MIAMI Regardless of the team, the game plan for defending the Miami Heat begins and ends with LeBron James.
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat made a statement when they won the 2012 NBA Championship in June. Any other games besides that are, well, just games to them.
MIAMI -- At the start of each season Doc Rivers eyes the reigning NBA champion as the team to beat. Part of doing that, obviously, is defending the defending title holder.
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics ran through their final practice on at home Sunday morning before flying out to Miami to take on the Heat Tuesday for Opening Night.