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NBA: Eastern Conference champions no more, Miami Heat start to look to what's next
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NBA: Eastern Conference champions no more, Miami Heat start to look to what's next

There was no run to the NBA Finals this year for the Miami Heat, not even a single playoff victory. With the Heat entering a crucial offseason, here's what to watch for:

NBA: Free agency opens with De'Aaron Fox and Sacramento Kings agreeing $163 million deal
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NBA: Free agency opens with De'Aaron Fox and Sacramento Kings agreeing $163 million deal

Fox's numbers have improved in each of his three NBA seasons. He averaged 11.6 points as a rookie, then 17.3 points two seasons ago and finally 21.1 points last season for the Kings. His field goal percentage has also risen in each of the last two seasons.

NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler impacts Miami Heat’s victory over LA Lakers with near-perfect game
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NBA Finals: Jimmy Butler impacts Miami Heat’s victory over LA Lakers with near-perfect game

47:11 minutes. 35 points. 12 rebounds. 11 assists. Five steals. Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler did everything in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to prevent the Lakers from winning their 17th Championship.

NBA Finals: Defiant Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat capable of rallying against LA Lakers despite 0-2 deficit
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NBA Finals: Defiant Jimmy Butler says Miami Heat capable of rallying against LA Lakers despite 0-2 deficit

"We're never giving up. We're going to fight and we're going to ride with this thing till the wheels fall off. It's not over," said Butler.

Propelled to NBA Finals by Pat Riley's Heat Culture, Miami stand between victory and misery
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Propelled to NBA Finals by Pat Riley's Heat Culture, Miami stand between victory and misery

Not many would have predicted the Miami Heat making it to the NBA Finals. How did they do it? Heat Culture.

NBA: Miami Heat topple Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals to earn finals spot against LA Lakers
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NBA: Miami Heat topple Boston Celtics in Eastern Conference Finals to earn finals spot against LA Lakers

The Heat are the only NBA franchise with six Finals appearances in the last 15 years. They’re seeking their fourth title, and this chance didn’t come easily.

NBA: Boston Celtics control second half, top Miami Heat to win Game 5 in East finals
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NBA: Boston Celtics control second half, top Miami Heat to win Game 5 in East finals

Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics shook off a slow first half to top the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and stave off elimination.

NBA: Tyler Herro, 20, helps Miami Heat top Boston Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals
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NBA: Tyler Herro, 20, helps Miami Heat top Boston Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals

Tyler Herro scored a Miami Heat rookie-record 37 points and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 112-109 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals.

NBA: Comeback Miami Heat do it again, rally past Boston Celtics to take 2-0 series lead
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NBA: Comeback Miami Heat do it again, rally past Boston Celtics to take 2-0 series lead

Goran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21, and the Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Celtics 106-101 and take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

NBA Playoffs: Heat oust top-seed Bucks to reach Eastern Conference finals; Lakers down Rockets
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NBA Playoffs: Heat oust top-seed Bucks to reach Eastern Conference finals; Lakers down Rockets

Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic scored 17 points apiece as six players scored in double figures and Miami Heat completed a 4-1 series victory in a bruising encounter against the league's top defensive team.

NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Milwaukee Bucks beat Miami Heat, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference
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NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo helps Milwaukee Bucks beat Miami Heat, clinch top seed in Eastern Conference

The Bucks, who won their only NBA title in 1971, could face Miami in the second round of the playoffs with Toronto, Boston, Indiana and Philadelphia threats as well. But Milwaukee's star forward sees the Bucks' main worry as playing to their potential.

NBA: Jimmy Butler scores season-high 38 points as Heat thrash 76ers; Kristaps Porzingis powers Mavericks to victory
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NBA: Jimmy Butler scores season-high 38 points as Heat thrash 76ers; Kristaps Porzingis powers Mavericks to victory

Goran Dragic scored 24 points for Miami, Duncan Robinson had 19 and All-Star Bam Adebayo finished with 18 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds for the Heat

NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers
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NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers

Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Boston send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season

NBA: James Harden, Trae Young score 40-point triple doubles as Rockets beat Hawks; DeMar DeRozan powers Spurs to victory
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NBA: James Harden, Trae Young score 40-point triple doubles as Rockets beat Hawks; DeMar DeRozan powers Spurs to victory

Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and Harden are the first players to post 40-point triple-doubles in the same game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau

NBA: Goran Dragic scores 29 points as Heat ease to victory over Trail Blazers; Clippers edge past Knicks
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NBA: Goran Dragic scores 29 points as Heat ease to victory over Trail Blazers; Clippers edge past Knicks

Dragic tied a career-best with seven 3-pointers. Derrick Jones Jr scored 19 points for the Heat, who got 14 from Kendrick Nunn and 12 points in 22 minutes from little-used James Johnson — who was called upon largely because Miami was without Jimmy Butler

NBA: Jaylen Brown matches career-high points total as Celtics win; D’Angelo Russell stars in Warriors' victory over Suns
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NBA: Jaylen Brown matches career-high points total as Celtics win; D’Angelo Russell stars in Warriors' victory over Suns

D’Angelo Russell had 31 points and six assists, and the Warriors rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to beat Phoenix for its fourth straight victory

NBA: Anthony Davis, LeBron James combine to score 51 points as LA Lakers secure victory over Miami Heat
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NBA: Anthony Davis, LeBron James combine to score 51 points as LA Lakers secure victory over Miami Heat

Anthony Davis and LeBron James combined for 51 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won their seventh straight game with a 95-80 victory over the Miami Heat.

NBA: Dwyane Wade banks last-gasp three-pointer to secure win for Miami; Bucks improve league-best to 47-14
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NBA: Dwyane Wade banks last-gasp three-pointer to secure win for Miami; Bucks improve league-best to 47-14

Golden State were still up by four when Wade drained a three-pointer with 15 seconds left and after Durant made one of two free-throws to put the Warriors lead at two

Timerwolves' Dario Saric says FIBA's World Cup qualifying system 'doesn't make any sense' after Croatia are eliminated
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Timerwolves' Dario Saric says FIBA's World Cup qualifying system 'doesn't make any sense' after Croatia are eliminated

Daro Saric said perhaps the Croatians should have taken care of business earlier in the qualifying, during the offseason windows when top pros could have participated

NBA roundup: Cavaliers record season-high 37 assists; Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls win
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NBA roundup: Cavaliers record season-high 37 assists; Golden State Warriors, Chicago Bulls win

Cleveland Cavaliers put a disappointing January behind them on Wednesday, delivering an overwhelming offensive performance in a 125-97 triumph over the Minnesota Timberwolves.