NBA GAMETHREAD: Phoenix Suns (26-20) @ Miami Heat (24-22)

This is our GAMETHREAD: Chat live about the game here!

Injury Report:

Miami Heat:

  • RJ Hampton (g league) — OUT
  • Orlando Robinson (g league) — OUT
  • Cole Swider (g league) — OUT
  • Dru Smith (knee) — OUT

Phoenix Suns:

  • Bol Bol (foot) — OUT
  • Damion Lee (knee) — OUT

Projected Starting 5 (subject to change):

Miami Heat:

  • Terry Rozier, G
  • Tyler Herro, G
  • Jimmy Butler, F
  • Haywood Highsmith, F
  • Bam Adebayo, C

Phoenix Suns:

  • Bradley Beal, G
  • Devin Booker, G
  • Grayson Allen, F/G
  • Kevin Durant, F
  • Drew Eubanks, C

Broadcast Info:

  • Tipoff: 7:30 PM EST
  • TV: NBA TV, Bally Sports Sun (Eric Reid, John Crotty)
  • Radio: AM 560 Sports WQAM & The HEAT Radio Network (Jason Jackson)
  • Spanish Radio: WAQI 710 AM & The HEAT Spanish Radio Network (José Pañeda)
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ZechMerquise

trade everyone. leave no one behind. empty the cup

Alien

We also need to trade for another arena!

ManilaHeat

Lost by just 13 that’s good right? Vs these Suns

Bout30man

If you enjoy losing it’s good. Orlando just beat them. I do applaud your optimistic takes.

ManilaHeat

No one enjoys losing but definitely we all are at the mercy of our team. They might not recover from this or they can do another improbable run. Everyone left me last season (sorry I felt I was the only one cheering on hehe) sad life then everyone enjoyed the playoff ride. So I’m optimistic still

Alien

I am thankful that it is ONLY 13 and not 28. Thank you Jimmy,Bam,Herro, JRich and JJJ for making it happen.

heat for life

i think if we had eubanks and they had love we might have one this game thats how bad love got outplayed by eubanks

Bout30man

Not sure that is true. But, if we had Naz Reid for Love, I could see it. Phoenix is really good. But, we are not that far behind them. If we traded Ty for Reid, maybe we give up a little more, maybe Jovic. Have Reid start, HH or Bryant as backup. Love at end of rotation, Dunc playing on second team. With good health, that team can compete. That is the best we can do. And, if not at least we tried everything. It would be worth it in the short and long run.

heat for life

just making the pt how bad love was tonight and 9 out of 10 nights dont get it what spo sees in love

Bout30man

I agree. The outlet passes everyone lauds him for are nice, and every now and then he makes a few threes, and even more rarely he drives for a score. And he rebounds okay. But, mostly he shoots 25% or so, and his defense is abysmal. Sometimes he thinks he should help out and forgets about his player. Coach Ron showed a play at halftime where he did that leaving Eubanks open for a dunk. But mostly, he is just very slow. If Lowry was the turtle, Love is molasses.

Alien

If,if,if,if and more if we have a dedicated pg, is why we are
0-4 since your beloved trade happened. Don’t you ever learn?

Bout30man

Hey, we were losing before that too. We only have had Rozier for four but we have lost seven in a row and we were fortunate to get past the Nets in OT before that. I am glad we tried something. Someone a lot smarter than you or I tried to fix things, and he is someone who would never listen to you or I or any other fan. He cannot be influenced by us, that is absurd. And no matter what happens from now on, we are a better team now with Rozier over Lowry.

heat for life

caleb jrich looking good so is ty little late though

Bout30man

Caleb and JRich bringing us back.

ManilaHeat

Just get it down to 10pls 😁

heat for life

almost not quite

heat for life

bam is just too fkn small he needs help dam it

heat for life

rozier only problem i see hes small/ brunson was too physical for him and guys just shoot right over him

heat for life

ok only thing i recommend is send ty and hh to bench start jjj and dunc

Reality Czech

Nice night for Rozier. Really showed how he can help the team. Rough night for everyone but TR and Butler.

Reality Czech

That’s enough for me today. For all those who don’t believe a change is needed on this team, I respectfully disagree.

Bout30man

If they still don’t see by now, they never will. That’s called a sports fan- hope springs eternal. But, seven losses in a row, and some of the worst of the year. By tomorrow, there will be a litany of excuses. I only rewrite this stuff because it is important to see reality. You can’t get better until you see where you have gone wrong. If you just hope it is going to get better, or you rationalize, nothing gets fixed. And, I love the Heat as much as anyone, lest anyone say I am bailing on them. But, make a change, get a big to replace Love/Bryant, even though it may not be enough, one more trade, one more last ditch effort. Or, you can put the white flag up and rebuild. There is no other way.

heat for life

yup but lots of other teams need players to dont think the heat can do much 30

Bout30man

We got Rozier. I know he has struggled so far too, but he is getting more comfortable with each game. If we got him, we can get someone else.

ManilaHeat

A change of mindset for this team. I might be wrong to stay put. A few more days before deadline we’ll see

ManilaHeat

Slight crappy to outright crappy turd

heat for life

spobot jaime little small for kd just like crowder on ad

Reality Czech

So who do you put on him?

Reality Czech

Crickets. Exactly.

heat for life

kuzma nazr reid

Reality Czech

I don’t think they are currently on the roster sir

heat for life

they could prob be had for a herro

Reality Czech

I’m not against that, but you were talking about guarding kd tonight.

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Bout30man

Watch Kove now, clanging threes, players blowing by him. There was a reason he never got off the bench in Cleveland. I don’t like us taking other teams castoffs.

Bout30man

Love.

Bout30man

Lot of players having tough nights. Even the guys who are usually good. But Rozier, Jimmy ok. Bam is really off.

heat for life

sunman loses credit says ty can be as good as booker

Bout30man

Not true. You can hope. I do enjoy our fans optimism. Like I said, this year people are going to have hope till the end because of last year.

heat for life

rozier walked wow

heat for life

on 30s talent chart hh is a d

Bout30man

B-

heat for life

love?

Bout30man

C-, which is as low as you go in the nba.

heat for life

no ds or fs?

Bout30man

Not really. Maybe Boban. And he’s a D+.

heat for life

thank god for the panthers

Bout30man

Our only really solid, well funded and intelligently run team down here right now. The only team that lives up to the hype that everyone surrounds our teams with to get us all excited. With highly skilled players, better than most teams they play. Nice to have a winner and it be possibly sustainable. Last year rhe Heat stayed with them. This year, no comparison.

heat for life

hh your lucky nurkic is a nice guy

heat for life

hh laughing these guys today all about $$$

heat for life

tys hurt

heat for life

ty what sht shot spo draw that up

heat for life

get hh out of starting lineup spobot

heat for life

butler was very good vs knicks rozier tonight .only problem is everybody else not to good.need some games where 3 to 4 guys have good games.im calling at bum adebayo your getting max $$ which means u should be good 8 out of 10 nights u bum

ManilaHeat

Slightly crappy first half. Oh well lets go Heat…in the second half. Please?! 😁😆

Bout30man

Love in now. We may watch the lead expand. He stands around, bogs down everything, and can’t defend. For verification, check Love’s plus minus tonite.

Bout30man

Love minus 8, in six minutes play. Trying to make it real to everyone.

heat for life

if u like alice cooper loves a killer.great album btw

heat for life

suns are a top 4 team no disgrace losing to them

heat for life

when i see booker one name comes to me (bustice)

Reality Czech

At least 8 other names could come to you because that’s how many other lesser players were taken before him.

heat for life

bustice was taken before book

Reality Czech

So were the others. You may want to study up a little on that draft.

Reality Czech

Rozier coming out party

Reality Czech

Bam 2 points.

Zachary Kap

Been avoiding the forums, but man, I guess we just gotta hope they turn a switch on again if they make the playoffs. Tempted to cancel league pass next year, because the regular season is nearly unwatchable.

heat for life

miss your posts

Bout30man

I would like to see Bryant move ahead of Love in the rotation. And then you have to keep Ty and Dunc in mostly separately. Otherwise, we have the firepower and enough defense. I have just described our biggest weakness.

heat for life

not sure what spobot sees in love.cant shoot.slow,father time.man hes been pretty bad for us.bryant has had some good moments when spobot used him lately .but of course he goes back to love.use of personnel by eric has always been questioned.

Bout30man

I think Live is so much worse than anyone else on the team. Only Lowry was worse. Bryant is not the answer either, but compared to Love, Bryant is great.

Bout30man

Love.

heat for life

jjj was a beast when ty was hurt.

Reality Czech

So now Herro is the reason for Jaquez not playing as well lately? Whatever theory you come up with – no – sorry.

heat for life

ty needs to go bottomline.heat play better w.o him

Reality Czech

Typical hater for life comment. We get it. You don’t like him. But stop making excuses when your bromance players also have lapses.

heat for life

jjj is not doing anything now

Reality Czech

And you tried to pin it on Herro.

Reality Czech

If there’s a bad thunderstorm tomorrow, it’s Herro’s fault.

Reality Czech

3 totally uncontested shots in the first quarter. Not acceptable.

heat for life

dunc love slow slower just bad players

ManilaHeat

One pt deficit goes up to 8 fast

heat for life

last time i heard the name eubanks was the guy from the newlywed game

ManilaHeat

Are we there yet?
Go Heat!!!

Bout30man

Eubanks eatingLove alive. Now 0-3, two fouls, one block. But Love, way, way, way more bad than good. The team fell apart when he came in.

Reality Czech

3 minutes left in the half and no Jaquez?? That gets a wtf

Reality Czech

Took long enough

Reality Czech

Duncan with 3 bad defensive plays, including 2 fouls.

Bout30man

Yes, he did but that is why Love can’t be in with him. Love had three bad ones too. They both weaken the defense even more when together.

Reality Czech

Defensive lapses

Reality Czech

That last one on Rozier

Bout30man

How bout Love watching Eubanks. Then chucking up a three before anyone set. Now he’s 0-2.

Reality Czech

One of my hopes – Rozier 15 – looks likely. Waiting for Herro and Jaquez.

Reality Czech

Fast hook by Spo

Reality Czech

Another nice start, but must sustain it

Bout30man

Bam being sloppy.

Reality Czech

Another one of those awful passes

Bout30man

Terry is scary! First six points!

Reality Czech

Rozier!

Reality Czech

I want to see Rozier and Herro get at least 15 points each tonight, and Jaquez looks like pre-injury Jaquez again. If that happens, we have a chance.

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