The Miami Heat opened their post-LeBron era with a winning group effort.
The Miami Heat have played in four straight NBA Finals and won back-to-back titles in 2012-13, but the excitement and anticipation of reaching another championship series departed along with LeBron James.
Things are going to look a little different this season with the Miami Heat.
Rookie Shabazz Napier had 25 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and Miami held on for a 111-108 overtime victory over San Antonio on Saturday night in the teams’ first meeting since the Spurs routed the Heat in the NBA Finals.
The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.
Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots on the same side of the Miami Heat locker room.
The Miami Heat reached four straight finals and won two rings, but LeBron James still went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason.
It’s been a busy week for the Miami Heat and that trend continued on Tuesday. The team locked up a couple more assets, signing forwards Udonis Haslem and James Ennis.
As the Miami Heat continue to build up their roster in the aftermath of LeBron James moving back to Cleveland, it appears that a deal to lock up Dwyane Wade isn’t far away.
The Miami Heat signed free-agent forwards Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger on Monday, and brought back incumbent point guard Mario Chalmers.