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MIAMI, FL - APRIL 20:  LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up Michael Kidd-Gilchrist #14 of the Charlotte Bobcats during Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena on April 20, 2014 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Heat Looking To Improve In Game 2 Vs. Bobcats

LeBron James says Game 1 of a series is a feeling-out game, and Game 2 is where improvement happens.

04/22/2014

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James, Wade Lead Heat Past Bobcats 99-88 In Game 1

LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and the Miami Heat used a late charge to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-88 on Sunday in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

04/20/2014

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Heat Square Up Against Bobcats

If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry.

04/20/2014

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Heat Open Quest For Another Title VS Bobcats

Even as the two-time defending NBA champions, the Miami Heat say they aren’t overlooking any team heading into the playoffs.

04/19/2014

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Heat On The Road Against The Wizards

One night after winning a showdown for control of the Eastern Conference’s top seed, the Miami Heat gave it right back by losing to a sub-.500 opponent – even with Dwyane Wade returning. Now the Heat’s hopes of claiming that spot could be gone Monday night if they don’t win on the road against the Washington Wizards.

04/14/2014

Jeff Teague #0 of the Atlanta Hawks goes up for a shot against the Miami Heat on April 12, 2014 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Source: Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks Top Heat 98-85, Get East’s Last Playoff Spot

Jeff Teague scored 25 points, Lou Williams had 18 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Atlanta Hawks earned the Eastern Conference’s final playoff spot with a 98-85 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.

04/12/2014

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Hamstring Injury Scraps Wade For Pacers Game

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade has been ruled out of Miami’s Eastern Conference showdown Friday night against the Indiana Pacers. It’s the ninth straight game Wade has missed while working his way back from a […]

04/11/2014

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Pacers, Heat Still Fighting For East No. 1 Seed

For the last six weeks, Indiana and Miami haven’t exactly looked like NBA title contenders.

04/10/2014

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Miami Heat To Face The Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies find themselves in the unenviable position of having to make up ground in the late stages of a playoff race, and that task is especially difficult with three of their remaining five opponents all playing for something in terms of the postseason.

04/09/2014

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Heat Looking To Nail Nets

LeBron James and the Eastern Conference-leading Miami Heat have defeated all but one of 29 opposing teams at least once this season, with the lone exception being the Brooklyn Nets.

04/08/2014

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