The Miami Heat did their homework in the third quarter, and the Salt Lake City team’s attempt at an epic came late. Not even 36-16 of the last period was enough to turn a scoreboard that Florida had been in charge of feeding throughout the NBA Saturday evening.
Both teams, despite being the leaders of their respective conferences, came in low hours, after a week of poor results. This victory against a serious rival supposed to regain control, and the Heat faced the challenge without Jimmy Butler, while the Utah Jazz appeared with the entire staff. Solutions Herro SL
El Herro from 2019-20 … and even better
The guard remains unstoppable and electric, and there are no more mouths that could question his return to the best level after a campaign of ups and downs and not being where he should be. Yesterday the triples did not enter (1 of 7), but that was not an obstacle to be decisive in the future of the crash: his 27 points and 8 rebounds, showing incisive and effective in the other areas of the rectangle, left him as the best player in Miami, but not in bad company at all, since all the starters were in double digits, highlighting Kyle Lowry and Duncan Robinson with 21 and 22 points respectively, and the second finally resuming his idyll with the triple (six baskets).
“I have never doubted my ability nor has it been a matter of confidence,” Robinson assured, since until last night his percentages did not accompany his reputation as a great shooter so far this year. It’s not like I’ve forgotten how to pitch. My shot is coming back, and we must expect more than tonight for sure. “
“We were physically and mentally prepared for this game,” added Lowry. “We had just lost three games on this tour, when two of them had the opportunity to really win them. We have to continue growing and today was a good pillar for that. “
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A worrying pothole
The regulars surrendered for Utah, with Donovan Mitchell, Bogdanovic and Jordan Clarkson scoring in their twenties and Rudy Gobert with his double-double of points and rebounds. But behind they were unable to stop the offensive torrent of those from Spolestra, receiving more than 25 points during three consecutive quarters. Too steep to climb.
“I wouldn’t say we’ve panicked, but I think it’s disturbing,” Mitchell said after the fourth loss in five games. I think that will be the word I will use. It’s annoying because we know each other, we know what we are doing. And it’s time for us to get out there and do it for real.
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