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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.
The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be a better one.
Although the Miami Heat had been downplaying the game against LeBron James all along, coach Erik Spoelstra and Chris Bosh said Saturday that they were glad it was finally out of the way.
The Memphis Grizzlies have waived forward Michael Beasley, who had signed a non-guaranteed contract with the team last month.
The new look Miami Heat are giving fans reasons to get excited despite the loss of LeBron James.
The NBA and its television partners couldn’t wait to extend their contracts.
A guilty plea is expected in the case of a man charged with a multimillion-dollar investment scam involving three former Miami Heat players and the team itself.
The Memphis Grizzlies see all reward with no risk in giving Michael Beasley, the second overall draft selection in 2008, a chance to show them what he can do during training camp.
As the Miami Heat continue preparing for a new NBA season, one of their reserve players is on the mend.