Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Nick Friedell talk Rockets and Celtics (4:55), Towns' marijuana advocacy (28:45), the sliding Clippers (41:15), a Portis-Mirotic update (49:05) and Jody Avirgan on the 30 for 30 podcast Hoodies Up (1:02:35). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han take questions (1:21:20).
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Johnson is fearless leaping at bigger guys around the rim. That is the vaunted Heat culture in a snapshot: unyielding effort, peak conditioning and a willingness to sacrifice body for team.
John Wall scored 27 points, Bradley Beal had 26 and the Washington Wizards overcame a dreadful third quarter to beat the Miami Heat 102-93 on Wednesday night.
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The Heat still have their $4.3M room midlevel exception available but do not have any roster spots. Okaro White now joins Rodney McGruder on the injured list.
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The Heat announced that forward Okaro White fractured the fifth metatarsal in his left foot during practice on Tuesday and will undergo surgery on Thursday. There is no timetable set for his return.
While grateful his leg injury didn't involve ligament or structural damage, Utah's Rudy Gobert took exception to Miami's Dion Waiters suggesting Gobert's feelings were hurt worse than his knee.
Tobias Harris scored 25 points and Avery Bradley added 24 points in the Detroit Pistons' 112-103 victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday.
Rudy Gobert, who suffered a bone bruise on his right tibia on Friday when he dove for a loose ball, has been shut down for at least four weeks, the Utah Jazz announced Sunday.
Dion Waiters scored 21 points, and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the Utah Jazz 84-74 on Friday.
Brian Windhorst, Tim MacMahon and Jackie MacMullan discuss Cavs-Rox (3:10), how much Cleveland misses Kyrie (12:00), Ray Allen (21:30) and OKC's struggles incorporating stars (34:50). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han ruminate on a listener question (49:10).
Dragic off to hot start
Heat guard Goran Dragic scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Miami's win over the Suns on Wednesday. Per the Elias Sports Bureau, Dragic's field goal percentage (.480), points per game (20.2) and rebounds per game (4.4) are all the highest through his first 11 games of a season since he joined the league in 2008-09.
After starting four others at power forward, Erik Spoelstra gave Justise Winslow a start, and that might be the best option for Miami's coach.
Former Phoenix guard Goran Dragic scored a season-high 29 points in the Miami Heat's 126-115 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.