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Buzz is back: Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener
Buzz is back: Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

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 was refreshing, like rookie point guard Shabazz Napier playing meaningful minutes. And some of it Wednesday night was as astonishing as what The-Guy-Who-Left provided, with rookie swingman James Ennis doing something horrible to former Heat forward Rasual Butler with a rim-rattling, roof-raising fourth-quarter dunk that sent the sellout crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena into delirium. Miami Heat 107, Washington Wizards 95. A new era with a sizzling...

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