Heat24142831 -- 97Grizzlies21211620 -- 78

Despite holding Shaquille O'Neal to four points in the first half, Memphis lost its fifth consecutive season opener, all at home. The Grizzlies' three major offseason additions -- Eddie Jones, Damon Stoudamire and Bobby Jackson -- were a combined 11 of 37. The game was close until a Miami run late in the third period and the early stages of the fourth, when the Heat pulled away.

Miami

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0037-7816-219-50192997Walker 41:0810-171-13-164325Haslem 25:301-64-43-8056O'Neal 27:516-140-31-63212Williams 32:474-72-20-23510Wade 39:459-185-72-106423Mourning 18:322-40-00-2054Payton 28:170-34-40-4224Kapono 20:113-60-00-1129Barron 1:371-20-00-1012Simien 1:370-00-00-0000DWright 1:370-00-00-0000Walsh 1:081-10-00-0002

Percentages: FG .474, FT .762. Three-Point Goals: 7-18, .389 (Walker 4-7, Kapono 3-5, Wade 0-1, Payton 0-2, Williams 0-3). Blocked Shots: 7 (O'Neal 3, Wade 2, Mourning, Walker). Turnovers: 18 (Wade 7, Payton 4, O'Neal 3, Haslem, Mourning, Walker, Williams). Steals: 7 (Williams 3, Wade 2, O'Neal, Payton). Technical Fouls: O'Neal, 6:24 second.

Memphis

MinFGFTO-TAPFPts.Totals 240:0029-8516-2614-44162178Battier 35:572-43-41-4128Gasol 40:5211-234-76-124026LWright 24:291-80-22-6152Stoudamire 34:034-132-22-55310EJones 32:215-173-33-71115Jackson 14:592-70-10-3305Miller 25:283-71-20-4127Tsakalidis 9:470-20-00-1040DJones 11:011-32-30-2024Roberts 7:490-01-20-0021Burks 1:370-00-00-0000Warrik 1:370-10-00-0000

Percentages: FG .341, FT .615. Three-Point Goals: 4-17, .235 (E.Jones 2-7, Battier 1-1, Jackson 1-3, Miller 0-3, Stoudamire 0-3). Blocked Shots: 6 (Gasol 3, E.Jones, Battier, Tsakalidis). Turnovers: 15 (Battier 3, Miller 3, Tsakalidis 2, D.Jones 2, E.Jones, Gasol, L.Wright, Jackson, Stoudamire). Steals: 8 (E.Jones 3, L.Wright 2, Miller, Jackson, Roberts).

A: 18,119 (18,119). T: 2:09.