Jacari McRae | December 7th, 2019
For the first time since October 23rd, the Miami Heat trailed after a first-quarter at home. The Washington Wizards‘ fast-paced offense proved to be an early challenge for the Heat’s defense. However, in the second half, the Heat stepped up defensively and held the Wizards to 38 points to win the game. The win improves the Heat to 9-0 at home, which is the best home start in franchise history.
Here are my takeaways from the Heat’s 112-103 victory over the Wizards.
Jimmy Does it All
Jimmy Butler continued his strong play on Friday against the Wizards. He posted his second triple-double of the season. With Justise Winslow sidelined, Butler also took on the challenge of guarding Bradley Beal, who shot 7 of 17 from the field. And, when the Heat needed him most, Butler made big plays down the stretch to close the game.
Jimmy Buckets has no chill and we love it! pic.twitter.com/d1wV7VprOw— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) December 7, 2019
Butler finished with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Bam’s Career Night
Like the previous opponents, the Wizards ignored Bam Adebayo away from the basket. And once again, Bam accepted the challenge. Bam scored a career-high 24 points against the Wizards on Friday. Most importantly, he’s was playing with a little more confidence on the offensive end.
Adebayo finished with 24 points, 14 rebounds, and 4 assists.
Herro Bounces Back
The past few games have been quiet for Tyler Herro. But with Justise Winslow and Goran Dragic out, Tyler Herro carried the Heat’s second unit in scoring. In addition to his scoring, Herro also displayed his playmaking skills as the primary facilitator off the bench.
Herro finished the night with 22 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Next up: Chicago Bulls. Game tips off at 6pm Eastern Time.
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