Originally written October 30, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
MIAMI -- LeBron James didn't appear tired, Dwyane Wade's knee looked just fine, and new addition Ray Allen came off the bench to give the Heat another potent threat. And just as importantly, Chris Bosh, Miami's sometimes forgotten star, delivered a big finish. On a night the Heat celebrated their 2011-2012 NBA title with a ring ceremony, their championship defense began with an impressive performance at American Airlines Arena. The Heat beat the Boston Celtics -- Allen's old team -- 120-107 Tuesday night. The Celtics got as close as 111-107 with 2:05 remaining, but Bosh scored on a drive to the basket and then added three free throws and a dunk on Miami's next three trips to squelch Boston's threat. Bosh finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds. James had a busy offseason with a run to Olympic gold and various promotional appearances all over the world. But he looked to be in stellar form Tuesday, putting up 26 points and 10 rebounds. Wade, who had ...
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