The Heat bounced back from Wednesday’s loss to the Pacers in a big way, blowing out the Pistons 110-78. The win brings the Heat record to 49-22 on the season.
For the Heat, LeBron James led the way with his first triple double of the season, amassing 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists. Udonis Haslem scored a season-high 17 points in a spot start. Chris Bosh added 15 points and nine rebounds.
For the Pistons, Greg Monroe scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Will Bynum scored 12 points off the bench. Kyle Singler added 11 points.
The game started out competitive, as the Heat held just a five point lead after the first quarter (28-23). They broke the second quarter and the game open with a big run at the end of the quarter (29-19), to take a 15-point lead into halftime, 57-42. They opened the game up even more, by winning the third quarter by 17 points (35-18), to build that lead to 32 points. That made the game 92-60 heading into the fourth quarter.
This was a weird game, in that the Heat were severely undermanned, as Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Ray Allen, and Greg Oden all sat out with injury and the Heat still won in a dominating fashion. Haslem played another impressive game and Norris Cole looked as good as he has all season long.
The Heat’s next game is Saturday night, as they travel to Milwaukee to take on the Bucks (14-58). The tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 pm.