Heat refute claims of boosted crowd noise

The Miami Heat listed a sellout crowd of 19,744 for Wednesday's season-opening victory over the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena. At least one onlooker thought he heard even more.

During the broadcast of the Heat's 107-95 victory, the...

Lakers routed by Suns

PHOENIX -- The calendar showed it to be late October, which was confusing, mainly because it felt like last February or March.

You've probably heard this one before, but the depleted Los Angeles Lakers ran into a young, fast team and got crushed....

Pistons fall in season opener to Nuggets, 89-79

DENVER -- The Stan Van Gundy era got off to a rocky start when the Pistons could only manage 16 points in the fourth quarter and six in the last 6:18, as they fell to the Nuggets, 89-79.

The Nuggets were able to get 19 points and 16 rebounds from...

Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

MIAMI -- No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back.

Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed.

Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard.

Some of it ...