NBA GAMETHREAD: New Orleans Pelicans (42-27) @ Miami Heat (38-31)

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Injury Report:

Miami Heat:

  • Bam Adebayo (Lower Back; Contusion) — AVAILABLE
  • Caleb Martin (Right Ankle; Discomfort) — AVAILABLE
  • Tyler Herro (Right Foot; Medial Tendinitis) — OUT
  • Nikola Jovic (Right Hamstring; Strain) — AVAILABLE
  • Duncan Robinson (Left Facet; Syndrome)  — OUT
  • Kevin Love (Right Heel; Bruise) — OUT
  • Josh Richardson (Right Shoulder; Surgery) — OUT
  • Alondes Williams (G League – Two-Way) — OUT

New Orleans Pelicans:

  • Dyson Daniels (Left Knee; Meniscectomy) — OUT
  • Malcolm Hill (G League – Two-Way) — OUT
  • Brandon Ingram (Left Knee; Bone Contusion) — OUT
  • E.J. Liddell (G League – On Assignment) — OUT
  • Dereon Seabron (G League – Two-Way) — OUT

Starting 5:

Miami Heat:

  • Terry Rozier, G
  • Duncan Robinson, G
  • Jimmy Butler, F
  • Nikola Jovic, F
  • Bam Adebayo, C

New Orleans Pelicans:

  • CJ McCollum, G
  • Herb Jones, G
  • Larry Nance Jr, F
  • Zion Williamson, F
  • Jonas Valanciunas, C

Broadcast Info:

  • Tipoff: 8:00 PM EST
  • 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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SunManFromDogBone

Looking ahead to the play-in round, it could be Heat vs 76ers with a healthy Embiid back. The loser would probably face an improving Bulls team (now only 2 games under .500) with a couple of imposing big men/rebounders. It might be a very short postseason if things don’t improve soon for the Heat.

SunManFromDogBone

76ers expect Embiid back on the floor in two to three weeks, just in time for playoffs.

heat for life

sabonis bam holmgren kat what do they all have in common besides around same ability answer forthcoming

SunManFromDogBone

Not #1 players/scorers on their teams. All are on small market teams. None has won a championship in the past. None will win a championship this year.
What did I win?

heat for life

first one is correct sun man congrats,the prize is not more than 10 posts from hfl for sundays game.miami not real small market id say medium.

SunManFromDogBone

Sorry. Correct. Medium. #17 tv market size/#9 metro size.

heat for life

when jimmy retires or is shipped out they better get a player better than bam is the point sunman,chet has sga sabonis has fox kat has antman bam has donovan we only hope and pray

vagibugi

That was a stinker of a decade.

heat for life

even in europe u smelt that

Alien

So boring, I dozed off at the 2nd minute of 3rd qtr. Waking up 2 hrs ago, I didn’t bother to check the result of the game until now. I saw a shitty game, so the result is not surprising to me.

ZechMerquise

if, just in case we blow it up. im ready for :

bam to cavs for mobley and levert
jimmy to new york for randle+picks
herro to utah for collins+keyonte george

rozier
levert
mobley
randle
collins

oregoner

whoooooaaaaa! easy buddy! this team went to the Finals last year. They’re dealing with a lot of injuries. They’re not trading Jimmy Herro and Bam because they split the series with the Pelicans.

Mira. I get it. They’ve looked crappy for the past couple weeks. They might not give us a playoff run this season. Someone might get traded this offseason.

But if someone gets traded this offseason, it will be sad and we’ll miss that player and we’ll tell stories of them in the Conference Finals.

So let’s enjoy this run while it lasts. We can worry about trades after the playoffs.

oregoner

also the team you assembled sucks. This year’s Heat would kick their asses

Bout30man

It may not be a great team, but we would have some picks too. The truth is, no matter what we do this off season, we are not going to be as close to a championship going into 2025 without the Playoff Jimmy from 2023. We still have to make the best moves possible. This off season may become as close as Pat comes to a rebuild.

heat for life

pat would never admit to a rebuid 30 that is a sign of failure.his ego is just to re tool when a rebuild is necessary,unless jjj is an all star.bam becomes aggressive.herro stays healthy.dunc continues to evolve.jovic figures out his niche.terry remains scary,like rc has said a good two way pf c is needed,the perfect guy for me is vucevic if chi tears it down

Bout30man

Glad for the differing opinions. It has made it fun this year. Everyone has a right and everyone gives their reasons. So, keep it up even when we don’t agree. I think last night was emotional for us all. To me, it was the end of an era. It was shoved in our face that this team is likely not going to get Jimmy a ring.,And that hurts. So forgive us all for some of our anguish showing in our comments.

ManilaHeat

Well anyone is entitled to an opinion. Even an early one. Whatever Riley does we don’t have any choice but swallow his cooking. Or root for another team

Bout30man

Exactly. Pat will endure, which is about all we can know right now. It’s going to be one of the more interesting off seasons in a while.

Bout30man

I like it. It’s just an example but it is a decent estimate of what kind of trade value our players have. Of course, we could go even more rebuildy and try to accumulate picks. But, knowing Pat, that’s not likely.

SunManFromDogBone

Kind of early to tell what players may be available in trade, free agency, sign and trade, etc.
However, if it was me, I would consider trading Butler and Herro and signing and trading Caleb. At minimum, I would keep a core of Bam, Rozier, Duncan, Jovic, Jaquez, veterans on one year contracts (such as Love and Richardson), plus younger players with potential on minimum and two-way contracts (such as Swider, Williams, Robinson, Cain). Miami should be able to get a good haul of players and draft picks for Butler, Herro and Martin.

oregoner

Props to the Pelicans. That’s the first team I’ve seen “Out-Heat the Heat” since the Ja Morant Grizzlies. That was a defensive masterpiece.

oregoner

also, the Heat should just tell Caleb, Jamie, and Rozier that they’re not allowed to shoot three’s. Take it to the rim or pass the ball. That was a bricklayers convention out there

vagibugi

Everything was wrong last night

Bout30man

Rozier made a few. But, we were a team of bricklayers last night except Swider. He may have Dunc range and may find his way into the nba with that shot he has.

ZechMerquise

go lakers??

Reality Czech

At least we got that……

SunManFromDogBone

I’m glad I didn’t join the comments section for this piece of shit game. Geeeezus! They looked like dogshit! No offense, no rebounding, no life! When you have 9 fouls the whole game, you know the effort wasn’t there. Sometimes they come out playing like they just don’t GAF! The way they are playing they will be lucky to make it beyond the play-in round.

ZechMerquise

meh. its fine. as long as sixers and pacers lose as well

ManilaHeat

Heat suck this game. Totally.
Still…Go Heat! Even if ur making it hard going to the playoffs

heat for life

30 man right again thomas bryant needs more pt dude gives u everything he has unlike the starter

Bout30man

Yes, I had that correct. And, I was right about Kyle (he was terrible for so long, took all our money too). And Rozier, turns out he is a good third option. And JJJ, yes, he has hit a wall, but he is a good nba player. And Jovic, he is young but has a very long way to go to be a player. Happy with Dunc too, think overall he is the one to keep over Ty, who I would trade, but only after he gets healthy so as not to sell low. JRich should come back, he surprised me positively. And Caleb, he sucks now, but I find it hard to give up on him unless he doesn’t want to stay. I still think Bam is a centerpiece and just needs a supporting cast.

heat for life

my apologies to 30 man u were right a month ago team is done

Bout30man

I felt bad on two levels. One, I like to keep hope alive. And two, fandom is a wonderful distraction no matter how much of an illusion it can be. I felt like a Debbie Downer ( whaaa, whaaa). But, I think it is very important to be honest here too, even if it is an opinion you don.’t want to hear.
Thanks for saying.

heat for life

agree we all want the heat to win .but after 70 games this is who we are a team with a super star thats not anymore and a great defesnive big in bam and terry is ok.rest of squad average to not very good

heat for life

bam takes 7fn shots soemthing wrong with that man build a team around him lol

Bout30man

He doesn’t have a big near him. If he did we could definitely build around him. I guess no one thought it would matter but it did. The pick up of Rozier was very good. But, we were so deficient, that we needed that second player, a two way big. We only half fixed our problems. That is the story of this season.

heat for life

100% correct 30 again .your on fire unlike caleb

ZechMerquise

told yall, bam aint a 2-way player. Hes great on defense, but horrible on offense. He needs a super scoring partner with him as 1A, hes 1B

heat for life

horrible no good no

ManilaHeat

Uhm…lets go warriors? (sheepishly) 😑

ManilaHeat

Ba hambug!!

Bout30man

This is the year Cain lead us to the finals.

heat for life

this is 100% on jimmys lack of effort.team feeds off him.get him out of here sick of him already

Bout30man

And now I can support that comment. It’s not Jimmy’s fault as he just doest’t have enough. But yes, blow this up after this wash out of a season mercifully ends. It is time to give up on this, it’s not premature, just reality. Everyone should stop making excuses for all the deficiencies. And trade Jovic and Herro, get what you can for them and get real two way players.
Worst loss of the season because of the lopsided nature. We got blown out.

heat for life

yeah jimmy aint got it no more can show flashes every now and then but 24 7 365 f no.team around him not good enough to carry his old ass.next year he and lots of other guys should not be here

Bout30man

The way I explain it is he is at 90-95% of his prime now, still a valuable last piece for some up and coming team. The Kings or OKC, someone like that. Maybe even Philly or a healthier Chicago. But, he no longer fits here as we don’t have enough to surround him. He should not be resigned

heat for life

70 75 %

heat for life

get patty out of the lineup first order of biz

Bout30man

Tomorrow we will hear, we need Love back, we need Ty back, we need Dunc, without them how can we play good! Hold up on that trade Jimmy talk, there is still a lot of season left. Play Jovic more, he has long strides. Spo has something up his sleeve, he isn’t worried. Once the playi-ins start, we will turn it on. We’re not worried about Boston, Milwaukee, the Knicks….not even Orlando. Blah blah blah. And if all the other excuses start to not make sense the final fallback comment is….Maybe we should have never traded Kyle.

heat for life

ty and dunc arent diff makers they can score 15 -20 but give up 20 25.jimmy is our only diff maker and he cant make a big diff anymore every qtr every game.father time undefeated .ty jim for getting us to the finals but your time has come and gone,bye bye

Bout30man

True. You’re the one on fire. Ty and Dunc hurt more than help only when out there together. Alone, each does more to help than hurt. But, Ty is fragile. And Dunc overall is a tiny bit more effective even if he shoulders less load. But, we should not keep both so I say trade Ty as he will bring more, maybe even a first. Ty is a good player that put with the right team, will do well.

heat for life

i miss dunc and ty i guess

heat for life

e reid chill dunc and ty are out .i can sleep now knowing that

Zac

Seriously this season can’t end soon enough. I’m almost to the point I want them to lose, so that Pat has to make some meaningful changes and can’t pay Jimmy. Unwatchable garbage on the court far too often.

Bout30man

Exactly. We are actually better off facing the truth and getting what we can for Jimmy. I am looking forward to the new era. Jimmy could get us at least two firsts, and maybe another rotation player.

Big_guy305

So Jimmy didn’t keep his word, and the forecast all day has been rainy, so I guess that was a foreshadowing of our eventual lost… Goodnight folks.

heat for life

short night here for u u mad at me?

Big_guy305

I’m not mad at you lol, I’m disappointed in the heat, so just gotta move on .

heat for life

im heat 4l what did i say to disappoint u lol.i cant help it my heat suk and so do my comments

heat for life

spobot has jim andbam in lol

Zac

76 points… fire/cut everybody. No one wants to see this garbage in the playoffs.

heat for life

yeah jimmy aint got it no more just get in playin and lose i guess

heat for life

it was like 12 2 us at one time big

Zac

Losing record in January. Losing record in March.

heat for life

cody cody cody

heat for life

empty the bench spobot before theres a bradley chubb injury

heat for life

bam needs an alvarado heart

Reality Czech

Alvarado out rebounds Bam. That says it all.

heat for life

bams a good player not great.hes a 3rd option on a good team

Big_guy305

Embarrassing that we suck at home.

Zac

I think you could leave at home off of that sentence.

Big_guy305

Well lately we have been sucky so I’m not disagreeing.

Reality Czech

Major ugly game. Can’t watch any longer. A shameful effort.

Bout30man

Twenty points, it’s over with eight minutes left. I gave up on this team after the Philly game. You have to be drinking Jim Jones kool ade to believe in this years Heat.

Zac

Down 18 to a team on the second night of a back to back, who are also missing their best or second best player. Just an embarrassing effort in what has been an ugly season. This year can’t end soon enough.

Bout30man

Agreed, the optimists keep finding excuses, keep grasping at straws. It’s getting ridiculous. I am a fan too but you have to have some ability to be objective.

Bout30man

18 points now. Gonna take a miracle now, or a different team.

Zac

Pat in about a month…let’s run it back. We’re close…

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heat for life

if jimmy isnt trying and bam is passive this is who we are

Big_guy305

Zion got more turnovers then points but we down 14 smh 🤦

Last edited 21 days ago by Big_guy305
heat for life

working out getting those muscles toned big guy

Big_guy305

I went to the gym early just so I can watch the game and Comment, boy was that a waist lol

Bout30man

Looking like the second worst loss of the season, only out done by the Wizards loss. I don’t know about this Heat team. I could tick off all the reasons why this is a particularly discouraging effort, but you all know why.

heat for life

ingram out zion been sht and getting blownout worse kloss here 30

heat for life

im calling game.its early dont see a 2qbn run btw wheres he been miss his sarcasm

Big_guy305

So far Jimmy not looking good on his prediction.

heat for life

jamal cain is najae marshall herb jones same type of nba body spos clueless,plays patty 10 dayer and tired jjj.

Zac

Just put in the scrubs before you get Jimmy, Bam or Terry hurt Spo. Probably won’t matter with a team that appears to have quit, but playoffs are around the corner.

ManilaHeat

Just…..wow

Big_guy305

Heat not shooting good enough, we need to win this, zion not even playing good smh.

heat for life

jaime needs rest give him a jimmy vacation

heat for life

look at the sht out there wow

heat for life

what a sht lineup out there my god spobot

Zac

Father son in the crowd shooting better than Heat players.

Reality Czech

Good one

Bout30man

Ten down with a quarter to go. We have to play great to get the W. Bam has to come alive. Jimmy and Terry need to carry us.

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