The Miami Heat started the new season with a lineup that was similar to last year’s hoping to end the season similar to last year’s or better. However, the Heat did not start in similarly to last year’s team. They were defeated by Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls on Wednesday 116-108.
Here are some of the most important lessons from the game:
TYLER HERRO’S REINTRODUCTION
Herro demonstrated he was worthy of every cent of the contract extension. After a disappointing performance during the playoffs of last year’s, Herro scored 23 points at 53 percent shooting. He hit 4 of 8 attempts at 3-pointers. In addition, he had 6 rebounds, and two steals.
BUTLER STILL HAS GAS
Prior to the start of the season the pundits were looking at Butler and his potential as a player in the NBA. Butler was 33 and beginning to be written off because of his age and the miles he’s accumulated in his legs. Butler seemed like a new superstar when he began his season scoring 24 points. Even the fact that the majority of that point were from free throws Butler’s shooting selection was excellent. He hit 5-11 on the court. He also played defense. excellent as he blocked a few balls and retrieved one.
BOARDS ARE VITAL
The Heat were confined to just eight offensive rebounds. This allowed the Bulls to score 34 defensive rebound. They weren’t able make a box like they are accustomed to do.
ROBINSON INCHING BACK
Duncan Robinson was another Heat guard hoping to bounce back. He only scored five points from the bench.