In the first quarter of Richard Hamilton's debut, he curled off a Joakim Noah screen, rose for a jumper and — when Noah's defender lunged at him — deftly dumped a pass to Noah, who got fouled on a dunk attempt.

"I told Noah and (Carlos) Boozer, 'If you hit my guy, your guy is going to help and I'm going to make the pass,'" Hamilton said. "When you get your bigs easy baskets and get them flowing, they want to set screens. I want to reward the bigs."