Sorry, not sorry: Heat aren't fazed by the lack of believers
Hawks Heat Basketball Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) passes the bal as Atlanta Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, April 8, 2022, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — (AP) — Udonis Haslem started the Miami Heat postseason with an apology. Haslem, like many other Heat players, is amused by the notion that the No. “It might not be the sexiest,” Haslem, the longtime Heat captain and 19-year veteran, said of Miami's 53-29 regular season mark. 1 seed.”Miami opens the playoffs at home on Sunday afternoon; the Heat will find out their opponent on Friday night.wftv.com
DeRozan continues streak with 37 points, Bulls beat Hawks
Hawks Bulls Basketball Chicago Bulls' DeMar DeRozan scores past Atlanta Hawks' De'Andre Hunter (12) and Onyeka Okongwu during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) (Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — (AP) — DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points while extending an NBA-record streak and the Eastern Conference-leading Chicago Bulls squeezed by the Atlanta Hawks 112-108 on Thursday night. DeRozan pushed his league mark of scoring at least 35 points while shooting 50% or better to eight consecutive games. Zach LaVine scored 20 points after missing the final three games prior to the All-Star break because of his ailing left knee. Tristan Thompson provided a lift off the bench, scoring 11 points in his Bulls debut.wftv.com
Hawks rally to beat Bucks 121-114, snap 10-game home skid
Bucks Hawks Basketball Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) dribbles past Atlanta Hawks forward Onyeka Okongwu (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in Atlanta. Danilo Galinari gave the Hawks their first lead of the game, 104-103, on a 3-pointer with 4:37 to go. TIP-INSBucks: G Jrue Holiday (left ankle soreness) missed his sixth straight game, but coach Mike Budenholzer indicated that Holiday is close to returning ... Hawks: G Bogdan Bogdanovic (sore right knee) missed his second straight game. ... G Kevin Knox did not play in his second game since being acquired in the trade for Cam Reddish.wftv.com
Refs facing new pressure to keep count on Giannis at FT line
Antetokounmpo's habit of taking longer than the maximum 10 seconds allowed by NBA rule is not new. “Everyone knows Giannis gets 10-second violations at the free throw line. The league's 10-second rule is clear. 9, Section 1-a, “When a free throw is awarded, an official shall put the ball in play by delivering it to the free throw shooter. The shooter shall be above the free throw line and within the upper half of the free throw circle.wftv.com
James jaws with Atlanta fans, leads Lakers past Hawks 107-99
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) is restrained by an official as he reacts to a fan in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Atlanta. Anthony Davis scored 25 points and James dominated down the stretch as the Lakers held off the Atlanta Hawks 107-99 on Monday night. There was a socially distanced crowd of 1,341 for the lone Atlanta visit by the reigning NBA champions. Atlanta appeared to be taking control, ripping off eight straight points late in the third for a 76-70 lead. AdCARUSO'S ROLECaruso again had the best plus-minus rating on the Lakers, who outscored Atlanta by 13 points while he was the court.
Wolves select Edwards with No. 1 pick in delayed NBA draft
The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. 1 pick in an NBA draft delayed multiple times because of the coronavirus pandemic. 12 pick Tyrese Haliburton of Sacramento, whose blue, floral suit had the words “Black Lives Matter” on the inside. Duke didn't have a player picked in the first round after having 39 since the league went to a two-round draft in 1989.