Riley reflects on Heat season, says time to think is needed

Sports 04/13/19, 14:01

A flight was awaiting Miami Heat President Pat Riley on Saturday, just as he hoped.It just wasn't to Toronto or Milwaukee for Game 1 of a playoff series. That's the problem.Riley's second home in Malibu, California, is one of his happy places — though with the NBA playoffs starting this ...

Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Basketball 04/12/19, 11:03

There's no LeBron James in these playoffs, so the NBA Finals will have a distinctly new look for the first time in nine years.There's no Tony Parker, for the first time in nearly two decades.There's no Dwyane Wade, and he'll never play a playoff game again.Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, middle, ...

And now, the Heat prepare for life after Dwyane Wade

Basketball 04/11/19, 14:42

Dwyane Wade has gone full circle.He arrived in Miami in 2003, holding his 16-month-old son Zaire at the introductory news conference the day after the Heat drafted him and changed their franchise forever. The last time he would speak in that very same room as an active NBA player was ...

Wade has triple-double in finale; Nets beat Heat for 6th

Sports 04/10/19, 21:26

Dwyane Wade capped his career in style, with one last triple-double before heading off to retirement.The Brooklyn Nets' destination is Philadelphia, where they are headed as the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.Wade had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in his final NBA game, which the Nets ...

LeBron, Carmelo, Chris Paul courtside for Wade’s last game

Basketball 04/10/19, 20:39

Dwyane Wade has some superstar fans on hand for his final NBA game. LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony were all sitting courtside in Brooklyn on Wednesday night to watch Miami's game against the Nets.The four players are close friends and former teammates on the U.S. Olympic team.Miami Heat guard ...

The final day of the NBA season arrives, with much to decide

Sports 04/10/19, 02:36

The final day of the season has arrived, with one playoff spot to decide, seven of the eight first-round matchups still unknown and nine different seeds still not clinched.It's also the last day that Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Miami's Dwyane Wade will be NBA players before retirement. Dallas is in ...

Wade scores 30 in last game in Miami; Heat top 76ers 122-99

Basketball 04/09/19, 22:09

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.Bam Adebayo scored 19, Justise Winslow scored 16 and Hassan Whiteside added 15 for the Heat, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Detroit beat ...

Wade goes out a winner in Miami, Heat top 76ers 122-99

Basketball 04/09/19, 21:15

Dwyane Wade scored 30 points in the tribute-filled final home game of his career, and the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-99 on Tuesday night.Bam Adebayo scored 19, Justise Winslow scored 16 and Hassan Whiteside added 15 for the Heat, who were eliminated from playoff contention when Detroit beat ...

‘Amazing’: Dwyane Wade’s last game in Miami may have arrived

Sports 04/09/19, 00:59

By Thursday, Dwyane Wade may not be employed as a basketball player anymore.That is the reality, like it or not. After 16 seasons as an NBA player, after three championships, an almost-annual spot in the All-Star Game, a scoring title, three franchises, four children, an Olympic gold medal and 161 ...

Siakam scores 23 as Raptors beat Heat 117-109 in OT

Basketball 04/07/19, 13:47

Pascal Siakam had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points and the Toronto Raptors beat Miami 117-109 in overtime on Sunday, further denting the Heat's fading playoff hopes.Norman Powell matched his season high with 23 points, Danny Green scored seven of his 21 points in overtime and ...

Heat need win to guarantee Wade’s playoff push will continue

Sports 04/07/19, 01:41

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with four days remaining in the regular season:EASTERN CONFERENCEMiami controls its destiny, which sounds good.Brooklyn Nets' Joe Harris, right, reacts with Caris LeVert, left, after making a 3-point shot against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of an ...

Wolves beat Heat 111-109 as Wade’s shot misses at buzzer

Basketball 04/05/19, 21:40

Karl-Anthony Towns had 13 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Timberwolves slowed Miami's push for a postseason berth with a 111-109 win over the Heat on Friday night as Dwyane Wade's 3-pointer try at the buzzer missed the mark.Dario Saric scored 19 points for the Timberwolves, Andrew Wiggins added ...

Hayward scores 25, Celtics top Heat 112-102

Basketball 04/03/19, 21:09

Gordon Hayward scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Boston Celtics pulled away in the final minutes to beat the Miami Heat 112-102 on Wednesday night.Al Horford scored 21 and Jayson Tatum scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter for the Celtics, who went on ...

Celtics spoil Wade’s final Garden visit, beat Heat 110-105

Basketball 04/01/19, 21:11

Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and the Boston Celtics held off the Miami Heat 110-105 on Monday night.Al Horford added 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (46-32), who are trying to beat out the Indiana Pacers for the ...

Heat beat Knicks in Wade’s final Madison Square Garden game

Basketball 03/30/19, 21:28

Dion Waiters scored 28 points, Dwyane Wade added 16 in his last game at Madison Square Garden, and the Miami Heat beat the New York Knicks 100-92 on Saturday night.Wade had back-to-back baskets in Miami's 8-0 run to start the fourth quarter after the game was tied through three. He ...

Dragic’s triple-double lifts Heat past Mavs, 105-99

Basketball 03/28/19, 21:02

Goran Dragic had 23 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists for his second career triple-double, Dwyane Wade capped the win with a steal and score in the final seconds and the Heat moved back into eighth place in the Eastern Conference by topping the Dallas Mavericks 105-99 on Thursday night.Dragic ...

The East race: 5 teams for 3 spots, separated by 2 losses

Sports 03/27/19, 16:13

The last game of the Miami Heat season, the last regular-season game of Dwyane Wade's career, is April 10 in Brooklyn. If he had his way Wade would play for a few largely ceremonial minutes, get a ton of shots up and then grab a seat on the bench to ...

Magic win 6th straight, top Heat 104-99 in East showdown

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:29

Nikola Vucevic scored 24 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, Jonathan Issac added 19 points and the Orlando Magic extended their longest winning streak in eight years to six games by topping the Miami Heat 104-99 on Tuesday night.D.J. Augustin scored 17 points and Aaron Gordon finished with 14 points and ...

Dwyane Wade says college basketball needs a makeover

Sports 03/26/19, 14:51

Dwyane Wade says it's time college basketball got a makeover.Wade sits down with PodcastOne Sports Now to talk about the NCAA Tournament and the memories he has of his Final Four run with Marquette in 2003. The conversation with guest host and AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds also includes the ...

Breaking down the NBA playoff races, which are winding down

Sports 03/25/19, 01:08

The playoff field is largely set.The positioning, that's still anyone's guess.So even while some of what we could have had for drama over the final 2½ weeks of the NBA regular season won't materialize — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are already out of the playoffs, robbing us ...

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