Ira Winderman

Monty McCutchen, Steve Anderson, Brian Forte your referees for tonight's Heat-Hawks, 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (Sun Sports).

Ethan J. Skolnick

How have the Pacers stayed in race? David West: "We have grown men... We don't have any knuckleheads." m.bleacherreport.com/articles/23801…

Ira Winderman

Winderman's View: Yes, it was about more than one play by Wade. It was a night of a lot of stuff for Heat. bit.ly/1AkzhN5

Ira Winderman

Wade goes for it all at the finish against Pelicans, as he and Heat come up short (with video of Wade on his choice). bit.ly/1LTVtnX

Jason Jackson

Particularly dat Pig RT @Andre Aldridge: @Jason Jackson @DanteMagic @FSOAllieOop @MollyESullivan But you've got to admit we're a good drinking town-

Jason Jackson

Cannot WAIT! RT @ecunningha: @VikeNation @PrincetonEdFndn Making us proud tomorrow night at the (cont) tl.gd/nisni0

Dwyane Wade

#HeatNation I'll make some shots soon... still trying to find my rhythm since coming back. Stick with this team tho..were fighters..

Surya Fernandez

Miami Heat Check: Miami's win streak halted as late lead slips away vs Pelicans foxsports.com/florida/story/… via @SunSportsFOXFL

Ethan J. Skolnick

That last sequence in New Orleans was predictable enough that even I called it from Pacers press room. Heat will regret that one.

Joseph Goodman

Second loss for the Heat to the Pelicans in a week. (And without Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson).

Joseph Goodman

FINAL: Pelicans 104, Heat 102. Not really sure what Dwyane Wade was thinking there.

Ira Winderman

All on Wade. He looks for call, Gordon beats him for layup.

Ira Winderman

Wade in draw-and-kick mode It's working.

Jason Jackson

William Henry Walker would like a change of address form NOW #HEATLive

Joseph Goodman

Poor night shooting for Dwyane Wade but passing has been excellent. Heat 93, P'cans 90 4:30 4Q.

Joseph Goodman

Heat winning despite Dwyane Wade. Off night for No.3. Heat 88, Pelicans 86 5:57 4Q.

Joseph Goodman

Norris Cole 0 of 10. He no longer plays for the Heat, by the way.

Ira Winderman

Dwyane Wade shooting threes is almost never a good idea.

Joseph Goodman

Norris Cole is 0 of 7 from the field and 0 of 3 from three-point range.

Ira Winderman

Beasley back and Dragic.

Ira Winderman

Pelicans in bonus with 9:26 to play. That's an issue.

Ira Winderman

Same group out off timeout. No Dragic. No Wade. No Beasley. But Napier, who has no confidence to shoot. Chalmers, though, does.

Jason Jackson

The @Miami Heat are going 2 have 2 fight 2 keep the @Luol Deng perfection going (9-0 when Deng scores 20 or more pts this season) #HEATLive

Ira Winderman

And these moments seem like a bit much for Napier at this stage.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra has to get some offense in there.

Ira Winderman

With Deng still in, have to wonder whether there is any Beasley left.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Frank Vogel: "I think we can be a scary team going into the playoffs."

Jason Jackson

good 3rd quarter = good things for @Miami Heat most nights #HEATLive

Joseph Goodman

Henry Walker now with double-figure scoring in first three games with the Heat.

Ira Winderman

Heat 82, Pelicans 73 going into fourth. Deng with 20, Dragic 18. No Beasley yet in second half.

Ira Winderman

Walker, Chalmers, Napier and Birdman all playing ahead of Beasley in second half.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Frank Vogel said George Hill is "providing a little bit of an answer to the critics he had at the end of last season."

Ira Winderman

Whiteside now 7 of 12, with 14 points.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Pacers win 7th of last 9, & very much alive, with 76ers & Knicks next. George Hill w/ first career triple double. 15/10/12.

Ira Winderman

Remember, this is first night of back to back for Wade.

Ira Winderman

Deng has picked up defensive assignment on Gordon, so Wade on Pondexter.

Jason Jackson

Kyle Korver is this season’s best shooter, the splash brothers get all the attention, but Eric Gordon is an elite 3pt shooter now #HEATLive

Ira Winderman

Wade just not all here tonight.

Ira Winderman

Whiteside almost all hooks tonight.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra calling for a flagrant, says of Pondexter foul on Dragic, "He tried to hit him . . . that's what leads to the next thing!"

Ira Winderman

Asik throwing the veteran bag of tricks at Whiteside in the paint and Spoelstra letting referee Scott Wall hear about it.

Ethan J. Skolnick

That Mourning situation was complicated b/c Anthony Mason had played well, then was upset about being phased out. Won't be problem in Indy.

Ira Winderman

Haslem back into start second half, after six minutes in first half.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Closest comparison to Paul George coming back so late would be Zo in 2000-01. Played last 13, Heat went 8-5, then got swept.

Ethan J. Skolnick

As I say that, Indiana has ceased to score anymore. Cleveland down 4 w/ 1:35 left, Pacers ball.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wizards losing to Philadelphia. Raptors getting blown out at home. Pacers, with reasonably healthy Paul George, could still be dangerous.

Joseph Goodman

Say whaa...? RT @Golden State Warriors @Stephen Curry SPLASH! Dubs lead 89-48, 2:55 left in Q3

Joseph Goodman

Pacers up nine on Cavs with four minutes left in 4Q.

Ira Winderman

Pelicans 54, Heat 54 at half. Deng with 15, Dragic with 14 for Heat. Beasley with seven on 3 of 6. Wade four points, two fouls.

Joseph Goodman

Just tossed it up to Whiteside. RT @pulseofdachiefs we really seeing what its like to have a true PG

Joseph Goodman

Wade now has four points.

Joseph Goodman

Even bigger wow...44 of 46 points by Heat players not on the team last season. Wade has two points.

Joseph Goodman

Just wow, 31 of the Heat's 46 points from players not on the team at the beginning of the season.

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng with 13 points, 4 of 5 shooting. Heat on an 8-0 run. Heat 46, P'cans 39 4:13 2Q.

Ira Winderman

Whiteside back, and Asik.

Ethan J. Skolnick

In a game bereft of entertainment, the Pacers lead the Cavaliers, 74-61, after three quarters.

Ira Winderman

Wade to check in next break.

Ira Winderman

Beasley to bench. Deng back in.

Ira Winderman

Luke Babbitt's hair becoming an issue.

Joseph Goodman

Beasley with seven points in two minutes.

Ira Winderman

Beasley clearly working up a postgame appetite for snake juice, horse, lizard and chicken head.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Cavaliers on verge of dropping to 2-9 w/o LeBron James. Pacers have scored 70 points w/ 4:05 left in 3rd, which feels like a record.

Ira Winderman

And a Bease three. Insanity, I tell ya. Six shots in five minutes.

Ira Winderman

And Beasley hits his fifth shot. Five shots in five minutes.

Ira Winderman

Beasley to Walker for three, just like in the Little Apple.

Joseph Goodman

I think Beasley's layup attempt missed the backboard.

Ira Winderman

Beasley also looks a bit winded, hunched over during last stoppage.

Ira Winderman

Beasley 1 of 4, with last attempt hitting bottom of backboard. But who else scores in this lineup? (Napier, Bease, Bird, Walker, Chalmers).

Jason Jackson

only 28 more points for @Goran Dragic to match his career high which happened a year ago tomorrow …against the @New Orleans Pelicans #HEATLive

Ira Winderman

Heat attacking Pelicans in the lane with Anthony Davis sidelined.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Nets up, Pacers up, Pistons up, Charlotte up. All with 23 wins. Miami has 25. Not the kind of night on which Heat can afford to lose.

Jason Jackson

Only two points off the bench in the first quarter for the @Miami Heat (none for NO) and they came from @Michael Beasley #HEATLive

Joseph Goodman

Heat 25, Pelicans 24. Dragic with 12 points and getting to the rim.

Surya Fernandez

Dragic unstoppable at the rim with 12 points on 6/8 shooting. Heat 25-24 at the end of the 1st.

Ira Winderman

Heat 25, Pelicans 24 after first. Dragic with 12 points, Wade with two fouls, Beasley three shots in two minutes.

Ira Winderman

Beasley misses a layup and falls!!!!!!!!

Ira Winderman

So Michael Beasley and Henry (Bill) Walker now playing together, clearly in the Heat's Wildcat offense.

Joseph Goodman

BEASLEY IS IN AND HE SCORED ON HIS FIRST SHOT

Surya Fernandez

Took seconds for Beasley to score in his Heat debut...and then to lose his defensive assignment on the next play.

Surya Fernandez

Instant four-point swing after Whiteside block and Dragic fast break layup.

Ira Winderman

Beasley about to check in!!!!!!!

Ethan J. Skolnick

The monumental NBA news -- Beasley's back! -- hasn't made it everywhere. LeBron was completely unaware, but smiled when he heard it.

Ira Winderman

And Norris Cole's hair.

Ira Winderman

Luke Battitt's hair now checks in.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra disgusted with Heat's transition defense.

Ira Winderman

Second foul on Wade with 4:34. He has been a step behind on defense so far.

Ira Winderman

Dragic now 4 of 5, in attack mode.

Ira Winderman

Henry Walker again first Heat reserve off the bench.

Joseph Goodman

Pelicans 16, Heat 13. Put Beasley in already.