Dwayne Wade Lead Miami Heat With 28 To Beat Toronto Raptors 103-95

Dwyane Wade led all Miami Heat scorers with 28 points while LeBron James came up with a near triple-double performance with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists as Miami defeated the Toronto Raptors 103-95 on Wednesday.

In what was like a homecoming of sorts, the third part of Miami’s Big Three Chris Bosh finished with 25 points against his former team.

Wade scored on an and-one situation to give Miami an 88-79 lead with 6:37 left in the fourth quarter. The Raptors cut the lead 88-84 on a 5-0 run led by back-to-back baskets from DeMar DeRozan.

James hit five free throws in the next two minutes of action to give the Heat a 93-87 lead with less than 4 minutes to play.

Toronto threatened once again at 94-90 with less than three minutes to play on Bargnani’s three-point basket.

James hit one more free throw, DeRozan missed a reverse layup and Erick Dampier score on a putback of Wade’s miss attempt to give the Heat a 97-90 lead with less than two minutes to play.

Bargnani had 38 points for the Raptors, 17 of them coming in the fourth quarter. DeRozan had 24 points in 42 minutes of action.

James Powers Miami Heat With 41 To Beat The Indiana Pacers

LeBron James scored 41 points, hauled down 13 rebounds and issued 8 assists in an almost triple-double to power the Miami Heat to a 117-112 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. Miami is currently on a seven-game winning streak.

The Heat allowed the Pacers to score 97 points in the first three quarters. By the fourth quarter they only allowed 15 points from the Pacers with good defense.

Miami trailed 66-52 in the second quarter when James went on a roll to cut the deficit at halftime, 66-63.

Chris Bosh scored 19 points and pulled down 7 rebounds, Dwayne Wade had 17 points and 7 assists while Mario Chalmers had 16 points for the Heat. Miami is now five games ahead of Atlanta to lead the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference.

Young talent Roy Hibbert had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Pacers. Danny Granger had 19, Darren Collison finished with 15 points while Josh McRoberts finished with 12 points. The Pacers also got help from the bench with Tyler Hansbrough scoring 18 and Dahntay Jones with 11 points but James’ performance was just overpowering on Tuesday.

Dwayne Wade Triple-Double Helps Miami Heat Beat Charlotte Bobcats

Dwayne Wade scored 22 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and issued 10 assists to lead the Miami Heat to a 109-97 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday. Wade shook off a sore back to power the Heat to their fifth straight win.

LeBron James carried the load for Miami with 51 points the night before to beat the Orlando Magic. This time it was Wade who played wounded hero with his fourth career triple-double. James nearly scored a triple-double as well with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Four starters from Miami scored in double-digits. Chris Bosh had 14 points while Zydrunas Ilgauskas added 13 points on 6 of 7 shooting from the field in only 18 minutes of court action.

Eddie House played big off the bench, making three straight triples to finish with 16 points. Mike Miller went three-for-three from the three-point area to finish with 13 points.

Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson each scored 25 points for the Bobcats. Boris Diaw and Gerald Henderson had 14 points each.

DJ Augustin was held down to 4 points while the Miami bench contributed well offensively. The Heat led all game, the lowest at six points, and took control in the fourth quarter when House went on a shooting streak.

Miami Heat Hacks Out Tough Win Against Milwaukee Bucks

The Miami Heat scored another win on Tuesday but this time it was tougher than what the final score actually showed. The Heat struggled offensively in the second and most of the third quarter but found a way to break away in the fourth quarter to beat the Milwauke Bucks, 101-89.

Dwayne Wade topscored with 34 points, LeBron James had 25 points and dished out 9 assists and big man Chris Bosh had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Miami which has won 19 of its last 20 games. Miami also got big baskets from its bench in the endgame. James Jones hit a three-pointer while Mario Chalmers hit two triples to cap off a strong finish for the Heat.

John Salmons led the Bucks with 18 points, center Andrew Bogut added 16 and Keyon Dooling had 14 points.

The Bucks led 51-47 at halftime but it was slowly chipped off by James on consecutive fastbreak drives. 

Bucks head coach Scott Skiles was called for two technical fouls but was not ejected since the call was not for unsportsmanlike conduct. However, the barrage of three-pointers by Miami came in just a few seconds after the call. Those were telling blows to the Bucks as they never recovered.

Miami Heat Overcomes 20-Point Deficit To Beat The Golden State Warriors

The hottest team in the NBA has done it again. The Miami Heat trailed by as much as 20 points against the Golden State Warriors but somehow found a way to prevail 114-107 on Saturday night. After a shaky start this season, the Heat has now won the last 17 of its 18 games.

LeBron James scored 25 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 10 assists for Miami. Dwayne Wade also finished with 25 points, pulled down 6 rebounds and had 8 assists. The third person in Miami’s Big Three, Chris Bosh, scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds.

The Warriors scored 36 points in each of the first two quarters to lead 72-58 at halftime. Golden State was then limited to 35 second half points.

Dorell Wright led the Warriors with 30 points 12 of 21 field goal shooting and 6 of 13 shooting from three-point range. Monta Ellis had 25 points for Golden State, Stephen Curry added 15 points and David Lee had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Carlos Arroyo added 11 points for Miami while reserve James Jones added 13 points.

Golden State led by as much as 20 points in the first half but Miami made three straight baskets to trim the lead down to 14 points, 72-58 at the halftime break.

The Heat tightened up on defense as the Warriors missed their first nine field goal attempts that allowed a 15-3 run by Miami. The Warriors were limited to 12 points in the third quarter. By end of the third, Miami was just trailing by one, 84-83.

Chris Bosh gave the Heat the lead for good with two free throws within the first minute of the last quarter. From that point on, it was all Heat as the Warriors never got the lead back again.

Forward Udonis Haslem Of Miami Heat Arrested

Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem just made news in a manner that may adversely create an impact on the Miami Heat.  Haslem was arrested on Sunday for speeding, illegal car window tinting and possession of marijuana. He was driving his 2008 Mercedes Benz at 78 miles per hour in a 60 miles per hour zone when he was apprehended at around 3 p.m.

The apprehending officer became suspicious when the apprehended vehicle smelled like marijuana. A search of the vehicle yielded about 20 grams of marijuana that Haslem’s companion Antwain Fleming claimed to be his and not Haslem’s. At 10 p.m. of the same day, Haslem was released without certainty if he would face charges just like Fleming.

This may affect the Heat as Haslem could be suspended early in the season for this misdemeanor.

The Miami Heat of the NBA have just formed one of the strongest teams on paper in the offseason with LeBron James and Chris Bosh joining Dwayne Wade. Role players have been signed to beef up their roster from the free agent pool to support the Heat’s big three.

NBA Free Agent Udonis Haslem Re-signs With Miami Heat

Udonis Haslem and Dwayne Wade have been playing together in Miami for the last seven years. They have been part of the Miami Heat that won only 15 games in the 2008 NBA season. Now that the Heat has its own version of the big three in Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh, they are instant contenders. The three NBA superstars have agreed to a pay cut for an opportunity to play together, making it so much easier for Haslem to decide to stay where he really wants to. There are also unofficial reports that Haslem’s friend Mike Miller has agreed to join the Heat. Haslem and Miller played together as Florida Gators.

Now Haslem is re-signing with the Miami Heat even if he stands to earn less than what other teams have to offer. This, Haslem says, would be an opportunity for another championship run and at the same time be where he wants to be… to stay close to home.

What Now King James?

Rumors are abuzz that NBA free agent Lebron James might not be staying in Cleveland after all. Prior to news that Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are committing to join the Miami Heat, most of us have thought that James was staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Speculations were strong that all the wheeling and dealing with other teams was just a marketing strategy cooked up by team LeBron but he will eventually stay in his hometown.

Now that Wade and Bosh are playing together in Miami, it would make sense to add another star to the equation to complete Pat Riley’s own version of his “Big Three”. The two stars can make the Heat a stronger team but it does not make them legitimate contenders.

Tonight we will find out how all this drama turns out to be. James has scheduled a one-hour TV special with ESPN to finally announce his decision.

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant never resorted to hyping the media like this. What made them great players is that they have enough rings to fill up fingers in one hand. Jordan has an extra ring on his other hand.

How many NBA rings does King James have? Sooner or later, he could win a ring or two. Dwayne Wade could win one for him because D-Wade knows what it takes to win a championship.

Wade, Bosh Join Forces In Miami

Dwayne Wade and former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh have committed to signing up with the Miami Heat. These two All-Stars with firepower and drawing power are now expected to end years of frustration for the Heat and Wade since they last won an NBA Championship in 2006.

It is highly doubtful that Wade and Bosh can deliver the Heat deep into the finals. They can probably take the team deeper into the playoffs but to actually win another NBA title may seem far-fetched.

Unlike the Chicago Bulls or Cleveland lineup that has talent in its supporting cast, Wade and Bosh do not have anyone else in Miami. How else will they fare against an intact LA Lakers team?

Adding LeBron James to the Miami equation may do the trick. There is still a possibility if only James can forget about his ego and really focus on an NBA ring.

For the meantime, Wade and Bosh can keep running their two-man game and fall short of an NBA title again next season.

Is Dwayne Wade Heading Back to Chicago?

It looks like Dwayne Wade is going back home. These are mere speculations for some good reasons. Wade has been communicating with other stars in this year’s free agent class, Lebron James and Chris Bosh but there is no clear indication that all three will play together in one team. Most likely Lebron is staying in his hometown in Cleveland so this leaves just Wade and Bosh playing alongside each other.

Why Chicago? Wade has struggled bringing the Miami Heat deeper into the playoffs with a shallow bench. The Chicago Bulls may have a deeper roster of talent and youth. Add Wade to this talented team and you have a better team than what he has in Miami. Unless the Heat shakes up their roster to become a contender, the Bulls may have the upper hand in the race for D-Wade.

Dwayne Wade, born in Chicago, Illinois may soon be wearing a Bulls jersey. More than the money involved, it could also be a fitting homecoming for him and his family.