Wednesday, July 11, 2018

90 Percent Free Throw Percentage Helps Heat Beat Jazz

The Miami Heat broke open a halftime tie with a prolific third quarter on their way to a 98-90 win over the Utah Jazz in the Las Vegas Summer League at Thomas and Mack Center on Tuesday afternoon.
The two teams matched each other basket for basket in the first half, leading to a 47-47 halftime deadlock. However, the Heat (1-2) came out of intermission playing superior ball on both ends of the court, outscoring the Jazz (1-2), 30-19. While Utah ultimately outshot Miami by a 46.9 percent-39.0 percent margin, the Heat’s 90.0 percent success rate on 30 free-throw attempts (compared to 12 for the Jazz) proved pivotal to their success.
Grayson Allen and Diamond Stone co-led the Jazz with 17 points apiece. Allen added seven rebounds and three assists, while Stone provided seven boards and one assist. Georges Niang supplied 12 points, five assists, three rebounds and one block. Trey Lewis poured in 11 points and also contributed six assists and five rebounds.
The Heat were led by 2017 first-round pick Bam Adebayo, who posted 24 points, nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks. Ike Nwamu registered 18 points, seven boards and two assists. Yante Maten managed 14 points, seven boards and one block. Duncan Robinson finished with 12 points, two boards and two assists. Rashad Vaughn led the second unit with eight points and also hauled in a pair of rebounds.

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