Bam Adebayo Scored the Game Winner Against the Orlando Magic

Bam Adebayo Scored the Game Winner Against the Orlando Magic

The Miami Heat faced the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Furthermore, it required late-game heroics to secure the victory. Bam Adebayo made the winning shot with 18.8 seconds left in the game. He got the ball after Paolo Banchero missed his shot.

According to pay per head bookie reports, Banchero could tie the game or force overtime following Haywood Highsmith’s two free throws. However, his 3-point attempt from the top of the key went wide, and the game ended in a buzzer.

With their eighth consecutive victory in Miami, the Heat resumed their dominance over the Magic. March 2019 was the last time the Magic won in Miami.

Banchero was the leading scorer with 25 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter. His stats also included eight boards and six assists. Bench scorer Mo Wagner of Orlando scored 19 points, while Chuma Okeke scored four out of eight to score 16.

Among Miami’s scorers, Duncan Robinson had 23 points. With 11 boards and 21 points, Adebayo recorded his 12th double-double of the year. As a rookie for the Heat, Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 19 points. Half of Miami’s starting lineup was sidelined with injuries: Jimmy Butler (toe) and Tyler Herro (ankle) (shoulder). Further benched was Kyle Lowry (hand).

Bam Adebayo Scored the Game Winner

In addition, Orlando missed the services of second-leading scorer Franz Wagner (ankle), Wendell Carter Jr. (knee), Jonathan Isaac (hamstring), and Gary Harris (calf).

According to sports news reports, Joe Ingles of Orlando and Caleb Martin of Miami returned from ankle injuries. The former missed thirteen games. On the other hand, Martin missed seven consecutive games. With eleven points each, Martin and Ingles finished the game with fourteen. Taking a commanding 30-22 lead, Miami capped out the first quarter with a 7-0 run. The first quarter saw nine points from Robinson, who took the lead for Miami.

A 56-55 halftime lead was trimmed by Orlando, who made 5 of 13 3-pointers in the second quarter. Jaquez scored 15 points more than any other player in the first half. With a smaller but steady lead at the end of the third, Miami eventually prevailed 75–73.

Orlando took a 96-95 lead in the fourth when Banchero swished a turnaround baseline jumper over Josh Richardson with 38.3 seconds remaining. On the other hand, Adebayo returned and nailed his huge jumper over Wagner, and Orlando’s loss was sealed when Banchero missed a field goal. There were 52 paint points for Miami in the end.

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