HoopsHype Mario Chalmers Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 30, 2014 | 10:32 PM

Bruce Bowen

Such a difference for Lebron playing with guys who are "Learning" to be role players. Had a different luxury with DWade, Bosh, and Chalmers

Steve Popper

Wonder who is playing the role of Mario Chalmers and getting yelled at by LeBron tonight.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Mario Chalmers on the crowd: "That's the loudest it's been for an opener, That's what we need."

Ira Winderman

Heat 5 of 24 on 3-pointers before Chalmers hits three to put Heat up 88-83.

Mike Prada

And thus begins the Mario Chalmers Backup Shooting Guard era.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers enters for Wade, so he is a shooting guard. So now no Wade, no Bosh. Deng as go-to guy?

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers about to enter next.

Alex Kennedy

Norris Cole is starting ahead of Mario Chalmers tonight at point guard. This is the 13th regular-season start of his NBA career.

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers steps back in lineup, but still looks to play as closer for Heat. bit.ly/1rGwafk

Ira Winderman

And that leaves the Heat with seven holdovers: Bosh, Wade, Birdman, Haslem, Cole, Chalmers and Justin Hamilton.

Joseph Goodman

2014-15 #Heat: Cole, Wade, Deng, McRoberts, Bosh Chalmers, Brown, Granger, Andersen, Haslem Napier, Dawkins, Ennis, Williams, Hamilton

Ira Winderman

With Heat limited on wing, with Deng and Granger out, Heat in third went with Napier, Chalmers and Cole together. Small(est) ball.

Ira Winderman

Mario Chalmers clearly the Heat front-runner as backup shooting guard. Shannon Brown has shown little, James Ennis simply not ready yet.

Shandel Richardson

Again, we're seeing the Cole-Chalmers backcourt.

Kurt Helin

Dwyane Wade plays 90-year-old woman 1-on-1, disses Mario Chalmers (video) dlvr.it/7JChsS

Ira Winderman

Does Norris Cole merit the time ahead of Mario Chalmers at point guard? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1yk2gCa plus more.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra says it's not necessarily set that Norris Cole will start and Mario Chalmers will come off the bench as a combo guard.

Surya Fernandez

Chalmers misses both free throws and the Heat hold on to a 5 point lead with 34 seconds left. This one isn't over just yet.

Surya Fernandez

Heat have the lead 70-67 entering the final quarter. Chalmers scored 9 points, Bosh 6 in the third quarter.

Jason Lieser

End Q3: Heat 70, Rockets 67. Mario Chalmers having a nice game off the bench: 13p on 3/5, 3a, 3s.

Ira Winderman

Heat 70, Rickets 67 at end of three. Wade with 19, Bosh with 17. Chalmers with an impressive 13

Ira Winderman

Chalmers banks in three, and Heat lead after trailing by 13. Place impressively loud for preseason.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Safe to say that Mario Chalmers has his confidence back

Jason Lieser

Mario Chalmers was instructing Shawne Williams before that first FT, missed it, immediately went back to instructing.

Jonathan Feigen

Bosh wraps an arm around Chalmers and chats after Pat Beverley annoys Chalmers into a T. Somewhere, LeBron's yelling at the TV.

Ira Winderman

Patrick Beverley, the pest that he is, draws a technical foul on Chalmers for a retaliatory elbow.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers not only playing point now, but even advanced the ball while partnered with Napier.

Joseph Goodman

Where does Mario Chalmers rank in the NBA as a Sixth Man?

Ira Winderman

And now another charge on Wade, so backup shooting guard Mario Chalmers enters.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers started preseason opener, hasn't started at point guard in six games since

Ira Winderman

Norris Cole again starts in place of Chalmers at point guard. Also starting: Chris Bosh, Shawne Williams, Luol Deng and Dwyane Wade.

Steve Popper

Lots of unnamed agents will always grouse about why their clients struggled. Stars who win are demanding. Ask Mario Chalmers.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers back at point guard for first time in two games.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers at scorers' table about to return.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers (left-eye laceration) is getting stitches in the locker room and expected to return, per Heat.

Ira Winderman

And now, with Chalmers out, Tyler Johnson enters for the first time.

Joseph Goodman

Mario Chalmers to the locker room after a shot to the eye.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Chalmers bumped heads with Ginobili, but appears to be OK.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers back in the Heat's starting lineup. The irony is he didn't start the previous time the Heat played here.

Jeff McDonald

Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.

Ira Winderman

Spoestra to hold out Wade, Bosh, Deng and Birdman tonight, likely to start Shawne Williams, Haslem, Granger, Cole and Chalmers.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade, Bosh, Deng, Andersen out for the Heat vs. Spurs. Cole & Chalmers starting together in backcourt.

Ira Winderman

Is Chalmers at backup shooting guard the best option for the Heat? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1zg45UZ plus more

Ira Winderman

Late 3-pointers by Chalmers, Napier help Heat score first preseason victory, down Warriors 115-108. bit.ly/1tAJcBi

Joseph Goodman

Chalmers and Napier with back-to-back triples for the Heat, which is working hard for its first victory of the preseason.

Ira Winderman

And Chalmers puts the Heat ahead and Jayhawk faithful rejoice.

Joseph Goodman

Napier, Chalmers, Ennis, Shawne Williams, Bosh in for the Heat with 7-min mark coming.

Ira Winderman

And now -- and I'm looking right at it -- Mario Chalmers admonishing Dwyane Wade about defensive coverage.

Ira Winderman

Chalmers again in at the two, with Wade again moving to the three.

Ira Winderman

Now Shannon Brown in for Chalmers, who only has played shooting guard to this stage.