Miami Heat defeat Boston Celtics, 107-99

MIAMI - While the option of playing in a warm-weather city with Dwyane Wade was enticing, the allure of competing for a title with the Celtics was more inviting for Stephon Marbury.

Before he was bought out of his contract by the Knicks, the Celtics and Heat were rumored to have the strongest interest in Marbury. Once Marbury became a free agent, he said Wade and Heat president Pat Riley made a sales pitch to bring him to Miami. While the two-time All-Star appreciated t...