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  1. Shane Battier: ‘There’s no doubt that in our lifetime, there will be a woman NBA player’

    Apr 4, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Shane Battier, Udonis Haslem

    Mark Cuban’s look-at-me claim that he’d draft Brittney Griner has mostly been met with skepticism for the idea, but Shane Battier says just because Griner might not make the NBA, that doesn’t mean no woman will. Via Tom Haberstroh of ESPN: “There’s no doubt that in our lifetime, there will be a woman NBA player,”…

  2. Bulls’ Jimmy Butler dunks all over Chris Bosh (VIDEO)

    Mar 28, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls

    This was just one of the exclamation points from the Bulls win over Miami. In the third quarter Luol Deng was bringing the ball up on the break, Shane Battier cut off the drive and Deng went with the alley-oop pass and Jimmy Butler finished it — all over Chris Bosh. The crowd at the…

  3. Creating a legacy: Comparing Miami Heat, ’72 Lakers win streaks

    Mar 26, 2013, 9:05 PM EDT

    Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West

    It’s about legacy. When you talk about the 1972 Lakers 33-game win streak you talk about a team that had been the best in the West for the better part of a decade but had no rings to show for it, and when they put it together that year they dominated the league for a…

  4. Shane Battier talks Heat streak, NCAA Tourney and Coach K

    Mar 26, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's Shane Battier screams after scoring against the Memphis Grizzlies in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    Shane Battier was on the 2008 Rockets team that won 22 games in a row and is now on the Heat team that is up to 27 and is chasing history. Battier was on the Dan Patrick radio show Monday, and you can listen above to 2:41 of Florida Gulf Coast NCAA talk or fast…

  5. What does it take to beat Miami? Three keys… then pray a lot

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:59 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James celebrates a basket against Detroit Pistons during NBA game in Miami

    As we watch the Heat during this streak of 27 straight wins, we keep thinking, “Sure the Heat are good, but somebody can beat them one night and end this run.” It’s almost happened a couple times and the Heat have three games this week — at Chicago, against New Orleans (who just ended Denver’s…

  6. Jeff Green, Celtics put up fight but LeBron, Heat get another win

    Mar 19, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

    Celtics' Green drives to the basket past Heat's Haslem in the second half of their NBA basketball game in Boston

    This felt like a playoff game. Like last year’s Eastern Conference finals — it was chippy, there were some big highlights, and there was a very loud crowd fully into the game. It was a game that went down to the final seconds. And just like last year’s playoffs the Miami Heat beat the Boston…

  7. Heat beat Raptors to earn 22nd straight victory

    Mar 17, 2013, 3:38 PM EDT

    LeBron James;  Jonas Valanciunas

    The streak continues for the Heat. After a 108-91 road victory over the Raptors on Sunday afternoon, Miami has now won 22 consecutive games. The Heat controlled this one from very early on, leading by as many as 16 points in the first half, despite the Raptors out-rebounding them by 19 over the game’s first…

  8. Another day, another good defensive game, another Heat win

    Mar 16, 2013, 12:16 AM EDT

    Miami Heat Chris Bosh is congratulated by LeBron James and Dwyane Wade during second half NBA game against Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee

    The storyline going into this game was that it was the Milwaukee Bucks back in 1972 that snapped the Lakers 33 game winning streak, and now they had the chance to snap the Heat’s streak at 20. That 1972 Bucks team had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson. With all do respect to Monta Ellis and…

  9. Heat extend win streak to 20 but Sixers make them work for it

    Mar 13, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    LeBron James

    In the first half of the season, this was the kind of game the Heat would lose — a back-to-back, a fired up opponent playing better than they have in weeks, and the Heat just kind of coasting. With an 8.5 game lead over the No. 2 in the East, it’s the kind of game…

  10. Heat win over Pacers wasn’t statement game — the streak is the statement

    Mar 11, 2013, 11:44 AM EDT

    Orlando Magic v Miami Heat

    Regular season matchups are terrible predictors of post-season series. Last year the Celtics had taken three of four regular season games from the Heat but fell in the playoffs. The season before the Lakers had taken two of three late in the season from the Mavericks only to get swept out of the playoffs. And…

  11. Heat get 14th straight victory, come back from 16-point deficit to beat Knicks

    Mar 3, 2013, 4:36 PM EDT

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James reacts after he scored against the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    The Knicks had beaten the Heat twice already this season, so coming into this one in New York, one would have guessed that Miami would have it dialed in from the very start. It didn’t exactly turn out that way, as the Heat trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half. But…

  12. Heat overcome off night from LeBron to beat Grizzlies for 13th straight win

    Mar 2, 2013, 12:05 AM EDT

    Miami Heat's James dribbles against Memphis Grizzlies' Pondexter in the first half of their NBA basketball game in Miami, Florida

    One streak was going to come to an end in Miami on Friday, with the Grizzlies having won eight in a row and the Heat riding a 12-game winning streak of their own. It wasn’t surprising that the Heat were the ones that left victorious by pulling away late for a 98-91 victory, the team’s…

  13. LeBron, Wade unfazed by Heat’s latest loss to Pacers

    Feb 2, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Miami's LeBron James complains to an official against the Pacers during an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis.

    After the Heat lost to the Pacers in Indiana on Friday for the second time this season, there was no worry, panic, or even concern form Miami’s two biggest stars. LeBron James didn’t seem all that interested in the fact that his team has struggled against the top teams in the East this season, and…

  14. Celtics win over Heat silver lining on dark, cloudy day

    Jan 27, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT

    Paul Pierce

    Boston beat the Miami Heat 100-98 and they did it without Rajon Rondo. It’s a good omen, because the Celtics are going to have to hang on to a playoff spot in the East with more gritty games like this one because Rajon Rondo is out for the season with a torn ACL. Boston did…

  15. The Extra Pass: Where Do Great Offenses Get Their Shots?

    Jan 26, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Ray Allen

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we narrow in on where great offenses are getting their shots. On the surface, the best offenses in the league don’t seem to have much in common other than star power.…

  16. LeBron James sings Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” and much more (VIDEO)

    Jan 22, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    LeBron Sunglasses

    LeBron James, the best basketball player walking the face of the earth, cannot sing. At all. Which is why we present you the video above, from the South Beach Battioke event over the weekend (put on by Shane Battier to raise money for his Take Charge Foundation which helps at-risk youth get an education). That…

  17. Improving Lakers get moral victory. Heat get impressive actual victory.

    Jan 18, 2013, 2:34 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Joel Anthony

    A week ago, with Los Angeles’ big men sitting in suits on the sideline, the Thunder routed the Lakers. Since that game the Lakers have played better, particularly on defense. Dwight Howard had become more active, the offense has been more crisp. The defensive improvement happened again for the most part on Thursday — Los…

  18. Latest All-Star voting returns in, Charles Barkley will not be happy

    Jan 3, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    Apparently, you folks have no concern whatsoever for Charles Barkley’s feelings. The day after Barkley said Dwight Howard and Kevin Garnett have not played well enough to be part of the All-Star starters, they are both in. Howard solidly, he’s a lock, and Garnett has stretched out his lead over Chris Bosh. Basically, nothing has…

  19. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Nets, Warriors get statement wins

    Jan 3, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Brooklyn Nets' Williams drives against Oklahoma City Thunder's Westbrook during their NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while figuring out what’s in and what’s out for 2013… Nets 110, Thunder 93: Well, P.J. Carlesimo has his signature win and for a night the Nets looked like the team from the first weeks of the season. Oh, they’re…

  20. Rip Hamilton could be out month for Bulls, maybe less

    Dec 7, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Chicago Bulls

    While a number of NBA players will miss games this season with irritation and pain in their plantar fascia — the connective tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot — Richard Hamilton tore his. What does that mean? He could be out a month he told Chicago media, including Aggrey Sam of CSNChciago.com.…

  21. Heat likely without Shane Battier for “a few” after knee sprain

    Nov 26, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    It was an awkward play Saturday night — Cleveland’s Alonzo Gee was driving the lane and Miami’s Udonis Haslem stepped in to take the charge. Haslem was knocked backwards and fell into Shane Battier’s right knee, and Battier went to the ground grabbing it. Battier left the game and did not return. He tweeted out…

  22. Rashard Lewis suddenly out of the Heat’s rotation

    Nov 25, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Rashard Lewis

    Rashard Lewis began the season playing fairly well in Miami, perhaps even better than most expected. He was getting close to 20 minutes per game off the bench in the Heat’s first six games of the season, and filling in productively offensively in his time on the court. But since Miami has been at full…

  23. LeBron plays through illness to help Heat take care of Suns

    Nov 18, 2012, 1:53 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Phoenix Suns

    PHOENIX — A little more than 90 minutes before tip-off, the status of LeBron James was still uncertain. With Dwyane Wade already ruled out for the second straight game with a foot injury, Miami may have been in trouble if James too was unable to go. Thankfully for the Heat, James found a way to…

  24. Heat don’t need Wade to beat offensively-challenged Nuggets

    Nov 16, 2012, 2:00 AM EDT

    Dwayne Wade, LeBron James

    This would have been an easy game for the Miami Heat to lose. The team was playing on the second night of a back-to-back after getting blown out in Los Angeles by the Clippers on Wednesday, and was playing without Dwyane Wade, who sat this one out due to a foot injury. All it would…

  25. New York 104, San Antonio 100: Yes, the Knicks are for real.

    Nov 16, 2012, 12:09 AM EDT

    Carmelo Anthony

    You know how announcers talk about Shane Battier? How they say he “does things that don’t show up in the boxscore” and how his value can’t really be defined by common statistics? Well, no one ever really says those things about Carmelo Anthony. Ever. And that’s fair. Anthony’s entire career has been defined by the…

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