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Preseason Game Recaps

HEAT vs. Grizzlies
Oct. 21th, 2003
LOSS: 97-82
Miami led by three points entering the fourth quarter but couldn't withstand a Memphis rally, losing 97-82 Tuesday to wrap up preseason play. Rafer Alston and Eddie Jones scored 13 points apiece for the HEAT, who open the season Tuesday in Philadelphia.
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    HEAT vs. Pistons
    Oct. 17th, 2003
    WIN: 84-71
    Eddie Jones scored 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field including two three-pointers and eight rebounds in leading the Miami HEAT to a 84-71 victory over the Detroit Pistons. John Wallace added 15 points off the bench and rookie forward Udonis Haslem added 10 points and eight rebounds as the HEAT improved to 5-1 in the preseason. Miami shot a sizzling 51.6 percent from the field, connecting on 33-of-64 shot attempts, while holding the Pistons to a dismal 30.9 percent on 21-of-68 attempts. The HEAT also outrebounded the Pistons 42-29 and forced 15 Detroit turnovers. Miami led 47-31 at halftime, but Detroit used a 12-2 run at the start of the third quarter to cut the deficit to 49-43. The Heat went on a 15-10 run to end the period, then outscored Detroit, 30-18, in the final quarter to secure the win.
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    HEAT vs. Hawks
    Oct. 16th, 2003
    LOSS: 78-92
    Eddie Jones fired in 17 points but the HEAT lost to the Hawks 92-78 in a preseason game on Thursday. Dwyane Wade chipped in 16 points.
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    HEAT vs. Spurs
    Oct. 14th, 2003
    WIN: 99-88
    Lamar Odom scored 31points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead the Miami HEAT to a 99-98 preseason victory the San Antonio Spurs at the AmercianAirlines. It was Odom’s running hook-shot with two seconds remaining that secured Miami’s fourth consecutive win in the preseason. Eddie Jones added 23 points as no other HEAT player reached double-figure scoring. Odom and Jones combined to score 22 of the 28 HEAT points in the third quarter, with both scoring 11 points each to bring Miami back from a 49-40 halftime deficit. Miami shot a preseason high 51.4 percent from the field, connecting on 36-of-70 shot attempts, while tying a NBA preseason high with 10 three-pointers made.
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  • HEAT vs. Magic
    Oct. 11th, 2003
    WIN: 77-75
    Lamar Odom and Rasual Butler each scored 10 points, as the Miami HEAT pushed its preseason record to 3-0 with a 77-75 victory over the Orlando Magic at TD-Waterhouse Centre. In addition to Butler and Odom, Loren Woods pulled down 15 rebounds for his second doublefigure rebounding game, while reserve guard Rafer Alston dished out seven assists. The HEAT led at halftime 37-35 and led by as many as 15 points late in the fourth quarter with the score reading 76-61 at the 5:23 mark. Miami held off a late Magic rally to secure the victory.
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  • HEAT vs. Hawks
    Oct. 10th, 2003
    WIN: 94-92
    Rasual Butler’s 12-foot jumper with one second remaining in regulation lifted the Miami HEAT to a 94-92 preseason win over the Atlanta Hawks at TECO Arena. Butler finished with 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field including one three-pointer. The score was tied at 92- 92 with 16 seconds remaining, when the HEAT spread the floor, giving Butler a clear lane to make a play. On the ensuing Hawk possession, Obinna Ekezie’s jumper bounced off the back rim and the HEAT secured the victory. Miami trailed by as many as nine points in the fourth quarter, until John Wallace entered the game at the 7:18 mark of the quarter. Wallace scored 11 of his 15 points over a five-minute span to give the HEAT a three point lead at 88-85 with 2:49 left to play. Over the next minute and a half, the HEAT would extend it lead to five, before the Hawks would eventually tie the score at 90-90 and then again at 92-92, setting the stage for Butler’s heroics.
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  • HEAT vs. Sixers
    Oct. 8th, 2003
    WIN: 89-79
    The Miami HEAT needed overtime on Tuesday night to record a win in its preseason opener over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. Miami defeated Philadelphia 86-79 on the strength of a 25-point effort from Eddie Jones and 18 points each from Lamar Odom and rookie Dwyane Wade. The HEAT however, would not have been in a position to win, if not for two clutch free-throws by Loren Woods to force the overtime period. Woods finished the game with just four-points, all from the free-throw line, including 11 rebounds and two steals. With the HEAT trailing, 77-75, in the final 22.3 seconds of the fourth quarter.
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    Day Five - October 5

    Practicing right up until the very last minute, HEAT training camp closed up shop on Sunday, moments before the team took off for Puerto Rico, where they will play their first preseason game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday evening.
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  • Day Four - October 4

    He may be a young rookie starting off as a little fish in a big NBA pond, but where HEAT forward Jerome Beasley came from, he dominated the stats charts and picked up a lengthy list of basketball accolades.
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  • Day Three - October 3

    For most, Friday means the end of the workweek, but HEAT players surely weren’t singing T.G.I.F. today. That’s because for them, this Saturday and Sunday means two more days of intense training camp before they leave Sunday evening for Puerto Rico, where they will play their first preseason game on Tuesday.
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  • Day Two - October 2

    With Assistant Coach Keith Askins running up and down the court with a whistle and Head Assistant Coach Stan Van Gundy already with a scratchy voice from yelling so much instruction, the campers came away from today’s session with a further understanding of the offensive philosophy, more specifically, transition offense, set offense and out-of-bounds plays.
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  • Day One - October 1

    Eighteen resolute men – six returning HEAT players and 12 newcomers – came out to the Miami HEAT’s first day of a five-day training camp physically and mentally prepared for what is legendary known around the NBA as one of the most challenging and taxing training camps in the league.
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    Coach Riley Season Preview Teleconferece
    On October 13, Head Coach Pat Riley spoke with reporters on the results of training camp, who he is excited about and his plans for the season.
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  • Jerome Beasley
    He may be a young rookie starting off as a little fish in a big NBA pond, but where HEAT forward Jerome Beasley came from, he dominated the stats charts and picked up a lengthy list of basketball accolades.
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  • Caron Butler Undergoes Successful Surgery
    MIAMI, Oct. 4 - Miami HEAT President and Head Coach Pat Riley announced today that forward Caron Butler underwent successful surgery this morning. Butler had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee at HealthSouth Doctors Hospital.
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  • Bimbo’s Back With A Whole New Kind Of Game Face
    For the most part, the same Bimbo Coles – the one who had HEAT fans cheering on his explosive moves to jumpstart a game during crucial minutes, the one whose cordial and well-mannered demeanor was endeared by fans, the one whose best buddy in the world was, and still is, old HEAT teammate and current HEAT Assistant Coach Keith Askins – is back.
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  • HEAT Announces Training Camp Roster

    The Miami HEAT opened training camp on Wednesday, October 1 and will continue through Sunday October 5 at the AmericanAirlines Arena practice facility. New players were added to the team roster including 2003 NBA First Round Draft Pick Dwyane Wade and free agent acquisition Lamar Odom. Returning from the 2002-03 season are Eddie Jones, Brian Grant, Caron Butler, Malik Allen, Rasual Butler and Sean Lampley. Second round draft pick Jerome Beasley is also in camp.

    In addition to the six returning players, draft picks and Odom, the HEAT signed through free agency, guards Rafer Alston from the Toronto Raptors and former HEAT player Bimbo Coles from the Boston Celtics. The front-court also got a boost during the summer with the signing of Samaki Walker from the L.A. Lakers, Loren Woods from the Minnesota Timberwolves and John Wallace. Wallace last played for the Phoenix Suns, but spent the 2002-03 season in Greece. Former University of Florida standout Udonis Haslem was added to roster, while another former HEAT player Ike Austin and guard Joe Crispin from the Phoenix Suns were added on Monday, Sept. 29.

    2003-04 Preseason Schedule
    Date Team Time Site
    Oct. 7 *vs Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. Roberto Clemente Coliseum (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
    Oct. 10 vs Atlanta 7:30 p.m. TECO Arena (Estero, FL)
    Oct. 11 at Orlando 7:00 p.m. TD Waterhouse Centre (Orlando, FL)
    Oct. 14 vs San Antonio 7:30 p.m. AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, FL)
    Oct. 16 at Atlanta 7:30 p.m. Phillips Arena (Atlanta, Ga.)
    Oct. 17 at Detroit 8:00 p.m. The Palace of Auburn Hills (Auburn Hills, MI)
    Oct. 21 vs Memphis 12:00 p.m. AmericanAirlines Arena (Miami, FL)

    Malik Allen Forward 6-10 06/27/1978 Villanova ’00
    Rafer Alston Guard 6-2 07/24/1976 Fresno State ’98
    Ike Austin Center 6-10 08/18/69 Arizona St. ’91
    Jerome Beasley Forward 6-9 05/17/1980 North Dakota ’03
    Caron Butler Forward 6-7 03/13/1980 Connecticut ’02
    Rasual Butler Forward 6-7 05/23/1979 La Salle ’02
    Bimbo Coles Guard 6-2 04/22/1968 Virginia Tech ’90
    Joe Crispin Guard 6-0 07/18/1979 Penn State ’01
    Brian Grant Forward 6-9 03/05/1972 Xavier ’94
    Udonis Haslem Forward 6-8 06/09/1980 Florida ’02
    Eddie Jones Guard 6-6 10/20/1971 Temple ’94
    Sean Lampley Forward 6-6 09/09/1979 California ’01
    Lamar Odom Forward 6-10 11/6/1979 Rhode Island ’01
    Cherokee Parks Center 6-11 10/11/1972 Duke ’95
    Dwyane Wade Guard 6-4 01/17/1982 Marquette, ’03
    Samaki Walker Forward 6-9 02/25/1976 Louisville ’98
    John Wallace Forward 6-9 02/09/1974 Syracuse ’96
    Loren Woods Center 7-2 06/21/1978 Arizona ’01