Posted July 25, 2013

Report: Heat to start title defense vs. Bulls, get Lakers on Christmas

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The Miami Heat will reportedly start the season against the Chicago Bulls. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Miami Heat will reportedly start the season against the Chicago Bulls. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The two-time defending NBA champion Miami Heat will start their quest for a three-peat Oct. 29 at home against the Chicago Bulls, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

The game will be a rematch of the Eastern Conference Semifinals last season, which the Heat won in five games.

The newspaper reports that the NBA schedule has not being finalized but is nearly complete and should be released next week. That schedule is also subject to revision.

The Heat will go on the road to play the Los Angeles Lakers on Christmas. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has stated this summer that he is targeting November or December for a return from a torn Achilles tendon.


17 comments
TylerAllen
TylerAllen

WOW the defending champs get the Lakers! Sorry Heat fans! We all know you deserve better!

guzman1000
guzman1000

screw ESPN and their facebook format

WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

Bet ya Rose's leg will act up again and he'll miss it....but only God knows, right Derrick 

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

boy, I was thinking Lakers vs Rockets Christmas Day

TylerAllen
TylerAllen

Lakers a Christmas spot? Thats funny!

JohnCyrilNoelke
JohnCyrilNoelke

Da Bulls!  Couldn't be a better game for DRose first game back!  I like how he recently told CNN in an interview that he is the best player in the NBA.  I also like the article where Ray Allen called all Heat fans bandwagon fans LMFAO hahahahaha!   Lets go Chitown!!!!!!!!!

6marK6
6marK6

Geez, can't I enjoy no NBA for a few months!?

HeatManZE
HeatManZE

wtf ..why do we play the lakers on x mas....arent the lakers in the d league now?

jaxxduece
jaxxduece

@JohnCyrilNoelke Words, bro. I can also say Im the best player in basketball. But I can't back it up. Neither can DRose. I appreciate his confidence and he is super good. But he is Iverson. Once you take away their penetration, they amount to Chalmers. But Chalmers has two rings. DRose doesn't. 

jaxxduece
jaxxduece

@6marK6 Again, you are on the wrong web site. This is sports based. 


captaincone9
captaincone9

@HeatManZE .....Thats  the same thing I was thinking.....Heat vs Rockets....Now that's a game!

NucLear
NucLear

@@jaxxduece  Are you seriously comparing a scrub like Chalmers to the only person in the past 5 years other than LeBron James to win the MVP? You are dumb, dude.

KobeBryant24
KobeBryant24

Both of you are morons. Lakers will win that game. I'm coming back with a vengeance and new players making us better than we were.

Jamez01
Jamez01

@KobeBryant24 

Yeah....right! Lets see in January if the Lakers  even have a wining record....