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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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    June 13, 2013

    Heat Ate Meatloaf Before Game 2 Win, Chef Michael Jacobs Says

    As the official "food-service provider" for the Miami Heat, chef Michael Jacobs is an integral part of the team because, as everyone knows, what an athlete eats before a game is as important as training. After all, there'll be a big difference in performance if you stuff a player with double bean go ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    Shuckers Deck Collapses During Miami Heat Game: 24 Injured UPDATED

    As about a hundred fans were rooting on the Miami Heat on the deck of Shuckers, Miami's favorite waterside sports bar, when the structure collapsed just before halftime, at around 9:45 p.m. Twenty-four people were injured in the incident. According to NBC Miami, at least 15 have been sent to local h ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    San Antonio Hits NBA Finals Record 16 Threes, Punishes Miami 113-77

    The good news is the Miami Heat took advantage of a little known NBA rule that states you can only lose once a night. The bad news is we have to play with footballs the rest of the series because the San Antonio Spurs shoved all the basketballs up the Miami Heat's collective asses in Game Three. Beh ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Jimmy Kimmel Tests Miami With Bogus Heat Questions, Miami Fails

    Jimmy Kimmel's "Lie Witness News" travels the nation, asking bullshit questions to our least knowledgeable residents so we can all point and laugh at them. Last night, the crew came to Miami to ask Heat fans about topics like backup point guard MuShu Pork, three-point shooter Lando Calrissian, and o ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Second-Half Run Sparks Heat's 104-83 Win Over Spurs in Game Two

    Tiago Splitter rose up full-throttle, mean-mugged and toting bad intentions and a handful of basketball, and just then, LeBron James screamed, "You DO NOT collect $200, and you DO NOT PASS TIA-GO!" The play was key in a 30-5 run that made you slap yo mama and helped the Miami Heat even the NBA Final ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Heat Finals: Watch the Game With Bottle Service, Free Drinks, Dancing Bananas

    This is where it gets exciting, folks. The Miami Heat has tied up the finals with the Spurs, which means tomorrow's game will be extra white-hot. Though the game will beplayed in San Antonio, plenty of places in Miami will show real team spirit. We've put together a list of our favorite spots offeri ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Spurs Outlast Heat 92-88, Steal Home-Court Advantage

    Tony Parker flailed, fell, right hand yellow, left leg red, got back up and hit a shot with 5.2 seconds left to seal a Game One, 92-88 San Antonio Spurs win. Parker was a menace all game long for Miami, finishing with 21 points and 6 assists. Tim Duncan merp derp'd his way to 20 points and 14 reboun ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Miami's Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend

    Is it safe to say that Tropical Storm Andrea was a real pisser for those of us in Dade County? Here we were thinking there would, at the very least, be downpours overnight, maybe a little flash flooding, a power flicker or two. But, no. Nothing. The only thing that happened was our satellite went ou ... More >>

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    June 7, 2013

    Florida Stands Alone: 49 States are Rooting for the San Antonio Spurs

    Riptide has apparently been living in some naive dream world where we think that maybe, just maybe the rest of the world is warming up to the Heat. It's been three years now since "The Decision." The team proved itself by winning the championship last year. They went on a crazy 27-game winning strea ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    2013 NBA Finals Preview: Five Heat vs. Spurs Matchups to Watch

    We have reached the season three finale of Miami Heat Against the World, the greatest show in television history. Just when you think the show has peaked and might get canceled, it gets renewed for another four episodes. In its third consecutive finals appearance, the Heat now takes on the San Ant ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Toro Toro Bringing Pan-Latin Menu To American Airlines Arena For NBA Finals

    The 2013 NBA Finals start tomorrow, marking the third consecutive year that our hometown White Hot Heat find themselves in the ring of fire. Last year we came out winners, and while haters may say it's too soon to start getting our pots and pans ready, we local foodies know when something is cooking ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Heat Beat Pacers 99-76, Advance To Third Consecutive NBA Finals

    Sorry America, the Miami Heat aren't done. When they needed it the most, the Miami Heat played perhaps their most complete game of the series eliminating the Indiana Pacers with a 99-76 victory that was all of the exhales. LeBron James led all scorers with another classic MVP performance, scoring 32 ... More >>

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    June 4, 2013

    Oddsmakers Strongly Favor Heat to Win Championship

    Las Vegas and online bookies have had the Heat as the favorites to repeat since before this season even began, and as the Heat prepare to take on the Spurs in the finals, the oddsmakers haven't changed their mind despite a seven-game struggle against the Pacers. The online line is the Heat -240, w ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    LeBron James Explodes In Third Quarter, Leads Heat to 90-79 Win Over Indiana

    Faced with a second half deficit and a seemingly inevitable Game Five loss, LeBron James took it upon himself to break the emergency glass surrounding his unstoppableness and unleash it upon the Indiana Pacers. There were no reported survivors. LeBron came out of the halftime locker room ready to ma ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Miami Heat Official Playoff Drink: Moët Champagne On Ice (Recipes)

    With LeBron, Wade, and Bosh on the court tonight, it can be said Miami residents are in Heat. Fortunately, Moët realized that our pleasurable predicament would be a perfect opportunity for a beverage product tie-in and stepped up to the challenge. Thus, Moët Ice Imperial was born. It is now the o ... More >>

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    May 29, 2013

    Pacers Outlast Heat 99-92, Even Series 2-2

    The Indiana Pacers beat the Heat Tuesday night 99-92 in a game that provided Heat fans with enough testicular torsion to last a lifetime. With the Spurs already in the clubhouse, the NBA sent Joey Crawford his Verne Troyer penis-looking face out to throw his entire bag of fouls onto the Heat's ball ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Heat Beat Pacers 114-96, Snatch Back Home-Court Advantage

    Nobody makes the Miami Heat bleed their own blood. Once again the Heat followed one of those rare annoying things people call "a loss" with an epic ass-stomping performance, this time a 114-96 game three win over Indiana. Miami's shooting was locked in all night, led by Udonis Haslem who finished 8- ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Memorial Day Weekend 2013 in Miami: Ten Best Concerts Under $10

    It's Memorial Day weekend, y'all! And in case you're wondering, here's what that translates to: (a) a three-day weekend; (b) the official start of summer; (c) non-stop parties for the next 72 hours. The best part of it all, you won't have to blow your entire life savings on endless bashes and booz ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Six Best Places to Watch the Game

    Wednesday evening's playoff game was a true nail-biter. With the clock ticking down in overtime, LeBron James won the game for the Miami Heat with two seconds on the clock! That was just game one! Tonight at 8:30 p.m. the Heat face the Pacers for another white-knuckle game. Tickets are going for a ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    Miami's Five Best Eats and Drinks This Weekend: Memorial Day Edition

    It's Memorial Day weekend. The "Official Unofficial" start of the summer. Which, in Miami, doesn't mean all that much since most of our days are filled with beach outings (try surfboarding in Minneapolis in January -- it's not working so well)! But still, we have a three day weekend to look forward ... More >>

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    May 24, 2013

    March Against Monsanto This Saturday: Senator Maria Lorts Sachs to Speak

    The whole GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) thing has been a big deal for quite some time now. After the failure of California's mandatory labeling initiative, Prop. 37, in November, activists across the country rallied to raise awareness about GMOs. Then came the 'Monsanto Protection Act'. Hidd ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013

    LeBron Layup at the Buzzer Gives Heat 103-102 OT Win, Series Lead

    LeBron James cordially invites you to a huge helping of his clutch gene, located on his gigantic clutch manliness. Staring down the barrel of a heartbreaking game one overtime loss, LeBron James drove to the hole with 2.2 seconds left and hit the game-winning layup to propel your Miami Heat to a 103 ... More >>

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    May 22, 2013

    Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers: Eastern Conference Finals Preview

    A year ago the Indiana Pacers gave the Miami Heat quite the scare. The Heat found themselves down 2-1 and without Chris Bosh, who left with an abdomen injury early in game 1, in addition to a banged up Dwyane Wade -- things looked bleak. The Heat would go on to outscore the Pacers by 52 points in ta ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Heat Rally Past Bulls In Fourth, Advance to East Finals With 94-91 Win

    Big offense early and tough defense late helped the Heat close out the Bulls 94-91 Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. LeBron finished with 23 points, seven rebounds, and eight assists, leading the Heat who will face the winner of the Knicks-Pacers series that Indiana curren ... More >>

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    May 14, 2013

    Heat Stomp Chicago 88-65, Take 3-1 Series Lead

    You make the Miami Heat angry, you deal with the repercussions. The Miami Heat came to Chicago looking to take back home court advantage, and now they're leaving with a sweep of the two games and a chance to finish the series back in Miami on Wednesday. Miami easily handled Chicago in Game 4 88-65 M ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Heat Stomp Bulls 115-78, Even Series

    Back up in your ass with the resurrection, Chicago. The Miami Heat got some sweet revenge Wednesday night beating the Bulls 115-78 -- their worst ever playoff defeat, and at the same time the Heat's all-time biggest playoff win -- so that went well. Miami shot 50 percent from three point land and 60 ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    Who Is the Middle-Finger Lady Making All Miami Heat Fans Proud This Morning? UPDATED

    Middle-finger lady: Riptide salutes you, for you are truly the soul of Miami embodied. Your patterned silk shirt: Glorious. Your tan: Immaculate. Your leather purse, gold jewelry and white pants: Perhaps wrong for a basketball contest, but oh so right. And your look of pure glee as you shove your ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Miami Loses Home Court, Game One to Bulls 93-86

    Welcome to the 2013 NBA Playoffs, Miami Heat. Oh by the way, you just lost home court advantage. The Chicago Bulls came into Miami last night and shocked the Heat 93-86, taking Game 1 and at the same time putting the Heat on notice that this series will be anything but a cake walk. Once again Nate R ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Miami Heat Plays Tonight: Watch Parties at MPP and Toro Toro with Octopus & Beer,

    The Miami Heat is on, and no we're not talking about the weather. Defending champions (is it too soon to predict this year's outcome?) and our lovable hometown team swept round one of the playoffs and begins young two tonight against the Chicago Bulls. What do you have to say about that Lil' Wayne? ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    Top Five Eats & Drinks This Week

    As the alarm clock rings for the millionth time, you stumble out of bed with the sad realization that it's time to be responsible. You must return to work, emails, rush-hour traffic, and showering. If the stark reality of the workweek has given you a permanent case of the Mondays, don't panic. Whet ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Heat Buries Bucks 88-77, Sweeps First-Round Series in Four Games

    The Miami Heat minus an injured Dwyane Wade closed out the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday afternoon with an 88-77 victory, sweeping the best-of-seven series four games to none. As was a theme in this series, the Bucks lulled the Miami Heat to sleep for three quarters, hanging around until the Heat decided ... More >>

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    April 26, 2013

    Heat Take Commanding 3-0 Series Lead on Bucks With 104-91 Victory in Milwaukee

    The Miami Heat overcame a dismal first half Thursday night to defeat Milwaukee 104-91 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in this best of four series. Ray Allen came off the bench to score 23 points, hitting five of eight threes, while LeBron James finished with 22 points, six assists, and five rebounds. ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Heat Survive Off Night From LeBron, Take Game Two From Bucks 98-86

    The Heat survived an off night from LeBron and a sluggish first half to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 Tuesday night, taking a 2-0 lead in this best of seven first round matchup. Dwyane Wade led all Heat scorers with 21 points, and looked like the 2006 version of himself at times, slashing and drivi ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    Rihanna Blows $8,000 on Miami Strippers, Eats Weed Cake, Joins #HeatNation

    If all y'all follow Bad Girl RiRi on Instagram, you already know she loves the weed, the green, and the big booties. So it's no surprise that Rihanna got down with the Magic City's finest smoke, cash money, and fat asses after her 4/20 show in SoFla. Just check the cut for a five-photo timeline of ... More >>

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    April 22, 2013

    Heat Beats Bucks in Game One Behind 27 From LeBron (and Support From Rihanna)

    Operation Defend the Throne got off to a businesslike start Sunday night as the Miami Heat kicked off the playoffs with a 110-87 game one victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat never trailed, with LeBron James leading the way with 27 points, ten rebounds, and eight assists in 35 minutes of play ... More >>

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    April 19, 2013

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    It's the weekend y'all! If the thought alone of these next two days doesn't want to make you get up, shred your papers, and do a victory dance, then maybe we should remind you of a few things. The Miami Heat made it to the playoffs (no shocker there), the Miami Marlins finally realized it was bas ... 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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    April 18, 2013

    Heat Beat Magic 105-93, Finish Season With Franchise-Best 66-16 Record

    The Miami Heat concluded their 25th and most successful regular season ever on Wednesday night with another reserve-fueled victory, this time over the Orlando Magic, 105-93. The win finishes off a stellar, record-breaking 66-16 campaign.Dwyane Wade did a little polishing up on the night, starting an ... More >>

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    April 18, 2013

    Dress in Heat Gear, Get a Free Smashburger

    Can you believe it's playoff time again? And, of course, the Miami Heat are in it to win it. The Heat will open the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 21, at American Airlines Arena, starting yet another quest for basketball domination.But why wait until Sunday ... More >>

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    April 17, 2013

    Dear Internet, Miami Heat Fans Are the Most Loyal in Basketball

    Damn yo, don't kill the messenger! Yesterday Riptide ran an article about a new survey done by Brand Keys that claims to show that Miami Heat fans are the most loyal in the NBA -- and then the Internet proceeded to have a shit. Nearly 650 people retweeted the piece, many incorrectly labeling the sur ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Norris Cole Just Misses Triple-Double, Seals Win Over Cavs With Late Steal

    With absolutely nothing left to play for in the regular season, the Miami Heat threw out a hodgepodge starting lineup against Cleveland Monday night and won anyway. Behind Norris Cole and his 16 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists, the Heat B C team pulled out a gutsy win, the kind that once again ... More >>

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    April 16, 2013

    Miami Heat Fans Ranked Most Loyal in the NBA

    It wasn't that long ago when it seemed like the entire world hated the Miami Heat, and during the worst of those times it seemed like people were attacking the fans almost as much as they were attacking LeBron James. "Miami doesn't deserve this team," they said. "They don't even show up on time. Do ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Heat Breaks Franchise Record for Home Wins, Beats Bulls 105-93

    LeBron James scored 24 points and Dwyane Wade had 22, leading the Heat to a 105-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls Sunday. The win moved Miami to 36-4, breaking the prior record of 35-6 set by the 2004-05 Heat.Chalmers and Birdman Andersen both scored 15 in the win, while Carlos Boozer finished with ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Pac Div on Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller: "Why Don't We Just Have Them on Our Shit?"

    It's been a couple of years since Los Angeles has seen Phil Jackson's triangle offense dominate not only the West Coast, but the country. In that same period of time, California hip-hop trio Pac Div has delivered two albums, The Div, and most recently, GMB. An acronym for the Pac Div dudes' real n ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Ten Best Music-Related Things Under $10 to Do in Miami This Weekend

    "Everybody's working' for the weekend." Oh, Loverboy, you may have been wrong about a lot of things, but were you right about that.The weekend is finally and you can't let it go to waste because before you know it, it will disappear as quickly as Loverboy and the rest of the '80s faded away.That doe ... More >>

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    April 12, 2013

    Miami Heads To Federal Court To Get Permission To Arrest Homeless People

    The City of Miami has taken to federal court to undo a 15-year-old legal agreement that protected homeless people from undue arrest and harassment by the authorities. The city is concerned the homeless population is stunting downtown's growth, and want the courts to alter a 1988 settlement that bars ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Heat Backups Clinch Home Court With Franchise Record 62nd Win

    The 2013 Miami Heat is the winningest team in franchise history. Behind a solid performance from a lineup full of backups, the team beat the Wizards 103-98, winning for the 62nd time this season to surpass the 1996-97 Heat's record. More important for this season, Miami also secured home-court advan ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    Florida Leads Nation in Foreclosures, Miami Tops All Cities

    You're first in the nation, Miami! Sadly we are not talking about the Miami Heat, we are talking foreclosures. Florida, during the first quarter, has been America's foreclosure capital, while Miami leads all cities in Florida with a terrifying one in every 79 residences being involved in some sort o ... More >>

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