Erik Spoelstra said he mentioned how daunting the task would be only once.
By now, Lance Stephenson’s list of egregious acts from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals are well-known: He blew air into LeBron James’ ear, interrupted a Miami Heat huddle and got caught flopping for the second time.
LeBron James has perhaps a surprising take on the Miami Heat: To him, they’re not the most talented bunch. Yes, he was serious.
Paul George scored 24 points, David West had 19, and the Indiana Pacers protected their home court with a 107-96 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.
Indiana and Miami spent a whole season hearing about the rematch.
There’s a major push for a Tuesday vote on a new deal between Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and Miami Heat owner Micky Arison regarding the rewrite of a 1997 agreement that gave the team a $6.4 million subsidy and profit-sharing arrangement, people familiar with the talks told CBS4 News partner the Miami Herald.
During the dog days of the regular season, the Miami Heat often spoke about the need to not take any shortcuts on the way to the playoffs.
The Miami Heat are a game away from a fourth straight trip to the Eastern Conference finals.
LeBron James tied his playoff career high with 49 points, Chris Bosh made the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 57 seconds left, and the Miami Heat beat the Brooklyn Nets 102-96 on Monday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Paul Pierce called the Miami Heat a juggernaut. He insisted they are still the team to beat.