If you haven’t been counting along the Miami Heat’s winning streak is now at 11 games. This team has been leap frogging its way into play off contention. They are now only 2 spots away from the 8th seed in the eastern conference.
The Heat have been beating teams both over and under .500 and they are becoming difficult for opposing teams to game plan for. As the Heat keep rolling, they are building their chemistry as a team and everyone is becoming comfortable. Coach Erik Spoelstra has been doing a great job putting certain units on the floor and they have produced great performances and big wins.
In their last 3 games the Heat have played the Atlanta Hawks, Philadelphia 76ers, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Against the Hawks the Heat came away with a huge 116-93 win.
Hassan Whiteside played a big role in this game with a big double-double by scoring 18 points and grabbing 18 rebounds. There was also big production off the bench from James Johnson and Tyler Johnson.
Both players would combine for 27 points. Goran Dragic would score 27 points in the game he would go 4-5 from 3-point range. Dion Waiters also had a big game scoring 20 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.
In the game against the 76ers the Heat would come away with another big 125-102 win. Hot shooting was key for the Heat in this game. The Heat shot 58.5% from the field and 54.5% from 3-point range.
Making more then half of the shots they took is a big reason why they won. It was a high scoring game for both teams, but the Heat bench was the difference maker.
The bench scored 50 points for the Heat. Whiteside had a monster double-double with 30 points and 20 rebounds. Waiters and Dragic would combine for 37 points and lead their team to a win.
The Heat won another high scoring game, but this was a close one ending with a score of 115-113 against the Timberwolves. The Heat were still shooting over 50% from the field and from three in this game, and that helped them get this win.
Four starters were in double figures for the Heat and the Timberwolves. The bench for both teams was a different story, as the Heat bench would score 33 points and the Timberwolves bench would score only 19 points. The starters and the bench for the Heat are playing great team basketball in order to get these wins.
Since the Heat signed Okaro White a 6’8 forward out of Florida State to a couple of 10 day contracts the Heat have not lost. White has been signed through the rest of the 2016-2017 NBA season for the Heat.
In the 10 games he has played in he has not shown great production. He has averaged 4 points per game, and 2 rebounds per game. The one big he had came against the Nets where he scored 10 rebounds and grabbed 7 rebounds.
He is playing big minutes for the team and needs to increase his production. He will have 30 more games in order to show what he can do for this team. The Bucks will be the next match up for the Heat who are 2 games behind the Bucks in the loss column.