LeBron James scored 21 points and handed out seven assists, Chris Bosh scored 18 points and the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic 120-92 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory.
A good way to start the preseason, the Miami Heat picked up a win against the Atlanta Hawks Monday night in the preseason opener.
Hopefully, this is not a bad sign for the Heat this season. Dwyane Wade was in the starting lineup for the Miami Heat’s preseason opener. That is, until he decided he needed a night off.
There’s not a lot of mystery about what the Miami Heat rotation will look like this season. Such is life when basically an entire team from one season stays together, particularly when that team was good enough to win its second straight NBA championship.
It may seem that the Miami Heat’s season just ended, but training camp for the Heat opens Tuesday and with the team meeting the media on Monday, there are two items on the agenda: winning a third straight NBA championship and keeping LeBron James in town.
The Miami Heat want to bring back the entire team for a run at a three-peat next season. But, with a new luxury tax system in place, the question for the Heat is how much is Micky Arison willing to pay to keep the team together.
Chris Andersen has signed a $1.7 million, one-year deal to return to the NBA champion Miami Heat.
Heat forward Udonis Haslem played through much of the second half of Miami’s season with a torn right meniscus, and told The Associated Press that surgery will be required to repair the previously undisclosed injury.
The Miami Heat know they will have to retool their lineup if they want to make a serious run at a three-peat next season. Part of that retooling will include adding a player or two, but also keeping a key cog in this year’s run, center Chris Andersen.
It was nine months in the making, but shortly before 1:30 p.m., the Miami Heat’s championship celebration inside the AmericanAirlines Arena kicked off.