27 Dec 2011

NBA season finally underway

1:00 pm on 27 December 2011

NBA basketball's five-month long lock out was officially put behind it with the competition finally tipping off in the United States.

The Miami Heat immediately showed why they are title favorites by beating last season's champions the Dallas Mavericks 105-94.

The New York Knicks had a surprise 106-104 win over the Boston Celtics and the Chicago Bulls had a come-from-behind win, led by last season's MVP Derrick Rose who scored with less than five seconds to play, to beat the LA Lakers 88-87.