Heat Update – May
The Miami Heat came into the season seeking their third consecutive NBA Championship, and
they look on track to accomplish that goal thus far. While the team earned the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs,
the Heat were more concerned with getting healthy for the postseason and prepping to make another run at the title. The team
drew the Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the playoffs, a matchup that most definitely favored Miami. While the Bobcats
hung tough in Game 1, Miami was able to pull away late in the game. LeBron James scored 27 points in the game and added nine
rebounds to lead the way for Miami. A seemingly healthy Dwyane Wade added 23 points of his own while the role players on the
roster did their jobs as well. The Miami defense did a solid job containing Charlotte big man Al Jefferson, who is one of
the best scoring bigs in the National Basketball Association.
After taking Game 2 and Game 3 the Heat looked to complete
the sweep in Charlotte in Game 4. Again Charlotte gave them a fight, but the Heat proved to be too much to handle for the
young Bobcats team. James flirted with a triple-double, notching 31 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, as he looks to
be in top form thus far in the playoffs. Chris Bosh played well in this contest, though he did not have a banner series against
Charlotte. The Heat are hoping that he just warming up and will be in better form in the coming rounds. The Heat will match
up in the next round with the winner of the series between the Toronto Raptors and Brooklyn Nets. The Nets actually gave the
Heat some trouble in the regular season, so perhaps Miami fans are hoping that it will be the Raptors the Heat face in Round
Heat Update – April
The Miami Heat are battling it out with the Indiana Pacers to secure the
top spot in the Eastern Conference. Earning the top seed in the playoffs makes a big difference, as it guarantees home court
advantage throughout the postseason. The Heat had a solid month of March, winning 10 of their 18 games last month. The Heat
did get some big wins along the way, such as their contest on March 16th when they took down the Houston Rockets. The Rockets
look like one of the better teams in the Western Conference thanks to the duo of James Harden and Dwight Howard, but the Heat
were able to take down this juggernaut regardless of their talent. LeBron James had 24 points, five boards and six assists
in this contest, and Dwyane Wade was able to chip in 24 points of his own. Harden dropped 30 in the game and Howard was able
to post 21 and 14, but Ray Allen's performance off the bench pushed the Heat over the top. Allen is not having a great season
in 2013-14, but he looked like the Allen of old in this game, hitting 7 of his 11 shots from the floor (4 of 6 from three)
for 25 points.
The Heat wrapped up the month of March with a nice win over the Toronto Raptors, a team that is fighting
for the third seed in the Eastern Conference. James was unstoppable in this game, dropping 32 points as well as seven rebounds
and eight assists. James is having yet another MVP-caliber season, and his most efficient yet, but he may not win the award.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant has been playing out of his mind this season and poses a real threat to dethrone King James as
the reigning league Most Valuable Player. If the Heat finish strong and win the top seed in the East, though, that could change.
Heat Update – March
The Miami Heat are playing some of the best basketball of their 2013-14 season right
now, evidenced by them losing just a single game in the month of February. Fans saw what could be a preview of the NBA Finals
matchup when Miami took on the Los Angeles Clippers early in the month. LeBron James narrowly missed out on a triple-double,
as King James notched 31 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds. James is having an incredibly efficient season, just when
it seemed like he couldn't get any better. Clippers forward Blake Griffin did everything he could to secure the victory against
Miami, putting up 43 points, 15 rebounds and six assists, but it was not enough to take down the Heat. The Heat have their
sights set on the top seed in the Eastern Conference, and if they can beat teams like the Clippers with regularity, it will
go a long way toward leapfrogging the Indiana Pacers in the conference standings.
Miami got themselves another impressive
victory when they convincingly took down the Oklahoma City Thunder, another club that could represent the Western Conference
in the NBA Finals. LeBron had another great game scoring 33 points on 15 of 22 shooting. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh both added
24 points themselves, and the Thunder never really stood a chance. Thunder star Kevin Durant was able to put up 28 points
in the loss, but he did not receive much help from his teammates in this contest. The Heat and Thunder matched up in the NBA
Finals two years ago when Miami won the first championship of the Big Three era. Should these two teams meet in the Finals
again this postseason, the Heat will be looking to add their third consecutive title. For now, though, it's all about earning
the one seed in the East.
The Miami Heat - Schedule in 2013-14
The Miami Heat are ready to set the National
Basketball League on fire yet again in 2013-14. The Heat are coming off their second consecutive NBA Championship and third
straight trip to the NBA Finals. This team has been a dominant force in the Eastern Conference since Chris Bosh and LeBron
James joined Dwyane Wade in Miami, and this team looks poised to capture a fourth straight Eastern Conference crown this season.
The Heat play in the Southeast Division, where they're sure to have some tough competition this season, but there is no doubt
that Miami is the favorite to capture the division title. The Heat have one of the best trios in the history of the NBA in
James, Wade and Bosh, but the team also has a fine coach and a solid supporting cast that makes NBA Championships possible.
The Heat's reign as conference champs will not go unchallenged this season, though, as several clubs have their sights set
on the East title in 2013-14. The Heat will have to fend them off, and even for a team of this caliber that is never an easy
task. Miami has some tough matchups on their home schedule this season, and they're going to have to play consistent basketball
if they're going to torch the opposition in most of those 41 games. Fans will pack into American Airlines Arena this season
to see if this team can pursue the three-peat that many feel this group is capable of.
The biggest matchups of the Heat's
regular season will surely come against the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers took the Heat to six games in the Eastern Conference
Finals last season, and with Paul George emerging as one of the best players in the National Basketball Association, there
may be cause for concern on South Beach. Few players can physically matchup with LeBron James from a length and athleticism
standpoint, but George is one of them. Not only is George a top-rate defender with incredible range, but he's also becoming
one of the best and most versatile offensive threats in the Eastern Conference. The scariest thing about George is that he's
still got a lot of room for improvement, and the better he gets the better chance the Pacers have to unseat the Heat as the
Eastern Conference's elite team. However, there is no doubt that James is still the best player in the Eastern Conference,
if not the entire league, and that gives the Heat a leg up on any team they host, including the Pacers. These contests would
be intense, though, and fans will want to be there in the stands to see the action unfold in what is becoming one of the best
rivalries in the league.
Another team that the Heat always look forward to hosting at American Airlines Arena is the
New York Knicks. The Knicks-Heat rivalry goes back to the 1990s when now-executive Pat Riley went from being the head coach
of New York to that of Miami. These teams have had some battles over the years, and that is sure to continue this season when
Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks hit the court in Miami to see if they can dethrone King James and company. The Knicks were
the two seed in the playoffs last season, and could be a threat to the Heat if things go right this season. These matchups
will certainly be well-attended by any NBA fans that want to see four of the best players in the world all on the court at
the same time.
The Miami Heat are a professional basketball organization that partakes in the
National Basketball Association. The Heat play in the Southeast Division as a part of the Eastern Conference, and find themselves
matched up with divisional foes like the Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Bobcats and Washington Wizards several times
each throughout the regular season. The Heat have been to the NBA Finals in each of the last three seasons, winning the last
two NBA Championships behind their incredible trio of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. James is one of the most versatile
and consistent players the NBA has seen in a long time, and he's looking to lead the Heat to yet another championship this
season. Keep an eye on the contribution that center and former number one overall pick Greg Oden can make down the stretch
this season, as the Heat signed the big man to a cheap contract to see if he can stay healthy and become the interior presence
that this Heat team could really benefit from.
It doesn't get much better taking in an
NBA game from your seat in the stands, and you can see that for yourself when you head out to America Airlines Arena to be
a part of all the action at a Miami Heat game. The Heat have some of the best players in the National Basketball Association,
and you'll be amazed what they're capable of when you see them play in person.
What is the home
town of current Miami Heat star player LeBron James?
The answer is Akron, OH.
Heat are a pro basketball organization that is a member of the National Basketball Association, the top basketball league
in the world. The Heat were founded in 1988 as an expansion team and have had some great seasons over the years. The team
won its first NBA Championship in 2006 when Dwyane Wade and Shaquille O'Neal teamed up to bring a title toe South Beach. The
Heat won the championship again in 2012 and 2013 after adding LeBron James and Chris Bosh to help Wade.
group of fans has been treated to some amazing basketball at American Airlines Arena over the years, especially recently.
Miami Heat fans go nuts for this team, and rightfully so. There always a great atmosphere in the arena thanks to the energy
that Heat fans bring to the table for each and every home game.