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  1. Heat respect these battle-tested Bulls

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/J Pat CarterChris Bosh worked on his shooting touch Sunday, impressed by what he had seen from the Bulls.MIAMI - Initially, Chris Bosh had no interest in watching the Chicago Bulls limp into Brooklyn on Saturday for the decisive Game 7 of th...

    Blog | May 05, 2013
  2. With two games left, playoff focus narrows

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Lynne SladkyAfter dispatching the Bulls, the Heat now focus on their first-round opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks.MIAMI -- Having passed their final pre-playoff test with Sunday's rugged 105-93 victory over the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat now...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  3. Win streak far from Miami's mind

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Alan DiazIs 13 straight on the horizon for Dwyane Wade and the Heat? MIAMI -- Streak? What streak? Apparently for the Miami Heat, the word is synonymous with "repeat." And Coach Erik Spoelstra wants to ban any mention of the phrase fr...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  4. James, Wade and Heat search for continuity

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Elise Amendola LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are getting more say in Erik Spoelstra's rotation shuffle these days. MIAMI -- Erik Spoelstra hinted this was coming. Two weeks ago, the Miami Heat coach essentially warned his players - and a...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  5. Allen and Lewis set to make debut in Miami

    Michael Wallace

    Icon SMI, AP Photo Ray Allen is on a fast track to success in Miami, but the Heat will be patient with his fellow newcomer. MIAMI -- Ray Allen admits he's struggling to adjust. Sure, his shot has been slightly off through his first three preseas...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  6. Five Can't-Miss Heat Matchups

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Lynne Sladky To open, Ray Allen will don the Heat uniform and face his old team. MIAMI -- With the release of the 2012-13 NBA schedule, the path has officially been charted for the Miami Heat's title defense. Here are five regular-season ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  7. Heat turn up the D on Melo, Knicks

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Lynne Sladky After being held to 67 points, the Knicks will have some time to think over Game 1. MIAMI -- There was just something fundamentally wrong with the Miami Heat's defense the last time they faced Carmelo Anthony and the New York...

    Blog | April 28, 2012
  8. Heat search for identity during rough patch

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh During the recent skid, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have had little help from the supporting cast. PHILADELPHIA -- At this point, the diagnosis is simple by most accounts. A Miami Heat team that has lost its way a bit the pa...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. Heat's defensive focus shifts to the paint

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Lynne Sladky All eyes are on Jeremy Lin, but Miami won't overlook Tyson Chandler and New York's formidable front. MIAMI - Dwyane Wade insists the Miami Heat have paced -- and braced -- themselves for Linsanity. "We're going to answer it...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  10. The calculated words of Pat Riley

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan We know Pat Riley is fond of the Big Three, but what did his statements reveal about the others? MIAMI - MIAMI - Pat Riley has always had an E.F. Hutton presence about him. When the Miami Heat basketball czar talks, people ...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  11. Pat Riley and the Heat's healing process

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz With the Heat's season officially over, the focus shifts to the organization's architect. MIAMI -- Pat Riley, the patriarch of a Miami Heat team forced to pick up the pieces of a season shattered by the Dallas Mavericks over si...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  12. For Heat, more self-inflicted wounds

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/David J. Phillip The Heat's unsettling tendency to blow big leads has resurfaced at the worst possible time. DALLAS -- Perhaps we've had the Miami Heat pegged wrong all along. LeBron James' latest, infamous, playoff disappearing act not...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  13. The Heat get reacquainted with adversity

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Game 3 won't be the first time this season the Heat have had to pick themselves up off the mat. MIAMI -- Is it possible to be responsible, fair and objective the morning after? Or are we still attaching one team's motivatio...

    Blog | June 03, 2011
  14. The Heat's two stars have aligned

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Lynne Sladky LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have something they didn't in previous Finals runs -- each other. MIAMI -- Dwyane Wade never intended to watch it. To him, it just didn't register as must-see TV. But as he was flipping through ...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  15. Chris Bosh in familiar role of X factor

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- For a guy who's one of the quietest stars in the NBA, Chris Bosh certainly finds himself in the crosshairs of controversy and criticism quite frequently. It's been that way all season. AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Carlos Boozer and Chr...

    Blog | May 14, 2011
  16. Can Heat clear hurdle against Celtics?

    Michael Wallace

    AP Photo/Charles Krupa If the Celtics have a psychological edge over the Heat, what can Miami do to overcome it? MIAMI -- In a bitter series defined by debates over who has the better Big Three, insults about being studio gangsters, Twitter wars, c...

    Blog | April 10, 2011