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Michael Beasley #8 of the Miami Heat in the locker room before Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Indiana Pacers during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on May 26, 2014. (Source: Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Grizzlies See Beasley As All Reward, No Risk

The Memphis Grizzlies see all reward with no risk in giving Michael Beasley, the second overall draft selection in 2008, a chance to show them what he can do during training camp.

10/01/2014

DeMarcus Cousins #12 of the USA Men's Basketball Team celerbates during 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup quarter-final match  against Slovenia at Palau Sant Jordi on September 9, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Source: David Ramos/Getty Images)

U.S. Routes Slovenia 119-76, Makes World Cup Semis

Klay Thompson scored 20 points and James Harden had 12 of his 14 in the third quarter after a scoreless first half, helping the U.S. turn a close game into a 119-76 rout of Slovenia on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup.

09/09/2014

Rudy Gay #8 of Team USA goes up to dunk during a game against the Dominican Republic during the 2014 FIBA World Cup at Bizkaia Arena in Bilbao Exhibition Centre on September 3, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. 4-0 After Routing Dominican Republic 106-71

They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid.

09/04/2014

Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski and guard Derrick Rose # 6 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team converse during a game against the Finland National Basketball Team at the FIBA 2014 World Cup Tournament at the Bilbao Exhibition Center on August 30, 2014 in Bilbao, Spain. (Source: David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Dominates Finland 114-55 In Basketball World Cup

As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.

08/31/2014

Miami Heat v Washington Wizards

Heat Square Up Against The Raptors

The Miami Heat may own 13 straight wins over the Toronto Raptors, but they know two November victories in the series don’t mean much now.

01/05/2014

SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 27:  DeMarcus Cousins #15 of the Sacramento Kings dunks the ball against the Miami Heat at Sleep Train Arena on December 27, 2013 in Sacramento, California. 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 Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2013 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Kings Rally Past Short-Handed Heat 108-103 In OT

The Miami Heat hoped to rest three banged-up regulars and lean on LeBron James to steal a road victory before visiting one of the best teams in the Western Conference.

12/28/2013

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Kings Hit 12 3-Pointers, Hold Off Magic 105-100

ORLANDO (AP) — Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone didn’t hold his tongue about his team’s shortcomings on the defensive end following its lopsided loss to Miami. They responded a night later by supplying him with […]

12/22/2013

Miami Heat v Toronto Raptors

James Scores 27, Heat Beat Raptors 90-83

LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade had 22 and the Miami Heat won their ninth straight game, beating the Toronto Raptors 90-83 on Friday.

11/29/2013

Dallas Mavericks vs Miami Heat

LeBron’s 39 Points Lift Heat Past Mavs, 110-104

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade both did things they had never done before.And the Miami Heat needed every bit of their efforts.

11/16/2013

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Heat Ratcheting Up The Defense

The Miami Heat have spent most of the regular season on cruise control, taking a long view of being ready for the playoffs. The Heat has struggled in areas, but the team’s defense seems to be rediscovering it’s 2012 self in recent days.

CBS Miami–02/04/2013

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