Tag: Miami Heat

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo blocks Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in Game 1. (Image: AP)

East Finals: Blocked Shot by Bam Adebayo Puts Miami Heat Ahead 1-0

The #5 Miami Heat struck first blood in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 117-114 overtime victory in Game 1 over of the #3 Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo, the unsung hero of the Heat, literally saved the day with a blocked shot by thwarting a game-tying dunk from Celtics’ All-Star […]

The Miami Heat’s Jimmy Butler takes a shot as time expires over Giannis 'Greek Freak' Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks in game 2. (Image: AP)

Milwaukee Bucks Down 0-2 Against Miami Heat After Shady Foul Call

Seven players for the Miami Heat scored in double-digits in a stunning 116-114 Game 2 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Jimmy Butler only scored 13 points, but he knocked down two controversial free throws with time expired at the end of the game to break a 114-114 deadlock. Miami now […]

Milwaukee Bucks big man Giannis Antetokounmpo drives through Miami Heat traffic in the paint. (Image: Kim Klement/USA Today Sports)

Can the Miami Heat Beat the Greek Freak and the Milwaukee Bucks?

In the other half of the NBA Eastern Conference semifinals, the top-seeded #1 Milwaukee Bucks square off against the #5 Miami Heat. Greek Freak and the Bucks are 6-point favorites heading into Game 1 against Jimmy Butler and the Heat. The Heat swept the #4 Indiana Pacers in the first […]

Miami Heat point guard Jimmy Butler drives by Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon in Game 3 of the NBA Playoffs. (Image: USA Today Sports)

Easy East: Toronto, Boston, Miami Advance by First-Round Sweeps

4-0? No problem. In the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs, three teams went 4-0, sweeping their first-round opponents out of the postseason. The #2 Toronto Raptors defeated the #7 Brooklyn Nets 4-0. The #3 Boston Celtics knocked out #6 Philadelphia 76ers in four games. The #5 Miami Heat won their “coin-flip […]

Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler with a sleight of hand pass against the Indiana Pacers. (Image: Getty)

Indiana Temple of Doom: Pacers Down 0-3, Heat Smell Sweep

In Eastern Conference action on Monday, the #5 Miami Heat have a chance to sweep the #4 Indiana Pacers. One more win for Jimmy Butler and the Heat, and they’ll advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. After losing the opening game of their playoff series, Giannis “Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo led […]

Duncan Robinson set a Miami Heat record with seven 3-pointers made without attempting a 2-point shot. (Image: Getty)

NBA Betting Preview: Miami Heat, Houston Rockets Seek 3-0 Lead

The NBA playoffs head into the first weekend of the postseason with decisive Game 3 on the docket. The Miami Heat and Houston Rockets have a chance to extend their leads to 3-0, while the Indiana Pacers and Oklahoma City Thunder are each trying to fade a 0-3 hole. The […]

The Denver Nuggets dynamic duo, Jamal Murray (27) and Nikola Jokic, during a game at Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. (Image: Joe Camporeale/USA Today Sports)

NBA Value Plays: Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors

The Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers are the three consensus co-favorites to win the 2020 NBA championship. The front runners distanced themselves from the “chase pack” that’s seven teams deep. The chase pack offers up tremendous value if you think the front runners will fail to […]

New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson sparkled in his NBA debut against the San Antonio Spurs. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

NBA Weekend: Clippers/Heat, Hot Jazz, and More Zion Williamson

The second-best teams in their respective conferences — The Los Angeles Clippers (31-14) in the west and the Miami Heat (31-13) in the east — are gearing up for for a weekend showdown. Plus, the NBA is experiencing Zion Mania. Zion Williamson plays on Friday and again on Sunday. Luka […]

Miami Heat point guard, Jimmy Butler, in action against the Utah Jazz at AA Arena in Miami. (Image: Isaac Baldizon/Getty)

NBA Weekend: Miami Heat Back-to-Back Home Games vs. Sixers and Pacers

The Miami Heat (22-8) are set to play back-to-back home games against the top teams in the East, including the Philadelphia 76ers (23-10) and Indiana Pacers (21-10). Miami is the toughest place to play in the NBA this season, where the Heat are 13-1. The Heat recently spoiled an unbeaten […]

Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat have yet to lose a game at home this season at AA Arena in Miami, FL. (Image: Isaac Baldizon/Getty)

NBA’s Best Home Teams: Heat, Sixers, Celtics Combined 34-0

Three NBA teams have yet to lose a home game this season, with the Philadelphia 76ers (13-0), Miami Heat (11-0), and Boston Celtics (10-0) a combined 34-0 on their home courts. It’s no surprise that the Heat, Celtics, and Sixers have all leveraged their home court advantage to propel them […]

Miami Heat guard Jimmy Butler drives to the basketball in a preseason game against the Atlanta Hawks. (Image: AP)

NBA Southeast Preview: Miami Heat the Best of a Sorry Bunch

Upon closer look at this year’s NBA Southeast preview and you will see that aside from the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic, there’s lots of young talent but no major threats to challenge the status quo in the Eastern Conference. Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat are -125 favorites to […]