But on the next Cleveland possession, Battier landed awkwardly while defending at the rim, remained down for a few moments, then awkwardly ran into the Miami locker room. A team spokesman said Battier felt much better after the game.
So did all his teammates.
‘‘We need to get out of here as quickly as we can, before they put more time on the clock,’’ Spoelstra said.
NOTES: Miami entered the night having allowed the third-most 3-point tries in the NBA this season, behind only Denver and Houston, teams that had each played one more game than the Heat. ... Injured Cavs G Kyrie Irving was on the court about an hour before the game, doing some work and greeting Battier — a fellow Duke product. ... Miami debuted its ‘‘White Hot’’ uniforms, one of several outfits the Heat will don for various games this season. ... Former NFL star Thomas ‘‘Hollywood’’ Henderson, who spent most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, sat courtside.