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.
The Charlotte Hornets hadn’t defeated the Heat in over four years before finally getting the best of them earlier this month.
It’s been a difficult few months for Mario Chalmers, who was criticized for his poor play in the NBA Finals, then lost his starting job at the beginning of the season.
The Miami Heat got contributions from all over their roster against a tough Brooklyn team.
Brandon Knight made three 3-pointers down the stretch and scored 20 points, Jabari Parker scored 13 and the Milwaukee Bucks downed the slumping Miami Heat 91-84 on Sunday night.
Wednesday night’s game between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers will have a different feel then games between the two teams have had in recent years.
Dwyane Wade had 25 points and eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 24 and the Miami Heat held on in the final minutes to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 102-92 Saturday night.
Even without LeBron James, the Miami Heat have fared just fine as a familiar superstar has led the team to a perfect 3-0 start.
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.