Heat, Lakers win on opening night
The NBA is back! Headlining opening night, appropriately, were the two-time defending-champion Miami Heat. Their opponent: perhaps the team most primed to give them a run in the East. The result: not the best, if you're a Chicago Bulls fan. Sure, Derrick Rose & Co. made it interesting late, but the Heat mostly handled their rivals, and held the returning Rose in check. Later, the Los Angeles Lakers surprised the intracity rival Clippers 116-103. Elsewhere, the Indiana Pacers did nothing to hurt their challenger status. Does opening night change how you see 2013-14?