As LeBron James was walking to Miami’s home bench for the final time this regular season, he raised his left arm to acknowledge the roars of another sold-out crowd. And when the obligatory “M-V-P” chants started up, James waved again.
The Miami Heat are almost a walking M.A.S.H unit after some very physical games in the past week, most notably Tuesday night against the Phoenix Suns.
The biggest hole in the lineup for the Miami Heat since the Big Three were acquired has been a quality big man. Heat president Pat Riley is on the verge of filling the team’s final roster spot with a playoff tested big.
When the Miami Heat play the New York Knicks Thursday night, Jeremy Lin’s presence on the court will give an added dimension to the Knicks game that will be especially prevalent in the Knicks’ offensive attack. But it can be stopped.
It’s a foregone conclusion that each time the NBA All-Star ballot comes out, the Miami Heat’s Big Three will be on it. This year they’re joined by another Heat player on the ballot, Joel Anthony.
The Miami Heat came up short in their search for a true starting center this offseason, but a key cog in the Big Three may be just enough to make people forget about the lack of size in the middle.
It looked for months like it would never happen, but Friday, the Miami Heat returned to the court for their first practice since before the final game of last year’s NBA Finals.
Heading into the mad dash of free agency set to commence Friday afternoon, there’s not a lot of quality talent that the Miami Heat can afford at the center position.
Josh Smith made a go-ahead layup with 34.7 seconds left in overtime, Joe Johnson scored 19 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat Miami 93-89 on Tuesday night to send the Heat to a fourth straight loss.