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Heat may need a big man to take pressure off Big Three


NBA/Now that all of the hype surrounding the Miami Heat’s season opener against the Boston Celtics is over, the question remains: how good is this team?

Clearly the Big Three, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, underperformed, especially the latter two, who combined for just seven of 27 shooting from the floor.

The highly publicised triumvirate also committed 15 of the Heat’s 17 turnovers in Tuesday’s 88-80 loss to the Celtics, last season’s Eastern Conference champions.

But Miami’s other two starters, center Joel Anthony and guard Carlos Arroyo, scored an underwhelming five points between them.