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  • (SportsNetwork. Carlos Gonzalez Jersey .com) - For one night the Miami Heat proved they can win without LeBron James and theyll go for another 2-0 start Saturday with a visit to Philadelphia. The Heat handed the Washington Wizards a 107-95 setback Wednesday in South Beach, as Chris Bosh muscled his way to 26 points and 15 rebounds. Bosh made nine of his 18 attempts from the floor for Miami, which made 48.1 percent for the game and received a career high 23 points from Norris Cole. Its one game. We need to stay focused on what we need to do as a team and individually, said Bosh, who scored 16 points in the second quarter and signed a five-year $118 million deal in the offseason to remain in Miami. Bosh enters Saturday just one 20-point game shy of tying Shaquille ONeal for the eighth-most in team lore. Dwyane Wade had 21 points and Luol Deng 12 in his Miami debut. Josh McRoberts, Udonis Haslem and Danny Granger all sat out the season opener with various injuries. The availability off all three is unknown for Saturday, but all are expected to be active. McRoberts, a free-agent signing in the offseason, is listed as probable. After visiting south Philly, the Heat will return home for two games versus Toronto and Houston. The 76ers dropped to 0-2 Friday night, falling to the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center in a battle of the teams with the worst records in the NBA last season. Philly suffered a 93-81 setback in Milwaukees home opener, but the Sixers had chances. The Sixers failed to score a single point in the final 8:21, missing all 13 of their shots and turning the ball over four times. We missed a lot of shots ... We just couldnt score, Sixers head coach Brett Brown said. Nerlens Noel posted his first career double-double, finishing with 14 points and 10 boards for the Sixers, who lost at Indiana in their first game of the year Wednesday night. I stayed within myself and looked to take better shots, said Noel, who struggled to six points in his NBA debut on Wednesday. Hollis Thompson was the 76ers leading scorer with 15 points against the Bucks. Tony Wroten also posted 14 points, but a technical foul in the fourth quarter hurt the team. Rookie K.J. McDaniels managed 12 off the bench. Miami lost to Philadelphia, 114-110, last Oct. 30, then evened the series with a 101-86 victory on Jan. 17. The Sixers took the series thanks to a 100-87 win on April 16, but Miami is still 16-2 in the last 18 games between the teams. The Heat have won eight of their last nine at Philadelphia. Chad Bettis Jersey . -- The Oakland Athletics and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have agreed to terms on a US$2 million, one-year contract, bolstering their depleted starting rotation. Charlie Blackmon Jersey . Erik Logan, president of the network, said Friday that the postponement was made after meetings with the St. Louis Rams. PITTSBURGH -- Johnny Cueto tossed his second three-hitter against the Pittsburgh in a week and the Cincinnati Reds eased past the struggling Pirates 4-1 on Tuesday night. Cueto (2-2) struck out four and walked three while running his career-long scoreless streak to 21 innings before giving up a home run to Andrew McCutchen with one out in the ninth. He improved to 15-4 in his career against the Pirates and became the first Cincinnati pitcher to toss consecutive complete games since Mat Latos did it in June 2012. Brayan Pena and Zack Cozart had consecutive RBI hits off Edinson Volquez (1-1) in the seventh to provide all the offence Cueto needed. Volquez allowed two runs and five hits with a walk and three strikeouts. The scene wasnt nearly as electric as Cuetos previous appearance at PNC Park, when the Cincinnati ace was pushed around early in a 6-2 loss in the National League wild-card game. At one point Cueto dropped the ball while standing on the mound then immediately gave up a home run to Russell Martin as the standing room-only crowd lustily chanted the pitchers last name. He lasted just 4 1-3 innings that night as the Pirates won their first post-season game in 21 years. Six months later, the chants would be half-hearted at best. Cueto never lost his grip on the ball, or the game. Working quickly against a team he has dominated throughout his seven-year career, Cueto needed 117 pitches to get 27 outs and nearly became the first Cincinnati pitcher to post back-to-back shutouts since Hall of Famer Tom Seaver did it in 1977 before McCutchens home run into the second row of seats in right field in the ninth. The Reds have won 6 of 9 after stumbling oout of the gate while the Pirates have dropped 9 of 12. Colorado Rockies Jerseys. Cueto upped his record to 9-2 at PNC Park, where the Pirates appear to be no closer to solving him now than they were when they first faced him in 2009. Volquez, a former teammate of Cuetos in Cincinnati, nearly matched his old friend. Signed to a one-year deal in the off-season hoping he can reclaim some of the form that made him an All-Star in 2008, Volquez has not disappointed. The right-hander has been one of Pittsburghs biggest surprises and rolled through the Reds for six innings before Cincinnati broke through in the seventh. Jay Bruce and Todd Frazier led off with consecutive singles and Bruce trotted home one out later when Pena laced a shot to right field. The burly catcher was ruled out at second on review while trying to stretch a single into a double, but Cozart followed with a sharp double to left to make it 2-0. Cincinnati added insurance runs in the eighth and ninth, with Cueto providing the eighth RBI of his career with a single to right off reliever Stolmy Pimentel. NOTES: Cincinnati RHP Mat Latos still has not thrown since being scratched from a rehab start on April 8 due to inflammation in his right elbow. Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said Latos is "feeling better" and could begin playing catch before the end of the week. ... The Pirates have yet to name a starter for Thursdays series finale. The team placed LHP Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list on Monday with inflammation in his right knee. ... The series continues on Wednesday. Alfredo Simon (2-1, 0.86 ERA) starts for the Reds against Pittsburghs Charlie Morton (0-2, 4.32). Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '