Bam Adebayo had the primary 20-rebound triple-double in Miami historical past, Jimmy Butler scored 28 factors and the Warmth survived an enormous offensive drought on the finish to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-107 on Monday night time.
Adebayo had 22 factors, 20 rebounds and 10 assists for Miami in what turned his sixth regular-season triple-double. Tyler Herro additionally scored 22 factors for the Warmth, and Duncan Robinson added 12.
LeBron James led all scorers with 30 factors for the Lakers, who fell to 0-4 on the highway. Austin Reaves was an help shy of a triple-double, ending with 23 factors, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. The Lakers did not have Anthony Davis for the ultimate 14 minutes; he left the sport twice with a left hip spasm and completed with 9 factors and 6 rebounds.
Adebayo was known as for touring with 8.9 seconds remaining, giving the Lakers a closing probability. The inbounds cross went to James, who drove proper, attracted defenders and located a wide-open Cam Reddish for what would have been a game-winning nook jumper.
It bounced off the rim, Butler secured the rebound and time expired. Neither crew scored within the closing 2:39, the Warmth did not have a area purpose within the closing 4:15 – and gained anyway, by getting cease after cease on the finish. Amongst them: Kyle Lowry taking a cost towards James with 1:57 left, with the listed distinction in top and weight amongst these gamers being 9 inches and 55 kilos.
D’Angelo Russell ejected
D’Angelo Russell bought ejected with 7:52 left for choosing up a pair of technical fouls for arguing, and the free throws by Herro put the Warmth up 100-88 – simply 32 seconds after the Lakers had an opportunity to get inside three factors.
Taurean Prince missed a 3-pointer that will have minimize Miami’s six-point lead in half, and the sport rapidly modified. Jaime Jaquez Jr. had a layup, then Russell had a turnover, and Jaquez Jr. had one other layup. Adebayo had assists on each of these scores by Jaquez, giving him the triple-double, and Russell was ejected for arguing after the second basket.
The Lakers began Monday night time with 5 gamers — Rui Hachimura (concussion), Gabe Vincent (knee), Jaxson Hayes (ankle), Jarred Vanderbilt (heel) and Jalen Hood-Schifino (knee) — all out with accidents.