Heading into Saturday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, the Miami Heat were 0-4 on the second night of a back to back. After a hot first half, the Heat blew a 24-point lead and was in danger of losing to the Luka Doncic-less Mavericks. But in the end, the Heat made critical plays down the stretch to close the game. The Heat moves to 19-7 for the season.
It was fun while it lasted. The Miami Heat‘s 11 game winning streak was snapped by the Los Angeles Lakers in what felt like a playoff game. Up by eight at halftime, the Heat found themselves trailing by 11 in the third period before going into the fourth down by three. From there, the game went back and forth, ending with Jimmy Butler‘s missed three-point attempt at the buzzer. The Heat’s record for the season is now 18-7.
The NBA and NFL are in full swing, which means college sports have taken a backseat except for College Football because of the upcoming bowl season. Even though college basketball has taken a backseat it doesn’t mean that programs aren’t still playing hard. Here’s what select players and coaches had to say about the games they participated in at the Air Force Reserve Jerry Colangelo Classic on Sunday.
For the first time this season, at home, the Miami Heat had to break a sweat to come out victorious. Despite their record, the Chicago Bulls threw the first punch and lead the Heat by nine after the first period. Even though the Heat won the next two quarters, the game was still in doubt. But in the end, the Heat prevailed. Miami moves to 17-6 for the season.
Here are my takeaways from the team’s 110-105 victory over the Bulls.
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.
The list of unbeaten home teams just got shorter. Thanks to the Miami Heat. Despite losing their best bench scorer in Goran Dragic, the team still pulled out a victory against the Toronto Raptors. It was the team’s best road victory against an elite team since their October 26th victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Heat now improve season record to 15-5 for the season. Here are my takeaways from Tuesday’s 121-110 road victory against the Raptors.Continue reading →