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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 2012 NBA Playoffs -- Miami Heat, Boston Celtics agree there are n...

    Michael Wallace

    In 2010, Boston ousted Dwyane Wade in the first round and LeBron James in the second round. A year later, Wade and James were teammates and turned the tables, sending the Celtics into the offseason.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  9. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Miami Heat prepare for Eastern Conference fi...

    Michael Wallace

    The Miami Heat will prepare for the Eastern Conference finals as if forward Chris Bosh won't be available for the series, coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  10. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Miami Heat's LeBron James bracing for more h...

    Michael Wallace

    LeBron James insists he's not concerned about his safety on the court, but he vows to brace for more hard fouls Thursday in Game 6 of what has become a brutally physical playoff series between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  11. Wade says Heat, Bulls both better now

    Michael Wallace

    MIAMI - Heat guard Dwyane Wade said both Chicago and Miami are better teams now than when they met last season in the Eastern Conference Finals. After Saturday's practice, Wade addressed Sunday's showdown with the Bulls and the challenges the Heat fa...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  12. Surprising Haslem lifts Heat

    Michael Wallace

    CHICAGO -- It was obvious from the end of the national anthem. At that moment in the United Center before the Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls met for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, it was easy to see that there would be something diffe...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  13. Heat look for teamwide effort in Game 2

    Michael Wallace

    CHICAGO -- Still trying to make sense of his team's blowout loss to the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James retreated to the only comfortable place he could find amid the Miami Heat's effort to regroup before Game 2...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  14. Bulls adjust and wallop Heat

    Michael Wallace

    CHICAGO -- After a sluggish first half, replete with turnovers, late defensive rotations and miscues that left the Chicago Bulls tied at the intermission with the Miami Heat in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, Derrick Rose decided it was time...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  15. 2011 NBA playoffs: LeBron James thinks defenses will be on displa...

    Michael Wallace

    LeBron James had a bit of advice Saturday for fans who are expected an exciting, high-scoring, offensively efficient playoff series between his Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls: watch the Western Conference finals instead.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2011
  16. 2011 NBA Playoffs: Mike Miller of Miami Heat travels to Chicago w...

    Michael Wallace

    Heat guard Mike Miller traveled with the team to Chicago on Wednesday for Game 5 of their Eastern Conference final series against the Bulls as his newborn daughter, Jaelyn, remained in an intensive care unit at a South Florida hospital.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2011