The Miami Heat haven’t wowed the opposition in what feels like a long time. After a 4-3 start, last night the Heat finally produced their first blowout win against the Bucks winning 118 to 95. The win came behind an impressive defensive effort that produced 18 turnovers and allowed the Heat to get going early with fast break points and their impressive and usual alley oops highlight plays.
The scoring was mostly done by Lebron as he poured in 33 points with four 3 pointers in just 30 minutes of play. While Wade and Bosh had a quiet night and combined for 18 points; the lack of offensive firepower from them opened the door for Michael Beasley who was simply stellar of the bench. Beasley lit up the Bucks for 19 points in just 20 minutes cementing his role in the Heats rotation. More importantly though, Beasley’s play allowed Lebron to sit out most of the fourth to nurse that sore back he has been dealing with.
This performance is exactly what the Heat envisioned when they resigned Beasley. They need him to be an integral part of the bench and a dependable scoring option when the starters don’t provide enough firepower to put teams away.
The Heat Improved their record to 5-3 overall (4-1 at Home)
Heat Notables: Chalmers, 15 Pts and 7 assists.
Bucks Notables: G. Neal, 18 Pts 3 Rebs.
NEXT UP: Friday night, Dallas comes to the American Airlines Arena here in Miami. Tip-off at 7:30pm.