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Miami exit spoils Wade farewell as Detroit inches closer

Apr 10, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Dwyane Wade gets an emotional send-off in his final home game as Heat bow out

STELLAR. Dwyane Wade drops 30 points in his last game at the Miami arena. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

'Ang init!': The heat index, explained

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:15 PM

The heat index isn't just about the temperature. Here's what it means, how it affects people, and what people can do to protect themselves.

Heat on the brink after Raptors defeat

Apr 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Miami hopes for the best on other teams' results to have any chance of progressing to the postseason

LAST DANCE. Dwyane Wade might miss the playoffs in his final NBA season. Photo from Miami Heat's Twitter account (@MiamiHEAT)


Hayward shines as Celtics hand Heat damaging defeat

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The results leave 4 East teams – Detroit, Brooklyn, Orlando and Miami – fighting for the last 3 playoff berths

FINAL PUSH. Playoff-bound Boston gets a big lift from Gordon Hayward in the Celtics’ bid to secure a top 4 spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

3 East teams hold on to tenuous playoff spots

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:26 PM

The Detroit Pistons, Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat forge key victories to stay inside the playoff circle

PRECARIOUS POSITION. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hold on to the 8th and last spot in the East playoff race. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Heat back in playoff position

Mar 29, 2019 - 1:32 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Heat trip the Mavs to reclaim the No. 8 spot in the East

CRUCIAL. Dwyane Wade knocks in key buckets in the final quarter to help tow the Heat past the Mavs. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Magic, Hornets boost playoff bids

Mar 27, 2019 - 5:04 PM

'We're still trying to accomplish a goal here. Anything is possible,' says Kemba Walker as the Hornets keep their playoff hopes alive

FIGHTING CHANCE. Kemba Walker and the Hornets stay in the running for the 8th and last playoff spot in the East. Photo from Charlotte Hornets Twitter

Bosh 'at peace' with retirement as Heat retire his number

Mar 27, 2019 - 4:41 PM

'For everything to happen so fast, it just shows you how things can change,' says Chris Bosh as the Heat retire his jersey No. 1

LEGEND. Former Miami Heat player Chris Bosh (right) hugs head coach Erik Spoelstra during his jersey retirement ceremony. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Saigon stuns reeling Alab Pilipinas, spoils Balkman return

Mar 24, 2019 - 8:53 PM

Alab Pilipinas heads to the playoffs as the No. 2 seed on a four-game losing skid

STRUGGLING. Ray Parks and Alab Pilipinas hope to regain their winning touch in the playoffs. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Bucks storm back from 20 points down to beat Heat

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:51 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks flip the switch just in time against the Heat

BIG BUCKS. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks bank on a huge second-half run. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lowry shines as Raptors prey on Heat

Mar 11, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Superstar Kawhi Leonard misses a game again but the Raptors prove too hot to handle for the Heat

RISING TO THE OCCASION. Kyle Lowry steps up with the Toronto Raptors missing superstar Kawhi Leonard again. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Dwyane Wade thankful for 'purple shirt guy'

Mar 07, 2019 - 4:28 PM

Playing one last time in Charlotte, Dwyane Wade thanks the 'purple shirt guy' who 'added to the legend' of his career

TRIGGERED. Heckling Dwyane Wade turns out to be a wrong move or ‘The Purple Shirt Guy.’ Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Heat edge Hornets as race for last East playoff spot tightens

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:37 PM

Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat hang on to the 8th and last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference

KEY WIN. Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat pick up their 30th triumph, Photo by Pau Mata/Rappler

Harden explodes for 58 points as Rockets cool down Heat

Mar 01, 2019 - 1:06 PM

The Rockets superstar proves unstoppable yet again versus a Heat side coming from a rousing upset of the defending champion Warriors

ON FIRE. James Harden comes out firing again after seeing his streak of scoring 30 or more points get snapped after 32 games. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wade hits buzzer-beater as Heat foil Warriors comeback

Feb 28, 2019 - 12:09 PM

'I'm overwhelmed right now. It has been a while since I had a moment like that,' says Dwyane Wade after playing hero for the Miami Heat

LEGEND. It can’t get any better for Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade. Photo from NBA Twitter

Durant catches fire as Warriors cool Heat

Feb 11, 2019 - 12:36 PM

Golden State has now won 15 of its last 16 games to bag its 40th victory of the season

SLIM REAPER. Kevin Durant stars as the Golden State Warriors tighten their grip of the top spot in the Western Conference. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Miami Heat to retire Bosh's No. 1 jersey in March 2019

Feb 05, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Chris Bosh is the fourth Heat player to have his number retired following Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway

'BIG THREE'. Eleven-time NBA All-Star Chris Bosh is remembered for helping Miami claim the NBA Finals wins over Oklahoma City in 2012 and San Antonio in 2013. Photo from Chris Bosh's Instagram

Returning Ray Parks drops 23 in Alab Pilipinas win vs Saigon

Feb 03, 2019 - 9:08 PM

Ray Parks impresses in his return from a three-game injury layoff with 23 points and 7 assists

Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Tremendous' George shows up as Thunder blast Heat

Feb 02, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Paul George unleashes a career-high 10 three-pointers to lead the OKC Thunder with 43 points

STELLAR. Paul George powers the Thunder to their seventh straight victory, the league’s current longest winning streak. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers crush T'wolves in Butler's first clash vs former team

Jan 16, 2019 - 5:07 PM

Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former squad

FACE OFF. Two months after parting ways with the Timberwolves, Jimmy Butler drops 19 points to help power the Sixers against his former team. Photo from NBA Twitter

Wade powers Heat to blowout win over Celtics

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Playing his final NBA season, Dwyane Wade turns back the clock against the Celtics

ON FIRE. Dwyane Wade shoots 8-of-12 from the floor for a 19-point finish. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

WATCH: Nikola Jokic drops triple-double as Nuggets nip Heat

Jan 09, 2019 - 11:50 PM

With the 23-year-old Serbian showing the way, Denver remains at the top of the Western Conference

STAT STUFFER. Nikola Jokic notches his 20th triple-double of his young career. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


Raptors, Nuggets grab narrow wins as Warriors cruise

Jan 09, 2019 - 3:24 PM

The Raptors pull off a scrappy win over the Hawks to stay ahead of the NBA race with a 31-12 record

LEAGUE LEADERS. Kawhi Leonard drops 31 points to pace the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mavs silence Thunder, Towns shines for Timberwolves

Dec 31, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns records a sensational stat line of 34 points, 18 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 6 blocks

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves post up Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on November 7, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

New Australian Open heat policy to counter oven-like conditions

Dec 29, 2018 - 12:18 PM

A heat stress scale will be used for the first time at a Grand Slam to prevent players from fainting and suffering exhaustion

In the last Australian Open, tennis players like France's Gael Monfils struggled to play in extreme heat. Photo by Saeed Khan/AFP

WATCH: Raptors rally from 17 down to edge Heat

Dec 27, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green star as the Toronto Raptors snap Miami Heat's five-game winning streak

ON TOP. Kawhi Leonard pumps in 30 points as the Raptors improve to a league-best 26-10 record. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

WATCH: Heat snap Rockets' 5-game winning streak

Dec 21, 2018 - 1:32 PM

The Houston Rockets play without Chris Paul who is scheduled for an MRI exam on his left hamstring strain

UPSET. Josh Richardson leads the Miami Heat with 22 points to go with 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Photo from NBA Twitter

LOOK: All love for D-Wade in final NBA matchup with LeBron

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:33 PM

It's Dwyane Wade's #OneLastDance with his best friend LeBron James

#OneLastDance. This is Dwayne Wade's final matchup with his dear friend LeBron James. Photo from The Lakers

NBA fines Heat's Richardson for tossing shoe into stands

Nov 20, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Josh Richardson expresses his frustration over a technical foul and ejection in the home loss to the Lakers

FRUSTRATION. This was Josh Richardson's first ejection in four NBA seasons. Photo from Instagram.

LeBron drops 51 in Lakers' romp of Heat

Nov 19, 2018 - 10:54 AM

'The King' becomes the first Lakers player since Kobe Bryant to have multiple 40-point games in a season

NBA veteran Wade and wife welcome baby daughter

Nov 09, 2018 - 10:14 AM

'Welcome to the party sweet girl,' Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade says after the arrival of his baby with actress Gabrielle Union

SWEET BUNDLE. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union welcome their first child together. Photo from Wade’s Twitter account

U.N. treaty cracks down on heated tobacco products

Oct 07, 2018 - 5:00 AM

A consultant to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control ranks heated tobacco as less harmful than cigarettes but more deadly than e-cigarettes

RISKS. WHO says long-term testing on heated tobacco was non-existent and voiced concern that promoting the products would ultimately see less people quit smoking. Rappler file photo

Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra recharged for 2018-2019 NBA season

Oct 03, 2018 - 11:33 PM

As a new dad, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season

BACK IN THE GRIND. As a new dad, Erik Spoelstra says he had a remarkably different off-season. Photo by Paul Mata/Rappler

Dwyane Wade set to retire next season

Aug 15, 2018 - 7:22 PM

The Miami Heat legend chooses to end his career where it all started

FAREWELL SEASON. Miami star Dwyane Wade returns for a one-year deal before retiring. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

'Unprecedented' Japan heat wave kills 65 in one week

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:36 AM

(UPDATED) The heat wave 'is fatal, and we recognize it as a natural disaster,' says weather agency official Motoaki Takekawa

HEAT WAVE. A woman holds an umbrella as she walks along a street in Tokyo on July 23, 2018, as Japan suffers from a heat wave. Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

Heat put on ice as Sixers advance

Apr 25, 2018 - 11:09 AM

(UPDATED) The Philadelphia Sixers take the series at 4-1 to move on to the second round

NEXT ROUND. Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers close out the series against the Miami Heat. Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images/AFP

Just like Magic: Ben Simmons gets NBA triple-double as Sixers beat Heat

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA Rookie of the Year contender logs in first rookie playoff record since Magic Johnson

AWESOME AUSSIE. Ben Simmons makes another case for the top rookie plum. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs play with heavy hearts vs Warriors; Embiid shines in NBA playoff debut

Apr 20, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Playing minus their grief-stricken coach, the Spurs on brink of elimination; Embiid returns from 10-game absence

SAD DAY. The Spurs play minus coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died from a long-term illness. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Dwyane Wade turns in vintage performance as Heat burn Sixers in Game 2

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:51 AM

The 36-year-old NBA champion turns back the clock on the way to a 28-point outburst in 25 minutes

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat watches his shot in the third quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers during Game Two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at Wells Fargo Center on April 16, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Heat defeated the 76ers 113-103. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

No Curry, no problem as Warriors rout Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Raptors and Sixers pick up wins in the NBA playoffs opening day

24 POINTS. Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors shoots over Dejounte Murray #5 of the San Antonio Spurs in the first quarter during Game One of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoff at ORACLE Arena on April 14, 2018 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook's triple-double pushes Thunder to playoffs

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The Spurs join OKC with their 21st consecutive post-season appearance

PLAYOFF BOUND. Russell Westbrook finished the game with a triple-double of 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. File photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Alab sweeps Saigon in q'finals, sets semis date with Hong Kong

Apr 07, 2018 - 10:31 PM

Renaldo Balkman and Lawrence Domingo combine for 42 points as the Alab Pilipinas advance to the final four of the ASEAN Basketball League

ON TO THE NEXT. Renaldo Balkman submits a double-double as Alab Pilipinas advance to the semifinals of the ASEAN Basketball League. File photo by ABL


Despite historic ABL win, coach Jimmy Alapag thinks Alab still 'far from sharp'

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Discontented coach Jimmy Alapag looks to do “a lot of homework” for Game 2 despite San Miguel Alab Pilipinas' groundbreaking victory over Saigon Heat in quarterfinals of ASEAN Basketball League

MY FAULT. Alab Pilipinas coach Jimmy Alapag faults himself for what he thinks was a lackluster game despite their victory over Saigon Heat in Game 1 of the ABL quarterfinals. File photo

Alab Pilipinas draws first blood in quarterfinals series with Saigon Heat

Apr 01, 2018 - 10:47 PM

Bobby Ray Parks Jr and Justin Brownlee combine for 46 points in the win

STEPPING UP. Bobby Ray Parks Jr registers a team-high 24 points for Alab Pilipinas. File photo from ABL Facebook page


John Wall stands tall as Wizards punch ticket to playoffs

Apr 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

John Wall records 15 points and 14 assists as the Washington Wizards advance to the playoffs for the 4th time in the last 5 seasons

COMEBACK. John Wall returns from injury with a bang and a double-double effort for the Washington Wizards. File photo


Pacers nail playoff spot, LeBron James' near-triple-double fuels Cavs win

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:29 PM

The Indiana Pacers advance to the NBA postseason for the 7th time in the last 8 seasons

ADVANCE. Victor Oladipo leads the Indiana Pacers to their 7th playoff berth in 8 seasons. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP


Alab Pilipinas torches Saigon Heat in thrilling Davao match

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:23 PM

After two unsuccessful away games, Alab Pilipinas earns its confidence back at home

TEAM LEADER. Renaldo Balkman shows the crowd whose team wanted it more as Alab Pilipinas snaps their two-game losing streak. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

Westbrook triple-double lifts Thunder over Spurs

Mar 11, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Russell Westbrook records his 19th triple-double of the season as the Oklahoma City Thunder jump to 5th place in the Western Conference

ALL OVER. Russell Westbrook records his 19th triple-double of the season. File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP


Boston Celtics book playoff berth

Mar 09, 2018 - 3:23 PM

The win over the Minnesota Timberwolves marks the earliest in a season that the Boston Celtics clinched a playoff berth since 2011

ALL-AROUND. Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double and the Boston Celtics secure a spot in the playoffs. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP


Lakers win behind Thomas; 76ers turn back Cavaliers

Mar 02, 2018 - 1:56 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers take home their 4th straight win thanks to Isaiah Thomas' season-high 29 points

SMALL BUT TERRIBLE. Isaiah Thomas scorches the nets to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to their 4th straight win. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP