| Jun 15, 2013
| 2:59 PM
Maybe if he always played soft. Maybe if you never saw the other side of him. Maybe Chris Bosh wouldn't be so roundly questioned if he wasn't smart enough to know exactly what happens when he plays an aggressive game.
"We win,'' Chris Bosh says, flatly....
| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:18 PM
Sometimes you forget how long it's been.
The preseason trip to China. The midseason pressure to pursue the NBA's all-time winning streak. The bruising and grinding against the Chicago Bulls in the second round and against the Indiana Pacers in the...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 10:04 PM
Feb. 19, 1980: Michael Lloyd Miller born to Tom and Sheryl Miller in Mitchell. Brothers Ryan and Jared would later play college basketball at Northern State and sister Chelsey volleyball at NSU.
1992: Veteran Mitchell sports writer Dean Minder is...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 9:34 PM
So this is what it came down to: Tony Parker feathering through the lane, glancing the ball off his leg, smothered by LeBron James, stumbling to his knees, stumbling back up and, somehow, getting up to put the ball off the backboard into the basket.
| Mar 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
This Sunday or next Sunday: Which matters more?
The first of consecutive Sunday games for the Miami Heat is against an established rival, on the road, nationally televised by ABC.
The second is against an emerging, big muscle threat, albeit...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 9:35 PM
HOUSTON — The dueling dynamics of nostalgia and novelty permeated this entire All-Star weekend.
On the one hand, there were tributes to Michael Jordan, who turned 50 on Sunday. There was appreciation for David Stern, who presided over his 30th...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 9:14 PM
HOUSTON — In the second quarter of his first All-Star Game, Joakim Noah went to crash the offensive boards, thought he got fouled and immediately threw up his hands in disgust while glaring at an official.
In the fourth quarter, he dropped into...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The NBA All-Star Game came at an ideal time for the Miami Heat.
Then again, maybe it didn't.
While the players enjoyed a weekend away from the grind of an 82-game season, the break happened right when the Heat were playing their best basketball. The...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Last year Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had no problem discussing what he termed the team's "maintenance program."
This year, it's a bit different.
Spoelstra said he had no plans to rest players the second half of the season because it's too early to even...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 3:42 AM
Big Threes these days come with Hall of Fame expectations.
It probably will be the case for LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.
It almost assuredly will be the case for Ray Allen, Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce.
And depending on the...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:16 PM
The box score offered no delineation about a Big Three or a Chosen One.
The shots were evenly distributed, as were the points, five players in double figures, two more with nine.
So now the victories in this series are evenly distributed,...