Miami is coming off its second straight NBA Championship with eyes on a third. We'll be following them every step of the way so you don't miss any of LBJ & Co. on the road to the playoffs. Enjoy.
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Different night, same story
Nov 1: Two nights after losing in Philly, the Heat arrived in Brooklyn to take on the Nets and wound up taking a 101-100 loss. Believe it or not, this marks the first losing streak for Miami since January.
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Heat get deep-Sixed
Oct. 30: One night after beating the Bulls, the Heat flew up to Philadelphia for what looked like a gimme against the 76ers. Just one problem -- the Sixers weren't having it. Led my rookie Michael Carter-Williams, Philly pulled off a 114-110 victory.
Oct. 29: The American Airlines Arena was packed on opening night with fans ready to see their defending champion Miami Heat try to pick up where they left off.
On to the next one
Miami's "Big 3" accepted their second straight ring. If they play the type of ball they did last year, there's no reason why a third straight is out of reach.
Still can get up
Oct. 29: Dwyane Wade drives hard to the basket and lets everyone know he can score when he needs to. Wade's scoring wasn't needed at the end of the day though. Miami cruised past the Bulls 107-95.
Norris the ankle doctor
Oct. 29: Norris Cole played his part after putting up 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists against the Bulls. His biggest highlight of the night was a nasty crossover on Derrick Rose.
LeBron spoils Rose's return
Oct. 29: James ended up looking like his usual self but still got plenty of help from his teammates. After the first game, it was clear Miami still looks like a well oiled machine. We'll see how the rest of the season shapes out.