Heat in 5: An open letter to Kyle Lowry, full-court Love, 4th quarter woes, and more

With four games against two opponents last week, the Heat finished that stint with a 3-1 record. We go over what happened, with a focus on Kyle Lowry's effort, Kevin Love's outlet passes and the continued struggles in the fourth quarter.

Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat
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1️⃣ An open letter to Kyle Lowry

Kyle Lowry has played in 25 of the 26 regular season games for the Heat and has been key for a Heat team that has been hit by injuries once again. Missing only his second game of the season against the Timberwolves, I have some words of appreciation for a player who is far from being widely appreciated by many Miami fans, but someone who's been a constant, steady presence for the Heat this season. Three months away from turning 38, let's appreciate the perfect game he played against the Hornets last week.


Take your rest. You truly deserve it. As it happened in your first season in Miami, you have taken control of a team missing some of their best players and kept the ship afloat. Hell, you probably did more than that. And I don't think people around the Heat truly appreciate what you've done -- me included. From constantly putting you in trade talks to bashing you after a bad game, we tend to look at you as a scapegoat, instead of appreciating one of the best point guards this team has had in its history. Despite thinking the Heat need something different from the point guard position, I would be more than happy to see you finish the season in Miami. And even better if you can help bring another ring to the organization's and your collection. So take your time and rest because, trust me, the Miami Heat will still need a lot from you this season.