Tag: Miami Heat

Hassan Whiteside Makes His Decision: He’s Staying In Miami

Hassan Whiteside is staying with the Miami Heat. A person familiar with the terms of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Whiteside will be signing a four-year contract worth the maximum amount the Heat could offer, roughly $98 million. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized and signed before July 7. Whiteside made his announcement Friday on Snapchat and through a post on The Players’ Tribune, a few hours after he met with the Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in New York to hear their sales pitches. He went...

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Lowry leads Raptors into conference final against Cavs

TORONTO (AP) — Less than two weeks ago, Kyle Lowry was a struggling so badly that he stayed past midnight to work on his game after a tough playoff loss. Now a red-hot Lowry is carrying the Toronto Raptors into their first ever Eastern Conference finals. Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Raptors reached the conference finals by beating the Miami Heat 116-89 on Sunday. They play in Cleveland on Tuesday night. “I missed some shots I could have made, but we won the game,” Lowry said. “That’s all that matters. I’m going to keep...

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Carroll scores 21, Raptors beat Heat in OT to tie series

TORONTO (AP) — This time, overtime went the way of the Toronto Raptors. Jonas Valanciunas made sure of it. DeMarre Carroll scored 21 points, Valanciunas had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and the Raptors beat the Miami Heat 96-92 on Thursday night to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece. Virtually ignored through three quarters, scoring four points on three shots, Valanciunas came alive with 11 points and seven rebounds in the fourth quarter and overtime as the Raptors avoided losing consecutive games for the first time this postseason. “He came through big,” Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan...

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Wade, Heat beat Raptors in OT after Lowry’s halfcourt heave

TORONTO (AP) — It only counts as one win, though the Miami Heat had to work twice as hard to get it. Goran Dragic scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had seven of his 24 in overtime after Kyle Lowry’s halfcourt shot tied it at the buzzer, and the Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 102-96 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. “We had to win the game twice tonight,” Wade said. Joe Johnson scored 16 points and Josh Richardson had 11. Hassan Whiteside had 17 rebounds for the Heat. Game 2 is Thursday night...

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Dwyane Wade ‘honored’ to be Prince’s favorite player

(AP) Dwyane Wade says he’s feeling “all kinds of emotions” after hearing that he was Prince’s favorite basketball player. The Miami Heat star took to Twitter after hearing Prince’s comments in a 2012 Australian radio interview the late pop icon conducted with model Damaris Lewis. Wade tweeted that he knows he has fans and supporters around the world, but “hearing Prince say those words was an ultimate compliment.” Prince died last month at his Minnesota home at the age of...

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