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Miami Heat select UCLA’s Jaime Jaquez Jr. at No. 18 in NBA draft

MIAMI – Less than two weeks after their season came to an end with a Game 5 loss to the Denver Nuggets in the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat turned to the future at Thursday’s NBA draft with the selection of UCLA swingman Jaime Jaquez Jr. with the No. 18 choice. Because the NBA does not reseed teams based on playoff results, the Heat wound up picking in the middle of the first round in the wake of closing the 2022-23 regular season at 44-38. For the Heat, the addition of 22-year-old Jaquez adds to a youth component that also includes 20-year-old 2022 first-round pick Nikola Jovic, who went No. 27...

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Miami Heat lose out on Wizards’ Bradley Beal as three-time All-Star guard dealt to Phoenix Suns

MIAMI — For the Miami Heat, the pursuit of Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal ultimately turned into a rerun of the team’s pursuit of when Kevin Durant last season distanced himself from the Brooklyn Nets — in each case, losing out to the Phoenix Suns. Beal, according to multiple NBA sources, on Sunday agreed to waive his no-trade clause to go from the Wizards to the Suns, with the Heat having stood as the other finalist in the trade negotiations. Now the question is whether Pat Riley and the Heat front office hedged their pursuit of Beal because of greater focus on potentially landing Portland...

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Jokic, Murray, Nuggets kick sand in Heat’s faces, with 109-94 victory giving Denver 2-1 NBA Finals lead

MIAMI — Homecourt advantage proved fleeting for the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. What was gained with Sunday’s victory at Ball Arena was relinquished Wednesday night at the Kaseya Center, with a 109-94 loss to the Denver Nuggets in the Game 3 of the best-of-seven series. That puts the Nuggets up 2-1 going into Friday’s Game 4 back on the Heat’s court, with each team with up to two remaining home games. Essentially accused by coach Michael Malone of cowering in Game 2, the Nuggets basically arrived to South Florida and kicked sand on the Heat’s faces, closing with a 58-33 rebounding advantage. It...

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Winderman’s view: Heat cut down to size, with deficit evident in loss to Nuggets

MIAMI – Observations and other notes of interest from Wednesday night’s 109-94 NBA Finals loss to the Denver Nuggets: – The problem is the same as it seemingly has been during the Bam Adebayo era: – When it comes to Heat defensive length in the power rotation, it’s Bam or bust. – And with a high-IQ opponent such as Nikola Jokic, it means getting past Adebayo is a free pass to the rim. – As it often was Wednesday night. – Because for all the bulk that Kevin Love adds to the mix, he is ground bound. – And for all the athleticism Caleb Martin can provide, he is 6-5. – It was a factor in Game 1. –...

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Winderman’s view: Gabe Vincent as NBA Finals leading man, all part of this wild ride

DENVER – Observations and other notes of interest from Sunday night’s 111-108 NBA Finals victory over the Denver Nuggets: – Say this about Gabe Vincent, he’s not afraid. – Oh, and he’s going to be paid. – There was a time when Vincent stood as the Heat placeholder at point guard. – Now he essentially is irreplaceable. – Basically picking up in this one with his 3-point shooting where Max Strus left off. – Not, not your traditional assists point guard. – But that is not the need with this team. – It’s the shooting. – Because it will take big shooting games for the Heat to conquer the Nuggets...

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Heat reach a mile-high peak with 111-108 victory in Denver to tie NBA Finals 1-1

DENVER — The Miami Heat’s shock and awe continues. This time at altitude. And with an attitude. Until Sunday night, visitors were 0-9 against the Denver Nuggets this postseason at mile-high Ball Arena.. Of course, prior to this season, no No. 8 seed had made the NBA Finals during an uninterrupted season. For the Heat, just another step forward on this unlikeliest of playoff rides, turning thin air in a breath of new life with a 111-108 victory that evened the best-of-seven championship series at 1-1 heading into Wednesday night’s Game 3 at Kaseya Center. Seizing control in the fourth quarter,...

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Jokic, Nuggets too much as wayward Heat fall 104-93 in NBA Finals opener

DENVER – The Miami Heat now will have to flip the script. Having won their opening game of their first three series during this underdog run to the NBA Finals, the Heat for the first time this postseason will have to play from behind. Three days after an emotional Game 7 road victory to push past the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, the Heat had the look of a team short on energy, height and shooting, falling 104-93 Thursday night to Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets at Ball Arena. With their fourth loss in their last five games, the Heat were unable to rekindle the East finals...

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