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Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade's jersey is hoisted to the rafters during a jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of an NBA basketball game between the Heat and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Heat rout Cavs 124-105 as Wade is honored at halftime

Feb. 22, 2020 11:52 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat played so well early they didn't need a halftime meeting, which was exactly the plan. In a worthy warmup for Dwyane Wade's jersey retirement ceremony, the Heat broke a 23-year-old franchise record for points in the first half en route to a 124-105 victory over the Cleveland...

Former Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade reacts during a ceremony for his jersey retirement at halftime as the Heat host the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Miami. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)

Wade expresses his gratitude at jersey retirement ceremony

Feb. 22, 2020 11:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade went through a long list of thank-yous as he delivered a 20-minute speech at his jersey retirement ceremony Saturday night, mentioning everyone from his business manager and the Miami Heat ball boys to Pat Riley. “I could have gone on for an hour,” Wade said following...

Butler, Love to sit out Heat-Cavs game Saturday night

Feb. 22, 2020 5:23 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Guard-forward Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat's leading scorer, was ruled out of Saturday night's game against Cleveland for personal reasons. Cavaliers forward-center Kevin Love sat out for the second time in the past three games because of a sore right Achilles' tendon. Love is the Cavs'...

Dwyane Wade arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Heat retiring Dwyane Wade's No. 3 this weekend

Feb. 21, 2020 3:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade says that whenever he would hear the national anthem play before Miami home games, he would take a moment and look to the rafters. “I always imagined my jersey being up there,” Wade said. He will no longer have to imagine the sight. After this weekend, it’ll be...

Miami Heat guard Duncan Robinson, front right, passes the ball after saving it from going out of bounds as Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Young's career-high 50 points lead Hawks past Heat, 129-124

Feb. 20, 2020 11:22 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young didn't attribute his first 50-point game to confidence gained from his first All-Star start. Belief in himself has never been a problem for the high-scoring guard with a fondness for 30-foot jumpers. Young had a career-high 50 points and the Atlanta Hawks scored the last 10 points...

Chris Bosh expresses disappointment over Hall of Fame snub

Feb. 18, 2020 5:14 PM EST

Chris Bosh is not hiding his frustration about not being a finalist for this year’s enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame. The former Miami and Toronto forward released a video statement on social media Tuesday, using some version of the word disappoint — be it...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant holds his daughter, Kaari Jaidyn Morant, before the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Surprise! Raptors, Heat, Grizzlies and Thunder in good place

Feb. 18, 2020 2:03 AM EST

The oddsmakers in Las Vegas usually know what they’re talking about. But even they get things wrong from time to time, and this season in the NBA there have been a few notable misses from all those preseason prognostications — specifically, ones made in relation to the Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma...

FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Andrew McCutchen, right, is helped by a trainer after injuring his knee while trying to get back to first base during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres in San Diego. McCutchen says he plans to be ready for opening day after the injury cut short his 2019 season. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Phillies' McCutchen upbeat about recovery from knee injury

Feb. 17, 2020 4:10 PM EST

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen can speak firsthand about modern medical advancements. He tore his ACL last year — and it wasn't the first time. "I had an ACL injury when I was in high school, so to kind of compare the two, as far as the process goes and the rehab, it's a lot quicker," the...

Miami Heat's Derrick Jones Jr. heads to the basket during the NBA All-Star slam dunk contest in Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Jones Jr., Adebayo, Hield winners at epic All-Star Saturday

Feb. 15, 2020 11:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Gordon lost another epic dunk contest. And it was by a couple of inches — namely, the top of Tacko Fall’s head. Derrick Jones Jr. finally got his long-awaited dunk contest title as an exclamation point to an scintillating All-Star Saturday Night, both for him and the...

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo celebrates after winning his heat in NBA basketball's All-Star skills challenge Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

The Latest: Miami's Derrick Jones Jr. wins slam dunk contest

Feb. 15, 2020 10:49 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Saturday night at NBA All-Star weekend. (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. celebrated his 23rd birthday by winning the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, edging Orlando Magic forward Aaron Gordon in a memorable showdown that required two tiebreaker jams....