NBA Playoffs

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    June 10, 2014

    DJ Khaled, Miami Heat Superfan, on AC-Gate: "The Spurs Are Cheaters"

    Listennn! Rap superproducer, local radio personality, and Miami Heat superfan DJ Khaled has an NBA Finals prediction: "It's over! We winnin' tonight! And we're winnin' in the next game!" Oh, and big homie's also got a message for the San Antonio Spurs: "You cheaters! They don't love you no more!" ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    Spurs' Broken A/C Cramps Up LeBron, Beats the Heat in Game One

    Both teams tried to "beat the Heat" last night. Only one succeeded. The Heat dropped game one of the NBA Finals 110-95 in a matchup where Miami lost its biggest star, LeBron James, midway through the fourth quarter due to cramps that flared up for one reason: the Spurs' A/C blew out early in the c ... More >>

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    May 28, 2014

    Win $100 Duffy's Tab to Watch Heat Win Eastern Conference Finals

    Our Miami Heat did some work against the Indian Pacers in game four of the Eastern Conference Finals, closing out the game 90 to 102. We are just one game away from making it to the NBA Finals for the fourth consecutive time in a row, and that game is tonight. To celebrate, Duffy's is giving a $100 ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Heat vs. Nets: Five Key Questions For the Eastern Conference Semifinals

    Now things start to get interesting. The Bobcats series was cute and all, with some mild excitement and dramatic moments here and there, but now is when things start to get super really real. Tonight in Miami, the Heat face the Brooklyn Nets, a team that swept the regular season series, in Game One ... More >>

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    April 20, 2014

    Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats: Five Things To Watch

    Welcome back to the three most stressful months of your life, it's time to basketball. The NBA Playoffs have finally arrived and the Miami Heat are right where you expected them to be, firmly cemented as the odds-on favorite to repeat as World Champions. A less than dominant regular season has some ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Miami Heat's Ten Most Dramatic Playoff Moments

    The NBA Playoffs begin Sunday for the Miami Heat against the Charlotte Bobcats, and lord knows it's not their first time at the dance. It will be the team's 18th appearance in their relatively young 26-year history. That of course has led to a lot of dramatic playoff moments. Here are our picks for ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    The Five Greatest Miami Heat Off-Season Moves

    The NBA off-season is less "off" and more a whole different full season as teams frantically try to keep up with the Joneses during a down time that begins just days after the finals. This week, free agency opened and teams began signing the players they think could put them over the hump. The movem ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Miami Heat and 2013 NBA Finals: Five Best Sports Bar Parties Near the Arena

    Who's actually surprised the Miami Heat made the NBA Finals again? The Indiana Pacers were doomed before halftime in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Finals, because the level of intensity put forth by LeBron, Bosh, D-Wade, and the rest of the boys was redonkulous. And now the San Antonio Spur ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Road To the Finals: Your Miami Heat White Hot Playoffs Primer

    If you're anything like me, you already have butterflies. The Miami Heat are ready to defend the throne, in what should be another fantastic few weeks of some of the best sports entertainment this town has ever witnessed. The Miami Heat enter the NBA Playoffs as the clear-cut favorite to repeat as c ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012
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    December 18, 2012

    Barack Obama, LeBron James, and Trayvon Martin Gave Us Two Wins and a Travesty

    Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke looks back on the year the Apocalypse didn't happen.The world won't end in 2012. Why? Because LeBron James still has more NBA cha ... More >>

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    October 25, 2012
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    July 27, 2012

    Miami Heat's 2012-13 Schedule Released: Boston Opens The Year, OKC Comes At Christmas

    Last season, the Miami Heat tied with San Antonio to capture the best home record in the league, and next season they'll be playing 14 of their first 22 games at home. So hopefully they'll have no trouble getting off to a quick start. In addition to playing the first game of the season at home ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    Florida Couple Busted Sneaking Into Heat Finals With Bogus, Homemade Media Passes UPDATE

    Forget LeBron. We're going to go ahead and call James and Ruth Kauff the true heroes of the Miami Heat's NBA Finals run. The Deerfield husband and wife were arrested at the Finals Game 4 against the since-vanquished Oklahoma Thunder after American Airlines Arena security busted them trying to use h ... More >>

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    June 27, 2012

    "Whereas... LeBron James Decided to Take His Talent to South Beach": The Awesome Congressional Resolution Congratulating The Heat

    It seems that Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen went all fan girl when drafting up a Congressional resolution to congratulate the Miami Heat on their NBA championship, because the thing is actually the rare Congressional measure that's a pleasure to read. It's basically a manifesto on why the Heat are just s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Miami Heat Take Game 4, Are One Win Away From Title

    Your Miami Heat overcame a 17-point deficit, a 43-point game from Russell Westbrook, a relentless Oklahoma City Thunder attack, and LeBron James losing a leg in the fourth quarter to pull off the 104-98 Game 4 win, and are now just one more victory away from being crowned NBA Finals champions.SOMEBO ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Heat-OKC Game 4: Head to db Bistro Moderne for Free Drinks, Game-Long Happy Hour

    So the Heat won again last night and you are preparing for Game 4 tomorrow at 9 p.m.. When Shane Battier make his next three-pointer, and he will, you will want to shout. HELL YEAH DRINKS ON ME. Wait, you didn't mean that. Now you owe everyone in earshot a Red Bull and vodka.This scenario will be le ... More >>

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    June 18, 2012

    Miami Heat Win Ugly, Take 2-1 Series Lead

    The Miami Heat shot 37 percent from the field last night. They turned the ball over nine times in the fourth quarter. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both shot over 50 percent. Dwyane Wade's performance was once again pure ass. Chris Bosh finished 3-for-12 from the field. LeBron James failed to ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Miami Heat Withstand Thunder Rally, Tie Series 1-1

    Holy assballs it almost happened again.After the Miami Heat held the lead from the opening tip, just like in Game 1, and held a double-digit lead, just like in Game 1, the Oklahoma City Thunder almost rallied back to steal Game 2, just like Game 1.But thanks to LeBron James hitting a slap-yo-momma-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Miami's NBA Finals Tickets: Only $6000 to Sit Near the Stars

    Tickets for game 5 of the NBA Finals here in Miami next Thursday went on sale online at noon today. By 12:01 p.m., the only tickets available were standing-room. By 12:04, even those spots -- which started at $150 each -- were gone.Finals tickets at American Airlines Arena aren't easy to come by; se ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012

    Win Free Tickets for the Miami Heat vs. Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2012 NBA Finals

    See also New Times' recap: "Heat Let First Half Lead Slip Away, Lose Game 1 ." Still got a little tenderness between the legs? On Tuesday night, the Miami Heat took a thunderous pounding to the crotch in Oklahoma City, losing Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals by a score of 105-94. But that's OK. 'Cau ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    Miami Heat Let First-Half Lead Slip Away, Lose Game 1

    Game 1 of the 2012 NBA Finals was a tale of two halves.The Miami Heat shot out of the gate strong, hitting shots, making threes and getting a huge game from *record scratch* Shane Battier!But the second half was a whole other bag of salted cock n' balls as Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook did to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2012

    Heat Are Eastern Conference Champions, Will Face Oklahoma City in NBA Finals

    After blowing up the Boston Celtics Big Three Era (for the second straight season) in last night's 101-88 Game 7 triumph, the Miami Heat are headed to their second-straight NBA Finals. The Big Three known as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh scored Miami's final 31 points, including all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2012

    Miami vs. Boston Trash Talk: Our Heat Homer and Celtics Fanatic Get Ugly

    Tonight, at last, it ends: Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals starts at 8:30 p.m., and it may well destroy the world as we know it. Okay, the game may only result in the destruction of a few TV sets and cars in the greater Boston and Miami areas, but it'll still be a clash of teams that aren't ... More >>

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    June 8, 2012

    LeBron James' 45 Points Lead Heat Over Celtics, Force Game 7


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    June 4, 2012

    Heat Drop Two in Boston as Series Goes 2-2

    The Miami Heat went into Boston over the weekend and promptly took a giant shit all over their season, as they allowed the Undead Celtics to fight their way back into the Eastern Conference Finals and knot things up at two games apiece. Games 3 and 4 were near mirror images of each other as the Heat ... More >>

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    May 29, 2012

    Heat Take Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals

    The Miami Heat are three wins away from their second consecutive trip to the NBA Finals after taking down the Boston Celtics 93-79 last night.And while the rest of the world seethes in furious anger in their unbridled and irrational hatred at this news, perhaps even blaming LeBron James for that guy ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Dwyane Wade Scores 41 as Heat Advance to Eastern Conference Finals

    Remember when Dwyane Wade crapped the bed last week and we all wrote him off, like a bunch of assholes? Pffft.Wade dropped 41 points in Miami's 105-93 beatdown of the Indiana Pacers. MV3 scored 20 of his 41 in the second quarter, going 8-for-11 from the floor, and leading the Heat past what had bec ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    LeBron Makes History and D-Wade Bounces Back as the Heat Tie Series 2-2

    What's better than having one face-cleaving rim wrecking badass mother cow on your basketball team? TWO face-cleaving rim wrecking badass mother cows.In front of a capacity crowd of Indiana fans waving a golden shower of yellow towels, and a Pacers team that had gotten a little too cocky for its own ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    LeBron James and the Heat Extinguish Knicks, Move on to Eastern Conference Semis

    After losing Game 4 in New York, and after the Knicks celebrated with streamers and threw a parade down the Canyon of Heroes after winning their first playoff game in 4,024 days, the Miami Heat reminded everyone that they, in fact, are the better team and finally extinguished the Knicks from the pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    Heat Takes 2-0 Lead Against Knicks

    Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks was all about LeBron James smashing people's faces with his giant ball sack. Last night's Game 2 was more of a team effort, with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh turning in big-time performances worthy of their a ... More >>

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    April 29, 2012

    LeBron James Leads Heat in Blowout Over Knicks In Game 1 of Eastern Conference Quarterfinals

    For all the regular season ups and downs, accolades and drama, people celebrating in the streets with pots and pans when the Miami Heat won, people setting themselves on fire when they lost, the real NBA games that count finally got kicked off yesterday. And with everyone saying that the season will ... More >>

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    June 10, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Game 5: On The Brink

    ​After the giant mound of ostrich shit that was LeBron James' 8-point performance from Game 4, he called Game 5 the biggest of his career. The world then waited for LeBron to come out in Game 5 and serve the Mavericks a can filled with ass whoopin'. Instead, Heat fans got served a can filled with ... More >>

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    June 6, 2011

    Miami Heat vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Finals Game 3: MV3

    ​Nothing screams "I Am A Righteous Ass Kicking Machine" quite like overcoming one of the NBA Finals worst collapses, an officiating crew that absolutely refused to call any fouls for you but insisted on blowing the whistle if you so much as breathed on the giant German, and having one of your team ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Shaq Finally Retires from Basketball

    ​As the Miami Heat are on the hunt for the second NBA Championship, the big man who helped them secure their first has announced his retirement from professional basketball. After 19 seasons in the NBA, four championships rings, 15 trips to the All-Star Game, an MVP award and six teams, Shaquille ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Interpreting LeBron James and Dwyane Wade's Post-Game Outfits

    ​First off: Is there any better evidence that the Miami Heat's Big Three is really a two-headed beast than the fact that Dwyane Wade and LeBron James always hold a tandem press conference with Chris Bosh later speaking to reporters alone? If this team is a circus, Wade and LeBron are the tight ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Heat-Bulls Game 4/Election-Results Live Blog-a-palooza

    ​Big night in Miami tonight. On one side, the Miami Heat hosting the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. On the other, the Miami-Dade elections. What's a good Miamian to do? Watch the game? Check on the election results?Well, don't fret, good citizen. Just stay with us t ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Don't Make Chris Bosh Angry

    ​The Miami Heat took down the tough Chicago Bulls 96-85 in an Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 that featured tough defense, gay slurs, Miami fans berating Charles Barkley, LeBron James obliterating Kyle Korver, and Chris Bosh exploding all over Chicago's face. The Heat now have a 2-1 lead in the b ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Udonis Haslem and His Amazing Feats of Awesome

    ​In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Miami Heat had zero answers for the Chicago Bulls and their insane rebounding prowess, sharp shooting, monster dunks and screamy faces. But in last night's Game 2, the Heat answered with the one-two punch of LeBron James and the ball obliterating re ... More >>

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    May 16, 2011

    The Heat Still Can't Beat the Bulls, or Grab a Rebound

    ​Well that was rough. Apparently Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau screened Hoosiers for his team while Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra showed his guys Atlas Shrugged prior to their Game 1 Eastern Conference Finals showdown. Because the Heat were out muscled, and out-hustled by ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    Seven Reasons the Miami Heat Deserve to Finish off the Boston Celtics

    ​The Miami Heat travel to Boston tomorrow to try and begin finishing off the Boston Celtics in round two of the NBA playoffs. Yet, the team still can't shake it's perception of the villains, and lots of Heat haters will be rooting for the Celtics to pull off a comeback out of spite. Yet, the histo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Will Udonis Haslem (and Shaq) Return Tonight?

    ​The last time the Heat was in the second round of the NBA playoffs, Udonis Haslem and Shaquille O'Neal were a big part of the team. Will history, though a bit altered, repeat itself tonight in Game 2 against the Boston Celtics? Update: Nope. 

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    May 2, 2011

    Heat Playoffs: Wade Drops 38 as Heat Take Game 1 Against Boston

    ​And in other news.... Dwyane Wade is still pretty amazing.The Miami Heat took the 99-90 Game 1 win over the Boston Celtics in their Eastern Conference Semi-final hoedown.D-Wade dropped 38 points, James Jones added a career playoff high 25 off the bench, and Paul Pierce was ejected with seven minu ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Heat Playoffs: Heat Fail to Sweep 76ers

    ​The Miami Heat shot 39 percent from the floor, went 5-for-23 from the three-point line, got only 16 total points from their bench, zero points from their starting point guard, and 1 point from their starting center.But all everyone is going to remember from their 86-82 Game 4 loss to the Philadel ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Heat Playoffs: Late-Game Rally Gives Miami 3-0 Edge

    ​The Philadelphia 76ers jumped to an early lead, keeping the Miami Heat at bay for much of Game 3.And then the Heat said enough of that already and rallied their way to a 100-94 comeback win to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.The Heat should know that, although we fans like it when they win, we' ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Heat Playoffs: Big Three Combine for 64 Points

    ​It's one thing to get obliterated by the Miami Heat's Big Three and their skull crushing offense. But when they rock an opponent's face off with some suffocating defense, well then you really got something.The Heat used their smothering D, combined with their usual badass O and took down the visi ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Miami Heat To Start Season in Boston, Face Lakers on Christmas Day

    ​The Three Kings will start their quest to utterly destroy all other NBA teams with their awesomeness in Boston. The NBA leaked parts of its 2010-11 schedule last night, and it has the Miami Heat opening their season against the defending Eastern Conference Champion Boston Celtics. And, in a game ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Florida Marlins Tank in Series With Texas Rangers

    Denis Brancroft​Your Florida Marlins just finished their interleague series with the Texas Rangers last night. Good thing the World Cup and NBA Finals were on all week, because -- holy crap -- was it ugly. Here's how it all went down:Game 1 -- Rangers 3, Marlins 2: Matt Treanor's revenge! Former M ... More >>

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    April 15, 2010

    It's Dwyane Wade vs. the Boston Celtics in Round One of the NBA Playoffs

    Listen, if you've been stashing singles every day since the beginning of the regular season for some big playoff bet, it wouldn't be entirely ill advised to go against your hometeam Miami Heat instincts and take the Boston Celtics to win in the first round of the 2010 NBA Playoffs. Blasphemy? What? ... More >>

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    December 29, 2009

    Top Ten of the Decade: Miami Sports Moments

    Riptide 2.0's regular sports commentator and FinsNation blogger Chris Joseph looks back at the top ten Miami sports moments of the decade. Low points like the Miami Dolphins crappy performance and the after-thought known as the Florida Panthers didn't make the cut. Sorry. ​10. Canes BaseballCoach ... More >>

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