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Heating Up: Lakers vs. Heat Reaction

Miami Heat Heating Up
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The game started off pretty sloppy early on. Both teams kept turning the ball over in what seemed like every possession. The Miami Heat didn’t make their first field goal for over four minutes. From there, the game got better as both teams started to heat up. Despite having control for long stretches, and many opportunities in overtime, the Heat couldn’t put the Los Angeles Lakers away. With huge production from their reserves, the Lakers were able to escape with a win. The loss puts Miami at 7-4 for the season.

Here are my three takeaways from Wednesday’s loss in Los Angeles.

Bam’s Huge Quarter

The first half didn’t go well for Bam Adebayo. He picked up two fouls in the first period. And quickly picked up his third in the second quarter. Bam, however, picked up his play in the second half. The Heat center help Miami increase its lead by being aggressive on the offensive end. He attacked the paint and hit on a few jumpers. Additionally, he dished out great assists to get his teammates going. Defensively, he was phenomenal. Adebayo has been great this season but it still feels like he can do more.

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Adebayo finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high six steals.

Duncan struggles continue

The one Heat player who’s struggled the most this season is Duncan Robinson. Prior to the season, the thought was that Kyle Lowry‘s addition would help free up Robinson more. Well, he’s doing that part with Robinson having open opportunities. Unfortunately, Robinson hasn’t taken advantage of them. Robinson shot 3 of 13 from downtown against the Lakers on Wednesday night. He even missed two free throws that would’ve cut the Lakers lead to one in overtime. Right now, it seems to be all mental with him. Hopefully, he’ll bounce back soon and return to the sniper the Heat are looking for.

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Robinson ended the night with 12 points.

Malik Monk haunts the Heat again

The term Heat Twitter often uses is called “Random Scrub Heat Killer”, or RSHK. This is basically a random rotation player who goes off against the Heat. The RSHK player tonight was Malik Monk. Monk previously had a career-night against the Heat back when he was in Charlotte. He hurt the Heat again on Wednesday. Monk was hitting clutch shot after clutch shot to go 10 of 13 from the field and 4 of 7 from downtown. His night went so well that he threw up a shot and made it as the shot clock expired.

Monk finished with a season-high 27 points.

Next: The Los Angeles Clippers. The game tips off at 10:30 pm EST.

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