Kyle Lowry a bright spot among Miami Heat opacity

Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles the ball while Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) defends(Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles the ball while Minnesota Timberwolves forward Jaden McDaniels (3) defends(Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports) /

With the Miami Heat currently nursing themselves and licking their wounds after a four-game losing streak, they’ll look to get right back at it on Wednesday as they welcome in the Washington Wizards to their home building.

Though they haven’t been able to get a win across their last four contests, it’s not as if they haven’t tried. Well, you say that considering who they haven’t had going for them and who has gone for them, for that matter.

In their first game of this four-game skid, against the Toronto Raptors, the Miami Heat let one get away from them. Having a pretty good lead at one point, a, mostly, fully healthy Heat roster allowed the Raptors to close the gap quickly and ultimately, win the game.

That’s something that shouldn’t ever happen but it did. After that though, from the Washington Wizards, then to the Cleveland Cavaliers, to the Minnesota Timberwolves, it would have been fully understandable if they chose to completely wet the bed.

The Miami Heat are on a four-game skid and need to get healthy quickly. Among that skid though, Kyle Lowy has more than done his part to help them win.

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Not having Bam Adebayo for that first game, still not having Jimmy Butler through the end of the Minnesota game, not having Gabe Vincent for two games, and losing Duncan Robinson late in the Cleveland game, the Miami Heat weren’t exactly favorites in any of those contests.

However and largely due to the efforts of Kyle Lowry, all except the Cleveland Contest, the Miami Heat have been right in all of these last few games. Going for a triple-double against Washington, he wouldn’t quite tally those numbers against Minnesota.

Finishing with 21 points, five rebounds, and nine assists though, he would also make more than several huge defensive plays. In fact, here is one that could have and should have changed the game for the Miami Heat.

Taking the charge there that, not only, fouled out one of Minnesota’s best players in Karl-Anthony Towns but also got the Miami Heat a stop and possession of the ball in a critical time was a key play for the veteran.

He has been doing that kind of stuff, while filling up the stat sheet for most of the past three games. And though you wish he would have given them a bit more, enough to win a game or so they dropped, you can’t really blame Lowry for his performances.

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He’s arguably been their best player in the last three games and at worst, the second-best.