CHICAGO.- Bam Adebayo scored 23 points, as well as registered 11 rebounds and the Miami Heat On Monday they beat the 118-110 Chicago Bulls, two nights after they blew a 21-point lead in the same arena.
Jimmy Butler He had 16 points against his former team, while Adebayo achieved his eighth double-double of the campaign.
The Heat have eight wins in their last nine games, after starting the season 1-4. Miami made 17 of 35 attempts from three despite their scorer Tyler Herro He missed his sixth consecutive game due to a sprained right ankle.
For the fourth consecutive duel, the Bulls They came to have a large disadvantage compared to their followers. They were down 12-2 after just three minutes after two three-pointers from Duncan Robinson who scored 11 of his 22 goals in the first period. Robinson has added a triple in every game this season.
Coby White led the Bulls with a season-high 20 points, including four three-pointers. Nikola Vucevic he was 18 and DeMar DeRozan fifteen.
“We set the tone last game too, we just gave it some leeway. So I’m glad we didn’t do that this time,” explained Butler, who rested the entire fourth quarter. “I love it. Let my teammates do their thing. “You can have every minute and I’ll sit back, relax and enjoy the show,” he added.
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For his part, the coach Erik Spolestra He assured that he is not surprised by the good performance of his team, despite the setbacks at the beginning and what happened in Chicago just a few days ago.
“Sometimes you have a chance to improve after tough losses.“said Spolestra. “We were all very disappointed with how the fourth quarter went the other night. We felt like we were in control for a lot of the game and we ended up losing. That can put your feet on the ground.“.
FOUNTAIN: With information from AP