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  1. Miami on pest control in Game 6

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers have coveted the Miami Heat's undivided attention all season. And if they didn't gain it completely over the first four games of the Eastern Conference finals, they certainly have it now after stubbornly avoiding elimi...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  2. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Ray Allen available, Chris Andersen out for ...

    Michael Wallace

    The Heat are short-handed Wednesday night as they attempt to close out the Eastern Conference finals against the Pacers in Game 5 in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2014
  3. 'Clutch' Heat looking to take control at home

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- When the Miami Heat prepared for their previous game in the Eastern Conference finals against Indiana, the possibility of falling into a 2-0 series hole and facing three days of unrelenting scrutiny was enough to instill what Dwyane Wade des...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  4. Heat expect George to be ready for Game 3

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- LeBron James anticipates Paul George will play when Indiana visits Miami for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday, and he wasn't surprised the Pacers' All-Star forward continued to play after admitting to have "blacked out" late ...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  5. Heat can't stop Indy's opening approach

    Michael Wallace

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers carry a 1-0 series lead into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday largely because they played a dynamic brand of offense, the likes of which even their most loyal followers forgot they were capable of pla...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  6. Heat vs. Pacers, right on schedule

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- LeBron James takes pride in studying NBA coaches and executives in much the same way he scouts opposing players, so he's definitely done his homework on Frank Vogel over the years. Last season, Vogel was caught by surprise when the Miami...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  7. Miami ready for more tweaks against Indy

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- As the Miami Heat headed to the locker room after closing out the Brooklyn Nets to advance to the Eastern Conference finals for the fourth straight season, veteran forward Udonis Haslem went directly to the weight room for a workout. Hasl...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. 2014 NBA playoffs: Pacers can't regroup from untimely blows in Ga...

    Michael Wallace

    Paul George struggled from the floor and then got kneed in the head as the Pacers' shot for control fell short, Michael Wallace writes.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2014
  9. LeBron ready to face recurring challenge

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- LeBron James knew they'd be back. That's why when many throughout the NBA figured James had vanquished his demons in Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett for good in a seven-game series victory two years ago during the Eastern Conference finals...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  10. Heat falter after uncharacteristic miscues

    Michael Wallace

    INDIANAPOLIS -- With the San Antonio Spurs having already advanced to the NBA Finals, coach Erik Spoelstra scoffed when asked at Tuesday morning's shootaround if the Miami Heat had any extra incentive to hurry up and finish off the Indiana Pacers in ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  11. Bosh's versatility causes dilemma for Indy

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI -- Before the Miami Heat try to take a 2-0 series lead Friday in the Eastern Conference finals against the Indiana Pacers, Chris Bosh had a confession to make about the closing seconds of his team's overtime win in the opener. He was never a...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. 2013 NBA playoffs -- LeBron James responds to Frank Vogel's comme...

    Michael Wallace

    Heat star LeBron James took exception Sunday to Pacers coach Frank Vogel referring to Miami as "just the next team" standing between Indiana and a shot at an NBA title.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2013
  13. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Boston Celtics' Chris Bosh will play larger ...

    Michael Wallace

    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Wednesday he might consider starting Chris Bosh for Game 6 against the Celtics, but even if Bosh comes off the bench, Spoelstra would certainly have a larger role for the All-Star forward in his second game back from injury.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2012
  14. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Chris Bosh will not return for Game 4 of Eas...

    Michael Wallace

    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday that Bosh won't play Sunday and reiterated the All-Star forward has not yet advanced far enough in his recovery from an abdominal strain to gauge when he might be available for game action.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2012
  15. Chris Bosh takes rehab on road with Heat

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI - The Heat will have Chris Bosh in tow as the Eastern Conference finals swing to Boston for the next two games, but the All-Star forward is not expected to play as he continues to recover from an abdominal strain. Coach Erik Spoelstra said T...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  16. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Erik Spoelstra says complaints over free-thr...

    Michael Wallace

    Erik Spoelstra said Thursday that complaints from opposing teams about the Heat's favorable free throw disparity have been frustrating, but that they won't stop LeBron James and Dwyane Wade from attacking the basket and forcing referees to make calls.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2012