PODCAST: The curious case of the Miami Heat

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Dwyane Wade scored 2 points last night in a lopsided loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, only the third time that has happened to him in 973 career games. Tyler Johnson started at point guard and shot 0-for-6. The Heat shot a season-low 36.5 percent and failed to break 80 points for the second straight game. As a team, the Heat totaled 13 assists. Was this “rock bottom,” as Michael Wallace of ESPN.com asked? Is there any way Pat Riley can fix this

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Bernucca: Doc Rivers the GM Keeps Doc Rivers the Coach Busy

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Over the last two weeks, Doc Rivers the coach has done a fantastic job of covering for Doc Rivers the GM. The Los Angeles Clippers have won nine straight games, the last eight without superstar forward Blake Griffin, who – in case you hadn’t noticed over the past couple of seasons – has overtaken Chris Paul as the team’s best player. When Griffin got hurt, the Clippers appeared to be in trouble. They had just lost three straight games to San Antonio,

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Tweet of the Night: Dwyane Wade puts his season in perspective with fans

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After sitting out at least a quarter of the season for the past two years due to knee issues, Dwyane Wade finally appears to be healthy and has missed just one game through the first 35 games. At 33 years of age, Wade should be showing signs of slowing down and he has in some ways. The guard is shooting just 46.6 percent from the field – the lowest mark since his rookie season – and is scoring nearly three points

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Sprung: What Has Gone Right and Wrong for Eastern Conference Contenders

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For the first time in roughly two decades, the Eastern Conference is better than the Western Conference from top to bottom. Nine East teams are at .500 or better – nearly twice as many teams as last season, when sixth-seeded Milwaukee finished 41-41. And the East actually has a winning record against the West this season at 100-98 What changed so quickly from last season, when articles were written about how there was the greatest disparity in conference strength in recent memory? “I

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Scotto: NBA Season’s First Quarter Observations

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We’re a quarter of the way through the regular season and the NBA landscape has shifted dramatically. Kobe Bryant is retiring after this season and wants to be remembered as a “talented overachiever” when it’s all said and done. Meanwhile, Bryant’s Los Angeles Lakers (3-15) trail only the Philadelphia 76ers (1-19) for the league’s worst record. With every loss, the Lakers grow closer to keeping their top-three protected draft pick and potentially land top prospect Ben Simmons. On the flip side, the Golden

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Fantasy Spin: Paying Attention Pays Off In Daily Contests

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When news broke via Twitter around 6:30 on Wednesday that Markieff Morris (knee) would join Tyson Chandler (hamstring) on the sidelines, Jon Leuer became a DFS must-start and Mirza Teletovic nearly as good a play. I’d already touted Alex Len, who turned out to be least productive; his foul trouble helped the other two score 69.5 FPTS (DraftKings fantasy points.) [Read more…]

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