Detroit Pistons lose two after first game

The Pistons not only lost their preseason opener in Miami, they also lost forward Jonas Jerebko and guard Terrico White to serious injuries.

Jerebko, who averaged 9.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in 73 starts last season, will miss five to six months with a ruptured Achilles' tendon.

White, a second-round draft pick, broke a bone in his right foot and will have surgery Friday along with Jerebko.

Dwyane Wade's ailing right hamstring was no better a day after his debut was cut, but he expects to travel with the Heat to (but not play in) exhibition games this week.

•Commissioner David Stern said that preseason games will be held in Brazil "likely prior to the 2014 World Cup," when Brazil will organize the showcase soccer tournament.

•The annual GM Survey says the Lakers are the team to beat for the league title, according to 63 percent of the 28 general managers who responded. In the MVP race, the Thunder's Kevin Durant was the overwhelming pick, getting 67 percent of the votes.