Matt Pineda

  • joined Feb 24, 2013
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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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.

How the Heat neutered the Pacers


The Heat beat the Pacers easily in Game 6, but we think it was over well before that. Here's how the Heat neutered the Pacers from having a chance.

Best of Phantom: LeBron Takes Miami to the Finals


Best of Phantom: LeBron Takes Miami to the Finals via NBA


GameThread: Heat host Pacers in close-out Game 6

The Miami Heat are 9-0 in close out games at home over the Wade, James, Bosh era. Tonight, they look to advance to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals with a win. Chat with us about the game here.

HHH Preview: Heat look to advance with Game 6 win


The Miami Heat are looking to end the Pacers season and make a Game 7 on the road unnecessary. LeBron James is poised to have a bounce back game.

Heat Adjustments for Game 6


The Heat are treating Game 6 like their Game 7 and ready to end the series and move into the NBA Finals. What adjustments will they make for the game?

Lance Stephenson flops in effort to foul out LeBron


Is another fine coming for Lance Stephenson for his pathetic flop?

Lance Stephenson blows in LeBron's ear


I don't know what he is doing, but LeBron mentally says, "Give me a break."

Chalmers oops to LeBron to start Game 5


LeBron threw down a nasty oop from Chalmers to start Game 5.

$15 All-Time NBA Team


Dwyane Wade for a $1? Take your pick for the best starting line-up using $15. Wade: "Why am I $1.... Then I saw the rest of the list." (Jordan, Kobe, West, Drexler) "Hey, you can get me for cheap." Comment and tell us your best lineup.


GameThread: Heat try to end Pacers in Game 5

The Miami Heat are looking to advance to their fourth consecutive NBA Finals appearance. But to do it tonight, they'll need to close out the East's top seed on the road. Come chat about Heat-Pacers...

Video: Game 5 Preview


Via NBATV, Rachel Nichols reports on the status of both teams in the hunt for the Eastern Conference title after the Game 4 Heat win.

Injury Report: Allen, Andersen Questionable


Chris Andersen and Ray Allen are both questionable for tonight's game.

Pacers Coach Frank Vogel plays Defense


Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel tried anything he could to help his team win. He played some audible defense on Shane Battier shooting a three in the corner by the Pacers bench, Vogel yelled, Battier nailed the three.


GameThread: Heat battle Pacers in Game 4

The Miami Heat are looking to put a stranglehold on another trip to the NBA Finals by taking a 3-1 series lead. In order to do so, they'll need to beat the Pacers for the third straight time. Come...

RECAP: Ray Allen buries Pacers in Game 3


The Heat got off to a terrible start, but brought it together when it mattered most and won Game 3. The Heat now lead the Pacers 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.


GameThread: Heat host Pacers for Game 3

The Miami Heat are hoping to go up 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals agains the Pacers. Come chat live with us about the game here.

Shane Battier wins Teammate of the Year Award


The Miami Heat forward was announced Saturday as the winner of the league's Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award, which recognizes selfless play, leadership, work as a role model to other...

Game 3: How will the Heat and Pacers adjust?


The Miami Heat evened the series 1-1, and now look to take control of the series with a win in Game 3 at home.

Phantom: Best of LeBron James' 2013-2014 Season


Take a look at the best plays and emotional moments of LeBron James during the 2013-2014 season from our slow motion phantom camera. Via the NBA

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