A big shot making group effort leads Miami Heat over Warriors, 116-109

Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat dribbles the ball past Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Kyle Lowry #7 of the Miami Heat dribbles the ball past Jordan Poole #3 of the Golden State Warriors(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat needed to get themselves a win on Tuesday night, as they were coming off a series of agonizing defeats. Having the chance to get some payback on one of those teams that beat them recently, the Golden State Warriors, they would welcome the defending champs into the FTX Arena for that opportunity.

And though the Miami Heat would only confuse you to begin the game with their effort, looking as lost and out of sorts as they have for the rest of the season, they would eventually get things together. On the back of their collective effort, they would be able to outpace the Warriors from behind the arc and thus, on the scoreboard.

For starters, the Miami Heat’s bench got 24 points out of Max Strus, 17 points out of Duncan Robinson, and then another nine points out of Dewayne Dedmon in 11 minutes of action. Those collective efforts would help lead the Heat’s bench past the Warriors’ reserves by a tally of 54-37.

Ironically enough, Robinson, Strus, and Dedmon would all get on the board in part due to their range shooting, with the trio going 10-21 from the three-point line.

The Miami Heat got a much-needed win on Tuesday night over the Golden State Warriors. And a big part of it all was their reserve energy and shot-making.

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That efficiency from their bench would help the Heat along the way to outshooting the mighty range-shooting Warriors from behind the arc, efficiency-wise.

While the Warriors would make more, only slightly more though at 18 to the Heat’s 16 made shots from deep, Golden State’s 18 was 36.7 percent of their shots while the Heat’s 16 made shots was nearly 40 percent of theirs at 38.1 percent on the night.

The Miami Heat also got timely shot-making to go along with the robust nature of it, in general, and from their reserves. Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson, and Max Strus all hit big three-pointers down the stretch in money time to, either, pull the Heat back close, tie the game up, or help them pull away.

It was all crucial and needed, as was getting the win. For a Heat team searching for a way to right the ship early on in the young season, this was a good step in that direction.

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They’ll look to keep going that way on Wednesday, welcoming in another candidate for revenge, the Sacramento Kings.