Matt Pineda

  • joined Feb 24, 2013
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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PHOTOS: What if every NBA player went "home" like LeBron James?


Here's a visual representation of the best starting units NBA teams could field if every star went to their home area. The Heat put together Tim Hardaway Jr., Brandon Knight, Trevor Ariza, Udonis Haslem and Larry Sanders. Check it out.

Report: Heat, Chalmers working on a deal


The AP's Tim Reynolds reported that the Heat and Mario Chalmers are working on a deal to bring the point guard back to Miami.

Miami Heat Orlando Summer League Recap


The Miami Heat finished the Orlando Summer League at a 1-4 record, but it was the play of James Ennis that was the bright point of the week.

Scouting Report: Josh McRoberts' impact with Heat


Josh McRoberts agreed to a 4-year, $23 million deal with the Miami Heat. Here we take a look at how McRoberts fits in with the Heat, and how his skill set is an improvement from before.

Report: Josh McRoberts commits to Heat


The Heat got their first piece of the puzzle to fall in place as free agent F Josh McRoberts spurned the Hornets offer, and will come to South Florida.

Battier officially retires from NBA


Shane Battier made it official and retired from his 13 year career. He will join ESPN as a college basketball analyst.

Day 1 of Free Agency News for the Heat


July 1 marked the first day in NBA free agency, here's what happened concerning the Miami Heat.

5 Hot Heat Questions: Free Agency


The Miami Heat are entering free agency at midnight on July 1 with one player having a guaranteed contract for next season, and a NBA record, $55 million in cap space. Here's five hot questions we...

Heat extend summer league invites


After many players went undrafted, the Miami Heat extended several summer league invites to players for either their Las Vegas or Orlando teams.

Shabazz Napier in, so is Chalmers on his way out?


With Mario Chalmers being a free agent, the Heat selected two-time NCAA Champion point guard Shabazz Napier from UConn. Does that signal the end of Mario Chalmers time in Miami?

HHH Thread: 2014 NBA Draft


The Miami Heat have the 26th and 55th picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. Come join us and talk about the game here in the comments section.

LeBron James will opt out: what's it mean?


LeBron James' agent has informed the Miami Heat that his client will opt out of his contract and become and unrestricted free agent.

2014 NBA Draft Primer: Miami Heat


The Miami Heat own two picks in the 2014 NBA Draft. HHH takes a look at some possibilities for the first round selection and how the current condition of the roster shapes that pick.


GameThread: Heat @ Spurs, Game 5

The Miami Heat need to win 3 straight games to avoid elimination from the NBA Finals at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs. Come chat with us about Game 5 here.

The Spurs are beating the Heat at their own game


The Heat rode small ball to two straight championships. But this year, it's the Spurs lineup change that is beating the Heat at their own game. Here's how Boris Diaw has changed the series.


GameThread: NBA Finals, Spurs @ Heat Game 4

The Miami Heat again look to avoid consecutive playoff losses. This time, after their first home loss of the playoffs, the Heat are looking to avoid a devastating 3-1 hole against the San Antonio...

RECAP: Spurs light up Heat, win Game 3, 111-92


There was no stopping the San Antonio Spurs in Game 3 in Miami. They set the bar extremely high and never let Miami get a taste of the lead after a few minutes. The Spurs now lead the NBA Finals 2-1.


GameThread: Spurs @ Heat, Game 3

The Miami Heat are looking to take a 2-1 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs, and now with the series shifting to Miami for Game 3, it's theirs to lose. Chat live with us about the game here.

Top 10 Plays from Game 2


Here's the top 10 plays from Game 2 of the NBA Finals, highlighted by Chris Bosh's big three-pointer.

Bosh Dunk over 2 Spurs' defenders in Game 2


Chris Bosh took the pass from Dwyane Wade and went sky high as he through it down for the And-1.


GameThread: Heat @ Spurs, NBA Finals Game 2

The Miami Heat are looking to avoid going down 0-2 for the first time in the last four postseasons. In order to do that, they'll need to recover from a disappointing ending to Game 1 and win Game 2...

Game 2: 3 Adjustments for Heat


The Heat lost by 15 in Game 1, yet nearly could have walked away with a win. Still, there's plenty of adjustments the team can make to help better their chances for Game 2, here's three of them.

Ray Allen's monster jam in Game 1 vs Spurs


Ray Allen turned back the clock and threw down a fastbreak thunderous dunk. Check out his face on the way to it.


GameThread: NBA Finals Game 1, Heat @ Spurs

The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are ready for their rematch in the Finals. Come chat live with us about the game here.

Win $1,000 by helping Gatorade celebrate Dwyane Wade


Marketing Company is brainstorming ideas for Dwyane Wade's 4th NBA Title, and want to celebrate instantly. Go to the link and submit your idea of how they could do this and you could win!

790 the Ticket's 2014 Miami Heat Playoff Montage


790 the Ticket's 2014 Miami Heat Playoff Montage: Relive the best audio from the beginning of the season until now.

VIDEO: Flashback - 2013 NBA Finals Series Recap: Spurs vs Heat


Relive last years NBA Finals in preparation for Game 1 on Thursday.

VIDEO: Dan LeBatard's Rant for Heat-Pacers, ECF 2014


790 The Ticket's Dan LeBatard has been known for his epic RANT's over the past few postseasons. And the first one for this year (the Pacers) was epic again. LeBatard brought it on June 2, at 4:00pm on the Miami flagship station. Check it out, with great video as well. Enjoy!

5 Question Primer for NBA Finals: Heat vs Spurs


The Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs are set for a NBA Finals rematch. So we took some time to think of the questions you are thinking heading into the series.

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