The Miami Heat came into Wednesday’s game needing a win after dropping two games in New York over the weekend. Could they get the job done at home?
The Miami Heat returned home on Wednesday for what was to be their first game since the back to back debacles that were their games in New York over the weekend. They lost in dramatic fashion to the Brooklyn Nets on last Friday, before more embarrassingly going into the Mecca and losing to the New York Knickerbockers on Sunday afternoon.
Coming off their first set of back to back losses, the Miami Heat would have a chance to begin to right the ship on Wednesday. They wouldn’t have an easy task ahead of them though with the resurgent Spurs coming into their building. The San Antonio team had struggled mightily to begin the season before finding their stride of recently, which has been fueled by an increased volume of LaMarcus Aldridge three-point shots, ironically enough.
In any event, the Miami Heat came out with a mission in mind and it showed throughout the game. The Miami Heat had their usual excellent team effort, getting meaningful contributions from all across the board, but there was a player who stepped up more than others it seems.
Kendrick Nunn had himself a game on Wednesday, going 9-9 from the field at one point before missing. He went into halftime like a literal human torch and you can see for yourself.
Kendrick Nunn had an excellent game, finishing with 33 points, three rebounds, and four assists on 13-18 overall shooting and 5-7 from three-point range. He was joined in his shooting party by Goran Dragic who had an absolutely insane sequence of shooting in this game as well.
He nailed three almost consecutive three-pointers, before then nailing a fourth one shortly after. He would finish 5-10 from deep, 6-13 overall, and with 17 points, a rebound, and five assists.
As mentioned and to conclude, the Miami Heat played well in the game as an overall unit. They played with a sense of urgency and like a team that knew they had just lost two games that they shouldn’t have.
They will go to Oklahoma City to face the Thunder on Friday, before heading to Texas to face these same Spurs in a matinee matchup on Sunday. It should be fun and especially after this game’s results. We can’t wait.