Five takeaways from Heat-Pistons: Miami Heat lose third straight, fall to seventh place in East

DETROIT — The good news is the Heat are heading home.

The Heat (29-24) closed out a challenging 14-game stretch that included 11 on the road with a 111-107 loss to the Pistons (25-26) on Saturday at at Little Caesars Arena. It marked the Heat’s third consecutive loss and the end of a 1-3 four-game trip. Continue reading “Five takeaways from Heat-Pistons: Miami Heat lose third straight, fall to seventh place in East”

Heat’s Goran Dragic still has chance to make All-Star Game after Kevin Love injury

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic warms up before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

CLEVELAND — Goran Dragic can’t finalize that All-Star break vacation just yet.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver picked Pistons center Andre Drummond on Tuesday to replace injured Wizards guard John Wall on Team LeBron in the Feb. 18 All-Star Game. But playing in the All-Star Game is still a possibility for Dragic. Continue reading “Heat’s Goran Dragic still has chance to make All-Star Game after Kevin Love injury”

NBA officiating report states Hassan Whiteside’s game-winning basket vs. Pistons never should have happened

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic drives on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in Auburn Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

NEW YORK — According to the NBA, the Heat shouldn’t have won Tuesday night’s game against the Pistons.

The NBA’s Last Two Minute report indicates that there should have been two fouls on the Heat during the final play that ended with Hassan Whiteside’s game-winning tip-in to lift Miami to a 97-96 victory over Detroit. Continue reading “NBA officiating report states Hassan Whiteside’s game-winning basket vs. Pistons never should have happened”

Five takeaways: Miami Heat push win streak to seven with victory over Detroit Pistons

Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) goes up to shoot against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) and forward Jon Leuer during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Miami Heat forward James Johnson (16) goes up to shoot against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) and forward Jon Leuer during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

MIAMI — The Heat just aren’t winning, they’re finding different ways to get wins now.

Miami used its defense to build its six-game winning streak, but it was offense that led the Heat (18-30) to their seventh consecutive win. The Heat shot 53.2 percent to defeat the Pistons 116-103 on Saturday night at AmericanAirlines Arena to keep the winning streak alive in a game that included 21 lead changes. Continue reading “Five takeaways: Miami Heat push win streak to seven with victory over Detroit Pistons”