Free agent signee Gerald Green introduced himself to Miami Heat fans Sunday night with a ferocious windmill jam on the fastbreak.
The visiting Charlotte Hornets had the last laugh, though, taking a 90-77 preseason win.
Chris Bosh returned to the floor for the first time since a blood clot scare ended his 2014-15 season.
Per the Miami Herald:
And Bosh did show emotion Sunday. Plenty. He showed it after the Heat had fallen 90-77 to the short-handed Hornets, flashing much of the promise and a few of the shortcomings that might define the team’s upcoming season. He showed it after he’d addressed the press, assuring reporters that they could save their tissues, since everything about this felt absolutely, entirely “regular” and “normal,” and that “if you put a fish back into water, he’s gonna swim.” He showed it as he bugged out his eyes while barking and woofing at the locker room TV, urging on the Cowboys defense, before bouncing away in a Dallas T-shirt.
“You really have to take these moments and just be grateful for him — not take him for granted, not be so wrapped up in your business that you can’t appreciate how awesome that is,” coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Where he was when I saw him in the hospital bed last February and then to get him out there right now — he looked great.”
He finished his work in the third quarter, totaling 23 minutes, 14 points, including one of his feathery jumpers, plus seven rebounds and a couple of assists — most notably a slick squatting between-the-legs drop to Dwyane Wade for a driving layup. […] “He was channeling his inner Josh McRoberts,” Wade joked later, referring to the Heat’s backup forward, who has a flair for the flashy feed. “He gives you a lane, and you have momentum.”