Miami (AP) — Jimmy Butler scored 28 points to lead the Miami Heat over the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 110-104 on Thursday night.
Victor Oladipo scored 18 points and Tyler Herro scored 15 points in the heat. The heat bounced off a 12-point home loss against Memphis on Tuesday.
Miami made a 9-2 run in the second half of the fourth period, leaving Markieff Morris to leave after discussing with officials, leading Butler’s two technical free throws 104-94, leaving 2:14. did.
The Lakers cut to 106-100 with 29 seconds remaining with a Kentavious Caldwell-Pop 3 pointer. Butler’s four throws against Miami’s next two possessions ensured victory.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 28 points, including 6 out of 11 3 points.
The recently won Andre Drummond has returned from a four-game miss, giving the Lakers 15 points and 12 rebounds. Drummond hurt his right big toe on his debut in Los Angeles on March 31st.
The Lakers continued without injuring LeBron James and Anthony Davis. James was unable to compete in 10 consecutive games due to an ankle sprain, and Davis has participated in the last 24 contests due to calf tension. Forward Kyle Kuzma was also pushed aside on Thursday due to calf tension.
Lakers: Guard Talen Horton-Tucker suspended a match inherited from the NBA early Thursday for playing his role in replacing Toronto in Tampa, Florida on Tuesday. … The Lakers managed to stay in Miami for three nights on this trip. They arrived late Tuesday night and stayed on Wednesday and Thursday. They were scheduled to fly to Newark, NJ on Friday afternoon for a match between Brooklyn and New York.
heat: Miami began shooting just 4:31 penalty free throws in the first period. By the time the Lakers attempted their first free throw with 54 seconds remaining in the quarter, Miami had converted 16 to 15 from the line.
Miami has completed the signature of Center Dewain Dedmon. Its latest NBA appearance took place in Atlanta in March 2020. Dedmon has been tested for COVID-19 and is eligible to play. He signed for the rest of the season, and Miami still has some caproom left for another signature before the playoffs.
Lakers: Saturday in Brooklyn.
heat: In Portland on Sunday.
Miami Heat 110, Los Angeles Lakers 104
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