New Orleans Pelicans
Not only did Alexis Ajinca score a career-high 24 points, but he also made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left, lifting the New Orleans Pelicans past the Miami Heat 104-102 on Friday night.
After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans.
Even though the New Orleans Pelicans lost Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson to injuries, they still steamrolled the Miami Heat 105-91 on Saturday night.
Dwyane Wade and Anthony Davis may have been rusty for their respective teams after returning from injuries.
Dwyane Wade shined in his return from injury, leading the Miami Heat to a win despite one of their lowest-scoring efforts of the season.
Following a tough home loss on Tuesday night, the Miami Heat have a chance to get back on track when they visit a familiar foe on Wednesday.
The Miami Heat (3-4) are in Memphis on Friday night to take on the Grizzlies (3-4) for their final tune-up game before the start of the season.
The Miami Heat face off against their Florida rivals the Orlando Magic at home on Tuesday night.
Jimmer Fredette scored 17 points and Luke Babbitt added 15 to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 98-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
The Miami Heat announced on Friday afternoon they signed 29-year-old forward Chris Johnson.