|Fri May 24||23:41||LeBron James scores 36 points in Game 2 loss|
LeBron James shot 14-of-20 from the field for 36 points during Friday's loss to the Pacers, adding eight boards, three assists, three steals, one block and three 3-pointers.
He turned the ball over five times with two of them coming in big spots in the fourth quarter. LeBron is usually the beneficiary of his opponent's turnovers and he led the NBA in points off turnovers during the regular season. He got plenty of easy shots in this game, had a spectacular reverse breakaway dunk in the second half and hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter, so it obviously wasn't all bad for King James. Miami will look to take back home-court advantage on Sunday in Indiana.
|Thu May 23||13:11||LeBron James headlines All-NBA First Team|
LeBron James headlined the All-NBA First Team when it was announced by the league on Thursday.
Joining him on the first team will be Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant, while the second team will be comprised of Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Marc Gasol, Tony Parker and Russell Westbrook. The Third team is James Harden, Dwyane Wade, David Lee, Paul George and Dwight Howard.
|Thu May 23||00:03||LeBron triple-doubles and beats buzzer in win|
LeBron James drove to the basket for a layup at the buzzer to give Miami a 103-102 overtime win, finishing with 30 points, 10 boards, 10 assists, three blocks and two 3-pointers on 12-of-24 shooting.
He got to the basket for a relatively uncontested layup not once, but twice in the last 10 seconds of the game with Roy Hibbert on the bench for each of the last two possessions of overtime. LeBron was a ridiculous 78.3 percent on shots at the rim during the regular season, so Frank Vogel has some explaining to do to leave the middle wide open. This was the ninth triple-double of LeBron's career and he's come a long way from his naysayers saying he can't close games. Game 2 will be Friday night, so clear your schedules.
|Wed May 22||15:23||Report: Coach K to re-up as Team USA coach|
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski will return as head coach of Team USA for the 2016 Rio Olympics, a source with direct knowledge of the situation tells SI's Pete Thamel.
Coach K had previously stated he was done with international basketball after winning back-to-back Olympic gold medals in 2008 and 2012. It probably doesn't hurt that Krzyzewski, who is 62-1 with USA Basketball, will likely coach a team centered around LeBron James and Kevin Durant that will be the odds-on favorite to win gold in Rio. Krzyzewski will also coach Team USA at the 2014 FIBA World Championship in Madrid. An official announcement is expected Thursday.
|Mon May 13||21:51||LeBron scores 27 during easy Game 4 win|
LeBron James scored a game-high 27 points in Monday's 88-65 victory at Chicago, while adding seven boards, eight assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 43 minutes.
He shot 9-of-20 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line. His free throw shooting has vastly improved late, making 19-of-20 in his last two games. LeBron's so-so production at the line has really been the only missing piece of the puzzle to his offensive game, so he'll be even tougher to stop should his improvement continue.
|Mon May 13||16:15||LeBron, Tony Allen lead All-Defensive voting|
Tony Allen and LeBron James were the leading vote-getters for the 2013 All-Defensive First Team, which also included Chris Paul, Serge Ibaka, Tyson Chandler and Joakim Noah.
Marc Gasol, this season's Defensive Player of the Year (as voted by media members), barely cracked the All-Defensive Second Team (as voted by coaches). The Second Team was rounded out by Mike Conley, Avery Bradley, Paul George, and the ageless Tim Duncan. Notable absences include Roy Hibbert, Andre Iguodala, Larry Sanders, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Luol Deng, while Kevin Garnett didn't receive a single vote for either team.
|Fri May 10||23:23||LeBron scores 25 points, Heat lead series 2-1|
LeBron James struggled with his shot in Friday's 104-94 victory in Chicago, shooting 6-of-17 from the field for 25 points with eight boards, seven assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 44 minutes.
He made his last two field goal attempts including a back-breaking triple. Despite his off night from the field, LeBron was big at the charity stripe, knocking down all 11 attempts. This was his worst offensive outing of the playoffs and was the first time he shot below 42 percent from the field since March 20. Chicago will try to limit him again on Monday for Game 4.
|Wed May 8||22:12||LeBron scores 19, Miami crushes Chicago|
LeBron James hit all six of his field goals in the first quarter of Wednesday's 115-78 win over the Bulls, finishing with 19 points, five boards, nine assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 7-of-12 shooting.
The Heat did almost whatever they wanted on offense to earn the largest margin of victory in the history of their franchise. They shot a whopping 60 percent from the field, made 9-of-18 from downtown, had 29 assists as a team, put up 20 fastbreak points and scored 56 points in the paint. LeBron did make just 4-of-8 from the line and dropped his free throw shooting in the postseason to 70.2 percent. Tom Thibodeau isn't necessarily want LeBron at the foul like and his Bulls will have to go back to the drawing board and limit Miami's easy buckets.
|Wed May 8||16:25||LeBron may guard Nate Robinson in crunch time|
LeBron James said he wouldn't be surprised if he's asked to defend Bulls dynamo Nate Robinson late in games.
This is the beauty of LeBron. The 6-foot-8 James is so versatile he can match up against swingmen, centers and even 5-foot-9 guards. In most cases, that'll usually end whatever success the opposition is having. If anything, Robinson should feel slightly honored the Heat decided to use the MVP to shut him down, which he most assuredly will. We're definitely looking forward to seeing how Heat coach Erik Spoelstra decides to slow down Robinson in Game 2.
|Source: Miami Herald|
|Mon May 6||22:14||LeBron scores 24 in shocking loss to Chicago|
LeBron James scored 24 points in Monday's Game 1 loss to the Bulls, while adding eight boards, seven assists, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer in 44 minutes.
He was dominant against the Bulls during the regular season, shooting 63.8 percent from the field for 28.0 points per game in his four games against them, so this is a surprising stat line. LeBron just scored two points in the first half and the Heat couldn't get their jumpers to fall before halftime. Amazingly, they only turned the ball over eight times, but they only had 32 points in the paint. After Miami cruised through the first round, they actually have a series on their hands here.
|Sun May 5||15:14||LeBron James officially named NBA MVP|
LeBron James was officially named the NBA's Most Valuable Player Sunday.
He received 120 of the 121 first-place votes with Carmelo Anthony getting one vote. LeBron was simply unstoppable this season, leading the NBA with field goals despite ranking seventh in attempts. He shot an impressive 40.6 percent from beyond the arc this year while his 8.0 assists led all non-PG players. The Heat rattled off 27 consecutive wins this year and are expected to win back-to-back NBA titles thanks largely to LeBron's spectacular play.
|Fri May 3||15:47||LeBron James set to win his fourth MVP award|
LeBron James will be formally named the NBA's Most Valuable Player Sunday.
|Sun Apr 28||18:47||LeBron scores 30 as Heat sweep Bucks|
LeBron James was in complete control on Sunday to finish the sweep of the Bucks with 30 points, eight boards, seven assists, three steals, one block and five turnovers on 13-of-20 shooting.
The Heat are on fire and saying they're one of the hottest teams in the history of the NBA isn't exactly hyperbole. They've gone 41-2 over their last 43 games and continue to shoot the ball efficiently with tough defense. LeBron steamrolled the Bucks, shooting 62.7 percent from the field and 6.8 assists per game during the four-game sweep. Miami hasn't even missed Dwyane Wade (knee) this year and they went 12-2 in games without their second-best player. It's certainly not a stretch to think Miami will sweep the winner of the Brooklyn-Chicago series.
|Fri Apr 26||07:51||LeBron James upset he didn't win DPOY award|
LeBron James admitted to being upset about not winning the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Whether or not he was deserving, James is going to get glossed over annually because of his prowess on the offensive end of the floor. "It sucks," he said. "Who wants to finish second?" Maybe LeBron will use this as extra ammunition for next season when he's guaranteed to be in the discussion for the award again.
|Source: Palm Beach Post|
|Thu Apr 25||22:08||LeBron James scores 22 points in Game 3 win|
LeBron James shot 9-of-14 from the field for a game-high 22 points in Thursday's Game 3 104-93 win over the Bucks, adding five boards, six assists and two 3-pointers.
The Heat also beat the Bucks by 13 on March 15 and they've been road warriors for quite a while. Their point differential since February 2 was plus-9.8 and they'll have their eyes on a sweep on Sunday. As for LeBron, after scoring at least 25 points in 17 consecutive games, he's failed to hit that mark in each of his last two games. Obviously, he's fine.
|Tue Apr 23||22:38||LeBron James scores 19 points in win|
LeBron James shot 6-of-14 from the field for 19 points with eight boards, six assists, one steal and four turnovers in 39 minutes against the Bucks on Tuesday.
He snapped a 17-game postseason streak of scoring at least 25 points and shot below 50 percent for the first time since March 20th. LeBron's teams have gone up 2-0 10 times in the past and they have gone a perfect 10-0. The Bucks have absolutely no answer for him and this series is shaping up to be a sweep.
|Sun Apr 21||21:31||LeBron James just misses trip-dub in Game 1|
LeBron James messed around and just missed a triple-double in Sunday's easy 110-87 Game 1 win over the Bucks, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists on 9-of-11 shooting.
LeBron sat out the final few minutes with the game well in hand, although he failed to record a steal or block a shot, and also committed five turnovers. The Heat rolled over the Bucks in Game 1 and it's hard to envision Milwaukee winning a game in this series, as long as Bron and Dwyane Wade are healthy.
|Sat Apr 20||12:59||Riley wants to keep Heat's Big Three together|
Pat Riley says he wants to keep LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh together if the trio choose to re-sign in 2014.
Riley, who noted the possibility of a lucrative local TV contract, said the team has already had "internal discussions" about re-signing Miami's Big Three despite the restrictive luxury tax in the new CBA. When asked if it's something he'll definitely pursue, Riley deferred owner Micky Arison because of the likely tax penalties that would come with keeping the trio. James, Wade and Bosh can each opt out of their deals after the 2013-14 season.
|Source: Miami Herald|
|Wed Apr 17||10:59||LeBron James not expected to play Wednesday|
LeBron James is away on a personal matter and is not expected to play on Wednesday.
James was never expected to play so this shouldn't be a surprise. James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony are all sitting out for their respective teams, and for those teams that have clinched their spots, it's not going to be a heavy night for the starters if they play at all. Miami will roll out a B-level team once again. Per Erik Spoelstra, "everyone else is a game-time decision."
|Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter|
|Mon Apr 15||02:40||LeBron James returned to action on Sunday April 14.|
LeBron James returned to action on Sunday April 14.