Heat fans are going to hate hearing this... but it's absolutely freezing inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio tonight
Heat 61, Spurs 54 at half. Shabazz Napier keeps growing on you and Andre Dawkins showing he can flat-out shoot.
Half: Preseason Heat 61, Spurs 54. SA with 14 turnovers. SA shootign 48%, MIA 50%. Anderson & Belinelli with 10 points each. Napier 14 pts
Heat on a 9-2 run to end the half right now, Spurs trailing by 11.
Andre Dawkins can shoot. Not sure about the rest of his game but the Heat certainly have a pressing need in that category.
Spoelstra going deep in his bench already. Heat have accordingly lost their 11-point lead.
And now Dawkins. So a Heat second-quarter lineup of Napier, Dawkins, Johnson, Birch and Jones. Go ahead, guess the first names.
Chalmers (left-eye laceration) is getting stitches in the locker room and expected to return, per Heat.
Shabazz Napier again a catalyst for the Heat, his 10 early points pushing Heat to a 12-point lead against the defending world champions.
Heat open up double-digit lead at the end of the 1st quarter against a mix of Spurs regulars and reserves. Napier again impressive early.
Spurs shooting 33 percent with 7 turnovers, trail the Heat 29-19 in tonight's pretend game at the AT&T Center.
Spurs are down 28-19 after 1Q. Heat playing like they want to send this series back to Miami.
1Q: Preseason Heat 29, Spurs 19. SA with 7 turnovers. MIA shot 53%, SA 33%. Kyle Anderson with 8 points to lead SA.
Rio took a hit to his head, is headed to the locker room with Heat trainer.
Spurs loading up on early threes against the Heat. Never seen that before.
Chalmers back in the Heat's starting lineup. The irony is he didn't start the previous time the Heat played here.
Danny Granger . . . your Heat go-to guy tonight.
Among the starters in tonight's Heat-Spurs "NBA Finals Rematch": Shawne Williams, Matt Bonner, Kyle Anderson and Cory Joseph.
Spurs: Joseph, Green, Anderson, Duncan, Bonner. Heat: Cole, Chalmers, Haslem, Granger, Williams. Just like in the Finals.
Fourteen of 15 Spurs (all but Damion James) from NBA Finals r still w/ team. As noted prior, 6 of 15 Heat players r not currently in NBA.
What a difference a year makes. A grand total of three reporters in the Heat locker room pregame. Down from roughly 300.
It's not the Finals, and LeBron is gone, sign 101: Three reporters in the Heat locker room when it opened. Two were from the E-N.
Former 2007 NBA Spurs champion Fabricio Oberto in the building tonight for Spurs - Heat preseason game.
Asked if he contemplated how dramatically the Heat have changed since the Finals, Popovich shrugged, "It's the preseason, I'm not there."
Asked if he was surprised by LeBron leaving Heat after fourth straight Finals, Popovich, "I don't care. You guys think in those terms."
Wade, Bosh, Deng, Andersen out for the Heat vs. Spurs. Cole & Chalmers starting together in backcourt.
Per Pop, Tony Parker will be out vs. Heat. Cory Joseph to start, same Kyle Anderson will start.
For Spurs, Leonard & Splitter out tonight vs Heat
Back in San Antonio, doesn't feel like 4 months. Catching Heat/Spurs and Bulls/Cavs on this trip.