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Spoelstra, Udoka have Heat and Celtics ready for East finals

May. 16, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — He grew up in Portland, basketball in his blood. Wasn’t exactly a big-time recruit before eventually playing some college ball in the West Coast Conference. Took a circuitous route into coaching, guided along the way by one of the game’s legendary sideline bosses. And last...

Heat reach East finals, with Max Strus playing a key role

May. 13, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

Max Strus probably couldn’t have envisioned this. Division II player when he started college. Ended up at DePaul and went undrafted. Bounced around a couple of summer leagues. Went to training camp with Boston and didn’t make the team. Signed two-way contracts with three...

Heat beat 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 to advance to East finals

May. 13, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler knocked Joel Embiid out of the playoffs, then walked over to his former 76ers teammate and hugged him, told him he loved him and was proud of him. Butler then headed out of a familiar court a winner — and straight into another conference finals...

Heat roll past 76ers 120-85 in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead

May. 10, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shots fell again for the Miami Heat. They kept Joel Embiid and James Harden in check. Their coach got an in-game massage from DJ Khaled. Yes, really. It was that sort of night for the Heat, who — even without everyone getting shoulder rubs — are...

Harden, Embiid power 76ers past Heat, even series 2-2

May. 08, 2022 23:40 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Harden took a sensational step forward in the postseason for the 76ers with step-back 3s that rekindled his dominant form. Joel Embiid is playing better by the game, and the MVP finalist might have his best basketball ahead. Embiid is ready. So is Harden....

Embiid returns from injury, 76ers beat Heat 99-79 in Game 3

May. 06, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid spent the week groggy from a concussion. His busted thumb needs surgery. MVP form? Not yet. But Embiid wore his black mask and injected the 76ers — and a skittish fanbase - with revitalized championship aspirations. Embiid inspired...

Embiid still out as Sixers, Mavs seek rebound vs Heat, Suns

May. 05, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

Philadelphia and Dallas head home trying to stay in conference semifinal series against the top seeds — the 76ers forced again to play without Joel Embiid against Miami, and the Mavericks waiting for someone to help Luka Doncic against Phoenix. The Sixers ruled out Embiid on...

Adebayo, Butler lead Heat past 76ers 119-103 in Game 2

May. 04, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo caught a lob for an alley-oop dunk midway through the fourth quarter, then threw a lob to Jimmy Butler for another dunk about a minute later. Both were very easy. Joel Embiid could complicate those plays going forward — and the Miami Heat...

Top-seeded Suns, Heat playing like the favorites in playoffs

May. 03, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Miami Heat are top seeds in the NBA playoffs and at the moment they look like it, coming off impressive performances. Both have a chance to take 2-0 leads in their respective series on Wednesday and are strong favorites to get it done, according...

Heat's PJ Tucker makes huge impact in Game 1 win over 76ers

May. 03, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There’s nobody on the Miami Heat roster that knows Philadelphia guard James Harden better than P.J. Tucker. They got further acquainted in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tucker set the tone of the night for Miami by playing full-court...