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Defending champion Heat open camp in the Bahamas

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- The Miami Heat got off their charter plane Monday night and were greeted by a junkanoo band, and have been treated like royalty since arriving in the Bahamas.

That is, until coach Erik Spoelstra got things going at the first practice of the season Tuesday morning.

With two basketball courts and temporary lights strung in a cavernous hotel ballroom, the Heat got their season started with a workout that lasted about two hours. Predictably, the Heat did not do one offensive drill, with the focus entirely on defense.

Spoelstra says he cannot believe how well things came together logistically for this camp. Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade also raved about the setup.


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