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1:06
Michael Beasley will miss his sixth straight game with a hamstring injury. LeBron is a game-time decision. Did not go through shootaround.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:06 JoeGoodmanJr
1:24
Do a good deed, or two, this holiday season. And do it quietly.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:24 ByTimReynolds
1:27
Here's a look at Ray Allen's 'J.Shuttlesworth' jersey bit.ly/1fFcFjd
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:27 JoeGoodmanJr
1:28
Last meeting w/INDY only 1 this season @KingJames @chrisbosh @DwyaneWade each took at least 12 shots & all failed to shoot better than 500
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:28 MikeInglisHEAT
1:48
Here is today's lucky Instagram ticket winner, Vin! He found our hidden HEAT tickets inside Margaret Pace Park. instagram.com/p/iEmu78kMis/
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:48 MiamiHEAT
1:53
McDonald's sells "Double Cornbread Barbecue" burgers in France. Those sophisticated Parisians and their "Double Cornbread Barbecue" burgers.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:53 JoeGoodmanJr
1:56
Now there's rumors of Pacer hotel keys not working this afternoon. I give up.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:56 ByTimReynolds
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Wednesday December 18, 2013 1:59 EthanJSkolnick
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Inventory's limited for tonight's game at 7pm BUT you can still purchase tix from other HEAT fans! See what's posted: gohe.at/1gGzJB2
Wednesday December 18, 2013 2:15 MiamiHEAT
2:29
RT @MiamiHEAT: Inventory's limited for tonight's game at 7pm BUT you can still purchase tix from other HEAT fans! gohe.at/1gGzJB2
Wednesday December 18, 2013 2:29 MickyArison
2:30
What will decide tonight's game vs the Pacers? Get the answers in HEAT.com's official game preview! gohe.at/JIA9ZT
Wednesday December 18, 2013 2:30 MiamiHEAT
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RT @MiamiHEATstore: We also have a few pairs of tix to giveaway for tonight's game vs the Pacers! Stay tuned to find out how u can win them.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 3:30 MiamiHEAT
3:53
BATTIER on Xmas unis: "We make a good living here in the NBA, so if they ask us to wear a clown suit, guess what, ‘You want red or blue?’"
Wednesday December 18, 2013 3:53 JoeGoodmanJr
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by @nile_patrick "Go to WayofWade.com now to bid on a signed, game-worn WoW2 Overtowns. Proceeds going… instagram.com/p/iE9ihnlCLu/
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:09 DwyaneWade
4:10
Less than 1 hour to enter the HEAT Back-2-Back Flyaway driven by @Kia for a trip to see the HEAT play in BK & NY! gohe.at/HJs6eo
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:10 MiamiHEAT
4:16
@SrslyinHeat: Hey @TonyHEATWC3x big fan how are you ? #areyouready?”>I'm good. All of HEAT Nation is ready! :)
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:16 TonyHEATWC3x
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RT @SFSkyforce: Preparing for road games this weekend. #SFSkyforce pic.twitter.com/oetshq3wGd
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:24 MiamiHEAT
4:33
I thought that was the point of Twitter. @HPbasketball
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:33 JoeGoodmanJr
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Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:45 KingJames
4:48
Frank Vogel will coach tonight. LeBron tweeting that he may not play. It's still Dec. 18.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:48 ByTimReynolds
4:55
Pacers announce Frank Vogel will coach vs. Heat tonight in wake of apparent food poisoning Tuesday.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:55 IraHeatBeat
4:57
Could he really? Drama King? RT @KingJames Man could I really miss tonight's game....... #DamnAnkle #YouGotALilTimeToGetRight #LetsGoMan
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:57 IraHeatBeat
4:57
We'll get more clarity on LeBron's status in 15 minutes. But his tweet suggests to me that he'll push through it.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 4:57 EthanJSkolnick
5:01
I'll be on the Pacers TV pregame show at 6:40 p.m. tonight, giving Heat insight (or something like that).
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:01 EthanJSkolnick
5:02
Happy 50th bday to my Unk Charles Oakley. I dare u to say something to me out of line! Hahaha #BackHandComingToACityNearYou #LiveItUpUnk
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:02 KingJames
5:05
Showman here. RT @KingJames Man could I really miss tonight's game....... #DamnAnkle #YouGotALilTimeToGetRight #LetsGoMan #MindOverMatter
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:05 JoeGoodmanJr
5:17
Just over 1 hour to go @MiamiHEAT fans! #HEATLive pregame show gets cooking at 6:30 pm. #LetsGoHEAT
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:17 SunSportsHEAT
5:25
Erik Spoelstra still classifies LeBron as a game-time decision
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:25 EthanJSkolnick
5:25
No decision on whether LeBron James (twisted left ankle) will play tonight, says Heat coach Erik Spoelstra.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:25 ByTimReynolds
5:25
.@MiamiHEAT #Heat Spoelstra says LeBron is on the training table. Collective decision about his status will be made in 45 minutes.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:25 mccarthy_chas
5:25
Spoelstra said no news yet on LeBron, that he still is on training table. Said decision will be made in 45 minutes as collective decision.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:25 IraHeatBeat
5:26
Erik Spoelstra, Jay Sabol and LeBron James will meet in a few minutes to make "a collective decision."
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:26 EthanJSkolnick
5:26
Erik Spoelstra on LeBron, "We think our depth is our strength."
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:26 IraHeatBeat
5:26
.@MiamiHEAT #Heat LeBron did not take part in the shootaround this morning.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:26 mccarthy_chas
5:26
Of a possible replacement starter, Spoelstra said, "Still working on it."
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:26 IraHeatBeat
5:28
Spo on James' game status (ankle): "He is on the training table. We'll discuss this in about 45 mins & make a collective decision about it."
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:28 MiamiHEAT
5:30
LeBron on training table. #Heat won't know his status for another 45 minutes. Sounds like he's doing all he can to play.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:30 WillManso
5:30
Erik Spoelstra: "They haven't matched up to us in 3 years." That won't change tonight.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:30 EthanJSkolnick
5:33
Pregame news conference in a few minutes of Pat Riley receiving a commemorative bottle of rum from Bacardi. #PirateLife
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:33 JoeGoodmanJr
5:36
Aha, "spaghetti" the Vogel culprit.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:36 IraHeatBeat
5:36
Pay Riley about to receive his rum. (Yes, we are covering this) pic.twitter.com/0bS9T4NrW9
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:36 EthanJSkolnick
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Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:36 JoeGoodmanJr
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Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:38 JoeGoodmanJr
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.@MiamiHEAT #Heat Pat Riley receives a limited edition bottle of Bacardi Superior rum ... even though he's a wine drinker now.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:38 mccarthy_chas
5:38
Pat Riley gets pregame rum before Pacers game. So much for this being a sobering moment during regular-season schedule.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:38 IraHeatBeat
5:41
Pat Riley receives his championship rum. Offered some to media, but I'm still thirsty. pic.twitter.com/VzqpWV9NR0
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:41 EthanJSkolnick
5:41
PAT RILEY: “When I quit coaching, I quit drinking. Just wine now.”
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:41 JoeGoodmanJr
5:53
Dwyane Wade says if @SHAQ was playing now, "he'd be excited" because he could "get away with hipping guys" near rim.
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:53 EthanJSkolnick
5:54
Dwyane Wade says "all the kinks aren't out" of the verticality rule
Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:54 EthanJSkolnick
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Wednesday December 18, 2013 5:55 mccarthy_chas
 
 
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