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Dwyane Wade is 3 of 4 for six points here in the first quarter but looks pretty gassed.
Rashard Lewis in as first wing, ahead of Battier.
Rashard Lewis in. Ahead of Battier, which means the latter may be out of rotation.
Jefferson with 8 early. And, to think, Heat fans wasted an entire season worrying about Roy Hibbert.
Al Jefferson now 4 for 4.
Chalmers in locker room.
Cole in for Chalmers. Means we may see Douglas soon.
Chalmers to the locker room.
Norris Cole to enter in place of Chalmers.
Good luck to the Utah Jazz finding players as good as Jefferson and Millsap
Zero offensive rhythm for the Heat to start the 2014 playoffs. Timeout Spoelstra. Bobcats 12, Heat 7 7:06 1Q
Mario Chalmers hobbling because of his left ankle. Timeout.
Steve Clifford talked before the game about how the Bobcats will only push if certain players have ball. But if Miami doesn't get back...
It's almost unfair asking Udonis to defend Al Jefferson in the post
Now Chalmers with a left ankle issue.
Wade has often taken Henderson into the post over the years. Finding his spots early.
Two early turnovers for a Bobcats team that doesn't make turnovers.
Wade rubbing right elbow after that miss.
Udonis Haslem, who went about six weeks without playing a meaningful minute this season, starts Game 1 as expected
LeBron getting ready for Game 1 by watching Spurs-Mavs, rapping along to his headphones and playing candy crush
As expected, Haslem starting at center, alongside Bosh, LeBron, Chalmers and Wade.
LeBron wearing back wrap, but says it is just part of game prep. "I'm not 100 percent, but I'm ready to go."
Bobcats are going back to Charlotte for days between Games 1 and 2. In other words, Michael Jordan knows all about South Beach.
No Beasley (ankle) today
SPOELSTRA on the Bobcats: “You can tell they are well coached. You don’t have to concentrate too long to figure that out.”
Spoelstra: "Their defensive system is very definitive, it's very much like Chicago's."
Spoelstra on Clifford: "I personally have great respect for his coaching background." Mentions the 6 years on SVG's staff.
SPOELSTRA: “There has to be a deep sense of urgency.”
Justin Hamilton and Michael Beasley are inactive for the Heat’s first playoff game.
Spoelstra said Beasley able to get a workout in, had twisted ankle in season finale against 76ers.
Hamilton and Beasley are inactive. Spoelstra says Beasley is still healing from ankle.
Spoelstra says Hamilton and Michael Beasley (ankle) will be inactive.
Parker keeps sneaking in those layups...
It's the battle between HEAT's former NBA Finals opponents.
Bobcats are returning to Charlotte after today's game, will not practice in Miami. Game 2 on Wednesday.
Stotts laid on the sarcasm pretty thick re: Howard/Asik, said he heard McHale float around that possibility. Not *quite* Ujiri/Brooklyn.
Blazers coach Terry Stotts smiled when asked about facing Houston's Twin Towers: "I'd hate to see that matchup."
Most likely scenario, in my view, is that they all just roll it over until '15. Better FA class, better chance to shape a new team then.
Again, the report is good news for Miami, with rises more than expected. But they're still up against it. Creativity necessary again.
Reports projecting cap rise to $63.2M & tax rise to $77M. Miami would be at $65.5M w/ just LeBron, Bosh, Wade, Haslem opting in, plus Cole.
If LeBron, Wade, Bosh opt in, Miami will still go over cap and tax lines. But there's a little more wiggle room for likes of Chalmers/Allen.
Happy Easter everyone.
Remember Roy Hibbert's missed 3 last night? He's now 0-13 FG outside the paint last six games.
James Harden was tied for the slowest regular this season at 3.6 mph. (P. Pierce & D. West also at 3.6 mph per SportVU)
James Harden is slow. http://t.co/zp2mUYwosJ
Marc Davis, Jason Phillips, Scott Wall, Leroy Richardson (alternate) your referees for Heat-Bobcats, 3:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (ABC)
Off on my journey. I'll be back when I'm finished...
So Denny's is "America's Diner?" Is that something we want the world to know?
Zero Dark Thirty-6 2.0 Activated
Winner of this series is team that cuts bait with its weak link (Prince or Perkins) first.
Tayshaun Prince may never be heard from again
Rick Fox on @nbatv on Pacers: "I don't think they've accepted that they've become a poor basketball team... I need panic."
Memphis 1-19 FG outside the paint. Fewest FG in a playoff first-half since ORL vs. BOS 5/16/10.
Re: my last tweet: should point out that Kyle Korver has the same block rate as LeBron James this season.
Great piece on the Bad Boys on ESPN. Check it out. Here's an early pict of me and the Captain. http://t.co/vehMhxUraR
I wish I saved every tweet telling me the Heat should go after Bynum... and shouldn't bother going after Butler.
Yes, Boy Band motif was an interesting choice here. Gotta respect the artistic vision, though. http://t.co/XBGNFWe8KS
Caron Butler & Mike Miller defending each other. If Miller had signed w/ OKC, as many around him were pushing, Butler wd probably b w/ Heat.
Pacers took all season to get home court advantage and then gave it up after one playoff game.
Look at all those empty seats where Pacers fans were sitting...
Just when you think the Pacers hit rock bottom, Kyle Korver blocks Roy Hibbert.
Maybe the Pacers fans are leaving to get to Miami in time for 3:30 tomorrow
Didn't think we'd see DeMarre Carroll iso's killing the Pacers, but...
There is great respect in Heat organization for the first year coaches in East playoffs: Budenholzer & the guy they see tomorrow, Clifford
Playoff Teague at it again
Question: How many enforcers have been stretch 5s?