Miami Heat drop preseason opener to Atlanta Hawks before China trip--Miami Herald
Cole started at point guard with Mike Miller at shooting guard. James played every second of the first quarter and finished with eight points. Bosh started at center, and Shane Battier manned the forward position opposite James.Bosh sharp, but Heat off in exhibition loss to Hawks--South Florida Sun Sentinel
There were, however, notable struggles, with Pittman again unable to stay out of foul trouble, Harris uneven when cast at point guard in the absence of a legitimate backup for Norris Cole, and Mike Miller passive as the replacement starter for Wade.
Spoelstra was most displeased with the Heat's 23 turnovers, including five for Cole and five for Harris.