Miami Heat Dispatch: Bench fuels dominant win over Hornets

The Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets in back-to-back games, this time closing them out with a big performance from Jaime Jaquez Jr. and the bench.

Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat
Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat / Megan Briggs/GettyImages
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Game Ball: Kyle Lowry

Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry
Charlotte Hornets v Miami Heat / Megan Briggs/GettyImages

It was a perfect night for the Heat’s Kyle Lowry. He finished with 17 points on 5-5 from the field and 4-4 from distance. Lowry’s efficiency was largely used in the second quarter to secure Miami the lead and the Heat never looked back. 

The floor general was able to find open shots and got to his preferred shooting destinations. He played with his own pace and used his pumpfake in perfect fashion, opening up clear opportunities for him to score. 

There are days where Lowry will put some of the scoring responsibility on his shoulders and others where he’ll attempt just one shot, but on Wednesday night the veteran was feeling it. He was rewarded late in the game, sitting through the fourth quarter (along with Jimmy Butler) with a comfortable lead.