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Short-handed Heat pull away late, top Trail Blazers 104-92

Jan. 19, 2022 23:03 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The leading scorer had just been placed in the NBA's health and safety protocols. The point guard is out for personal reasons. The team leader got ejected just before halftime. None of that derailed the Miami Heat. Caleb Martin scored 26 points, Bam...

Bam back, Butler gets triple-double, Heat top Raptors 104-99

Jan. 17, 2022 22:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The final rebound of the game fell into Jimmy Butler's hands just a moment or two before the final buzzer, and Bam Adebayo started celebrating for two reasons. One, he knew Butler had just gotten a triple-double. Two, the Miami Heat had just won his...

Embiid scores 32, leads 76ers to 109-98 win in Miami

Jan. 15, 2022 23:50 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid scored 25 of his 32 points in the second half and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 109-98 on Saturday night. Listed as questionable to play because of right elbow soreness, Embiid helped the 76ers outscore Miami 66-48 in the final two periods. ...

Heat rally late, scramble to get past Hawks, 124-118

Jan. 14, 2022 23:15 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The stars were out in Miami. Drake was sitting courtside. Golfer Brooks Koepka had prime seats. They came to see a show. The Heat made them wait until the end, but they didn't disappoint. Tyler Herro scored 11 of his 24 points in the...

Herro's 21 points lead Heat past slumping Hawks, 115-91

Jan. 12, 2022 22:54 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Herro and other young Miami players are finding ways to keep the Heat winning without some of their biggest names. Herro had 21 points and Miami scored the first 16 of the second half to break open a close game as the Heat capped a successful road trip by...

Analysis: The top performers as NBA reaches midway point

Jan. 11, 2022 02:14 AM EST

The NBA season has reached the midway point, with a record number of players already having gotten minutes. Virus-related issues have forced every team to scramble on some nights to find players with plenty of surprises and, yes, plenty of disappointments. With basically 50% of the...

Heat ride hot shooting to 123-100 win over the Suns

Jan. 09, 2022 00:19 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Tyler Herro had his best scoring game of the season. Duncan Robinson did, too. It all added up to a blowout win for the Miami Heat, who tied a franchise record with 22 3-pointers in a 123-100 victory over the NBA-leading Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. ...

Pleasant surprise: Heat's Yurtseven putting up huge numbers

Jan. 06, 2022 02:54 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A few weeks ago, nobody would have seen this coming. Not even Omer Yurtseven. Consider all the stellar big men who have worn a Miami Heat uniform over the years, a list that includes Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem and Bam...

Heat overcome Butler's absence in 115-109 win over Portland

Jan. 06, 2022 01:59 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Jimmy Butler sidelined by injury and Kyle Lowry ejected in the first half, Max Strus' return came at an opportune time for the Miami Heat. Strus had 25 points and the Heat snapped a two-game losing streak with a 115-109 victory over the Portland Trail...

Jordan Poole scores 32 points off bench, Warriors beat Heat

Jan. 04, 2022 01:35 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jordan Poole spent a quarantine period in Boston doing jumping jacks, burpees, mountain climbers and anything else he could to keep his conditioning up while stuck in a hotel room. Poole scored 32 points in his new reserve role, Andrew Wiggins added 22 points...