Many team managers in the NBA predicts that the NBA defending champion Miami Heat will have claim the crown again this season and their first game against a tough NBA proved their worth.
The Miami Heat has beaten the Chicago Bulls 107-95 in their NBA opening game.
Despite a slow start of the Heat in the first minutes of the first quarter making the Bulls enjoy a big lead, the defending champs shrugged off some opening game excitement, got back to their form.
LeBron James scored 17 points while Derrick Rose who got back from injury to play fired 12 points.
Bosh helped James with 16 points, Battier with 14 , Wade with 13 and Chalmers also with 13 points, while Allen and Cole contributed with 11 points respectively. On the other hand, it was Carlos Boozer who scored big for the Bulls ending the night with 31 points and 7 boards.
The first half ended with 54-33.
But the 25-point lead at a point in the game was wasted by the Heat with the Bulls made their rally. The game was at 95-87 in the 2:47 of the fourth after a drive by Boozer to the basket. in the And it was Battier’s shooting from the three-point line that made the game for the defending champs with his critical three with 1:33 remaining in the game.
Battier was perfect at 4 out of 4 in the three point range.
Players of Miami Heat also received their championship rings before the game.
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