibbert added 21 and Indiana rallied from a seven-point ...

LeBron erupts for 43

Mar 19, 2014

LeBron erupts for 43

As shot after shot dropped through the net, it became clear LeBron James was going to have one of those special nights. The kind he has every so often. The kind he has when Dwyane Wade sits. James scored 43 points — 25 in ...

Heat get back on track with victory

Mar 17, 2014

Heat get back on track with victory

Ray Allen was somewhat surprised to see how open he was. So was Dwyane Wade, who even took an extra dribble before believing his eyes and sending a 50-foot pass to the best 3-point shooter in NBA history. Moments later, the Miami Heat were ...

Heat's struggles continue

Mar 15, 2014

Heat's struggles continue

A year ago at this time, the Miami Heat couldn’t lose. These days, they can’t win. And what at first looked like a mere rough stretch is now concerning to the Heat, who watched the Denver Nuggets come into their building and outscore them ...

Nets overcome Heat for third time this season

Mar 13, 2014

Nets overcome Heat for third time this season

Something about facing the Miami Heat still brings out the best in Paul Pierce. Jason Kidd isn’t half-bad against them, either. Pierce scored 17 of his 29 points in the third quarter and delivered two crucial scores late, Shaun Livingston created a turnover on ...

James scores career-high 61

Mar 4, 2014

James scores career-high 61

Best player. Best game of his career. LeBron James clearly isn’t ready to concede his MVP award to anyone yet. Dazzling from inside and out, James put on the best scoring show of his NBA life Monday night, pouring in 61 points — a ...

LeBron, Heat thrash Knicks

Feb 28, 2014

LeBron, Heat thrash Knicks

For LeBron James, the mask was distinctive. His effort, that was basically the same as usual. So, too, was the outcome for the New York Knicks. Playing with a dark carbon-fiber mask to protect his broken nose — a “menacing” look is how Heat ...