The Heat put an end to a four-game losing streak with a 101-99 win in Philadelphia on Monday night.
The victory was exactly what Miami needed, and it came with help from the entire squad. Jimmy Butler led the team with 23 points and 11 rebounds. Butler came one assist shy of a triple double. Butler was given plenty of assistance however, as four other Heat players tallied double digits in points.
The Heat took a lead early in this one and never looked back. While the 76ers trimmed the lead at times, Miami was able to maintain an advantage and put away the much-needed victory. Part of the path to victory involved solid defense, as the Heat put together ten steals.
Kevin Love had a solid effort with eight points and five boards of his own. Love also delivered two treys for the Heat, to go along with a pair of assists. This was Miami’s first win since Love joined the roster, and he showed why he could help them reach and advance in the playoffs.
Miami will try to make it two wins in a row, when it hosts the New York Knicks on Friday at the Miami-Dade Arena.