KANSAS CITY, Mo. Samaje Perine Youth Jersey . -- Its not often Mario Chalmers receives a louder ovation than LeBron James., his Miami Heat teammate. On Friday night, the two-time defending NBA champions were playing the Charlotte Bobcats at the Sprint Center, about 40 miles from the University of Kansas, where Chalmers starred on the Jayhawks national championship team. So Chalmers wasnt surprised to receive more of a reaction from the crowd during the 86-75 preseason victory. In fact, he expected it. "Its custom out here, its supposed ty in the first quarter Beasley scored nine of 10 points, including six straight, in the run that gave the Heat their first breathing room. Even with Beasley playing well, Chalmers wasnt worried about losing any of the fans affection. "This is more of KU territory, Sprint Center," Chalmers said. This is the fourth year Miami has played an exhibition game in Kansas City, and the crowd was decidedly in the Heats favour. So even though he wasnt necessarily the star of the show, that was just fine with James. "Its a great crowd," Jas fun to play in front of a crowd like that." Al Jefferson paced Charlotte (0-2) with 11 points and Jeff Taylor added 10. The game featured little offensive rhythm, and the Heats biggest lead was 15 points. But the Bobcats stuck around in the fourth quarter, using the lack of rhythm to their advantage. Every time Charlotte threatened, though, Miami responded. Miamis Norris Cole scored eight points in the final quarter, including 3-pointers on consecutive possessions, and finished with 15 points. "We need those guys off the bench to come in and either get the momentum or pick us up when were not going," James said. "You could bring in five guys off the bench and sit the whole starting lineup if you need to because we have that type of talent. Its definitely a luxury." Christ Bosh scored seven points, while the final member of the Heats big three, Dwyane Wade, sat out after playing Thursday night against Detroit. Miami coach Erik Spoelstra wanted to keep Wade, whos recovering from a knee injury, from playing on consecutive nights. "We just want to make sure that were continuing to take steps forward," Spoelstra said. "Its been a very good training camp for him so far. Those are our discussions between Dwyane, myself and the training staff." Samaje Perine Redskins Jersey . Hawkins severely spr start last year as well. The forward shot just 41 per cent from the fieseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '
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