Cory Joseph, who sat all of Monday's game due to getting extended time vs. Heat, checks in for Parker.
Terrence Jones heads to the locker room with 9 minutes left. He has been putting heat on the back of his neck. Don't think anything serious.
Heat shooting to Folsum Prison Blues today. Bosh: "Sometimes you need to listen to Cash. You can learn some things."
New teams considering last-minute no-vote/abstention on lottery reform include Pelicans and, perhaps surprisingly, Heat, per league sources.
Heat shot 8/27 on threes tonight.
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.
The Heat need THESE fans during regular reason, legitimately into it even for a game that doesn't count.
Heat dodged a bullet there. 86-83 with 48.9 seconds left. Can the Heat avoid playing in another overtime game?
Heat 84, Rockets 81 with 2:49 left. Please, God, anything but overtime.
Khem Birch just might be your Heat 15th man, at least until Josh McRoberts is a full go in the power rotation.
Heat notables who haven't played yet tonight: Udonis Haslem, James Ennis. Danny Granger has gotten just 11min, but he's in to start Q4.
Heat have the lead 70-67 entering the final quarter. Chalmers scored 9 points, Bosh 6 in the third quarter.
End Q3: Heat 70, Rockets 67. Mario Chalmers having a nice game off the bench: 13p on 3/5, 3a, 3s.
Heat 70, Rickets 67 at end of three. Wade with 19, Bosh with 17. Chalmers with an impressive 13
Chalmers banks in three, and Heat lead after trailing by 13. Place impressively loud for preseason.
Heat fight back and have tied it at 67-67
Heat now 4 of 15 on 3-pointers. Rockets 9 of 19.
Looks like Wade might score a lot of points this season. The Heat?
Clifford picked Heat to end up fourth or fifth in the East. That was not spin. He never spins.
Um, yeah. Yet the single biggest push-back I heard about my pre-camp predictions was the Heat still finishing ahead of the Hornets.
Cole steps up at start of second half, as does Bosh. Heat within three.
Chatting informally (but not off-the-record) with Clifford today. You know what he emphasized: How badly fans are underestimating the Heat.
Luol Deng has long been a wonderful complementary piece. The Heat, though, might need more., So far, it's largely been a struggle.
Rockets 52, Heat 41 at half. Wade with 17 on 8-of-10, Bosh with nine, Harden with 15, Dwight with 15.
Wade now 6 for 6. Rest of Heat 5 of 19.
Heat again down by double digits. They're being out-rebounded and outscored from beyond the arc.
Wade's 5-for-5 and moving freely, which is the most important thing for the Heat tonight.
No, that's not the contrast on your TV: Heat with a new, lighter court this season.
It took a while but Granger knocks down the first Heat 3-pointer of the night.