MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The atmosphere inside the American Airlines Arena didn’t feel like it was a preseason game on Monday night, but it was.READ MORE: Parkland Mom Remembers, Honors Memory Of Hero Son, Peter Wang, Who Sacrificed Self To Save Others
Gerald Green scored 17 points to help the Miami Heat get their first win of the exhibition season with a 97-94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.
San Antonio led 84-71 after three quarters. But with both teams resting their starters in favor of younger players, the Heat outscored the Spurs 26-10 in the fourth.
HEAT: Miami center Hassan Whiteside (strained right calf) missed his third straight exhibition game. Meanwhile, the Heat rested four healthy veterans: guard Mario Chalmers and forwards Josh McRoberts and Amar’e Stoudemire.READ MORE: Former BSO Employee Julio Chang Faces Charges In Capitol Attack
SPURS: San Antonio rested forward Boris Diaw.
STAR WATCH: Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs’ big offseason addition, had 17 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes.
MIDSEASON FORM: Spurs forward Tim Duncan went 7-for-7 from the floor, scoring 14 points in just 19 minutes. He added six rebounds and two assists.
UP NEXT: The exhibition schedule continues. Miami plays at Orlando on Tuesday. San Antonio plays at Atlanta on Wednesday.MORE NEWS: Florida Fire Rescue Chief Fired For Not Forcing Firefighter Vaccinations
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