'Birdman' Brings the Energy as Heat Burst Past Bucks

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'Birdman' Brings the Energy as Heat Burst Past Bucks
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MIAMI — Chris Andersen flew through the lane, slammed home the rebound and turned to the crowd with open arms. The crowd at sold-out AmericanAirlines Arena stood and cheered Miami's newest cult hero. Andersen has become more than a curiosity with his vivid tattoos, Mohawk 'do and “Birdman” nickname. He has become the Heat's energizer, and that never was more apparent than in the Heat's 110-87 victory over Milwaukee in Sunday's opening game of the playoffs.

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