James Johnson (basketball)

No dress rehearsal for Miami Heat, just preseason win over Wizards

No dress rehearsal for Miami Heat, just preseason win over Wizards

This certainly wasn't a dress rehearsal, not with Okaro White opening at power forward and Wayne Ellington at shooting guard. Not with Jordan Mickey the player selected to step up with the game-winning 3-pointer just before the final buzzer.

And it is looking more and more as if there won't be a dress rehearsal before the Miami Heat open the franchise's 30th season Wednesday at the Amway Center against the Orlando Magic.

"I don't feel it absolutely necessary," coach Erik Spoelstra said, with the Heat winning 117-115 Wednesday night over the Washington Wizards at AmericanAirlines Arena in the fifth of their six exhibitions. "And actually the last few years,...

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