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Miami Heat's Goran Dragic (7) shoots during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Riley talks Heat future, and plans for keeping core intact

Oct. 23, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Pat Riley is always looking around for ways to make the Miami Heat better. This offseason has him wondering if that improvement might come from within. The Heat president said Friday that the top offseason priority of the Eastern Conference champions “is to take care of the players that...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) goes up for a basket during the second half in Game 6 of basketball's NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

After surprise run to NBA Finals, the Heat future is bright

Oct. 12, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic had their arms slung over the other’s shoulders as they walked out of the arena following the final game of Miami’s season, helping each other in the most painful of moments. That was the Heat way all year long. A bunch of strangers...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) and Miami Heat's Kelly Olynyk (9) fight for control fo the ball during the first half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

As always, Miami's Olynyk ready for anything in NBA Finals

Oct. 6, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Kelly Olynyk might play no minutes for the Miami Heat on Tuesday, a scenario that popped up twice in the last three games of the Eastern Conference finals. Or he might play meaningless minutes, like what he got in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. Or he might play big minutes, as was...

Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo, watches play against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Adebayo upgraded to questionable for Game 4 of NBA Finals

Oct. 5, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo might be on his way back to the NBA Finals. Adebayo, Miami’s All-Star center who missed Games 2 and 3 of the title series against the Los Angeles Lakers with a neck strain, is now listed as questionable for Game 4 on Tuesday night. The Heat made that...

Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler (22) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers' Kyle Kuzma (0) during the second half in Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Butler's big night helps Heat cut Lakers' Finals lead to 2-1

Oct. 5, 2020 3:27 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Biggest moment of his career. Best game of his life. Jimmy Butler is clearly not ready to go home quite yet. With a triple-double, he joined NBA Finals lore — and the short-handed Miami Heat might have made this title matchup a series after all. Butler finished with 40...

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) and Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis (3) compete for control of a rebound during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Halfway home: Lakers top Heat 124-114 for 2-0 Finals lead

Oct. 3, 2020 2:58 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Davis got most of his points with a feathery shooting touch. LeBron James flexed his muscle to bulldoze his way to damage. And whenever the lead looked even the tiniest bit threatened, the Los Angeles Lakers had an answer. The NBA Finals are halfway to a coronation....

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) takes a shot over Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis (3) and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, right, during the second half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Short-handed Heat fight hard, but not good enough in Game 2

Oct. 3, 2020 12:59 AM EDT

Udonis Haslem stood. He pointed. He screamed. Too bad the Miami Heat's best display of toughness came on the bench. Their defense just wasn't good enough and their veteran forward let them know it during a timeout in the third quarter. The Heat took that fight back onto the court and made the Los Angeles Lakers...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) passes the ball while pressured by Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo (13) during the second half of Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Heat are ailing, but insist NBA Finals vs Lakers aren't over

Oct. 1, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jimmy Butler had a bandage on his right knee and a wrap on his left ankle. His team’s starting point guard and center are both doubtful to play in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. And his Miami Heat are coming off a one-sided loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Given all that,...