It was not a shock when the Miami Heat defeated the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night. After much scrutiny over its loss against the Boston Celtics in Boston on Tuesday night to begin the 2010 season, the Miami Heat shut down the 76ers in Philly with a 97-87 victory, giving Miami its first win of the season.
With the challenge of a strained hamstring to overcome, Dwayne Wade went 10-for-20 shooting and scored 30 points, while Lebron James added another 16 points on the board. Chris Bosh marked his territory with 15 points, while James Jones hit six out of nine three-pointers, scoring 20 points.
Friday night, the Miami Heat held its home opener against the Orlando Magic. As screaming fans supported the players’ amazing moves, the Heat brought home yet another victory, its first at home in 2010, with a 96-70 final score.
James had 15 points and Dwayne Wade scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds, as the Miami Heat came together and scored 45 points to Orlando’s 25 in the second half. The Magic’s 30.4 percent from the field and 4-for-24 showing on three-pointers fell short to Miami’s 40.7 and 50 percent, respectively.
The Heat is on, but will it stay on for their Sunday afternoon game against the New Jersey Nets? Fans will be anxiously waiting for that afternoon’s Halloween treat.