Jay Ramos

  • joined Aug 31, 2012
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Contributing Writer to SB Nation Miami Heat blog 'Hot Hot Hoops'

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Heat look to become 4th team to win 20 straight


Miami is playing for history, as they look to join the 72' Lakers, among others, as teams that have won 20 in a row in recent history. Ironically, the 76ers will play Miami for the third time...

Heat drop Sixers 102-93


LeBron James scored 25 points, nabbed 10 rebounds and dished five assists in another Heat win.

Heat travel to Minny; Chalmers, Wade, Bosh notes


Incredibily debilitated by injuries, the Timberwolves won't be near full strength against the Heat tonight, who will be looking to build on its winning streak. In other news, Mario Chalmers is on...

The Heat's baseline pin-down screen for Wade


Dwyane Wade is playing in the post more than ever, so let's take a look at one play in particular the Heat use to get him to a spot he's comfortable in: The left block. Plus, a deeper look at this...

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade SMASH


The Heat's two superstar wing players combined for 79 points on magnificently efficient games to push the Heat past a resilient Sacramento Kings team that got 38 points from Marcus Thornton.

Let's talk about Dex


What are the highlights and low-lights of Pittman's career for the Heat, and why didn't he work out?

Heat defeat Hawks after big fourth quarter


The Miami Heat dropped the Atlanta Hawks thanks to some timely fourth quarter shooting and a late run.

Heat stars have solid showing in All-Star game


Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh scored 46 points combined, but the Eastern Conference All-stars came up short to the West.

Heat look to continue to bottle up Westbrook


Since the 2011-11 season, Russell Westbrook has not shot over 34.6 percent in five games against the Heat, and wasn't very good in the NBA Finals either. Check out why the All-Star runs into...

LeBron goes for history vs. Lakers


Games between the Heat and the Lakers are usually fun, but this matchup feels underwhelming relative to preseason expectations.

Heat down Cats at home


LeBron James had a historically efficient night to lead Miami to a close home win.

Big third quarter propels Heat past Nets


The Heat's defense stifled the Nets and their offense got going. The result, as usual when Miami is clicking, was a blowout.

Ray Allen and Shot Selection


Heat guard Ray Allen is taking more efficient shots with Miami than at any point in recent history, and it's resulting in higher efficiency across the board.

Heat defeat Pistons for fourth consecutive win


LeBron James and Dwyane Wade combined for 52 points to get he Heat another home victory before they leave town for a four-game road trip. Greg Monroe scored 31 points but didn't get enough help to...

Hot Hot Hoops talks to Raptors blogger


Hot Hot Hoops' own Jay Ramos speaks to Scott Campsall of Raptors HQ to get some nuggets on the Raptors, who come to town to play Miami in Jan. 23.

Heat look to build on winning streak vs. Toronto


At home for the first time since Jan. 6, Miami is back in the friendly confines of the American Airlines Arena to host the Toronto Raptors, who are struggling but feature a pair of dangerously good...

Miami's road trip ends on a high note


LeBron James and Dwyane Wade made sure Miami's road trip wasn't a failure, leading the Heat to a 99-90 win to end the trip with a respectable 3-3 record.

Chalmers has banner night in huge Heat win


Chalmers had a season best 34 points and LeBron James put in 20, but that all took a back seat to Jarvis Varnado, who played six minutes to overshadow everything else.

Heat look to get it right on the road


Sacramento, a team currently facing a sale and potential move to Seattle, is also struggling on the court, giving the Heat a chance to get back in the win column rather easily.

Rebounding issues still plague the Miami Heat


After another tough night against a strong rebounding team in the Pacers, rebounding has become a consistent problem for the Heat. What is going on? The data shows a confounding truth.

Heat offense sputters in loss at Indiana


Miami got a combined 11 points from it's supporting cast around Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and Lebron James, and Miami got beat hard on the glass in a 87-77 loss.

Preview: Heat prepare to host Bulls Friday night


Lebron James is hopeful to play, as we all are, as the Heat host the 17-13 Chicago Bulls in what could be another grind of a game between a few defensive squads.

Today's Lesson: These things happen sometimes


The Miami Heat lost a game on the road to an inferior team. This means we can ignore the result as a loss that will be forgotten by next week.

Pistons drop Heat, winning streak over


Will Bynum went off and the Heat couldn't get enough help for LeBron James and Chris Bosh with Dwyane Wade missing to suspension.

Shane Battier: All of the corner 3-pointers


Shane Battier doesn't take 2-point shots anymore, and he has all of the Heat's opponents wishing he still did. Battier might be the most obnoxious power forward to guard in the NBA because of this.

Should Chalmers remain the Heat starter?


The question still pops up from time to time, and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra does not hesitate to alternate starters. But should Cole be playing more minutes? We discuss that in the second and...

Miami Heat defense: Welcome back


The Heat have upped their defense in the last six games, a sign that their early season lapses are getting under control.

Heat blow out Mavericks


Miami moved to 17-6 on the year and trail the New York Knicks by one game in the Eastern Conference standings. LeBron James led the way with 24 points.

Looking at the Heat's power forward situation


Udonis Haslem is a starter now and Shane Battier's minutes are slightly down. Is this in the best interest of the team? In the first of a two part series, we'll take a look at who should be playing...

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