Bam Adebayo scores 23 factors because the Heat cruise to a 118-100 win over the Bulls
CHICAGO — Bam Adebayo scored 23 factors and had 11 rebounds, and the Miami Heat blew out the Chicago Bulls 118-100 on Monday night time, two nights after blowing a 21-point lead in the identical constructing.
“We set the tone our last game too, we just let up a little bit, so I’m glad that we did not do that,” mentioned Jimmy Butler, who rested on the bench for your entire fourth quarter. “I love that. Let my teammates be great. They can have all the minutes and I’ll sit back and relax and enjoy the show.”
Butler scored 16 factors in opposition to his former crew.
The Heat have now received eight of their final 9 video games after a 1-4 begin to the season. Miami nailed a season-high 17 of 35 3-point makes an attempt from the sphere regardless of sharpshooter Tyler Herro lacking his sixth-straight recreation with a proper ankle sprain.
“Sometimes you do have the opportunities to get better from tough losses,” Heat coach Erik Spolestra mentioned. “We were all very disappointed with how the fourth quarter went the other night. We felt that we were in control for a large part of the game and wound up losing the game. That can humble you.”
For a fourth consecutive recreation, the Bulls confronted a big deficit in entrance of their house followers, falling behind 12-2 lower than three minutes in after Duncan Robinson made two early 3-pointers. Robinson scored 11 of his 22 factors within the first quarter and has hit at the least one 3-pointer in each recreation to date this season.
“Duncan, when he does cut, he’s cutting and he’s finishing well at the rim,” Butler mentioned. “He’s throwing lobs, he’s getting layups. He’s making the right passes, he’s handling the pick-and-roll. He’s so comfortable, he’s so confident, just like everyone else around here.”
Coby White led the Bulls with a season-high 20 factors, together with 4 3-pointers. Nikola Vucevic scored 18 factors, and DeMar DeRozan added 15.
Zach LaVine was restricted to 13 factors on a season-low 9 shot makes an attempt. Alex Caruso additionally completed with 13 factors together with a block and a steal. For the defensive-minded Caruso, six straight video games with double-digit scoring is the longest streak of his profession.
“We weren’t down 20-1 this game,” LaVine mentioned, referencing the Bulls early deficit Saturday night time. “So that’s a positive.”
Rookie ahead Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 19 factors, whereas Kevin Love added 11 factors with eight rebounds for a Heat bench unit that mixed for 42 factors, in comparison with simply 21 for the Bulls’ reserves.
“It’s great to see how well the rook is playing,” Love mentioned of Jaquez, a fellow UCLA product. “He was the one guy I watched more than anybody in his years at UCLA. I was tuning in watching him, love his game. I’m just happy I get to be on the right side of those dunks. He’s working extremely hard.”
Heat: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night time.
Bulls: Begin a four-game street journey in opposition to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night time.
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