Pat Riley takes leave of absence

MIAMI, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat announced Wednesday that Coach Pat Riley, in need of both hip and knee surgery, would take a leave of absence beginning immediately.

Yao, James lead NBA All-Star voting

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Yao Ming paces the Western Conference and LaBron James leads the Eastern Conference in voting for the 2007 NBA All-Star game.

NBA: Orlando 107, Miami 104

MIAMI, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Grant Hill scored 24 points Friday night as Orlando escaped with a 107-104 win against the Miami Heat.

NBA: Houston 94, Miami 72

MIAMI, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Yao Ming, out-battling Shaquille O'Neal, scored 34 points and had 14 rebounds in leading the Houston Rockets to a 94-72 victory over the Miami Heat. Yao had more than twice as many points as O'Neal in Sunday's contest between two of the NBA's big-name cen

NBA: Miami 90, Seattle 87

MIAMI, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- James Posey sank a go-ahead 3-pointer with 19 seconds left Tuesday night to give the Miami Heat a 90-87 victory over the Seattle SuperSonics.

NBA: Philadelphia 107, Miami 98

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Philadelphia ran its season-opening winning streak to three games Sunday afternoon, beating the Miami Heat, 107-98.

Team USA advances to semifinals at Saitama

SAITAMA, Japan, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points Wednesday to lead Team USA over Germany, 85-65, in the quarterfinals of the World Basketball Championships in Saitama, Japan.

Wade signs extension with Miami Heat

MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- All-star guard Dwayne Wade Wednesday signed a contract extension with the NBA champion Miami Heat in a deal worth as much as $80 million.

Heat offers Dwayne Wade $80M deal

MIAMI, July 5 (UPI) -- Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade has been offered a five-year contract extension worth an estimated $80 million.

Miami has a victory parade

MIAMI, June 23 (UPI) -- The city of Miami Friday held a victory parade for the NBA champion Miami Heat, who won their first title by beating Dallas in six games.

NBA: Miami 101, Dallas 100 (OT)

MIAMI, June 19 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade scored 43 points Sunday night as Miami edged Dallas, 101-100, in overtime in Game Five of the NBA Finals.

NBA: Miami 98, Dallas 74

MIAMI, June 15 (UPI) -- High-scoring Dirk Nowitzki was limited to 16 points Thursday night as Miami clobbered Dallas, 98-74 in Game Four of the NBA Finals.

NBA: Miami 95, Detroit 78

MIAMI, June 2 (UPI) -- Shaquille O'Neal scored 28 points Friday night as Miami beat Detroit, 95-78, in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals, which the Heat won, 4-2.

NBA: Detroit 91, Miami 78

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 31 (UPI) -- Tayshaun Prince scored a career playoff-high 29 points Wednesday night as Detroit beat Miami, 91-78, in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Finals.

NBA: Miami 115, Chicago 108

MIAMI, April 24 (UPI) -- Miami had three players scoring more than 20 points as the Heat beat the Chicago Bulls, 115-108, to take a 2-0 lead in their eastern Conference quarterfinal.

NBA: Boston 85, Miami 78

BOSTON, April 20 (UPI) -- In the season finale for both clubs Wednesday night, the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat, 85-78.

NBA: Chicago 117, Miami 93

MIAMI, April 16 (UPI) -- The Chicago Bulls rallied from a 15-point deficit and beat the Miami Heat, 117-93, Sunday to clinch an Eastern Conference playoff berth.

NBA: Miami 114, Charlotte 93

MIAMI, March 24 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade scored 24 points and Shaquille O'Neal added 22 Friday night as Miami cruised to a 114-93 win over Charlotte.

NBA: Minnesota 100, Miami 96

MINNEAPOLIS, March 21 (UPI) -- Ricky Davis had 26 points and 10 assists Tuesday as the Minnesota Timberwolves defeated the Miami Heat, 100-96.

NBA All-Stars: East 122, West 120

HOUSTON, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- LeBron James had 29 points, six rebounds and two assists Sunday night as the East edged the West, 122-120, in the annual NBA All-Star Game at Houston.

NBA All-Star weekend tips off

HOUSTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The 2006 NBA All-Star weekend in Houston tips off with the McDonald's NBA All-Star Celebrity Game and culminates Sunday with the NBA All-Star game.

NBA: Miami 100, Detroit 98

MIAMI, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade scored his team's final 17 points Sunday as the Miami Heat beat Detroit, 100-98.

Bosh, Paul win NBA weekly awards

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Toronto forward Chris Bosh and New Orleans guard Chris Paul were named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week on Monday.

NBA: Miami 118, LA Clippers 114

MIAMI, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Dwayne Wade and Shaquille O'Neal were a fearsome twosome Monday as they led the Miami Heat in a 118-114 slugfest win over the LA Clippers.

NBA: Miami 97, LA Lakers 92

MIAMI, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Gary Payton scored a season-high 21 points Sunday to lead a balanced attack as Miami beat the Los Angeles Lakers, 97-92.
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