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Heat and Spurs resume NBA Finals battle in Miami for Game 3

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade thinks there’s no one better than the Miami Heat at dealing with the mental challenge of the playoffs. In his eyes, only one other team might …


James gets Heat even with Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – No cramps, no problems for LeBron James. And with their superstar making it to the finish this time, the Miami Heat bounced back from a loss, just …


LeBron James scores cool 35 in Heat win

LeBron James had 35 points and 10 rebounds in a powerful comeback from the cramps that knocked him out of the opener, as the Heat tied the NBA Finals with …


Spurs’ Tim Duncan harbors secret wish to play point guard

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Spurs are on an unprecedented postseason roll that not even a boatload of turnovers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals could stop. They …


Gatorade apologizes over LeBron-related tweets

SAN ANTONIO – Gatorade apologized Friday for comments posted to the company’s Twitter feed after Miami Heat star LeBron James cramped up and had to leave Game 1 of the …


Spurs handle Heat, win NBA Finals Game 1

The San Antonio Spurs handled the Heat, and the heat, during a sweltering start to the NBA Finals.


James still appreciates Finals excitement

LeBron James should be used to the NBA Finals by now. After five trips to the championship series in eight years, it would make sense if he had a been-there, …


NBA Finals: Advantage San Antonio in Spurs-Heat rematch

When last season’s NBA Finals ended, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich was all smiles. For a few minutes, that is.


Heat reach Finals for fourth straight time

The Miami Heat became the third franchise in NBA history to reach the title series in four consecutive seasons, eliminating the Indiana Pacers with a 117-92 romp in Game 6 …


Pacers stay alive with 93-90 Game 5 win over Heat

INDIANAPOLIS – Paul George scored 31 of his 37 points in the second half Wednesday night and almost single-handedly kept the Indiana Pacers alive in the Eastern Conference finals with …


Miami up 3-1, puts heat on Pacers

MIAMI – One win away. One win from their special June place. One win from becoming the first team to appear in four consecutive NBA Finals since the Boston Celtics …


Heat go up 3-1, put pressure on Pacers

One win away. One win from their special June place. One win from becoming the first team to appear in four consecutive NBA Finals since the Boston Celtics did it …


Heat not even hot

LeBron James says the Miami Heat still have not played their best in the Eastern Conference finals. He also knows the Indiana Pacers would say the same. Such is the …


Heat rally late, beat Pacers 99-87 in Game 3

MIAMI – Down by 15 early, the Miami Heat could have hit the panic button. Instead, they found a way to move within two wins of another trip to the …


Paul George expected to play, Heat thinking about Greg Oden

MIAMI – Indiana’s Paul George will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Pacers announced Friday that George has been cleared “to return to normal basketball activity,” …


Heat ready to take on Nets

After a week of waiting, the Miami Heat finally know who’s next. It’s Brooklyn – a team that went 4-0 against the Heat in the regular season. The Heat practiced …


In brief – Miami sweeps Charlotte

NBA: LeBron James scored 31 points, and the Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats with a 109-98 victory Monday night in Charlotte, N.C. James scored 19 …


Heat vow to take Bobcats seriously

Even as the two-time defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat say they aren’t overlooking any team heading into the playoffs. The Charlotte Bobcats haven’t beaten the Heat a single time …


NBA playoff preview: Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell …


After 3 months apart, Heat, Pacers to meet again

No one needs tell the Miami Heat the importance of grabbing No. 1 seeds. The Heat beat the Indiana Pacers and the San Antonio Spurs in the final two rounds …


In brief: Nuggets upset suddenly cold Heat

NBA: Kenneth Faried scored 24 points, Darrell Arthur led a big effort from Denver’s bench with 18, and the visiting Nuggets beat the suddenly reeling Miami Heat 111-107 on Friday …


In brief: Thunder weather Heat in Miami

NBA: Kevin Durant remained sizzling with 33 points, Serge Ibaka added 22 and the Oklahoma City Thunder roared back from an abysmal start to embarrass the Heat 112-95 on Wednesday …


Heat’s Allen designs shirt for Black History Month

MIAMI – Ray Allen’s interests run much deeper than basketball. The Miami guard spent time with extremely ill children over the holidays, arranged a private after-hours tour of the Holocaust …


James wins AP Male Athlete of the Year award

MIAMI – The only thing that keeps LeBron James up worrying at night is basketball, which simultaneously makes perfect sense and no sense. On one hand, he’s the game’s best …


Heat beat Lakers 101-95 for 6th straight victory

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Lakers missed having Kobe Bryant out on the court on Christmas Day. Same for LeBron James. Playing without its biggest star, Los Angeles stayed …


Miami throws parade

Chris Bosh held the NBA championship trophy, LeBron James stood atop a double-decker bus with a cigar in his mouth, and Chris Andersen flapped his arms in a nod to …


LeBron continues to collect believers

MIAMI – Dwyane Wade was walking down the hallway toward the Miami Heat locker room in the wee hours of Friday morning, still in uniform and fussing with the new …


James leads Heat to second straight NBA title

MIAMI – LeBron James and the Miami Heat remain atop the NBA, and not even a proud push from the San Antonio Spurs could knock them down. James led the …


Miami rules second half to even series

MIAMI – Mario Chalmers marched toward midcourt with a message. “I felt like we had them on the ropes at the time. I told him, ‘Let’s go for the kill,’ …


Spurs rally to stun Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals

MIAMI – The San Antonio Spurs returned to the NBA Finals just the way they left – with a victory over LeBron James. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start to …