Miami Heat (10-12, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Boston Celtics (18-4, first in the Eastern Conference)
Boston; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston takes on the Miami Heat after Jayson Tatum scored 49 points in the Boston Celtics' 134-121 win over the Miami Heat.
ATLANTA (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 14 of his 32 points in the third quarter, Caleb Martin added 20 points and the Miami Heat snapped a seven-game road losing streak with a 106-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Sunday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and Anthony Edwards scored 10 of his 22 in the third quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the shorthanded Miami Heat for a 105-101 victory Monday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points, Kristaps Porzingis had 20 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and the Washington Wizards beat the undermanned Miami Heat 107-106 in overtime Friday night.
TORONTO (AP) — O.G. Anunoby scored a season-high 32 points and matched his season high with 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors used a 21-0 run in the third quarter to beat Miami 112-104 on Wednesday night, ending the Heat’s winning streak at three.
Miami Heat (7-7, ninth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Toronto Raptors (8-7, sixth in the Eastern Conference)
Toronto; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Toronto hosts Miami trying to continue its three-game home winning streak.
Phoenix Suns (8-4, fourth in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (6-7, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Devin Booker leads Phoenix into a matchup against Miami.
MIAMI (AP) — Max Strus and the Miami Heat finally enjoyed a rare easy win.
Strus scored 31 points, one off his career high, and the Heat spoiled LaMelo Ball’s return to the Charlotte lineup by beating the Hornets 132-115 on Saturday night.
Charlotte Hornets (3-10, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (5-7, 11th in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Saturday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami hosts the Charlotte Hornets following the Miami Heat's 117-112 overtime win over the Charlotte Hornets.
MIAMI (AP) — Another night, another close game for the Miami Heat. And Jimmy Butler wouldn't let this one get away.
Butler scored 35 points, finishing two assists shy of a triple-double, and the Heat recovered to beat to beat Charlotte 117-112 in overtime Thursday night.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Buddy Hield scored 25 points, Bennedict Mathurin had 23 points and Tyrese Haliburton scored 22 to lead the Indiana Pacers to a 101-99 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Upon review, Miami coach Erik Spoelstra had a good birthday. Jimmy Butler made sure of that.
Butler scored five straight points late to give Miami the lead, Max Strus led everyone with 24 and the Heat overcame a triple-double from Stephen Curry to beat the Golden State Warriors 116-109 on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) — A scuffle inspired Toronto, and the Raptors' response forced the Miami Heat to work a little harder to secure their first win of the season.
Jimmy Butler scored 24 points, Max Strus added 20 off the bench and the Heat topped the Raptors 112-109 on Saturday night.
BOSTON (AP) — Bam Adebayo scored 31 points with 10 rebounds for the Miami Heat, who blew a 25-point, first-half lead and lost Jimmy Butler to a knee injury but held on to beat the Boston Celtics 109-103 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night.
Max Strus probably couldn’t have envisioned this.
Division II player when he started college. Ended up at DePaul and went undrafted. Bounced around a couple of summer leagues. Went to training camp with Boston and didn’t make the team.
MIAMI (AP) — Shots fell again for the Miami Heat. They kept Joel Embiid and James Harden in check. Their coach got an in-game massage from DJ Khaled.
It was that sort of night for the Heat, who — even without everyone getting shoulder rubs — are feeling pretty good about their playoff prospects again.
Philadelphia 76ers (51-31, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (53-29, first in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Heat -3.5; over/under is 210
MIAMI (AP) — The NBA fined two Miami Heat players and the team itself a total of $55,000 on Thursday, over two incidents in the team's series-clinching win earlier this week against the Atlanta Hawks.
MIAMI (AP) — Victor Oladipo scored 23 points, Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat moved into the Eastern Conference semifinals by beating the Atlanta Hawks 97-94 on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler walked off the floor when his night's work was complete, lifted his arms in the air and heard a sold-out arena serenade him with screams.
That didn't happen in the bubble two years ago, since nobody was there.
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry kept his tears in check, then took care of his old teammates from Toronto.
Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists against his former team, Max Strus scored all of his 23 points in the second half, and the Miami Heat beat the Raptors 114-109 on Sunday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 23 points, Seth Curry added 17 and the Brooklyn Nets overwhelmed Miami 110-95 on Saturday night, sending the Heat to their season-worst fourth consecutive loss.
Andre Drummond had 13 points and 11 rebounds for Brooklyn, which got 11 points from Kyrie Irving — who will play his first home game of the season for the Nets on Sunday — and 10 from Nic Claxton.
MIAMI (AP) — The game plan didn't call for Max Strus to play Tuesday night. He was not in the Miami Heat rotation to start the game, only entering after halftime because Jimmy Butler left with a sprained ankle.
Detroit Pistons (18-50, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (45-24, first in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit comes into the matchup against Miami as losers of three straight games.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat are campaigning for Bam Adebayo to get defensive player of the year consideration.
Their center reminded them again that he's pretty good at the other end of the floor, too.
MIAMI (AP) — Gabe Vincent and Tyler Herro each scored 20 points, and the Miami Heat improved their standing atop the Eastern Conference by topping the Chicago Bulls 112-99 on Monday night.
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo each had 15 points for Miami, which has won nine of its last 10 games.
MIAMI (AP) — For the first time all season, the Miami Heat have a bit of a cushion atop the Eastern Conference.
Gabe Vincent and Tyler Herro each scored 20 points, and the Heat topped the Chicago Bulls 112-99 on Monday night for their ninth win in their last 10 games.
Miami Heat (29-16, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Atlanta Hawks (19-25, 12th in the Eastern Conference)
Atlanta; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami visits Atlanta trying to prolong its three-game road winning streak.
Portland Trail Blazers (18-25, 10th in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (28-16, second in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat host Norman Powell and the Portland Trail Blazers in out-of-conference play.
MIAMI (AP) — The stars were out in Miami. Drake was sitting courtside. Golfer Brooks Koepka had prime seats.
They came to see a show.
The Heat made them wait until the end, but they didn't disappoint.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Herro and other young Miami players are finding ways to keep the Heat winning without some of their biggest names.
Herro had 21 points and Miami scored the first 16 of the second half to break open a close game as the Heat capped a successful road trip by beating the Atlanta Hawks 115-91 on Wednesday night.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With Jimmy Butler sidelined by injury and Kyle Lowry ejected in the first half, Max Strus' return came at an opportune time for the Miami Heat.
Strus had 25 points and the Heat snapped a two-game losing streak with a 115-109 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night despite Butler's absence.
Miami Heat (23-14, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Portland Trail Blazers (13-22, 12th in the Western Conference)
Portland, Oregon; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Portland hosts the Miami Heat after Anfernee Simons scored 43 points in the Trail Blazers' 136-131 victory over the Atlanta Hawks.
Miami Heat (22-13, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. San Antonio Spurs (14-19, 10th in the Western Conference)
San Antonio; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Spurs -3.5; over/under is 216.5
MIAMI (AP) — This speaks to how highly the Miami Heat think of Omer Yurtseven. After his finest game as a pro, the Heat told him he's capable of even more.
Yurtseven scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first start, Jimmy Butler and Caleb Martin each scored 17 points in their returns and the Heat beat the Orlando Magic 93-83 on Sunday.
Orlando Magic (7-26, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (20-13, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Sunday, 3:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its four-game home win streak intact when the Heat face Orlando.
MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 29 points, Max Strus added 26 and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 115-112 on Thursday night.
Strus’ fifth 3-pointer with 40 seconds remaining gave the Heat their final margin.
Detroit Pistons (5-25, 15th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (19-13, fourth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami will try to keep its three-game home win streak alive when the Heat play Detroit.
MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro had 26 points in his return from a three-game absence with a bruised thigh, Duncan Robinson also scored 26 to match a season high and the Miami Heat rolled past the Indiana Pacers 125-96 on Tuesday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 26 points in his return from a three-game absence with a bruised thigh, Duncan Robinson tied a season-high with 26 points and the Miami Heat rolled past the Indiana Pacers 125-96 on Tuesday night.
Indiana Pacers (13-18, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (18-13, fifth in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat host Malcolm Brogdon and the Indiana Pacers in Eastern Conference play.
DETROIT (AP) — Saddiq Bey scored 26 points and the Detroit Pistons snapped their franchise record-tying, 14-game losing streak with a 100-90 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Hamidou Diallo had 15 points and seven rebounds for Detroit, which recorded its first victory since a 97-89 triumph over Indiana on Nov.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Max Strus scored 23 of his career-best 32 points in the first half, Gabe Vincent added a career-best 27 and the Miami Heat beat the short-handed Orlando Magic 115-105 on Friday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Caleb Martin scored a career-high 28 points and the Miami Heat beat the Milwaukee Bucks 113-104 on Wednesday night.
Starting for injured Jimmy Butler, Martin shot 9 of 12 from the field, including 6 for 8 on 3-pointers, as the Heat tied a franchise record with 22 3s against the defending NBA champions.
MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler had a triple-double in his return from a sprained right ankle, finishing with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in the Miami Heat’s 113-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
Miami Heat (7-4, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Clippers (6-4, sixth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Thursday, 10:30 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Clippers -3.5
Miami Heat (7-3, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (6-5, eighth in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hosts the Miami Heat after the Lakers took down the Charlotte Hornets 126-123 in overtime.
Miami Heat (7-2, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Denver Nuggets (5-4, sixth in the Western Conference)
Denver; Monday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Miami hits the road against Denver looking to prolong its three-game road winning streak.
Utah Jazz (7-1, first in the Western Conference) vs. Miami Heat (6-2, second in the Eastern Conference)
Miami; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Utah will try to continue its three-game win streak with a victory over Miami.