Miami Heat Index: Heat Catch Fire With Win vs Trail Blazers

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B. <i>Stats: 14 MIN, 1-1 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-0 FT, 3 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 1 BLK, 0 TO, 2 PTS</i> Looking beyond his crazy dunk early in the game, let’s focus on Bird’s defense. The Trail Blazers got him matched up on a variety of players thanks to their pick-and-roll heavy offense and stretch bigs, and Bird was forced to defend more square feet than he’s used to. But he did a bang up job.. C. Miami Heat. CHRIS ANDERSEN

UDONIS HASLEM. B+. <i>Stats: 30 MIN, 3-4 FG, 1-1 3FG, 0-0 FT, 5 REB, 1 AST, 1 STL, 0 BLK, 2 TO, 7 PTS</i> No, that’s not a typo. Udonis Haslem took and made a 3-pointer from the corner. It’s his second 3 for his career, both coming this season. <p><iframe loading=. PF. Miami Heat

B+. <i>Stats: 33 MIN, 6-11 FG, 0-0 3FG, 0-1 FT, 10 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 6 BLK, 0 TO, 12 PTS</i>Yawn. Another double-double for Hassan Whiteside. He also had six blocks and, get this, zero fouls. A common theme between this win and the Cavs win is that Whiteside is fitting into the team concept. <a title=. C. Miami Heat. HASSAN WHITESIDE

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