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Jay Ramos

  • joined Aug 31, 2012
  • last login Apr 17, 2014
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Contributing Writer to SB Nation Miami Heat blog 'Hot Hot Hoops'

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Heat set to open 2013-14 season vs. Bulls

Miami began last season knocking off Eastern Conference nemesis Boston, and will reportedly host the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29 to begin defense of their second consecutive NBA crown.

Miami Heat, LeBron James win several ESPY awards

Miami reeled in several awards at ESPN's annual celebration of sports. Their first award of the night was for 'Best Game of the Year,' and they kept coming in, with LeBron James being named the 'best athlete' and the Heat being the 'best team'

One man's championship parade experience

Breaking news: The Heat had a parade. Not-so-breaking news: Here is more photos and the story of one man's experience.

Let's talk off-season

Once we find out how the Heat's upper management is going to deal with the team's salary cap constraints, the Heat's off-season will probably be limited to chasing blockbuster signings of developmental pieces like Jarvis Varnado. Yay!

Heat drop Spurs 95-88 to win 2013 NBA title

LeBron James scored 27 points and Dwyane Wade added 23 as Miami won it's second consecutive title. With perspective, we can truly appreciate all of it.

Heat lose big and Spurs take Finals series lead

Miami lost 113-77 to the San Antonio Spurs as Danny Green, Gary Neal and others put on a terrific shooting performance in a game in which Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili combined for only 25 points.

Finals Game 3 preview: Heat begin final road test

The Heat will have to win at least one game at San Antonio in the next three contests in order to bring basketball back to Miami this season.

LeBron James, Mario Chalmers and the side P&R

The Heat put the ball in....Mario Chalmers' hands in game two of the NBA Finals. And the Heat's starting point guard delivered with 19 points, a portion of them coming in pick-and-rolls with LeBron James.

The Heat vs. Tony Parker and the pick-and-roll

The San Antonio Spurs as terrific in the pick-and-roll, and are one of the elite offenses in the league. Miami's aggressive defense will be stretched out at times and will need to time it's traps accordingly.

LeBron leads Heat to third consecutive NBA Finals

LeBron James scored 32 points and got enough help from his sidekick, Dwyane Wade, as the Heat suffocated the Pacers

Pacers drop Heat in Game Four; even series 2-2

The Pacers got a balanced scoring effort and Miami could not execute it's offense efficiently as the Pacers evened the Eastern Conference Finals at four games.

Game 4: Heat face another stiff test at Indiana

Coming off of a terrific offensive performance, Miami will ready for upcoming Pacer adjustments and look to keep it's streak of winning on the road alive.

Breaking down the Heat-Pacers matchup

The Eastern Conference Finals is set to feature some interesting tactical points, and HHH writer Jay Ramos discusses the key elements of the series here.

Heat face Bulls team backed against the wall

With two consecutive wins, Miami has taken home-court back in the Eastern Conference Semi-finals. At this point, the question is crystallizing into when Miami will finish this.

Norris Cole...good shooter?

Is Norris Cole fooling us into thinking he's good? Or will there be measurable improvement to show once his hot shooting regresses to the mean?

Analyzing Miami's painful last few possessions

With 1:18 left in the game and down two, the Heat's offense stalled. Despite getting a few out-of-bounds plays, the Heat didn't engineer anything other than multiple isolation's with few triggers.

Heat offense can't get going in Game 1 loss

LeBron raised his MVP trophy before the game, but his night was spoiled by a lackluster offensive performance by his team as the Heat lost their first game of the postseason.

Why did LeBron struggle in game two?

LeBron was defended quite well on a few plays, but he also missed some shots he normally makes. Let's take a closer look at what exactly happened in Miami's game two win.

Heat drop Bucks, take 2-0 series lead

With the game close early in the 4th quarter, that predictable moment happened, and the Heat took control of a contest in which they weren't at their usual levels of high efficiency and won anyway.

The playoffs are here, so learn about the Bucks

You don't have to 'Fear the Deer,' but I will 'Acknowledge the Deer' by laying out a little scouting report on how they can bother Miami.

Heat keep winning going as 'big three' return

LeBron scored 20 points and Miami had a big second quarter that put them in position for another win.

Chris Andersen: Good offensive player

A closer look at the impact of Chris 'Birdman' Andersen reveals that he's quite the offensive weapon for Miami, in addition to his activity on defense.

Heat defeat Wizards 103-98

Miami made 17 3-pointers on 41 attempts, and we're able to hold off the Washington Wizards despite a near triple-double from John Wall.

Heat chase franchise record for wins

The Heat are a win away from tying the 1996-97 Heat for the most regular season wins in franchise history (61). They will go for it against the Milwaukee bucks tonight.

Carmelo goes for 50 as LeBron and Wade sit again

The Heat's superstars sat again with minor injuries (Or so they say) and couldn't hang on to a halftime lead against he New York Knicks as Carmelo Anthony went ballistic.

Heat visit Hornets in anticipated matchup

The anticipation of a late March NBA regular season game is killing me.

LeBron gets 24 and makes faces after win

LeBron James scored 24 points for the Heat on 9-of-16 shooting to lead the way in Miami's 27th win in a row.

Heat get 25th win over lowly Pistons

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 48 points and it was enough to hold off the Pistons. Miami is now within eight wins of the NBA record for consecutive wins.

Chris Bosh is an assassin. An assassin, I tell you

Chris Bosh is maximizing his best trait, shooting, and it is allowing his team to maximize it's offensive potential. But just how good is that mid-range jumper?

Heat defeat Bucks 107-94

LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade poured in 76 points combined and left Milwaukee with another win.

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