The Heat makes life harder in Detroit | NBA

As against the Lakers, the Pistons led for three quarters. And as against the Lakers, the Pistons have finally cracked. It was Saddiq Bey who had put his people on the right track by their external address. Opposite, the Heat bet on an area but Detroit puts in, and at halftime, the Pistons are ahead (53-47).

Returning from the locker room, Detroit loses its 3-point address but Jerami Grant hits the mark at mid-distance, and the gap reaches 12 points (70-58). There are then 15 minutes to play. Moment chosen by Erik Spoelstra to offer an almost all-terrain defense, with a higher area on half-court. Detroit suddenly loses all rhythm and it is Tyler Herro who is responsible for sanctioning. In first intention, he draws everywhere. The Pistons are overwhelmed, and the Heat signs a 27-6 in eight minutes to take control (80-79) and then escape (92-82).

As against the Lakers, the Pistons can no longer approach the circle, or put in, and the Heat is required 100-92 for a 6th victory in seven games.

WHAT YOU MUST REMEMBER

The Pistons’ 4th quarter. In two matches, against the Lakers and the Pistons, the Pistons conceded 70 points in the 4th quarter, with a differential of… -37! Tonight, Dwane Casey’s players lost 33-16 in the last quarter and as soon as the Heat increased the intensity, Detroit was unable to respond. This team lacks a veteran who can calm everyone down and handle attacks. Cory Joseph could be that player but he was lost to the zone.

The heat zone. Erik Spoelstra is GM’s favorite quarterback this season, and he’s offered a whole bunch of different defenses. It must be said that the Pistons had no weight under the panels with the absence of Kelly Olynyk and the suspension of Isaiah Stewart, and Spoelstra had decided to prohibit access to the circle and hinder the rise of the ball. It’s a treat to watch with well-timed players and active arms. But watch out for the baseline because in the first half, there were some oversights.

TOPS/FLOPS

Tyler Herro. It’s the spark of the evening on the Heat side. Two 3-pointers in quick succession woke up his teammates, and then confidence did the rest. Favorite for the title of best 6th man, the shooter has attacked a lot on his left hand, and his technique allows him to finish close to the circle, or to stop at 3-4 meters to shoot with the board. We also saw him enter to better serve a Jimmy Butler arrived in trailer. His palette in attack is more and more interesting.

La « second unit » du Heat. Led by 9 points three minutes from the end of the third quarter, the Heat turned the tide with a five made up of Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent, Caleb Martin and Dewayne Dedmon. Their zone suffocated the Pistons, and Lowry’s quick raises made it possible to play first-line. The former leader of the Pistons succeeds 7 assists in the 4th quarter.

Hamidou Diallo. A real “energizer” on the Detroit side and he would probably deserve to play a little more. It brings desire, speed and risk taking. Not to mention the show with a huge counter, left hand, on Herro, or nice moves under the circle.

Cade Cunningham. The first choice of the Draft delivered its worst game since its debut. Stray bullets, bad choices in attack, awkwardness … An evening without from start to finish, and there is frankly nothing to keep from his performance.

THE FOLLOWING

Miami (12-6). Continuation of the “road trip” with the visit of Wolves from Wednesday evening.

Detroit (4-13). Back-to-back also for the Pistons who start a series of five away games on the Milwaukee side.

Pistons / 92 Tirs Rebounds
Players Min Tirs 3pts LF O D T Pd Fte Int Bp Ct +/- Pts Eval
J. Grant 35 6/17 1/5 8/9 1 6 7 3 2 3 0 0 +5 21 22
S. Bey 36 6/16 3/10 0/0 1 4 5 0 1 0 2 0 +1 15 8
L. Garza 17 3/5 1/1 0/0 1 2 3 2 5 0 1 0 -6 7 9
C. Joseph 34 4/7 0/2 1/1 0 2 2 9 3 3 3 0 +7 9 17
C. Cunningham 29 2/10 1/7 1/1 0 3 3 6 4 1 4 0 -11 6 4
T. Lyles 25 2/4 0/0 2/3 3 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 +1 6 12
F. Jackson 31 5/12 3/9 0/0 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 0 -17 13 8
S. Lee 7 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 -1 0 0
J. Jackson 11 2/6 1/3 0/0 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 -9 5 1
H. Diallo 15 5/7 0/1 0/0 2 0 2 1 1 0 1 1 -10 10 11
Total 35/84 10/38 12/14 9 26 35 22 23 7 14 1 92
Heat / 100 Tirs Rebounds
Players Min Tirs 3pts LF O D T Pd Fte Int Bp Ct +/- Pts Eval
P.J. Tucker 22 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 -14 0 6
J. Butler 35 4/13 0/1 7/9 4 5 9 5 2 1 3 0 -7 15 16
B. Adebayo 31 6/10 0/0 3/6 3 6 9 5 2 1 2 0 -6 15 21
K. Lowry 35 4/10 1/6 6/6 1 5 6 8 3 2 5 2 +11 15 22
D. Robinson 23 4/8 3/6 0/0 0 3 3 0 3 0 1 0 -15 11 9
C. Martin 26 2/5 1/3 1/2 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 1 +22 6 6
D. Dedmon 17 3/4 0/0 0/0 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 0 +14 6 11
G. Vincent 18 0/4 0/4 1/2 0 2 2 0 2 2 0 0 +20 1 0
T. Herro 33 12/21 4/8 3/4 1 7 8 3 1 0 3 0 +15 31 29
Total 35/76 9/29 21/29 12 39 51 22 19 9 16 3 100

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