Clippers claim guard Rodney McGruder off waivers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have claimed guard Rodney McGruder off waivers, although he won't be eligible to play for Los Angeles in the postseason.
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder was having a quiet night.
And in a span of 22 seconds, everything changed.
Josh Richardson scored 20 points to lead a club record-tying eight Miami players...
Miami posts largest win of season, beat Nets 117-88
MIAMI (AP) — Kelly Olynyk scored 25 points, Derrick Jones Jr. added 18 off the bench and the Miami Heat never trailed on the way to easily topping the Brooklyn Nets 117-88 on Saturday...
Heat run away from Nets, win 117-88
MIAMI (AP) — Getting big leads hasn't been a problem lately for the Miami Heat. Keeping them, however, has been an enormous issue.
Adebayo’s career-high 22 points helps Heat beat Suns 115-98
PHOENIX (AP) — The depleted Phoenix Suns gave the Heat a little resistance before normalcy was restored, and Miami became the latest team to win in the desert.
Bam Adebayo scored a career-high 22 points, 20 in the first half, and the Heat opened a six-game trip by handing the Suns their eighth straight loss, 115-98, on Friday night.
Russell, Nets add to Miami’s home misery, top Heat 104-92
MIAMI (AP) — The only 3-pointer that the Miami Heat made in the fourth quarter came with just about a minute to go, when Rodney McGruder connected from the right corner.
Problem is, he stepped out of bounds first.
And that sums up things right now for the Heat.
The Brooklyn Nets were more than happy to add to Miami's home woes. D'Angelo Russell scored 20 points, Jarrett Allen had 13 points and 14 rebounds and the Nets prevailed 104-92 on Tuesday night — handing Miami a fifth consecutive home loss.
Miami’s Dragic held out against Hawks due to sore right foot
ATLANTA (AP) — Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic is out for their game at Atlanta due to persistent pain in his right foot.
Dragic is not in uniform Saturday night after a cortisone shot earlier in the week did not provide sufficient pain relief.
Forward Justise Winslow made his first start of the season. Rodney McGruder moved from forward to join Josh Richardson in the backcourt.
Walker scores 39, Hornets survive Heat rally 113-112
MIAMI (AP) — Kemba Walker got a call, and the Charlotte Hornets got a win.
Walker continued his red-hot start by scoring 39 points, including the game-winning free throw with a half-second left, and the Hornets wasted a 26-point second-half lead but still spoiled Dwyane Wade's final home opener by topping the Miami Heat 113-112 on Saturday night.
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder went home for Memorial Day weekend, for reasons that didn't include barbecues and beach time.
He paid tribute to people he never met.
The Miami Heat guard was part of an NBA contingent that volunteered to spend time in the Washington area with about 500 children who are part of the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors — TAPS, for short — over the solemn holiday weekend, trying to help continue the support for families who lost loved ones serving in the military.
Planting seeds: McGruder showing kids options within sports
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder had a backup plan. He was going to coach if the chance to play in the NBA never arrived, and spent his high school and college years preparing for both scenarios.
Heat forward Rodney McGruder has stress fracture in left leg
MIAMI (AP) — Rodney McGruder, who started at small forward for the Miami Heat last season and was a strong candidate to open this season in the same role, is scheduled for have surgery next week to repair a stress fracture in his left leg.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James and Kyrie Irving rested, and the Miami Heat took advantage.
Until the final seconds, that was the entire story.
Goran Dragic scored 23 points, Hassan Whiteside had 20 points and 13 rebounds, and the Heat beat the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers 120-92 on Saturday night.
Tyler Johnson added 17 points for the Heat, who won for the 18th time in their last 22 games and made 18 3-pointers.
Hayward, Jazz add to Miami’s woes, top Heat 102-91
MIAMI (AP) — The first shot of the game was blocked by Utah's Rudy Gobert, which seemed appropriate.
Defense carried the Jazz again.
Gordon Hayward scored 25 points, Rodney Hood added 17 and the Jazz added to Miami's miserable start by beating the Heat 102-91 on Saturday night. The Jazz pulled away with a 15-0 run that started late in the second quarter and lasted midway through the third.