Ira Winderman

Chris Bosh over his head, off the top of the backboard, and one. (Video) bit.ly/1pAEsEI

Barry Jackson

From last night:Tannehill has NFL's best completion percentage in past month.How Bill Lazor is maximizing his talent: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Dwyane Wade

My face this morning when my alarm went off. Haaa. Good morning good people. The grind don't stop.… instagram.com/p/udH7EYFCNW/

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 Jackson

More on that opening night RT @jakegranauro1: @Jason Jackson is the court changed Like the wood

Jason Jackson

TNT only so I was off site at Sports Diversity and Inclusion event #SDIS in Palm Beach Gardens RT @trinbeam: Sooooooo is @Jason Jackson (1/2)

Jason Jackson

not allowed to tweet during this @Miami Heat game? (2/2)

Jason Jackson

Didn't see it last season? RT @melissaolin: LOVING the DJ Jazzy Jax video @Jason Jackson

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade knows he will get ball at top more, but also sees post as place he can catch breath, use guile. Watched MJ go there late in career.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dwyane Wade says primary offseason focus was working in post. Was worried about losing strength w/ diet, but feels stronger than last yr.

Barry Jackson

Link: D'Onofrio "happy" with his defense and his philosophy; Heat-Rockets postgame chatter; Dolphins notes: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Barry Jackson

A look at how Dolphins are accentuating Tannehill's strengths & what more they could do; Gibson, Sturgis, R. Jones: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra said he did not play James Ennis because he wanted to give an extended run to Danny Granger.

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra said he held out James Ennis in order to give Danny Granger more time. Granger scored 3p on 1/3 in 16min.

Ira Winderman

Spoelstra said McRoberts won't play Friday in preseason finale in Memphis, but he hopes to get Hamilton in. So no McBob for entire preseason

Jason Lieser

Erik Spoelstra says he doesn't think Josh McRoberts (toe) will play Friday. That would mean he'll miss the entire preseason.

Joseph Goodman

Spoelstra on why Ennis didn't play: "Wanted to get Danny some minutes, and have him play through that and play through some fatigue."

Victor Oquendo

Miami Police are looking for these two. Wanted for kidnapping and robbing a woman. The story at 11 on @WPLGLocal10 http://t.co/Na5thM7Nun

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.

Jason Lieser

Heat shot 8/27 on threes tonight.

Jason Lieser

Wade looked pretty healthy tonight. He put up 26p on 11/17, 6a, hit a 3-pointer.

Ira Winderman

Heat edge Rockets in preseason home finale before a season of change for both, as Wade scores 26, Bosh 22. bit.ly/1Dy1Smk

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dwyane Wade finishes 11-for-17 for 26 points. Mostly midrange, w/ 3 FTs. Expect him to take final preseason game off.

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.

Ira Winderman

The Heat need THESE fans during regular reason, legitimately into it even for a game that doesn't count.

Surya Fernandez

Heat dodged a bullet there. 86-83 with 48.9 seconds left. Can the Heat avoid playing in another overtime game?

Ethan J. Skolnick

Kevin McHale letting Howard & Harden sit this out, as 5 subs finish. Spoelstra still playing starters. Trying to get rhythm.

Joseph Goodman

Heat 84, Rockets 81 with 2:49 left. Please, God, anything but overtime.

Micky Arison

Great crowd tonight. #HEATNation you are the best #LetsGoHEAT

Ira Winderman

Khem Birch just might be your Heat 15th man, at least until Josh McRoberts is a full go in the power rotation.

Surya Fernandez

Rockets went 1-6 in the third quarter from beyond the arc after knocking down 8 in the first half.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Rookie night for Napier, who is 0-for-5 and just got torched by Ish Smith.

Jason Lieser

Bosh: 20p on 7/11, 2/3 threes, 4r, 3a in 28min. so far.

Jason Lieser

Shabazz Napier also in to start Q4. His night so far: 0p on 0/5, 0a, 0 TO in 12 min.

Jason Lieser

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.

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

Surya Fernandez

Heat fight back and have tied it at 67-67

Ira Winderman

Game basically Wade (19) and Bosh (17) against Howard (19) and Harden (19), in a league when Big Twos not exactly in vogue.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Miami isn't especially big, doesn't have elite athleticism & is at least one shooter short. Needs to be elite defensively.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Not sure the Chris Andersen stepback jumper is sustainable, but there's a certain charm to it.

Surya Fernandez

Birdman with the difficult step-back jumper while Howard guards him tightly. AA Arena explodes with cheer.

Ira Winderman

Birdman with another jumper . . . and conversion. Ca-caw?

Ira Winderman

Heat now 4 of 15 on 3-pointers. Rockets 9 of 19.

Jason Lieser

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

Surya Fernandez

I'm not sure what Wade was thinking on that last play but with 19 points on 9-12 shooting in 19 minutes, he's been deadly efficient.

Jason Lieser

Weird preseason for Luol Deng. Scored 18+ twice, was at 4 or under twice. He's got 2p on 1/3 in 22min. tonight.

Ira Winderman

Wade with careless offensive possession creates and-one opportunity for Rockets.

Ira Winderman

Patrick Beverley is wonderfully psychotic on defense (and a tad dirty, as well).

Ira Winderman

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

Ira Winderman

Cole with four fouls after 14 minutes of action.

Ira Winderman

Looks like Wade might score a lot of points this season. The Heat?

Ira Winderman

Looking like James Ennis, Udonis Haslem, Shannon Brown will be on outside of rotation. And McRoberts will only further change the equation.

Surya Fernandez

Cole takes his time getting up after hitting the deck, then calmly waits for the ball and knocks down the corner 3 to make it 51-54

Ira Winderman

Cole steps up at start of second half, as does Bosh. Heat within three.

Surya Fernandez

Second chance points in the first half: #Rockets 12 (4-4), #Heat 2 (1-1)

Ira Winderman

Luol Deng has long been a wonderful complementary piece. The Heat, though, might need more., So far, it's largely been a struggle.

Joseph Goodman

Great half of basketball for Dwyane Wade. He has 17 pts. Everyone else? ... When does Ennis come in?

Ira Winderman

Rockets 52, Heat 41 at half. Wade with 17 on 8-of-10, Bosh with nine, Harden with 15, Dwight with 15.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Most encouraging 10 minutes for Wade offensively, by far, since the Eastern Conference finals.

Surya Fernandez

Wade continues to be aggressive attacking the rim. Missed dunk didn't stop him from penetrating again.

Ira Winderman

This time Wade hard to hole, finishes, and-one foul. But really, so far there's only been Wade and Bosh.

Ira Winderman

Wade tries soaring dunk. That doesn't work.

Ira Winderman

Wade checking back in, because winning at least one preseason home game might be nice. And still, no James Ennis.

Surya Fernandez

Wade has 14, but the rest of the #Heat starters have done very little on offense: Cole (0), Deng (2), Williams (2) and Bosh (4)

Joseph Goodman

Pat Beverley just undercut Birdman on an alley-oop. This preseason aggression will not stand, man.

Ira Winderman

Wade checks out at 7 of 8 from field.

Ira Winderman

Yes, Wade has 12. But Harden buries 3-pointer over him and now has 15.

Ira Winderman

This time Birdman launches from 17 feet . . . and converts.

Ira Winderman

Wade now 6 for 6. Rest of Heat 5 of 19.

Surya Fernandez

Heat again down by double digits. They're being out-rebounded and outscored from beyond the arc.

Ira Winderman

Good news is Wade 5 for 5. Other news is that mostly against Harden's defense . . . so does that count?

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade's 5-for-5 and moving freely, which is the most important thing for the Heat tonight.

Ira Winderman

Wade now 4 for 4 with the spinner that was goal-tended.

Ira Winderman

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

Ira Winderman

No, that's not the contrast on your TV: Heat with a new, lighter court this season.

Surya Fernandez

It took a while but Granger knocks down the first Heat 3-pointer of the night.

Ira Winderman

Khem Birch about to enter for Heat. There's not be a lot of Udonis Haslem this preseason.

Ira Winderman

Birdman shoots . . . and misses the three.

Jason Lieser

Wade opens the game with 6p on 3/3, 2a in 6 min.

Ira Winderman

Rockets 6 of 8 on 3-pointers, because that's what teams do against the Heat.

Ira Winderman

Not a good start for a team trying to avoid an 0-3 preseason at home. Heat trail Rockets 28-18 going into second quarter (TNT, really).

Jason Lieser

That Nelly was never appointed as our poet laureate is a longtime frustration of mine. Go back and listen to the Nellyville album again.

Surya Fernandez

Rockets currently 5-7 from beyond the arc in the first quarter. Heat are 0-2

Ira Winderman

Heat already with seven turnovers, something this team cannot afford.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Jason Terry doing the Jet thing in American Airlines Arena. Not the same as it was.

Jason Lieser

Anybody under 20 only knows Nelly from his performances in celebrity All-Star games, but he used to be in music.

Jason Lieser

Heat media guide revelation of the day: Shannon Brown appeared in the music video for Nelly's "Just a Dream."

Jason Lieser

Jason Terry is on the Rockets.

Ira Winderman

Birdman tries to advance the ball across midcourt. Bad things happen. Turnover.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Looking at Houston's bench, and not sure they make the playoffs this season

Joseph Goodman

Pat Beverley is already talking to trash to Udonis Haslem ... and Haslem is on the bench! Two of my favorite players in the league.

Ira Winderman

Now two fouls on Cole, so Shabazz Napier time.

Joseph Goodman

Ginobili got him RT @mfr234 @Joseph Goodman did he get into a bar brawl?

Joseph Goodman

Fancy RT @ThatNBAPick Chris Bosh hits no-look circus shot against Houston Rockets: bit.ly/1sMIWLR

Bill Reiter

Well, that was unfortunate