Still getting used to his new surroundings in Miami, Ray Allen went to the wrong end of the court when it was time to line up for the national anthem.
Once play began, he looked right at home.
No longer looked upon as a villainous character in Miami, Allen got tons of cheers from the crowd when the reigning NBA champion Heat held an open scrimmage before about 10,000 fans on Wednesday night, his unofficial introduction of sorts to South Florida. And the former Boston Celtics guard wasted no time making his new backers happy, hitting the first 3-pointer he tried while wearing Heat colors.
The Red team beat the White team 69-56, which couldn't have been more irrelevant since many players switched teams during the scrimmage.
''We are excited to get this thing started again,'' Heat coach Erik Spoelstra told the crowd.
It starts for real on Oct. 30, when the Heat will raise a second championship banner and get their rings, then open the season against Boston. The Celtics are still v...