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?

What do you make of the Heat's 107-95 win over the Bulls, in which Miami led by as many as 25 in the fourth quarter?

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  • What do you make of Derrick Rose's struggles (4-15, 12 points, 5 TOs, 4 assists) on Tuesday night?

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  • Which team is the biggest threat to the Heat in the Eastern Conference?

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  • Who will win NBA MVP?

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  • How far will the Bulls go in 2013-14?

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  • Will the Heat win a third straight championship?

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  • What do you make of the Lakers' 116-103 win over the Clippers on Tuesday?

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  • Will the Lakers make the playoffs?

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  • How will the Clippers fare this season?

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