The Miami Heat would be shorthanded on Friday night in Indiana. With a chance to avenge an ugly early-season defeat at the hands of these same Pacers, they would be without their best two players in an effort to do so.
That was alright though, as they, apparently, had enough to get the job done. Duncan Robinson found his game again on Friday night.
He had it going from all over the court, capitalizing on both his inside and outside game. He finished the game 4-7 from range, but it was the other stuff that really stood out.
He got to the cup with his dribble-drive game, keeping the defense off-balance all night. He was not alone though, as Tyler Herro continued the excellent play that has propelled him to be one of the league’s best scorers this season thus far.
One of the newest and youngest Miami Heat players, Omer Yurtseven, even saw his number called on Friday. Playing against the size of the Indiana Pacers, Yurtseven played most of the second half and let his will be done throughout.
The Miami Heat got a good effort from everyone on the squad Friday to beat Indiana. However, Kyle Lowry’s performance was the biggest of them all.
He was magnificent and doing the things that Kyle Lowry had done for so many years prior to this one against the Miami Heat. He hit tough fall-away shots from range.
He stopped and popped on a dime for deep hits. He flustered the Indiana Pacers all night.
And on top of it all, he did it while handing out nine helpers as well. He was everything the Miami Heat needed on Friday, what they’ll need him to be while guys are down, and how he has to keep playing if their goal is to win a title.
While it may not look that way every night for him, he has to have that same mentality. That’s the one of a killer that can get it going at any time— because that’s how he operated Friday.
Duncan finished with 24 points, two boards, and an assist. Tyler Herro finished with 18 points, five rebounds, and a dime of his own too.
Yurtseven dropped in 12 points and grabbed five boards in about 20 minutes, while Kyle Lowry finished with 26 points, three rebounds, and nine assists. It was a great effort from everyone and especially without Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo in the lineup.
This was the type of effort they’ll need from Kyle Lowry on Saturday night too. Facing off against a tough Milwaukee Bucks squad, it’s the only way they’ll have a shot.