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I've talked to scouts who see Love thriving as a stretch 4. But it is a transition, with fewer post touches. Which is all Bosh was saying.
I'm tuning out some of my Twitter followers by listening to my newborn wail at her Minnie Mouse doll. It's more soothing.
Adam Silver, on chance of either side re-opening CBA and possibility of 2017 lockout, "It's premature for even me to be concerned."
Adam Silver on lottery and tanking, "I think there's an unfair pressure to some of our teams to actually under-perform."
Adam Silver says he has had several conversations with Roger Goodell about what the NFL is looking to do w/domestic violence policies.
BTW: the Top 25 in my Respect Rating will be published later this week. (Kobe doesn't qualify; not enough mins last season)
Adam Silver says if lottery reform eventually is adopted, it will come with teams, "appropriately on notice." So play on . . . 76ers.
Of lottery reform as related to tanking, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls it, "corrosive perception."
Adam Silver says NBA will continue to study lottery reform, speaks on ongoing concern of "unintended consequences."
Silver says owners sent draft lottery issue back to competition committee over concerns about "unintended consequences."
Among topics discussed at NBA BOG meetings, Adam Silver says, was "domestic violence, diversity and respect in the work place."
Bosh: "When everybody ranks us high later in the season, we’ll show them the preseason printout & tell them why they were wrong."
Spoelstra: Will there ever be a moment early on where we say we have it? No, I hope we don’t get to that point. It's certainly not realistic
Heat shooting to Folsum Prison Blues today. Bosh: "Sometimes you need to listen to Cash. You can learn some things."
Erik Spoelstra says Josh McRoberts' toe pain is still from the surgery. He didn't reinjure it.
Erik Spoelstra says Josh McRoberts (toe) was still non-contact today.
Tank away, 76ers. Tank away.
...Asked which team will win East, 70.4 percent of GMs said Cleveland; 25.9 said Chicago and 3.7 percent said Washington.
CBS says Dolphins-Jaguars (Catalon, Tasker, Beuerlein) going only to state of Fla. (except Tampa), Albany & Savannah, Ga. and Dothan, Ala.
Wade knows he will get ball at top more, but also sees post as place he can catch breath, use guile. Watched MJ go there late in career.
Dwyane Wade says primary offseason focus was working in post. Was worried about losing strength w/ diet, but feels stronger than last yr.
Spoelstra said he did not play James Ennis because he wanted to give an extended run to Danny Granger.
Erik Spoelstra said he held out James Ennis in order to give Danny Granger more time. Granger scored 3p on 1/3 in 16min.
Spoelstra said McRoberts won't play Friday in preseason finale in Memphis, but he hopes to get Hamilton in. So no McBob for entire preseason
Erik Spoelstra says he doesn't think Josh McRoberts (toe) will play Friday. That would mean he'll miss the entire preseason.
Spoelstra on why Ennis didn't play: "Wanted to get Danny some minutes, and have him play through that and play through some fatigue."
Erik Spoelstra says it's not necessarily set that Norris Cole will start and Mario Chalmers will come off the bench as a combo guard.
Heat shot 8/27 on threes tonight.
Wade looked pretty healthy tonight. He put up 26p on 11/17, 6a, hit a 3-pointer.
Dwyane Wade finishes 11-for-17 for 26 points. Mostly midrange, w/ 3 FTs. Expect him to take final preseason game off.
Chalmers misses both free throws and the Heat hold on to a 5 point lead with 34 seconds left. This one isn't over just yet.
The Heat need THESE fans during regular reason, legitimately into it even for a game that doesn't count.
Heat dodged a bullet there. 86-83 with 48.9 seconds left. Can the Heat avoid playing in another overtime game?
Kevin McHale letting Howard & Harden sit this out, as 5 subs finish. Spoelstra still playing starters. Trying to get rhythm.
Heat 84, Rockets 81 with 2:49 left. Please, God, anything but overtime.
Khem Birch just might be your Heat 15th man, at least until Josh McRoberts is a full go in the power rotation.
Rockets went 1-6 in the third quarter from beyond the arc after knocking down 8 in the first half.
Rookie night for Napier, who is 0-for-5 and just got torched by Ish Smith.
Bosh: 20p on 7/11, 2/3 threes, 4r, 3a in 28min. so far.
Shabazz Napier also in to start Q4. His night so far: 0p on 0/5, 0a, 0 TO in 12 min.
Heat notables who haven't played yet tonight: Udonis Haslem, James Ennis. Danny Granger has gotten just 11min, but he's in to start Q4.
Heat have the lead 70-67 entering the final quarter. Chalmers scored 9 points, Bosh 6 in the third quarter.
End Q3: Heat 70, Rockets 67. Mario Chalmers having a nice game off the bench: 13p on 3/5, 3a, 3s.
Heat 70, Rickets 67 at end of three. Wade with 19, Bosh with 17. Chalmers with an impressive 13
Chalmers banks in three, and Heat lead after trailing by 13. Place impressively loud for preseason.
Safe to say that Mario Chalmers has his confidence back
Heat fight back and have tied it at 67-67
Game basically Wade (19) and Bosh (17) against Howard (19) and Harden (19), in a league when Big Twos not exactly in vogue.
Miami isn't especially big, doesn't have elite athleticism & is at least one shooter short. Needs to be elite defensively.
Not sure the Chris Andersen stepback jumper is sustainable, but there's a certain charm to it.
Birdman with the difficult step-back jumper while Howard guards him tightly. AA Arena explodes with cheer.
Birdman with another jumper . . . and conversion. Ca-caw?
Heat now 4 of 15 on 3-pointers. Rockets 9 of 19.
Mario Chalmers was instructing Shawne Williams before that first FT, missed it, immediately went back to instructing.
I'm not sure what Wade was thinking on that last play but with 19 points on 9-12 shooting in 19 minutes, he's been deadly efficient.
Weird preseason for Luol Deng. Scored 18+ twice, was at 4 or under twice. He's got 2p on 1/3 in 22min. tonight.
Wade with careless offensive possession creates and-one opportunity for Rockets.
Patrick Beverley is wonderfully psychotic on defense (and a tad dirty, as well).
Patrick Beverley, the pest that he is, draws a technical foul on Chalmers for a retaliatory elbow.
Cole with four fouls after 14 minutes of action.
Looks like Wade might score a lot of points this season. The Heat?
Looking like James Ennis, Udonis Haslem, Shannon Brown will be on outside of rotation. And McRoberts will only further change the equation.
Cole takes his time getting up after hitting the deck, then calmly waits for the ball and knocks down the corner 3 to make it 51-54