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BBNBA: Adebayo, Herro Lead Heat to 2nd Straight Win

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Good afternoon, folks. The Miami Heat are second in the Eastern Conference. Let’s talk NBA.

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Big Blue Nation travels to watch former ‘Cats in Indy

Up in Indianapolis on Wednesday night, the Big Blue Nation made the short trek to watch a couple of former Wildcats earn another impressive win. Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and the Miami Heat beat the Pacers 122-108 as the ex-Kentucky stars led their team to its second consecutive win.

Herro guided the Heat with 19 points, seven rebounds, and two assists while shooting an impressive 5-8 from beyond the arc. Adebayo added 18 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in only three-quarters of action on an 8-11 clip from the field. Miami improved to 10-9 on the road with the win and 27-10 on the season – second-best in the East behind the 33-6 Milwaukee Bucks.

But the feel-good story came after the road victory. It doesn’t matter if the college ‘Cats are playing or not, the BBN will still travel. Check out what Herro had to say about the “home” crowd after the game whilst wearing his best Dwayne “the rock” Johnson costume.

An overtime loss for the Charlotte Hornets

The injury-riddled Toronto Raptors refuse to relent. Even without Pascal Siakam, Fred VanVleet, Marc Gasol, AND Norman Powell, the Raptors stole a road win in extra time against the Charlotte Hornets.

Toronto rallied from down 10 with roughly five minutes left in regulation to complete the comeback in overtime. Rookie Terrence Davis (former Ole Miss star) dropped 23 points and 11 rebounds in his first NBA start.

P.J. Washington posted 12 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists for his third double-double of the season while Malik Monk went for seven points, five boards, and a season-high seven assists.

Monk can still dunk, if you were curious.

Other notes

  • In other BBNBA news, Eric Bledsoe and the Milwaukee Bucks took down Willie Cauley-Stein and the Golden State Warriors in the late game on ESPN. Bledsoe registered 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, and three steals in the Bucks easy 107-98 win. WCS added 10 points and 11 boards – his second double-double of the year – on 4-6 shooting from the floor.
  • Julius Randle was held out the New York Knicks 128-104 loss to the Utah Jazz due to “personal reasons” that have not been identified. Kevin Knox did play, scoring six points on just 2-10 shooting (and 0-5 from deep).

  • In a huge win during ESPN’s first game of Wednesday night, the Denver Nuggets snuck out of Dallas with a 107-106 victory over the Mavericks. Jamal Murray recorded 14 points, three rebounds, and five assists on a 7-18 mark from the floor. He also talked to the broadcast crew IN THE MIDDLE OF warmups, which was pretty cool.

  • Lastly, the San Antonio Spurs shocking smoked the Boston Celtics, 129-114. Trey Lyles was starting at the center position once again for the Spurs, producing nine points and five rebounds on a perfect 4-4 shooting clip. In a loss, Enes Kanter managed just two points and seven boards.

Check out the full stat sheet below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Tyler Herro (MIA)122-108 W @ IND197-16 (5-8)72002-125
Bam Adebayo (MIA)122-108 W @ IND188-11 (0-0)94010+3128
Eric Bledsoe (MIL)107-98 W @ GSW164-11 (0-3)32311-429
Jamal Murray (DEN)107-106 W @ DAL147-18 (0-3)35001-131
P.J. Washington Jr. (CHA)110-112 (OT) L vs. TOR124-7 (0-1)126024-140
Willie Cauley-Stein (GSW)98-107 L vs. MIL104-6 (0-0)110000-320
Trey Lyles (SAS)129-114 W @ BOS94-4 (1-1)50112+917
Malik Monk (CHA)110-112 (OT) L vs. TOR73-8 (0-2)57012+1224
Kevin Knox (NYK)104-128 L @ UTA62-10 (0-5)60001-929
Enes Kanter (BOS)114-129 L vs. SAS21-3 (0-1)71001-817
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (CHA)110-112 (OT) L vs. TORDNP-CD----------------
Julius Randle (NYK)104-128 L @ UTADNP-Personal----------------
Keldon Johnson (SAS)129-114 W @ BOSDNP-Inactive
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Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)107-106 W @ DALDNP-Inactive----------------
John Wall (WAS)89-123 L @ ORLDNP-Foot----------------
Darius Miller (NOP)123-103 W vs. CHIDNP-Achilles----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

7:00: Cavaliers (Knight) @ Pistons

7:00 (TNT): Celtics (Kanter) @ 76ers

8:00: Trail Blazers (Labissiere) @ Timberwolves (Towns-questionable)

9:30 (TNT): Rockets @ Thunder (Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Noel)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA. Follow me on Twitter: @ZackGeoghegan