Chris Bosh

LeBron James (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) and Tim Duncan (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: 2013 NBA Finals — Keys To The Series, Questions And A Prediction

All in all, this should be a very exciting and competitive series. San Antonio will likely have to win two games in Miami to win the series. It’s a tall order, but if any team can win a Game 7 in Miami, it’s a veteran team like the Spurs.

06/06/2013

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Will Heat Roll To 2nd Straight NBA Championship?

LeBron James and the Miami Heat are off the NBA Finals for the third straight season, with their series against the San Antonio Spurs set to get underway on Thursday. SI’s Ian Thomsen joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday to discuss the series, and shoot down a Ray Allen rumor.

06/04/2013

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Heat Down To Last Shot In Game 7

Game 7. Eastern Conference Finals. The last time the Miami Heat were in this situation, they were coming off a convincing Game 6 win in 2012 and blew out the Boston Celtics 101-88. What a difference a year makes.

06/03/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

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Miami Heat Take 3-0 Lead In Series After 104-91 Victory Over Bucks

The Miami Heat’s latest spurt might have run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs.

04/26/2013

The Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony, right, takes an awkward shot against Shane Battier of the Heat during the teams’ meeting on April 2, 2013, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo Lights Up Short-Handed Heat For 50 Points As Knicks Win 9th Straight

Carmelo Anthony released his final shot of the night then skipped backward, already knowing the outcome. The shot was good. For Anthony and the New York Knicks, the outcome was even better.

04/03/2013

Miami’s LeBron James sits on the court after being fouled on March 27, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago. The Bulls ended the Heat’s 27-game winning streak. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

1971-72 Lakers’ Record Safe As Bulls End Heat’s Winning Streak At 27

No last-second shot. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, either.

03/28/2013

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Keidel: Side With Clyde? Walt’s Waltz Around The Miami Heat

If Miami breaks the record and records another championship, they should stand tall next to any team that has ever played, no matter the age, wage or wager. Maybe by that time Frazier will see a little more clearly.

03/25/2013

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Schmeelk: Knicks’ Loss To Heat Epitomizes Season, But Gives Hope For Playoffs

The Knicks looked great in the first half on Sunday. It was November all over again. It was beautiful basketball. Then the second half started.

03/04/2013

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Knicks’ Steve Novak, James White To Participate In ASG Competitions

Knicks forwards Steve Novak and James White will take part in NBA All-Star Game competitions on February 16 in Houston, the NBA announced on Thursday night.

02/08/2013

Miami’s Udonis Haslem, middle, dunks against the Nets’ Mirza Teletovic on Jan. 30, 2013 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Jan. 30, 2013. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Nets Not Ready For Prime Time, Get Smoked At Home By Heat

LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat blew out Brooklyn in the second half for a 105-85 victory Wednesday night, their 13th in a row over the Nets.

01/30/2013

The Knicks’ Jason Kidd, left, takes a long-range shot over the Heat’s Dwyane Wade during the teams’ meeting on Dec. 6, 2012, at American Airlines Arena in Miami. (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Melo? Who Needs Melo? Knicks Bury Heat Under Avalanche Of 3s

Another Knicks-Heat game, another 20-point Knicks win. And if that isn’t surprising enough, this one happened with Carmelo Anthony on the sideline.

12/06/2012

Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Nets speaks with teammate Deron Williams #8 during a game against the Toronto Raptors. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

After Devastating Loss, Nets’ Brook Lopez Vows ‘This Team Will Respond’

“This team is different,” center Brook Lopez said. “You can see it in the reactions of the guys in here already. This team will respond.”

11/07/2012

Raymond Felton

Rise Up NYC: Knicks Answer The Call, Destroy Defending Champion Heat

Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks gave suffering New Yorkers something to cheer with a 104-84 victory over the Miami Heat in their storm-delayed season opener Friday night.

11/02/2012

LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony (credit: Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: What To Watch For As The Knicks Open Their Season Against The Heat

I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.

11/02/2012

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