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  1. The numbers behind Miami's new direction

    Tom Haberstroh

    Getty Images Pairing James, Wade and Bosh with shooters like Allen and Lewis has destroyed Miami's opponents. Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Erick Dampier, Mickell Gladness, Joel Anthony, Jamaal Magloire, Juwan Howard and Eddy Curry. During the past two se...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  2. This time last year

    Tom Haberstroh

    Larry Busacca/Getty Images On the morning of July 7, 2010, the NBA world as we knew it was about to change. This time last year, few knew where LeBron James was going to sign. This time last year, the famous "We are all witnesses" Nike billboard...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  3. Pat Riley looking to make Miami Heat younger and faster

    Tom Haberstroh

    During a Friday conference call with the media, Pat Riley said that the Miami Heat's draft selection of speedy point guard Norris Cole is part of the organization's offseason strategy to get younger and faster heading into next season.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  4. Miami Heat's Pat Riley happy with selection of point guard Norris...

    Tom Haberstroh

    Less than two weeks after losing the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat made their first addition to their 2011-12 roster by selecting Cleveland State point guard Norris Cole with the 28th pick in the 2011 NBA draft.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2011
  5. The 10 stats that defined the Heat's season

    Tom Haberstroh

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The Heat's Big Three put up some big numbers this season, including the best plus-minus in the NBA. Now that the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, it's time to look back on the Heat's 2010-11 season. Some may pre...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. Erik Spoelstra's passivity with personnel

    Tom Haberstroh

    Coaches probably wield less control in games than we think. They offer pep talks during timeouts, call plays and make substitutions, but filling out the lineup card might be the strongest imprint a coach has on the game. It's safe to say Dallas Ma...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  7. Five easy pieces for the Heat

    Tom Haberstroh

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images The birth of the "Big Five" lineup with Udonis Haslem and Mike Miller has changed everything. "I can tell you who the coach likes, it's who he starts. I can tell you who the coach trusts, it's who he finishes with."...

    Blog | May 29, 2011
  8. How can Heat win the board game?

    Tom Haberstroh

    Getty Images After Joakim Noah destroyed the Heat on the boards in Game 1, LeBron James and the rest of Miami's big three have to step up. The Miami Heat aren't going to surrender 31 second-chance points in every game this series, but their season-...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. Why 0-3 vs. Chicago means next to nothing

    Tom Haberstroh

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images This lineup might be Erik Spoelstra's favorite five-man unit in this series, but we have barely seen it against Chicago so far. The much-anticipated Heat versus Bulls matchup is finally here. As we all prepare for t...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  10. Morning-after-Game 3 thoughts

    Tom Haberstroh

    David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE Joel Anthony showed a newfound aggression in Game 3 on Saturday, scoring a playoff-high 12 points. Just when you think Joel Anthony has reached his peak offensively, he goes out and makes as many buckets as LeBron Ja...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  11. A solution to Heat's starting five problem

    Tom Haberstroh

    AP Photo/Charles Krupa In what has become a common sight recently, Mike Bibby and Zydrunas Ilgauskas have been defenseless in the playoffs. The Heat's starting lineup finally dug a hole the team couldn't climb out of. For the sixth straight game, t...

    Blog | May 08, 2011
  12. The Heat prepare for Shaq's return

    Tom Haberstroh

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images With Shaquille O'Neal expected to play on Saturday, this is a matchup Heat coach Erik Spoelstra may want to avoid. MIAMI -- Shaquille O'Neal changes things. On Thursday, Celtics coach Doc Rivers announced th...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  13. What's up with the starting lineup?

    Tom Haberstroh

    Getty Images The starting lineup with Mike Bibby and Zydrunas Ilgauskas continues to struggle, but no one seems to know why. Until now. Have you noticed how bad the Heat's starting lineup has been in the playoffs? If you haven't, then pay attent...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  14. Erik Spoelstra's playoff bullpen

    Tom Haberstroh

    Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty ImagesRotations typically tighten in the playoffs, but will Erik Spoelstra be able to shrink the Heat's? MIAMI -- Rotations tend to shrink in the playoffs. More playing time is given to the team's best players, and the pe...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  15. Joel Anthony: the spectacle who works

    Tom Haberstroh

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Through hard work and dedication, the high-flying Joel Anthony deserves your full attention. MIAMI -- Some players in the NBA seem as though they're on the court for our amusement. These players' flaws elicit more entertai...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  16. With playoffs looming, notes from Heat-Bobcats

    Tom Haberstroh

    MIAMI -- Tidbits from the Heat's 112-103 win over the Bobcats and lessons for the playoffs. Does Bosh Time work? With injuries preventing Erik Spoelstra from establishing a set rotation, the lineups the Heat have been throwing out have been vola...

    Blog | April 08, 2011