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Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) celebrates a basket against the Toronto Raptors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Nunn scores 28 to lead Heat past Raptors 111-102

Jan. 20, 2021 11:32 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Heat were missing a lot of firepower Wednesday night. They did have Kendrick Nunn and a zone defense that the Toronto Raptors couldn't figure out Nunn scored 28 points and the injury-plagued Heat pulled away in the second half for a 111-102 win. Bam Adebayo had 14 points, 13...

Miami Heat forward Kelly Olynyk (9) drives top the basket over Detroit Pistons guard Svi Mykhailiuk (19) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Heat rally from 19 down, top Pistons 113-107 to end slide

Jan. 18, 2021 11:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat eventually showed up to a game already behind schedule. Bam Adebayo had 28 points and 11 rebounds and the short-handed Heat got their biggest comeback win of the season, rallying from 19 down to beat the Detroit Pistons 113-107 on Monday night to snap a three-game slide....

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7), forward Kelly Olynyk, center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Duncan Robinson (55) watch during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Wizards see a 5th consecutive game postponed by virus issues

Jan. 18, 2021 6:44 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Washington Wizards are now assured of going at least 11 days between games, after yet another postponement while the team deals with COVID-19 issues. The Wizards' game that was scheduled to be played Wednesday in Charlotte is now off, the NBA said Monday. That is the 14th postponement...

Detroit Pistons head coach Dwane Caseym], right, talks with guard Derrick Rose (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Pistons come into Miami and roll past reeling Heat, 120-100

Jan. 16, 2021 11:18 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Detroit Pistons had their most dominant quarter in nearly two years. And last season’s NBA Finals trip for the Miami Heat suddenly seems long ago. Jerami Grant scored 24 points, Derrick Rose had 23 off the bench and the Pistons — the team with the NBA’s worst record...

Philadelphia 76ers' Isaiah Joe, right, blocks the shot by Miami Heat's Tyler Herro, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Milton sparks 76ers past undermanned Heat 125-108

Jan. 14, 2021 10:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons called trade rumors part of the NBA. With another triple-double, he showed why he's coveted around the league — and needed in Philly. Simmons had 10 points, 10 assists and 12 rebounds and Shake Milton returned from COVID-related issues and scored 31 points and lead...

James Harden of the Houston Rockets reacts to a basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Houston, Texas. (Carmen Mandato/Pool Photo via AP)

Analysis: Nets have pieces, now they need to fit together

Jan. 14, 2021 12:20 PM EST

Having a Big Three is great. That is, if those players want it to be great. And that’s the challenge in Brooklyn now, after agreeing to the trade that landed three-time reigning scoring champion James Harden from Houston: Getting Harden, Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, all individually great, to want to be...

Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul (3) dribbles next to Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans (42) and center Robin Lopez (15) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Another 3 NBA games called off amid virus, 16 test positive

Jan. 13, 2021 8:56 PM EST

Contact tracing issues involving the Phoenix Suns and Washington Wizards forced the NBA to postpone three more games Wednesday, raising the leaguewide total from this week alone to eight. The NBA also revealed Wednesday that 16 players — by far the most in a one-week period since training camps started...

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts to the 137-134 overtime win in an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Embiid scores 45, Mathias wins it for 76ers in OT on 3

Jan. 12, 2021 10:58 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pick a position, Joel Embiid got to the basket at will and continued to stir early-season MVP hype. Dakota Mathias needed only one open look to squeeze his way into Embiid's personal highlight reel. Embiid had 45 points and 16 rebounds, Mathias’ only basket of the game was a...

Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, left, and Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul, right, tap hands during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

NBA, union stiffen virus protocols; more games postponed

Jan. 12, 2021 10:00 PM EST

With five games called off this week already and more teams dealing with virus-related issues, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association enacted additional rules Tuesday in the hope of keeping the season going safely. For “at least the next two weeks,” the league and union said,...

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and Josh Richardson (0) argue with referees after Richardson was called for a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

'Uncharted waters': More NBA games off as virus issues grow

Jan. 11, 2021 7:07 PM EST

The NBA called off two more games because of COVID-related and contact-tracing issues on Monday, and the Miami Heat were preparing to be without eight players — including All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo — for several days because of possible exposure to the coronavirus. Monday’s game...