Thoughts on HEAT vs Nets

By HeatDiehards
Jan. 26, 2017

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports


-Make that five straight wins for the Heat. 

-Dion Waiters in the clutch again. He scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter. And hit another dagger three to end the game.

DW at it again!

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT)

-This guy really loves to play in big moments.

-Goran Dragic had a good all around game tonight. He was a rebound and an assist away from a triple double.

! ???? has 7 of his 17 here in the 4th quarter tonight.

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-Early hot start for Brook Lopez who had 16pts in the first quarter. He also shot 4-5 from downtown.

-He had 6 threes by the first half.

-Tyler Johnson was out once again with his shoulder injury. He had a MRI on his shoulder in Miami today. And the MRI results came back negative which was good news for the Heat.

- So he should be ready to come back soon. Maybe after this road trip. 

Until then, the point guard responsibilities will remain for Dion Waiters, James Johnson, and Goran Dragic.

-Waiters continued his hot first quarter. He had 8 points in the first.

-Wayne Ellington got it going tonight against his former team.

-Not a great second quarter for the Heat. They gave up 66 points in the first half and trailed the Nets by 11.

-And it wasn't a great game for Whiteside who struggled to get anything going tonight.  

Spoelstra quickly subbed Babbitt, Waiters, and Whiteside to try to find some energy on the court.

-Whiteside came back for little bit in the third until Spo subbed him out again. He didn't return to game after that. After the game, Whiteside told reporters he's dealing with a right sprained ankle and that shouldn't have played.

- The Heat got great spark off the bench from Okaro White. He was blocking shots, drawing fouls, and attacking the offensive glass. He even made a big three in the fourth quarter. You can see why Spo trusts him.

Guess who put the squad up for good tonight?


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-White's ten day contract ends tomorrow. With the way he played tonight, he deserves another one.

-Willie Reed also gave good minutes tonight.

-Now the Heat will travel to Chicago and try to extend their win streak against Dwyane Wade and the Bulls.

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