NBA 2K says Miami Heat survive Terry Rozier’s career high in win over Hornets

With a return for Tyler Herro seemingly inevitable, the Miami Heat look to keep things rolling against the Hornets at home. What’s NBA 2K think about it?

After much speculation, the Miami Heat have finally released an injury report that lists Tyler Herro as anything but ‘out.’ He seemed to tweet about it Monday with two emojis and the official reparations followed the next day before practice.

The Miami Heat seemed to want to play things close to the vest, but that didn’t stop their social media team from posting a couple of clips of him in full practice. I think its safe to say that he’s ready for action.

The Charlotte Hornets come to Miami for just the second matchup between the two teams this season. Even after Wednesday night’s game, they’ll face off two more times before the season’s end.

Unfortunately, Terry Rozier is coming off of a loss to the Atlanta Hawks, where he scored his career-high of 40 points. The Miami Heat have a propensity to give up big numbers to guards ranked lower on the leaderboards. This means that not only will they have to contain Rozier, but they’ll have to keep an eye on Devonte’ Graham, who is fifth in total 3-pointers made (below Duncan Robinson of course who’s third overall) and fourth in total assists this season.

The Miami Heat will have to come correct if they don’t want to fall for the infamous trap game. They have two games remaining to tune-up before their heavyweight trilogy clash with the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

Given the hope on the most recent injury report, I decided to put Tyler Herro back into the lineup as well as Jae Crowder. These two games against non-playoff teams are exactly what the Miami heat needs to figure out this new rotation.

Check out my latest YouTube video. There you’ll be able to see the adjustments I made to the rotation of each team and the players overall.

Starting Lineup

Miami Heat

Point guard, Kendrick Nunn

Shooting guard, Duncan Robinson

Small forward, Jimmy Butler

Power forward, Derrick Jones Jr.

Center, Bam Adebayo

Charlotte Hornets

Point guard, Terry Rozier

Shooting guard, Devonte’ Graham

Small Forward, Miles Bridges

Power forward, P.J. Washington

Center, Cody Zeller

Outcome

Miami Heat 122, Charlotte Hornets 95

The Miami Heat started this game off slow, as they tend to do from time to time in the real world. With a score of 27-26 headed into the second quarter in Miami’s favor, it was time to kick it into second gear and they did just that.

By halftime, the Miami Heat lead grew exponentially, as they dropped 37 points in the period and held the Hornets to just 16. The heroes of the half? The bench mob.

Jae Crowder and Tyler Herro led the team in scoring with 11 points and 10 points, respectively. After shooting 52-percent from the floor, 47-percent from deep, and 85-percent from the free-throw stripe, the Miami Heat were on a roll and there was no end in sight.

The Miami Heat actually lost the third period, but that ultimately didn’t matter. Just as the lead was whittled down to 12, the Miami Heat went on another run in the fourth.

I will say this, unlike their real-life counterparts, this digital Heat team is very good at closing games and doing what they’re supposed to do to the teams they’re supposed to do it to. With that said, they won the final scoring column 30-19 to finish off their opponents, once and for all.

Player stats

Miami Heat

Jimmy Butler – 24 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 steal

Duncan Robinson – 23 points (7-of-12 from deep), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 fouls

Bam Adebayo – 22 points, 14 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 4 blocks

Jae Crowder – 14 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal

Tyler Herro – 10 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Charlotte Hornets

Terry Rozier – 43 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

P.J. Washington – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block

Cody Martin – 9 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals

Caleb Martin – 7 points, 4 rebounds

Devonte’ Graham – 6 points, 1 rebound, 9 assists, 5 steals

The Miami Heat survived the onslaught from Terry Rozier. Although he dropped 43 points, his backcourt mate Devonte’ Graham was held to just six.

In other news, I think I finally unlocked Duncan Robinson’s shooting stroke by editing his play types to include handoff, 3-point, and cutter in that order. I can’t believe NBA 2K had him running pick and roll out top!

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The new rotation of the Miami Heat handled it’s business this time. Let’s see if they can do it again on Friday the 13th, in my *VIncent Price voice, against the Knicks.

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