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Rasual Butler is no longer in the league. Ennis just ended him.
Bury Rasual Butler next to Jason Terry.
Now, that's athleticism.
OH MY GOD JAMES ENNIS
James Ennis just made SportsCenter.
JAMES ENNIS OHHHHH MYYYYY
Heard from press row: "Wait, Rasual Butler???"
James Ennis just did something, somehow, that resulted in two points. Two rookies on the court to start the fourth. For the Heat.
James Ennis w/ his first NBA basket. And it's loud in here.
Dwyane Wade bruised left calf, probable to return. Woo boy.
Wade listed with a left calf contusion and is probable to return.
Dwyane Wade has a left calf contusion & is probable to return. Heat lead Wizards, 72-70 in fourth.
Wade left calf. Probable to return.
Wade suffered a bruised L calf on the scrum. Not a knee issue. He is expected to return.
Heat 72, Wizards 70 entering the FOURTH and final quarter.
End Q3: Heat 72, Wizards 70. Bosh has 19p, Norris Cole with 20. Wade is in the locker room with an apparent L leg injury.
Heat 72, Wizards 70 going into the fourth. Bosh scoreless in third, still with 19. Wade 4 of 11, and with an ailing calf.
Wade was driving in transition and fumbled the ball. Pierce, Wade and Wall hit the deck to get it. Wade immediately grabbed left calf.
After strong start, Bosh scoreless in third quarter.
Heat absolutely need some scoring from Ennis and Napier (0 points combined) right about now.
When do we see the first "Wade's knee" Twitter handle?
Spoelstra called a timeout to get Wade out of the game. Wade went directly to the locker room.
Wade heads to locker room during timeout.
Wade calls the timeout as soon as the Heat secure the jump ball and heads straight to the locker room.
Dwyane Wade calling out. Limping to the locker room with what looks like a leg injury. Went down on last play.
Well, at least the Heat have a variety of . . . uh . . . shooting guards in reserve.
Wade limps to the bench after a hard fall to the floor. He leaves for the locker room.
And we have the first Wade injury of the season . . .?
Dwyane Wade on his feet and limping after a few painful moments on the court. Looks like a left leg injury. He's calling for a sub.
Wade in pain, struggling to walk, bending over, but staying in.
Wade back up. Appears fine.
Wade slow to get up. Hard to tell if he needed the breather or if he's in real pain.
In his first game as Miami's starting PG, Norris Cole ties his career high at 20p. He's 8/14 FGs.
Norris Cole ties career-high with 20 points.
And down goes Dwyane Wade.
Cole said the goal this season was proving he was a "scoring" guard. Making his case so far.
Norris Cole with 18 points, so that's working out.
Shannon Brown, who on the second day of camp was declared the backup SG, has yet to play.
I think I just saw Luol Deng wearing a Wolverine costume on the Jumbotron.
Chris Andersen just appeared on the Jumbotron dressed in a Bane outfit and dancing to Thriller. Just a normal night here.
And just like that John Wall puts the Wizards back in front.
Wade with the hockey assist from the floor as Cole knocks down another jumper.
This has to be a confidence-builder for Norris Cole.
For those asking, the seats aren't empty at AAA. Fans still returning from halftime.
Cole is playing aggressively in the 13th start of his career. Strong move to the basket to reach 14 points.
Norris Cole has done a lot of iffy things, and a lot of positive things tonight. Which seems like it will be a nightly occurrence.
Norris Cole more than holding his own in the scoring column with John Wall. Who saw that coming?
Of course, I guess that's an assumption until McRoberts actually plays.
Shawne Williams with his first basket. He's 1 of 8. Lotta tweets about Nene and Beal being out, but Heat really missing Josh McRoberts.
Halftime of Heat vs Wizards: Bosh leads all scorers with 19 points, 16 of them in the second quarter alone.
Heat shot 43% in the first half, 5/18 from 3. Bosh & Cole combined to go 5/9 on 3s.
Heat 53, Wizards 52 at the half. Bosh with 19 pts.
Heat 53, Wizards 52 at half. Bosh with 19 poiints, five rebounds.
HALF: Heat 53, Wizards 52. Bosh hurting Gortat from the outside and everyone else in the post. He has 19p on 6/9, 5r.
Sloppy but entertaining first half in Miami. Bosh w/ 19, Pierce w/ 11 and Heat lead Wizards, 53-52.
Chris Bosh . . . from everywhere, now with 19.
Paul Pierce was an awesome addition to the Wizards.
Drew Gooden with 13. Who saw that coming? (Except Drew?)
Cole is now the second Heat player after Bosh to reach double-digits in points in the first half.
Wade has his moment. He needed that. Nice over-the-top feed from Deng.
That was almost one of John Wall's special blocks.
Remember, these are the Wizards without Bradley Beal and Nene.
Shawne Williams struggling so far with just 1 point. He's missed all six of his shots, five of them from 3-point territory.
Shawne Williams isn't stretching the floor much tonight.
Bosh averaged 32 min/game last year. Looks like he'll get about 19 in the first half tonight.
Make that 0 for 6 from field and 0 for 5 on 3-pointers for Shawne Williams.
Bosh about to return.
So John Wall and Paul Pierce blow by Luol Deng on consecutive possessions.
Things you didn't hear the last four years: Can the Heat survive with Chris Bosh out of the game?
Bosh at 16 points with 5:30 left in the second quarter. He averaged 16 points per game last year.
Bosh now has 16 points (5/8 FGs), 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 16 minutes.
Heat 4 of 14 from three-point range after that triple from Bosh. Heat 39, Wizards 37
Bosh had the same foul rate in the post as Dwight Howard and they were *trying* to foul Dwight.
Bosh rolling with 16p on 5/8 (2/3 threes) and 5r in his first 15 min.
The last four years were the best thing that could happen for Bosh.Allowed him time to add to game while never forgetting about the post
Shawne Williams now 0 for 5 from field, 0 for 4 on 3-pointers.
Deng about to return.
Deng (foot strain) will check back in at the next break.
Deng out with a "slight right foot sprain." He will likely return, according to the Heat.
They are Rakim's "Don't Sweat The Technique" but Andre Miller is only player on court old enough to remember the song.
Heat listing Luol Deng with a strained right foot, expected to return.
Feel like Chris Bosh is going to be the James Harden of bigs this season. Drawing tons of foul calls.
Chris Bosh might get a gazillion free throws this season.
Kris Humphries & Chris Andersen with a little conversation. Just complimenting each other's hair.
Chris Bosh going at Kris Humphries as if he wants his wedding gift back.
I would say that drive reminded me of Chris Bosh in Toronto, but he doesn't like that label anymore.
Wizards lead 28-22 after first quarter. Pierce fitting in nicely so far.
Wizards 28, Heat 22 at end of first. Spoelstra dared go an extended stretch without Wade or Bosh on court. Paid for it.
Heat shot 36% in Q1, including 3/11 threes.
Shabazz Napier vs. Andre Miller is like being that kid on playground getting run on the adult side of court for the first time.
End Q1: Wizards 28, Heat 22. Deng: 6p, 2r. Bosh: 3p, 3r. Cole: 8p, 1a. Gortat leads WAS with 8p
Shabazz Napier makes his NBA debut, checks in for Norris Cole with :45 left in Q1.
Two rookies, Ennis & Napier, are both in the opening-night rotation. That hasn't happened since 2008.