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.
For the second straight game, the Miami Heat found themselves in a close one at home. Just like they did against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, the Heat found a way to beat the Atlanta Hawks. The Heat overcame a 117-111 deficit with less than a minute left in regulation to force overtime, where the team went on a 16-0 run to close the game. The win improves the Heat’s home record to 11-0 for the season. Continue reading →
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.
Holiday shopping season has come into full stride for 2019, and with the first weekend in December upon us, I’m certain that a number of us will be out in Winter [foot] traffic trying to compile a multitude of gifts for a number of different personalities and preference-types. This is despite the fingertip-driven, Amazon-same-day society we currently live in that requires we go outside of our typical comfort zone of online orders and pause buttons.
“What might this have to do with Friday NBA Daily Fantasy, Chris?” you may be asking.
We’re forced by the simple science of laziness prevailing over all else to make the easiest pivots and secondary options in life. And when forced outside of our realm of tortoise-paced timeliness and 21st century First World conveniences, we’re immediately befuddled with indecision or haphazardly hair-trigger reactions. Continue reading →