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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, January 20, 2023.

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) drives against Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Friday, January 20, 2023.

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This January 20 Tyler Herro turned 23 years old; He had very little to celebrate, however, after the party the Mavericks threw at the Heat’s expense at the American Airlines Center.

In a one-sided encounter from the very beginning, the Dallas team overwhelmed the Miami quintet, which thus ended their road trip with 1-2.

The key to the defeat was the poor offense of the quintet from the Capital of the Sun. The four triples in 20 attempts contrasted with the 18 that the Mavs managed in 38. The lack of success resulted in a team without energy and without soul, suffice it to say that he also missed seven free throws.

The luck was that the Hawks (24-22) beat the Knicks (25-22) and thus the Heat (25-22) remained in 6th place in the East, before playing this Sunday at home against the pelicans.

In the end, Victor Oladipo was the best in Miami with 20 points coming from the bench and he continues in a frank upward process, although this time it was in a lost cause. While,

Bam Adebayo had another good double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds

Herro reached 16 points, despite the fact that he missed the two triples he launched, in addition to grabbing five rebounds. The escort expected something more and in the end it was not his night.

Nor for Jimmy Butler who scored only three baskets and barely reached 12 points. While Gabe Vicent with the points in the last quarter with everything decided reached 10.

But Caleb Martin (7 points), Kyle Lowry (5) and Max Stris (0) were left behind. Strus was hitless after missing all five of his attempted 3-pointers.

While the Mavs put on a real party with Luka Doncic as master of ceremonies with 34 points (5 triples), 12 rebounds and seven assists, quite a show. They were followed by Spencer Dinwiddie with 19, Reggie Bullock with 15, Josh Green with 12 and Dorian Finney-Smith with 10.


Dallas finished leading the first half 60-51, with a fiery Doncic with 19 points (4 triples), who had the help of Dinwiddie with 11. There was a fourth for each team and Miami reacted with 13 points from Herro, others 13 from Oladipo and 10 from Adebayo.

Doncic scored 11 points with his second 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Mavericks prevailed in the first quarter 31-19 against a Heat who were erratic on offense shooting 35.3 percent from the field (0-3 on 3-pointers). with Adebayo 0-5 (although the Mavs scored two trying to rebound) and a Caleb Martin who didn’t even shoot.

Dallas increased the lead to 17 points at the beginning of the second, but in the middle of the quarter Miami managed to reduce the difference to 10 and remained there until the end of the quarter, when they managed to win 32-29 to go to halftime 9 behind the Mavs.

A miserable third quarter for the Heat opened the doors to the triumph of the Mavericks who took the partial excessively 32-16 and with it extended their lead to 92-67 with Doncic reaching 30 points unlike the Miami players who collapsed to the offensive.

Thus, with a 25-point disadvantage, the quintet from the Capital of the Sun reached the last quarter and likewise ended, after, with the game decided, the partial finished tied 23-23, consummating the victory of the Mavs, well deserved by the Be the best team on the field.

Nothing, a bad game period. Now it’s up to the Heat to turn the page.

This story was originally published on January 20, 2023 10:33 p.m.

Pedro González is an experienced reporter who has covered the Miami Heat, the NBA, the Miami Open, judo, the Miami Dolphins, Inter Miami and all international soccer for more than 15 years.

Mark NT
Mark NT
Mark NT was born and raised in the India. He worked at a literary development company as a publisher. He is a creative website writer for teens and a good book reviewer.


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