Chris Bosh looked unbowed by the blood clot problem that kept him out the second half of last season and Miami moved the ball like they’d gone to San Antonio for summer camp in the opening night win against the Charlotte Hornets. Bosh had 21 and his equally healthy-looking running mate Dwyane Wade had 20 in the 104-94 win.
Wade moved to No 52 on the all-time NBA scoring list, in front of Pistons legend Isiah Thomas and just 100 points away from surpassing Scottie Pippen. Thomas finished his career with 18,822 points and a Hall of Fame nod. Thomas won two NBA championships. Wade has won three. LeBron James, Wade’s old teammate, is currently 20th on the scoring list. The Heat blocked 7 shots against the Hornets.