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BBNBA: Herro and Adebayo Lead Heat to 4-1 Start

(Dale Zanine | USA TODAY Sports)

(Dale Zanine | USA TODAY Sports)

Good morning, folks. It was a slow, three-game night in the NBA, but a few Wildcats still put up some impressive numbers. Let’s talk NBA.

RECAP

Young ‘Cats leading the Miami Heat

  • The recent return of Jimmy Butler after a three-game hiatus due to the birth of his child has infected the Miami Heat with an extra burst of energy. The results have produced back-to-back wins over the Atlanta Hawks and two great performances from Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo. On Halloween night, Herro poured in a BBNBA-high 17 points to go along with four rebounds and three assists coming off the bench. Herro exploded for 29 points on Tuesday against the Hawks but wasn’t quite done putting them on his rookie highlight reel.

  • This fan – wearing a Kentucky No. 14 jersey – also got way too excited after he received a sweaty wristband from Herro.

  • As for Adebayo, he stuffed the stat sheet once again. The former Kentucky big has been showing off his versatility to start the season and he produced a 12-point, six-rebound, and seven-assist outing on Thursday night. Adebayo has been unbelievably great for the Heat through five games, averaging 15 points, 9.8 rebounds, and an impressive five assists per game. He’s shooting over 57 percent from the field and even hit his first triple of the season and fourth of his career. His defense has somehow been even better than his offense. He’s a massive reason the Heat sit at 4-1 on the year.

Other notes

  • Jamal Murray and the Denver Nuggets lost its second-straight game after starting the season 3-0. Denver lost by 15 to the New Orleans Pelicans as Murray put up 14 points, three rebounds, and six assists on 6-14 shooting. Excellent performances from Brandon Ingram (25 points) and Jahlil Okafor (26 points) of the Pellies led the home team to victory.
  • If I had to take a random guess at the two *very early* candidates for Most Improved Player, that shortlist would include both Adebayo and Ingram at the top.
  • Trey Lyles started his fourth consecutive game for the San Antonio Spurs to open up the season, adding four points and four rebounds while playing his fewest minutes (12) of the season. San Antonio fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 103-97. And speaking of the Clips, Patrick Patterson did not have a memorable night, going 0-5 from deep for zero points, although he did snag nine rebounds in his 18 minutes.
  • Check out the full stat sheet below.

STATISTICS

PlayerResult PointsFG (3FG)Reb.Ast.StealsBlocksTOs+/-Mins.
Tyler Herro (MIA)106-97 W @ ATL177-16 (3-9)43101-130
Jamal Murray (DEN)107-122 L @ NOP146-14 (1-4)36103-1126
Bam Adebayo (MIA)106-97 W @ ATL124-5 (1-1)67120+735
Trey Lyles (SAS)97-103 L @ LAC42-2 (0-0)40000-412
Jarred Vanderbilt (DEN)107-122 L @ NOP00-011000+35
Patrick Patterson (LAC)103-97 W vs. SAS00-5 (0-5)92101_618
Keldon Johnson (SAS)97-103 L @ LACDNP-Inactive----------------
Darius Miller (NOP)122-107 W vs. DENDNP-Achilles----------------

TONIGHT IN THE NBA

7:00 (ESPN): Rockets @ Nets

7:00: Cavaliers (Knight) @ Pacers

7:00: Bucks (Bledsoe) @ Magic

7:30: Knicks (Knox, Randle) @ Celtics (Kanter-out)

8:00: Pistons @ Bulls

9:30 (ESPN): Lakers (Rondo-out) @ Mavericks

10:00: Jazz @ Kings (Fox, Gabriel)

10:30: Spurs (Johnson, Lyles) @ Warriors (Cauley-Stein)

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

15 Comments for BBNBA: Herro and Adebayo Lead Heat to 4-1 Start



  1. ColoradoCatFan88
    10:16 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

    Herro for ROY



    • trumpetguy
      10:46 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

      AWESOME video of that young man who is obviously a huge Bucket fan! “Pics say a thousand words”…….BBN got in Atlanta last night



  2. gobble gobble
    10:44 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

    Zach… that’s not a picture of Bam. That’s rookie Kendrick Nunn… he actually leads ALL rookies in PPG



    • gobble gobble
      10:48 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

      He’s not a straight out of college rookie. He was undrafted a couple years ago and played in the G League last season. 24 year old rookie



  3. 4everUKBlue
    10:49 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

    And once again Reddish couldn’t hit anything.



  4. gobble gobble
    10:51 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

    And don’t know if you realize this, but jerseys have numbers on them… the number on Bam’s jersey is ‘13’



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:58 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

      I guess since Jack burned your @ss you’ve decided to pick on someone else. In fact he does not say it is Bam.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:34 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

      What the picture is, is a picture of Reddish getting posterized. “Every picture tells a story don’t it?” ….Rod Stewart



  5. gobble gobble
    11:45 am November 1, 2019 Permalink

    He DEFINITELY used that pic bc he thought it was Bam. And if he consciously decided to use a pic of Kendrick Nunn on a UK website?… also dumb. Not picking on Zach in particular… most KSR “journalists” are… not too great



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:21 pm November 1, 2019 Permalink

      I would argue only Zach knows why he used that picture unless you’re a mind reader… To me all I noticed was Reddish getting dunked on, that’s the best part of that picture.



    • mashburnfan1
      2:24 pm November 1, 2019 Permalink

      Mind reader…..lol….he does not even read articles right. Gobble, still waiting for your apology to Jack on his article you misread and called him incompetent. Admit your wrong. You can admit to being an as$ later.



    • Newtype
      2:54 pm November 1, 2019 Permalink

      Dude. You’re a bitch. Stfu.



  6. Newtype
    2:52 pm November 1, 2019 Permalink

    No one should be losing to the pelicans by double digits and no one damn sure shouldn’t happy cry from getting another man’s piece of clothing.



    • 4everUKBlue
      3:04 pm November 1, 2019 Permalink

      It was a kid that got excited over a wristband not a piece of clothing. Get over yourself.



    • Newtype
      10:07 am November 2, 2019 Permalink

      It could’ve been the whole damn uniform. Still no reason for that over dramatic reaction. Yikes