Heat win first preseason game, beat Spurs 97-94

MIAMI (AP) Gerald Green scored 17 points to help the Miami Heat get their first win of the exhibition season with a 97-94 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

San Antonio led 84-71 after three quarters. But with both teams resting their starters in favor of younger players, the Heat outscored the Spurs 26-10 in the fourth.

HEAT: Miami center Hassan Whiteside (strained right calf) missed his third straight exhibition game. Meanwhile, the Heat rested four healthy veterans: guard Mario Chalmers and forwards Josh McRoberts and Amar'e Stoudemire.

SPURS: San Antonio rested forward Boris Diaw.

STAR WATCH: Forward LaMarcus Aldridge, the Spurs' big offseason addition, had 17 points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes.

MIDSEASON FORM: Spurs forward Tim Duncan went 7-for-7 from the floor, scoring 14 points in just 19 minutes. He added six rebounds and two assists.

UP NEXT: The exhibition schedule continues. Miami plays at Orlando on Tuesday. San Antonio plays at Atlanta on Wednesday.

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