Depleted Heat try to slow Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

The Miami Heat will play host to the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night in their last group-stage game of the NBA’s in-season tournament. Milwaukee (3-0 in the tournament) would win the East Group B with a victory on Tuesday. If Miami (2-1) wins and the New York Knicks (2-1) defeat the Charlotte Hornets, it would come down to point differential over the four games. The Bucks are coming off a 108-102 win over visiting Portland.

Heat look for complete effort vs. Nets

The Miami Heat are off to a 10-6 start, but their record might be better if not for a few blown leads of late. Coming off a second 21-point collapse in less than a week, the Heat will conclude a five-game trip Saturday evening with a visit to the Brooklyn Nets. Miami will play in its league-leading 12th road game and is 6-5 so far. Two of the five losses were meltdowns of varying degrees

Heat, Knicks rivalry refueled on in-season tournament stage

The first NBA in-season tournament is an attempt to infuse a little bit of playoff intensity into regular season contests. But the Miami Heat and New York Knicks rarely need any additional motivation when opposing one another. The Heat and Knicks will continue East Group B play Friday night, when Miami visits New York in the latest clash of the longtime rivals. The first NBA in-season tournament is an attempt to infuse a little bit

Can Bulls make it two straight vs. Heat?

A fourth-quarter rally helped the Chicago Bulls stop the Miami Heat’s seven-game winning streak on Saturday. Now the Bulls hope the momentum can steer them toward earning consecutive victories for the first time this season. Host Chicago will aim for that milestone Monday when Miami visits for the second time in three nights. The Heat raced to a 22-1 first-quarter lead Saturday but couldn’t hang on as the Bulls won 102-97. Miami led until the

Heat face Bulls in search of eighth straight win

The Miami Heat bring a seven-game winning streak to Chicago for a Saturday matchup with the slumping Bulls. The catalyst behind Miami’s longest surge since the 2017-18 season: a complementary style. “We’re playing together basketball and we’re competing on the other end, getting stops and running in transition,” Heat center Bam Adebayo said. Chicago can relate in part despite a three-game skid that includes consecutive home losses to Miami’s in-state counterpart, the Orlando Magic. After

Heat put six-game winning streak up against Nets

The red-hot Miami Heat will take a six-game winning streak into a matchup against the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Thursday. The Heat enter off a 115-105 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday, which wrapped up a 4-0 road trip. “We have a will to win,” Heat center Bam Adebayo said. Brooklyn has a much more modest two-game win streak, including its most recent victory, 124-104 over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. Brooklyn was without

Heat aim to build momentum at struggling Hornets

The Miami Heat have shown the ability to overcome tough situations and win games; the Charlotte Hornets would be wise to pick up that trait. The teams, with vastly different trends, meet Tuesday night in Charlotte, N.C. The Heat hold a five-game winning streak following Sunday night’s 118-113 comeback victory at San Antonio. “A good step,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Hopefully, we can build on that.” Spoelstra called it a “character game,” and that’s

Heat to battle Spurs without Tyler Herro and perhaps Jimmy Butler

The host San Antonio Spurs look to get back on the winning track when they square off against the surging but short-handed Miami Heat on Sunday in an interconference matchup. The Spurs have lost four straight games, including a 117-110 setback at home to Minnesota on Friday in the team’s first game of the NBA’s in-season tournament. Victor Wembanyama and Devin Vassell scored 29 points each for San Antonio, with Jeremy Sochan adding 14 and

Heat head into matchup with Hawks needing another hero

At the outset of a minimum two-week stretch without their leading scorer, the Miami Heat might need to get creative beginning Saturday at the Atlanta Hawks. Tyler Herro sustained a Grade 2 ankle sprain when he landed on the foot of Memphis’ Jaren Jackson Jr. during the first quarter of Wednesday’s 108-102 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Without Herro’s 22.9 points per game, where will coach Erik Spoelstra find his offense? Naturally, Bam Adebayo (22.7

Heat visit Grizzlies, seek first road win

The Miami Heat vie for their third straight win overall and first on the road this season when they open a four-game trek against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night. The Heat answered a four-game skid by posting a 121-114 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday and a 108-107 triumph over the Los Angeles Lakers three nights later. Miami’s Jimmy Butler followed consecutive 20-point performances by erupting for a season-high 28 points on 9-of-15