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The Miami Heat knew that the expectations set ahead for them would be tedious. They’ve lost two of their last three games and sit at 6-6 over their last 12, which has caused a semi-rebellion from much of their fanbase.
The Miami Heat are coming off a series of very peculiar games. Though they have won a few of those games that would qualify in this select group, they have made them more interesting than they had to be, for lack of better terms.
The Miami Heat entered Wednesday night’s game off of an ugly win the previous night over the Detroit Pistons. Thinking that a win… like that… would propel them to play a more complete game on the following night, it wasn’t the case at all.
Despite leading for much of the first half, the Heat would fall apart in the second half in a chippy battle against Minnesota First Half: After struggling to score briefly, it was Duncan Robinson who would get the Heat on the board first.
The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Miami Heat on Wednesday November 24th, 8:10pm ET at Target Center in NBA Regular-season play. The Minnesota Timberwolves are favored in the matchup, with the moneyline for MIN set at -114.
Martin has made himself valuable at the top of Miami’s zone defense. Before the season, I said that Caleb Martin, who is on a two-way contract, “could become a consistent rotation player.” But I didn’t see how quickly Erik Spoelstra would come to rely on the 6-foot-5 swingman.
The Detroit Pistons host the Miami Heat on Tuesday November 23rd, 7:10pm ET at Little Caesars Arena in NBA Regular-season play. The Miami Heat are favored in the matchup, with the moneyline for MIA set at -500.
It was perhaps the most painful loss for the Miami Heat this season. After playing so well the past week, they blew a 10-point lead with less than five minutes remaining Saturday against the Washington Wizards.
PJ Tucker was brought in to defend. At the very least, that was the conventional wisdom. Tucker is fresh off of winning his first NBA championship, thanks to the defensive role he played on the Milwaukee Bucks.