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Keep up with the latest Miami Heat Basketball News. The South East Division Heat are led by a number of great players including Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and also point guard Tyler Herro. Erik Spoelstra is the head coach of the team and he will expect his team to play hard each and every night. Will the team have the right chemistry this season to make another playoff run and win an NBA championship?

Miami Heat Basketball News

- Jason Simpson
NBA analyst: ‘The Celtics got great because Jimmy Butler made them’

In recent years, the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics have frequently been in each other’s way in the Eastern Conference, with one of those teams representing the conference in the [...]

- Jesse Cinquini
Dwyane Wade pens emotional tribute following death of Marquette University president

Miami Heat legend Dwyane Wade reacted on Instagram to the news that the president of Marquette University — Michael Lovell — passed away on Sunday from sarcoma, an uncommon form [...]

- Orel Dizon
Nikola Jovic mentions 3 people but only 2 NBA players when asked to name his G.O.A.T.

Miami Heat youngster Nikola Jovic recently sat down with HoopsHype to discuss various topics about his young NBA career. Like many interviews, one of the questions centered around who he [...]

- Mike Battaglino
Heads will surely turn after Jimmy Butler’s words about Cameron Brink at Sparks game

While attending a WNBA game in Los Angeles, Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler made an interesting numerical and colorful connection that will certainly turn some heads. “For some reason 22 [...]

- Peter Dewey
Report: Miami Heat intrigued by Devin Carter, Ron Holland and more as NBA draft nears

The prospects that the Miami Heat could target in the 2024 NBA Draft are beginning to take shape with former G League Ignite star Ron Holland and Providence College guard [...]

- Peter Dewey
Udonis Haslem offers major stamp of approval in regards to Lakers targeting Dan Hurley

Miami Heat legend Udonis Haslem shared his thoughts on the recent reports that the Los Angeles Lakers are targeting Dan Hurley to be their next head coach. The Lakers are [...]

- Jesse Cinquini
Kendrick Perkins questions if Chris Bosh was actually No. 2 to LeBron James on Miami Heat

Former Boston Celtics enforcer Kendrick Perkins pondered as to whether Chris Bosh was in fact the Miami Heat’s No. 2 during the LeBron James era in lieu of Dwyane Wade. [...]

- Mike Battaglino
Stephen A. Smith demands Dwyane Wade be respected: ‘LeBron didn’t know how to win until he got to Dwyane Wade’

With Kyrie Irving finally back in the NBA Finals, the thought of who is LeBron James’ best running mate is a topic of debate, and ESPN pundit Stephen A. Smith [...]

Alonzo Mourning Undergoes Surgery To Remove Cancer In Prostate

Alonzo Mourning underwent surgery to remove his prostate after getting diagnosed with Stage 3 prostate cancer in March. The cancer did not spread beyond his prostate. "What scares me about [...]

Haywood Highsmith Expected To Receive Free Agent Interest

Haywood Highsmith is expected to receive interest from around the league, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. "Haywood has a lot of interest around the league from teams because of [...]

Cavaliers Clear To Interview Johnnie Bryant, Chris Quinn

The Cleveland Cavaliers have been granted permission to interview two more head-coaching candidates in the franchise's ongoing search, including New York Knicks associate head coach Johnnie Bryant and Miami Heat [...]

Warriors Could Pursue Trade For Jimmy Butler, Likely Wouldn't Be Interested In Brandon Ingram

The Golden State Warriors are expected to express interest in trading for Jimmy Butler should he become available, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic. Butler is interested in a [...]

Sixers, Two Other Teams Interested In Acquiring, Extending Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler has at least three teams willing to trade for him this offseason with the intent of then signing him to a max-level extension, sources tell Anthony Chiang of [...]

Caron Butler Signs Extension To Remain As Assistant Coach With Heat

Caron Butler has signed a four-year deal to remain as an assistant coach under Erik Spoelstra with the Miami Heat. Butler has spent the past four seasons as an assistant [...]

Sixers Prepared To Offer Jimmy Butler Max Extension If They Acquire Him From Heat

The Philadelphia 76ers are prepared to offer Jimmy Butler a max contract extension this offseason if they acquire him via trade from the Miami Heat, sources tell Keith Pompey of [...]

Jimmy Butler Prefers To Remain With Heat Long-Term

The future of Jimmy Butler with the Miami Heat has come into question after he missed their first round series against the Boston Celtics and is eligible in July for [...]

Pat Riley: Heat Undecided On Offering Extension To Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler is eligible for a two-year contract extension with the Miami Heat worth as much as $113 million to cover the 25-26 and 26-27 seasons. Pat Riley revealed that [...]

Rival Teams Think Sixers Could Trade For Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler reportedly wants an extension from the Miami Heat this offseason. Butler has two years remaining on his current deal, including a player option for 2025-26. It's unknown where [...]

Bam Adebayo Eligible To Sign Three-Year, $165M Extension With Heat In Offseason

Bam Adebayo will become eligible to sign a three-year, $165 million extension with the Miami Heat this offseason. If Adebayo signs for his max, the new deal would begin with [...]

Jimmy Butler Eligible To Sign Two-Year, $112.9M Extension With Heat On July 7

Jimmy Butler becomes eligible to sign a contract extension with the Miami Heat this offseason on July 7th. Butler is signed for 24-25 at $48.8 million and holds a $52.4 [...]

Jaime Jaquez Jr. Out For Game 5

Jaime Jaquez Jr. is ruled out for Game 5 on Wednesday due to a strained right hip flexor. Jacquez had started all four games in the series, averaging 12.8 points. [...]

Heat In Position To Acquire All-Star On Same Timeline As Bam Adebayo

The Miami Heat are believed to be in a position to use their asset pool and how appealing they are to All-Stars across the league to acquire one in the [...]

2023-24 Defensive Player Of The Year Finalists Announced

The NBA announced the finalists for 2023-24 Defensive Player of the Year. The finalists are Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat, Rudy Gobert of the Minnesota Timberwolves and rookie Victor [...]

Terry Rozier Considered Week-To-Week With Neck Injury

Miami Heat guard Terry Rozier III is considered week-to-week with a neck injury. Rozier missed the last four games of the regular season and both of Miami's Play-In Tournament games [...]

Heat-Sixers Play-In Tournament Game Averages 3.4M Viewers

Wednesday night's Play-In Tournament games averaged 3.25 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. The number is a 25% increase from last year. The Sixers' win over the Heat averaged 3.4 [...]

Jimmy Butler Likely Out Multiple Weeks With MCL Injury

Miami Heat wing Jimmy Butler is expected to miss a few weeks due to a sprained MCL. Butler was injured during the Heat's Play-In Tournament loss to the Philadelphia 76ers [...]

Jimmy Butler Could Be Out Indefinitely With MCL Injury

Jimmy Butler is believed to have suffered an MCL injury during Wednesday's loss by the Miami Heat to the Phialdelphia 76ers in the Play-In. Butler will undergo an MRI and [...]

NBA Playoffs 2024: Eastern Conference First Round Matchups

The Eastern Conference seeds are set following the end of regular season on Sunday. The first round begins on Saturday, April 20th. First Round Matchups • No. 1 Boston Celtics [...]

- Adam London
Bam Adebayo Details Postgame Exchange With Jayson Tatum

Jayson Tatum didn’t make much of his Game 4 incident with Bam Adebayo, which saw the Celtics star aggravate an ankle he injured on a few occasions in seasons past. [...]

- Adam London
Why Jayson Tatum Wanted Celtics To Play Heat In First Round

After back-to-back seasons featuring grueling seven-game playoff series against the Heat, the Celtics might have wanted to avoid the reigning Eastern Conference champions at all costs in the 2024 postseason. [...]

- Greg Dudek
Bam Adebayo Admits Celtics Took This Heat Star Out Of ‘Rhythm’

BOSTON — The Miami Heat looked for Tyler Herro to step up as a go-to scorer with Jimmy Butler sidelined for the first-round series against the Boston Celtics. Instead, the [...]

- Greg Dudek
Heat’s Erik Spoelstra Sensed This From Celtics In Game 5 Rout

BOSTON — Despite the inviting warm weather, the Boston Celtics wanted no part of heading back to Miami. It didn’t take long for Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra to catch [...]

- Greg Dudek
Celtics Wrap: Boston Sends Heat On Vacation With Game 5 Win

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics closed out their first-round NBA playoff series against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night with a 118-84 blowout win in Game 5 at TD Garden. [...]

- Gio Rivera
Erik Spoelstra Recognizes Celtics’ X-Factor Before Pivotal Game 5

BOSTON — The Celtics registered a lousy, uncharacteristic defensive showing in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series with the Heat, but that’s since been put way behind in the [...]

- Gio Rivera
Celtics Should Be Fine Without Kristaps Porzingis — For Now

The Boston Celtics took a critical leap forward toward getting revenge and eliminating the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs, taking a 3-1 series lead in Game 4 on Monday [...]

- Gio Rivera
Kristaps Porzingis Ruled Out For Celtics-Heat Game 5; Injury Update Revealed

The Celtics missed starting center Kristaps Porzingis for the second half of Monday night’s Game 4 victory over the Heat, and 24 hours before returning home for Game 5, Boston [...]

- Adam London
Al Horford Addresses Heated Reaction To Celtics-Heat Incident

Tempers flared in the final minutes of Monday night’s NBA playoff game between the Celtics and the Heat. Jayson Tatum appeared to sustain an ankle injury when he landed on [...]

- Gio Rivera
Three Takeaways From Bittersweet Celtics Game 4 Win Vs. Heat

The Boston Celtics didn’t allow the Miami Heat to make their first-round playoff battle any more competitive than it should be in Game 4. Boston rolled with the defense-produced momentum [...]

- Greg Dudek
Celtics Star Jayson Tatum Addresses Game 4 Incident With Bam Adebayo

The Celtics saw Kristaps Porzingis exit early from Boston’s Game 4 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night and nearly saw Jayson Tatum go down with an injury, too. [...]

- Gio Rivera
Celtics Wrap: Boston Delivers Big Blow To Heat With Game 4 Win

The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 102-88, in Game 4 of their first-round playoff matchup on Monday night at Kaseya Center. With the win, the Celtics took a commanding [...]

- Gio Rivera
Al Horford Proud Of Celtics Bench Growing In Playoff Series Vs. Heat

Throughout the regular season, the Boston Celtics — better than anyone else in the NBA — always responded, losing no more than twice consecutively, which is attributed largely to the [...]

- Greg Dudek
Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Addresses Game 3 Dustup With Caleb Martin

Miami Heat forward Caleb Martin once again found himself in the middle of a dustup with a member of the Boston Celtics. This time it came with Celtics point guard [...]

- Gio Rivera
Jimmy Butler’s Bold Celtics-Heat Game 3 Prediction Didn’t Age Well

When the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat went head-to-head on a level playing field in Game 3 on Saturday night, an injured Jimmy Butler dropped a confident prediction that failed [...]

- Gio Rivera
Three Takeaways After Celtics Get Revenge Vs. Heat In Game 3 Win

After taking a punch right in the jaw in Game 2, the Boston Celtics had no choice but to get back on their feet and fire back against the Miami [...]

- Gio Rivera
Celtics Wrap: Boston Humbles Heat With Game 3 Victory Response

The Boston Celtics defeated the Miami Heat, 104-84 in Game 3, getting back on their feet with a much-needed response victory at Kaseya Center on Saturday night. With the win, [...]

- Gio Rivera
Celtic Pride? Boston Getting Punked By Heat Becoming Problematic

The Celtics accumulated an NBA-best 64-win regular season, earning a No. 1 seed finish in the Eastern Conference, home-court advantage for the playoffs, and a favorable first-round matchup — all [...]

- Gio Rivera
Heat Find Confidence In Game 2 Win Over Celtics: ‘Anything Can Happen’

BOSTON — Despite getting off to an ugly postseason start in Game 1, the Heat put their mental toughness on full display Wednesday, earning a 111-101 Game 2 victory to [...]

- Gio Rivera
Four Takeaways After Celtics Crumble To Heat In Game 2 Loss

BOSTON — With nearly a week to rest and prepare before the playoffs, a fully healthy roster, and no worries about needing to defend Jimmy Butler, the Celtics still found [...]

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- Jasmyn Wimbish
NBA Finals: Luka Doncic to receive painkilling injection ahead of Game 3 for thoracic contusion, per reports

The Mavericks star received the same treatment before Game 2 as he deals with a chest bruise, in addition to ankle and knee injuries [...]

- Jasmyn Wimbish
Kristaps Porzingis update: Celtics big man day-to-day with 'serious injury' as his Game 3 status in jeopardy

Porzingis injured himself in Boston's Game 2 win on Sunday [...]

- Jasmyn Wimbish
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- Adam Finkelstein
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- CBS Sports Staff
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- Sam Quinn
Ranking all 30 NBA head coaching jobs right now: Why Lakers are near bottom and Dan Hurley was right to say no

Los Angeles has a below-average coaching job to offer [...]

- Kyle Boone
NBA Draft 2024 ceiling and floor scenarios: The best or worst case projections for five top prospects

How good (or bad) could draft prospects' careers play out at the NBA level? [...]

- Brad Botkin
2024 NBA Finals TV schedule: Where to watch Celtics vs. Mavericks, times, odds with Game 3 on Wednesday

The Mavericks and Celtics continue their Finals matchup on Wednesday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas [...]

- Brad Botkin
2024 NBA playoffs bracket, schedule, scores: Mavericks looking for first NBA Finals win against Celtics

Series shifts to Dallas for Game 3 on Wednesday night [...]

- Zachary Pereles
How the Lakers' coaching search turned embarrassing; Panthers take 2-0 series lead with a dominant Game 2 win

Dan Hurley rejected the Los Angeles Lakers' six-year, $70 million offer [...]

- Jasmyn Wimbish
Lakers coaching search: JJ Redick, James Borrego remain candidates after Dan Hurley turns job down, per report

The Lakers' pursuit of Hurley failed and now it's back to the drawing board [...]

- Bill Reiter
Lakers get publicly embarrassed by Dan Hurley and show the NBA they don't really have a plan

The Lakers' two top candidates in this ongoing coaching search have very different visions [...]

- CBS Sports Staff
2024 NBA Finals odds, line, Game 3 time: Mavericks vs. Celtics picks, bets, predictions from proven NBA expert

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- Kyle Boone
Winners and losers of Dan Hurley turning down Lakers: UConn can rejoice; Jeanie Buss, Rick Pitino take a loss

Hurley's flirtation with the Lakers only lasted a few days but here's who came out ahead and behind [...]

- Sam Quinn
Lakers' low-ball offer for Dan Hurley is exactly what's wrong with the NBA's marquee franchise

The Lakers have a troubling recent history of missing out on their top coaching targets [...]

- James Herbert
NBA Finals: How Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are breaking down the Mavs defense

Dallas has had an elite defense for months, but the Celtics are breaking it [...]

- Sam Quinn
Lakers turned down by Dan Hurley as L.A.'s coaching search continues after UConn coach says no to $70M deal

Hurley is staying put at UConn, where he has won back-to-back national championships [...]

- Matt Norlander
Dan Hurley remains at UConn, turns down offer to coach Lakers for chance to pursue third straight NCAA title

After a full-court press from Lakers' brass over the weekend, Hurley decides he won't be going anywhere [...]

- James Herbert
Ex-Lakers coach Darvin Ham returns to Bucks as assistant under Doc Rivers, per report

In the four seasons preceding his Los Angeles tenure, Ham was in Milwaukee on Mike Budenholzer's staff [...]

- Jasmyn Wimbish
NBA Finals: Kristaps Porzingis' injury scare in Game 2 not a concern for Celtics, Joe Mazzulla says

Porzingis, who missed most of the playoffs with a calf injury, landed awkwardly on Sunday night [...]

Kristaps Porzingis has tendon issue in left leg, hasn't been ruled out of Game 3

Boston Celtics standout Kristaps Porzingis has a dislocated tendon in his left leg but hasn’t been ruled out for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. [...]

Dan Hurley's rejection shows again, an incompetent Rob Pelinka-Lakers front office | What's Wright?

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How the Dan Hurley failure proved Lakers are the Cowboys | The Herd

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Could Jay Wright coach the Lakers, or is he finished coaching for good?

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2024 NBA Finals MVP odds: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown favored; Holiday third

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2024 NBA Championship odds: Celtics in control after Game 2 win over Mavs

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Dan Hurley spurns Lakers, declines $70M offer & will remain at UConn | Undisputed

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When will Dan Hurley go to the NBA? | The Carton Show

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Can Mavs win their 2 home games vs. Celtics to return to Boston 2-2? | Undisputed

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Caitlin Clark's Olympics snub: Did women's basketball blow the layup?

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3 strong takes: Did the Lakers actually lowball Dan Hurley?

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Why Dan Hurley chose to stay at UConn, and what's next for Huskies head coach

FOX Sports' John Fanta provides an in-depth look at Dan Hurley's decision to turn down the Lakers' coaching job and stay at UConn, where he will chase a third straight [...]

Dan Hurley declines Lakers offer, what does this decision say about LeBron's Lakers? | Speak

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Celtics take Game 2 of NBA Finals: Time for Mavs to panic? | First Things First

Nick Wright, Kevin Wildes and Chris Broussard discuss the latest news in the NBA including the Boston Celtics win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. [...]

Dan Hurley declines Lakers 6yr, $70M offer & will return to UConn | First Things First

Nick Wright, Kevin Wildes and Chris Broussard react to current UConn head coach Dan Hurley’s decision to decline the Los Angeles Lakers offer to be their next head coach. [...]

Why did Dan Hurley turn down the Lakers? | The Herd

Dan Hurley has officially declined the Los Angeles Lakers offer of a 6-year, $70 million contract to be their next head coach and will return to coach UConn. Colin Cowherd [...]

What are the Lakers’ plans after Dan Hurley turned them down? | The Herd

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- Tim MacMahon
Sources: Luka had pain-killing shot before Game 2

Luka Doncic received a pain-killing injection to numb the area of his thoracic contusion ahead of Game 2 and is set to receive another one before Game 3. [...]

- Tim Bontemps
Porzingis has 'rare injury'; G3 status uncertain

Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis suffered what the team called a "rare injury" to his left leg and is considered day-to-day for the remainder of the NBA Finals. [...]

- Tim MacMahon
Kyrie tells 'hermano' Luka: 'I got to play better'

Kyrie Irving said he told teammate Luka Doncic that he has to play better after averaging just 14 points in the first two games of the NBA Finals. [...]

Hurley spurns Lakers' offer, to stay with UConn

Dan Hurley has turned down the Lakers' six-year, $70 million offer and will return to chase a third straight national title at UConn, sources told ESPN. [...]

- Adrian Wojnarowski
Sources: Ham returns to Bucks as top assistant

Former Lakers head coach Darvin Ham will join Doc Rivers' staff with the Bucks as his top assistant, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. [...]

Jokic on Serbia's preliminary roster for Olympics

Nuggets superstar Nikola Jokic was included on Serbia's 16-man preliminary roster for the upcoming Paris Olympics on Monday. [...]

- Brian Windhorst
Lakers are embarrassed now, but they can recover after Hurley's rejection

The failed pursuit of Dan Hurley is embarrassing for the Lakers, but what Rob Pelinka & Co. do next will be far more important. [...]

- Tim MacMahon
'For special occasions': Inside the lab where Luka and Kyrie create their wildest moves

Doncic's game winner on a rare righty step-back? Irving's on a 20-foot lefty hook? Those shots were no fluke. The star duo and three Mavs assistants have been in the [...]

- Baxter Holmes
The unlikely 20-year bond that has the Boston Celtics on the brink of an NBA title

Al Horford and Brad Stevens first faced off in 2007. Now, 17 years later, an NBA championship would represent a coda to a nearly two-decade-long connection -- one that began [...]

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