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Heat draft Serbian forward Nikola Jovic with 27th pick

Jun. 24, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

Serbian forward Nikola Jovic was selected by the Miami Heat with the 27th pick in Thursday's NBA draft. The 19-year-old was born in England and moved to Serbia when he was 9. He has played for Mega Basket in the Serbian league, averaging 11.7 points on 43% shooting in that league...

AP source: Mavericks acquire Christian Wood for 4 players

Jun. 15, 2022 22:10 PM EDT

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement said the Houston Rockets are trading center Christian Wood, their leading scorer and rebounder this season, to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for four players and a draft pick. Boban Marjanovic, Trey Burke, Sterling Brown and Marquese...

Riley enters offseason looking for ways to improve Heat

Jun. 06, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

Pat Riley is in his usual place entering the offseason. If there’s a way to make the Miami Heat better, he’s all ears. The Heat president raved Monday about what his team was able to do this season, earning the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and making the East finals. But...

For Heat, no championship made season feel like 'a waste'

May. 30, 2022 11:56 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A frustrated Bam Adebayo tore his jersey apart as he walked off the court after the final buzzer. Erik Spoelstra made no effort to hide his sadness about how the Miami Heat's season ended. Kyle Lowry said the year was wasted. The hope was to spend Tuesday flying to the...

Heat go cold in Game 7 against Boston, and pay the price

May. 30, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler followed up one amazing performance with another. It just wasn't enough for the Miami Heat. The last shot of Butler's season was a 3-pointer that missed — and in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals, that's the way most of the shots...

Celtics reach NBA Finals, hold off Heat 100-96 in Game 7

May. 30, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Not this time. After being thwarted on the doorstep of the NBA Finals three other times in the previous five seasons, the Boston Celtics have broken through. The beasts of the East, again. And now a chance at an NBA title awaits. Eastern...

Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move a win from NBA Finals

May. 26, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics know the formula. They believe their defense, as has been the case time and again in these playoffs, will eventually wear down teams. Hard to argue. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Celtics are now one win...

Celtics torch Heat early, even series with 102-82 blowout

May. 24, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat left Jayson Tatum lying on the court with a pain in his neck in the closing minutes of Game 3. The Celtics All-Star did his part to make sure the Heat were hurting after Game 4. Tatum scored 31 points and Boston took its turn pounding...

Heat Alert: Miami beats Boston 109-103 for 2-1 series lead

May. 22, 2022 07:19 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Still angry over a blowout loss in Miami that cost them home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat jumped to a 26-point first-half lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 3. Then Bam Adebayo made sure it was enough – just barely – to give Miami...

Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team

May. 20, 2022 20:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard. Former Defensive Players of the Year Rudy Gobert of Utah and Giannis...