After blowing out the Houston Rockets on Sunday, the Miami Heat were looking to start the road trip off right with a win. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Up by 10 at halftime, the Denver Nuggets increased their lead with a strong third quarter, outscoring the Heat 31-20 in the period. The Heat now fall to 5-2 for the season.
Before the Miami Heat heads out for their three-game road trip, they had to take care of business at home. And that’s exactly what happened. The team dominated the Houston Rockets from start to finish and never looked back. With that said, here are my four takeaways from the Heat’s victory over the Rockets. Continue reading →
The Miami Heat continued their hot start by defeating the Atlanta Hawks 106-97. Even though Trae Young was out, the Hawks kept pushing back before Miami clinched the game in the last few minutes of regulation. With Thursday’s win over the Hawks, the Heat moved to 4-1 this season, their best five-game start since 2012-13.
Despite missing key players, the Jimmy Butler-less Miami Heat rallied back from a huge 21-point deficit and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks. Miami trailed 74-53 with less than 11 minutes left in the third period. However, the Heat ended up winning the second half and overtime 78-56 to complete the comeback win.
Here are my four takeaways from Saturday night’s victory over the Bucks.
On Saturday night, the Miami Heat announced that they suspended Dion Waiters for conduct detrimental to the team. Heat president Pat Riley was quoted as saying the suspension stemmed from “a number of unacceptable incidents this week, culminating with his unprofessional conduct on the bench last night.”