Imposing Heat triumph over Hawks in free fall

Miami Heat added its third consecutive victory, the eighth in the last ten games, at the home of unknown Atlanta Hawks (115-91). As the Heat go through one of their best moments of the season, Nate McMillan’s men are increasingly far from the top zone of the rankings and have already added nine consecutive losses playing at home.

A 16-0 run for the Heat to start the third quarter marked a game that was being even. Erik Spoelstra’s team fared better in the locker room and the Hawks couldn’t keep up with their scoring pace. Omer Yurtseven surprised again with a great performance. The Uzbek with Turkish nationality is being the perfect replacement for Bam Adebayo and finished the duel with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

Tyler Herro, who again came off the bench, was the most outstanding player of the game and touched the triple-double with 21 points, 11 assists and 9 rebounds. The Heat’s sixth man matched his personal best in assists. With this victory, the Heat end their series of away games 4-2 and remain with a 26-15 record in third place in the Eastern Conference.

The Hawks recovered DeAndre Hunter, who had not played since last November. Hunter was the most positive news for the team, scoring 15 points, 13 of them in the first half. Trae Young did not have his best night and finished with 15 points and 5 assists, showing a poor 26% in field goals. Only John Collins, with 16 points and 11 rebounds, lived up to his usual performance.

The beginning of the criticism

After the game, Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan was confused after being asked if they were angry enough. «We are angry. What kind of question is that? I don’t understand it, «replied the technician. The last victory of the Hawks at home dates from last November 22, against the Thunder, and the criticism among fans of the franchise is growing.

Another of those who went through a press conference was DeAndre Hunter, who despite his reappearance was also disappointed by the defeat. The Hawks player did not highlight any special reaction within the locker room.«It was just the typical post-game manager talk, nothing special», He declared. The Hawks’ commitment seems more in doubt than ever after he was booed by his fans in his own arena.

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