3 Key ways the Heat improved to beat the Bulls

After blowing a late lead to the Bulls on Saturday, the Heat on Monday responded by improving in these three key areas to get their biggest win of the season. They have now won eight of their last nine.

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2. A bounceback from the bench unit led by Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Nov 20, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Miami Heat guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (11) drives to the basket
Nov 20, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Miami Heat guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. (11) drives to the basket / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday's loss was a tough outing from the bench unit, who shot a combined 9 for 26 from the field and 4 for 15 from 3.

A key player from Miami's bench unit has been Jaime Jaquez Jr., who has almost always provided the Heat with impact on both ends of the floor. But Jaquez was unable to leave his mark in Saturday's defeat as he was plagued with foul trouble. Jaquez finished with six points, and his foul total nearly matched his points scored with four fouls.

Monday night's outing was a different story for Jaquez, who bounced back with a strong 19 point outing on an efficient 61% from the floor.

Jaquez was able to score in a variety of ways, knocking down two catch-and-shoot 3s along with a jab step corner ball over DeMar DeRozan.

Jaquez also took advantage of the attention Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo had on them and was able to cut to the basket with ease as we've seen over the last few games.

It was impressive to see Jaquez bounce back, and his scoring off the bench has so far been a key factor in Miami's victories.