MIAMI - So you thought this was just going to be a fun scrimmage?
Well, in the fourth quarter, when there was a running clock in order to get matters over more quickly, Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem crashed into unknown rookie Terrel Harris to stop a layup.
"Was that a foul?" Haslem said. "I don't know if that was a foul."
It was a serious night Thursday at AmericanAirlines Arena when the Miami Heat held its Red & Black Game even if the teams were clad in red and white. With training camps condensed into a two-week period after a five-month lockout, there's not much time for frivolity.
In the waning moments of the fourth quarter, which was just eight minutes after the first three had been the standard 12, Heat small forward LeBron James was still on the court. Hey, everybody has to work plenty to get in shape for the Dec. 25 regular-season opener at Dallas.
The game was open to season-ticket holders, who filled most of the lower bowl, and was ...