MIAMI -- Chris Bosh scored 21 points on 7-for-8 shooting, LeBron James scored nine and the two-time defending champion Miami Heat opened the preseason with a 92-87 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night.
Roger Mason Jr. scored 14 points and Rashard Lewis added 11 for the Heat, who had what once was 22-point lead trimmed to two in the final seconds but never trailed.
Atlanta lost forward Gustavo Ayon late in the first quarter with a right shoulder injury. The Hawks said he would be evaluated again Tuesday.
Bosh had 19 points in 14 first-half minutes, helping Miami to a 49-30 lead at the break.
SVP, Stanford Steve and Brendan Haywood, explain how they tried to spice up the fourth quarter of the Cavaliers' blowout victory over the Raptors in Game 5.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver sits down with Cassidy Hubbarth to provide his reaction to the officiating being a big storyline throughout the playoffs.
Scott Van Pelt explains why the Warriors potentially losing to the Thunder would be different from other teams that have had great success in the regular season only to fall short in the playoffs.