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BBNBA: Bam, Herro crush Sacramento Kings and De’Aaron Fox

(Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

(Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

On a slow Thursday night in the NBA, two former Kentucky guards clashed trying to bring their teams back to a winning record. Here’s the best from last night’s NBA action.

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Bam and Herro get the best of Fox and his Sacramento Kings

Thursday night’s slate of NBA games saw the Heat get the best of De’Aaron Fox’s Sacramento Kings 118-110, as Tyler Herro led Miami in points with 27 off the bench. Herro was helped by the 6’9 point-forward Bam Adebayo and his triple-double. The win helped the Heat end a three-game losing streak and helped Bam notch his fourth triple-double in his young NBA career, as he faced off against his former teammate Hassan Whiteside.

However, on the other side, the Kings along with De’Aaron Fox struggled immensely as he only scored 11 points, going 0-3 from the three-point line with his plus-minus at -8 when on the floor. The team’s luck was not as good as the Miami Heat, with the loss now extending their losing streak to now five games over the last 10 days.

AD-less Lakers get overwhelmed by Nets’ duo of superstars

As the great Magic Johnson had predicted pre-game about the MVP matchup happening between LeBron James of the reigning NBA champions Los Angeles Lakers, and the up-and-coming Brooklyn Nets with superstars of their own, the matchup was billed a preview of an NBA finals matchup.

The game itself came short of the very large expectations set before tip-off. The Nets were always in control of the game, and without his partner Anthony Davis, all LeBron James could do was watch James Harden and Kyrie Irving make circus shots as Kevin Durant also watched from the sidelines while his team easily defeated the short-handed Lakers 109-98.

The Nets led by 11 points at halftime and the lead only ballooned in the third quarter, as LeBron James and the Lakers were down 16 points by the end of the third. Harden, who scored 27 points in Durant’s absence, had no problems quickly adjusting to the playstyle of the Brooklyn Nets, as he has been averaging 25 points and 12 assists since the beginning of February while shooting 51 percent from the field.

For LeBron and the Lakers, it was a memorable night as he hit career 35,000 points, something only done by two others, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Expectations for the Lakers are that Anthony Davis will be back in four weeks after his re-evaluation last night.

For more, here are the full stats from yesterday

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Tyler Herro (MIA)118-110 W at SAC272-443103-333
Bam Adebayo (MIA)118-110 W at SAC160-01210004+1836
De'Aaron Fox (SAC)110-118 L vs MIA110-3410104-832
Anthony Davis109-98 L vs BRKOUT - Calf/Achilles

TODAY IN THE NBA

7:00 – Warriors (Mulder) at Magic

7:00 – Nuggets (Murray) at Cavaliers

7:30 – Bulls at Sixers (Maxey)

7:30 – Hawks (Rondo) at Celtics

8:00 – Pistons at Grizzlies

8:00 – Thunder (Miller, Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander) at Bucks

8:00 – Suns (Booker) at Pelicans (Gabriel, Bledsoe)

9:00 – Raptors at Timberwolves (KAT, Vanderbilt)

10:00 – Jazz at Clippers (Patterson)

Article written by Pranavdeep Singh

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3 Comments for BBNBA: Bam, Herro crush Sacramento Kings and De’Aaron Fox



  1. slam212121
    6:24 pm February 19, 2021 Permalink

    When Herro is on, he’s literally unguardable at times. Here’s efficiency, 70% field goal with 50% from beyond the arc for the game. Yet, Cal couldn’t get Hagans to throw him the ball during his season as a Cat.



  2. Johnnycat
    8:59 pm February 19, 2021 Permalink

    Herro struggles to play point in the NBA. He is a pure scoring two-guard, like Booker. Unfortunately, Miami has two other players who are similar, Robinson and Nunn. Their best lineup is when Butler or Bam control the offense…seeing that now in the 4th Q. Miami is best when Dragic is healthy. I love the composition of the team, but they are almost a bunch of mis-matched pieces. They get killed on the glass and cannot handle teams with 2 high level bigs.



  3. slam212121
    9:48 pm February 19, 2021 Permalink

    Herro has just turned 21 and had zero off season to prepare for a second season and new position.

    With Dragic out, Herro gets sent to the bench to come off and provide scoring that is usually all him providing the bench points.

    The offense is devised around Jimmy or Bam at the top of the key to provide PnR to help players that can’t create plays or shots for themselves, namely Olynk and Robinson. Even though Herro comes off the bench he gets starter minutes and is always in the game at crunch time.

    Outside of Dragic, who has been out and remains out there is no other PG to turn to except Nunn and he’s not a playmaker even though he’s only 6’2”. Robinson can’t dribble or shoot off the bounce, so Herro was forced into the role of playmaker while Butler was out.

    Kid is still averaging 17.5, 6.3, and 4 per game second year.

    Bam turning triple doubles shows his growth yet also shows the offense that Miami runs to free up the likes of Robinson and Olynk. The loss of Leonard for the season and the trade of Crowder has crushed the rebounding and interior play. Which is why you see Herro twice getting 15+ boards in a game.

    Heat desperately needs Dragic back for added bench scoring and help alleviate some pressure off Herro to provide playmaking and points to a nonexistent bench.