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NBA Quick Shots: Miami Heat Win Game 2 VS Charlotte Hornets 115-103 & Take 2-0 Lead

The Miami Heat hoped tonight that two full days of rest would help them come into Game 2 of their NBA first round series against the Charlotte Hornets ready to protect home court. It worked. The Heat after a close beginning were able to defeat the Hornets 115-103 in front of another sold out American Airlines Arena crown draped in 'White Hot' gear. Miami closed the first half shooting 74.4%
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NBA Quick Shots: Miami Heat Demolish Charlotte Hornets 123-91 & Take 1-0 Series Lead

The Miami Heat knew there could be no letdowns to start their NBA playoffs after suffering a horrific meltdown in the last game of the regular season. Consider Game 1 against the Charlotte Hornets as 'Mission Accomplished.' The Heat demolished the Hornets at American Airlines Arena 123-91 setting team playoff records for most points scored along with most made field goals (49). Forward Luol Deng set an individual record for most
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NBA: Miami Heat Send Chris Andersen To Memphis Grizzlies As Part Of Three-Team Trade

Amid news that forward Chris Bosh will be out for an indefinite amount of time to treat a blood clot in his leg, the Miami Heat have continued to find ways to get under the NBA luxury tax line. Earlier today the Heat took part in a three-team trade with the Charlotte Hornets and Memphis Grizzlies which will send center Chris Andersen and two second round picks, one heavily protected, to
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2015 NBA Draft: Draft Lottery Mock Draft 1.0, Towns To T-Wolves

The NBA Draft Lottery has been set, and the Minnesota Timberwolves hold the top pick. This is the first time the team has ever held the first overall selection, and they will have their choice of either Karl Anthony Towns or Jahlil Okafor. What Minnesota does will set the pace for the entire 2015 Draft. Here are the projected 2015 NBA Draft Lottery selections. Minnesota Timberwolves – Karl-Anthony Towns, C,
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Al Jefferson Injury: Groin Injury Big Blow To Young Hornets

The new year is not starting off on a positive note for the Charlotte Hornets, as Al Jefferson will be out a minimum of four weeks with a groin injury. This is a big blow to a Charlotte team that allows opponents to shoot 61.1 percent less than five feet from the rim, and the loss of Jefferson will undoubtedly affect those percentages. This season Jefferson is playing at an
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NBA Trade Rumors: Could Lance Stephenson Be Taking His Talents To The Heat?

With the drama unfolding in Charlotte regarding Lance Stephenson, many teams have been inquiring about the versatile guard. One such team with reported interest has been the Miami Heat. Miami would certainly benefit greatly by adding Stephenson, because aside from often-injured Dwayne Wade, the team has very few solid backcourt options. While Stephenson has struggled mightily with his shot this year—currently shooting 38.7 percent from the field—he is unquestionably a
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2014 NBA Las Vegas Summer League: Top Five Prospects

[caption id="attachment_28506" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Jack Arent/Getty Images)[/caption]   With the 2014 NBA Summer League now in the books, here’s a look back at the five top prospects that stood out in Las Vegas. 1.) Giannis Antetokounmpo(SF, Milwaukee Bucks) - 'The Greek Freak' as he has been dubbed since he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA Draft, was the most impressive prospect in the Las Vegas Summer
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NBA: Thanks To Lance Stephenson Signing, Hornets Set To Sting The East

[caption id="attachment_28233" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (May 29, 2014 - Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America)[/caption] Thanks to their recent signing of Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets have potential to become a  sleeper team in the East. Expect the Hornets to sting their way up the Eastern Conference ladder. The Hornets—formerly known as the Bobcats—made the playoffs last season and got swept in the first round by the Miami Heat, 4-0. Despite the
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2014 NBA Playoffs : Eastern Conference First Round Predictions

[caption id="attachment_25109" align="aligncenter" width="576"] ( Ron Hoskins/NBAE/Getty Images )[/caption] With the 2014 NBA Playoffs set to tip-off Saturday, fans will finally get the chance to some meaningful basketball. With all of the matchups set in the East, there are some interesting first-round series that will be sure to be both intriguing and exciting. Per the below, this writer will offer a brief analysis of each matchup along with a prediction
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NBA: LeBron James Nets Career-High 61 Points in Win Over Bobcats, Sends Message to Durant and Pacers

[caption id="attachment_22956" align="aligncenter" width="576"] (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)[/caption] MIAMI – Thanks to a career-high 61 points in a 124-107 win over the Charlotte Bobcats, LeBron James sent a message to both the Indiana Pacers and Kevin Durant that he is still the King. Message received. Hoping to land the top seed in the East, James scored a franchise-high and career-high 61 points in 41 minutes. For the game,