Miami Heat: Dewayne Dedmon the star of Erik Spoelstra’s 600th win

San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) shoots around Miami Heat center Dewayne Dedmon (21) (Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports)
San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson (3) shoots around Miami Heat center Dewayne Dedmon (21) (Rhona Wise-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat came into Wednesday night’s game with a mission on their minds. They needed to get a win after Jimmy Butler called the team out again following a disturbingly bad loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday night.

Knowing that this San Antonio Spurs team was capable of beating them and especially after drubbing this same Spurs team a few games ago, this was a game that the Heat knew they had to take seriously. That’s what they did too.

Though the Spurs managed to keep it somewhat close throughout, even taking a slight lead at points, the Miami Heat maintained control for the most part. Speaking of control though and exerting dominance, as the Miami Heat did to close the game, there was one Miami Heat player in particular that just showed his backside in this victory.

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The Miami Heat needed some help in their big man rotation and Dewayne Dedmon has been a godsend.

Dewayne Dedmon has been nothing short of spectacular in his short stint with the Miami Heat thus far. Though in very limited minutes, his numbers are very impressive.

They are so impressive, that you could make the case that he’s been one of the best players in the league across his six games played. His numbers and impact would lean that way.

Even if it isn’t that dramatic or drastic though, there is one thing that’s for certain. He’s been one of the best pickups, overall, when you consider the Heat’s need, his cost, and his impact on the team.

That is absolutely a fact. In just 16 minutes off the bench, Dedmon would finish Wednesday night’s game with 18 points, nine rebounds, and one huge block that’s, definitely, worthy of showing you.

It’s also worth noting that this was Coach Spo’s 600th career victory as a head coach. What an achievement for the Miami Heat’s headman!

Hopefully, he can double that before it’s all said and done, if he wants to stay that long. For what it’s worth and for perspective, Coach Gregg Popovich or Coach Spo’s counterpart in Wednesday night’s victory, has 1308 total career victories.

Yea, that’s what you call greatness and dominance from a coaching perspective. He’s won more games in the best league in the world than some guys could dream of ever coaching.

Those are just facts. Wednesday was Spo’s, Dewayne Dedmon’s, and finally, the Miami Heat’s night though. This was a much needed and good win for them.

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Hopefully they can build off of this to close the season and enter the playoffs. Also, hopefully, they don’t have to “build on it” heading into a play-in game, meaning, hopefully they can avoid those altogether.