Game stream: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers

Game stream: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers

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Game stream: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers

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The Miami Heat (1-1) play against the Indiana Pacers (2-2) at Gainbridge Fieldhouse

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Saturday October 23, 2021

Miami Heat 91, Indiana Pacers 102 (Final/OT)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Sat
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 11 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl, 4 blk
Scottie Barnes, 17 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast
Chris Duarte, 19 pts, 5 reb, 1 ast, 6-21 from field – 12:50 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
The game story: Miami 31, NC State 30, and the Hurricanes get a win they absolutely needed if there’s any hope of salvaging this season.
apnews.com/article/colleg…12:20 AM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
A rushed transcript so forgive me if it’s missing a word or five … Manny Diaz, on Tyler Van Dyke, and how his comments during the week were backed up to give Miami a much, much, much, much-needed win. pic.twitter.com/1fQvKTJtLc12:19 AM

Carl Steward @stewardsfolly
Dave Roberts will no doubt take the heat, but more likely the Dodgers’ analytic braintrust is responsible for the horrible decision-making with their pitching staff. What a freaking disaster! You wonder if there will be long-term repercussions for Buehler and Urias. – 12:03 AM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat’s offense, playing without Kyle Lowry, just could never get on track for a sustained stretch against the Pacers. The result was an overtime loss.
Takeaways, details and postgame reaction: miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…11:46 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Pacers back-to-back OT games lol – 11:36 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami 31, NC State 30. Final. – 11:14 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Erik Spoelstra on Heat’s offense without Kyle Lowry: “That’s a factor. But we should be able to function, at least be able to get into offense and get the ball where it needs to, get the shots that we want up even without him.” – 11:03 PM
Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
Miami Heat falter in overtime, lose 102-91 to Indiana Pacers hothothoops.com/2021/10/23/227…10:59 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
So that one doinks off the post, and in. Miami 31, NC State 30. – 10:52 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers forward Oshae Brissett surprised to learn reporters would be present at postgame interviews again:
“Oh snap, we’re back to people!” he said upon entering the interview room. pic.twitter.com/0MecpGdE1N10:34 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Saturday night’s 102-91 OT loss in Indiana: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. Out of gas at closing time.
2. No backup plan at the point.
3. Herro again the ultimate bucket in reserve.
4. Adebayo strong early.
5. Defensive brilliance not enough. – 10:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo on Tyler Herro receiving those double teams late in the game, “He’s definitely getting a lot of respect in this league.”
@5ReasonsSports10:29 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Rookie Chris Duarte after his home debut in front of Pacers faithful: “I want to thank the fans. What great fans we have. That was fantastic.” – 10:25 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler on Tyler Herro taking 28 shots tonight:
“I’m not mad at that at all…We’re gonna need him to be that way throughout the year.”
@5ReasonsSports10:24 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler says, “I’ve gotta do a better job of finishing. I smoked way too many layups, jump-shots…Back to the drawing boards. I’ll make them next time.”
@5ReasonsSports10:24 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro on playing without Kyle Lowry:
“Obviously without Kyle things are much different…We definitely missed him tonight.”
“I’m just trying to learn as much as I can from him, so when he doesn’t play, I can try and do what he does.”
@5ReasonsSports10:21 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami hasn’t been able to run the ball … tried it there deep, went nowhere, settled for a chip-shot 3. 24-20 Miami, 3:22 left in the third. – 10:20 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
21-20 Miami midway through the third quarter, a mere two hours and 43 minutes after kickoff. – 10:13 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers rookie Isaiah Jackson was presented with the game ball after the win over the Heat because he scored his first NBA point, a FT.
Chris Duarte got a ball in the season opener when he scored 27. – 10:10 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Obviously this stuff probably wouldn’t change the result of the game, but as I said early on, Yurtseven should be used in a game like this
Dedmon didn’t seem 100% tonight, and they needed that big body who can expand some things offensively
Might not have worked but worth a try – 10:07 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
“Nights like this, you need some guys to step up… he was tremendous,” Rick Carlisle says of Oshae Brissett and his contributions tonight. – 10:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
With what Miami was missing tonight, Caleb Martin felt like the piece that needs to be inserted – 10:02 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on defenses flying at Tyler Herro late:
“They were trapping him so that’s something that’s new. And that’s a sign of respect…He’ll probably see a lot more of that moving forward.”
@5ReasonsSports10:00 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Takeaways from the Heat’s overtime loss to the Pacers on a cold shooting night in Indianapolis miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…9:50 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami committed two holding penalties and had two fumbles on the same punt return. NEW WORLD RECORD. – 9:50 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Tyler Herro is coming for that 6MOY trophy.
30 PTS
10 REB
3 3PT
He is the first Heat player in franchise history with a 30/10 game off the bench. pic.twitter.com/bIBvucCDVq9:49 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat unable to overcome absence of Kyle Lowry in 102-91 OT loss in Indiana. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:49 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Overtime Loss in Indiana
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…9:48 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Heat had scored 100+ pts in 19 straight games, longest streak in franchise history. That ended tonight.
Pacers controlled OT 16-5 to capture their first win of the season and Rick Carlisle Part II Era, 102-91. Brissett had 18/9 off the bench.
Up next: vs Bucks on Monday. – 9:47 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers get their first win of the season 102-91 over the Miami Heat. Impressive performance after two tough losses in the previous 3 nights.
It was a team effort for the Pacers. 5 players in double figures, plus a great defensive game. – 9:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: Is there a point guard in the house? Plus other Heat-Pacers thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…9:46 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
FINAL: Pacers 102, Heat 91. – 9:45 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
“MVP” chants for Chris Duarte from the section next to me as he sinks the free throws that iced the game. – 9:45 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers are going to get their first win tonight. Chris Duarte just extended the lead to double digits at the free throw line with 18.4 seconds to go. – 9:44 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler is 7 for 22 from the field tonight
When he’s shooting like that on a night without Lowry, and Herro’s getting doubles every time he touches the ball, it’s hard to win those games
Felt like there should’ve been more Bam set-ups in OT as well in that mid range – 9:43 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Canes were going to settle for a field goal … but NC State jumped offside and Miami has a first down at the 5. – 9:41 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
Brogdon is really good at dump offs to the dunker spot on drives. – 9:40 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler was 0 for 3 in the last 2 minutes of regulation tonight, 0 for 1 on 3’s.
Since joining the Heat, including playoffs, he’s 30 for 101 in the last 2:00 of regulation from the field, 5 for 36 in that span on 3-point tries. – 9:37 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Miami looks pretty weak overall tonight. Some good plays from Herro, but a pretty disappointing showing. 88 points in a game that went to OT. Bam Adebayo nowhere in sight. – 9:36 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers in full control in OT. 11-2 start to pull ahead 97-88 with 1:38 left.
Oshae Brissett didn’t play in Game 1, didn’t shoot in Game 2 last night. With Turner in foul trouble (5), he has a team-high 18pts, 9rebs off the bench. – 9:35 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The Pacers, in 3:22 of overtime, have scored more points (11) than they did in the third quarter (8). Fantastic OT period for the Pacers, they’re up 9 with 1:38 to go. – 9:35 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
With these set-ups on offense for Miami in OT, this goes without saying but:
They could use a playmaking point guard to kick off these initial sets
Kyle Lowry would calm them all down – 9:34 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers up 7 in OT with 2:08 to go. A 6 point lead wasn’t enough against Washington in OT, is 7 enough for the Pacers first win? – 9:33 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Tyler Herro’s night: first 30-point, 10-rebound game by a non-starter in Heat franchise history. – 9:32 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
I have no idea who the first option on the Pacers is. Zero. – 9:27 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers send it into Duarte for a corner 3 to win it and he just misses… It was a good curl around, something he’s been practicing often.
Tied at 86, OT on back-to-back nights for the Pacers. – 9:26 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
Man, I thought that Duarte buzzer beater was going in. Carlisle confident in his rook – 9:26 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
OT again for the Pacers. On consecutive nights. That’s tough on tired legs. 86-86 with 5 more minutes added to the clock. – 9:25 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Overtime, 86-86. Tyler Herro with 30 points on 26 shots. – 9:25 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Not watching the Heat game, but three of the last four shots have not been taken by Tyler Herro and … why? – 9:25 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Tyler Herro is hooping ‼️
He ties the game with this clutch 3 and is up to 30 PTS 🔥
pic.twitter.com/beCCZTpLya9:24 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers ball, tie game, 3.8 seconds to go. Another wild ending for the 2021-22 Pacers. – 9:23 PM
Brad Botkin @bradbotkincbs
Duarte going one pick ahead of the warriors is going to haunt me – 9:21 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
Tyler Herro good lord – 9:20 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
People wanted rookie year Tyler Herro
This is an insanely different version of that – 9:20 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Can Tyler Herro take down the Pacers by himself? Just maybe. He’s up to 30 points and this game is tied at 86 with 49.9 to go. – 9:19 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Oshae Brissett is having just an absolutely massive game. Huge on both ends with an expanded role tonight. Deserves a ton of flowers if the Pacers get this win. – 9:17 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro, man. No fear. – 9:16 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami tried to cover Emeka Emezie with a backup CB, and the outcome was predictable. One play later, NC State scores to take the lead with 15 seconds left in the half. – 9:14 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
this pacers offense needs to get more looks near the basket but i will gladly watch chris duarte bombs until the end of time – 9:13 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro with a clutch bucket on the pull-back mid range
Walks off the court
Kyle Lowry on the sideline laughing – 9:13 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Chris Duarte just absolutely blew the roof off this building with a deep 3. It gave the Pacers the lead, but only for a moment. Heat up 80-79 with 4 minutes to go. Another down to the wire game for the Pacers. – 9:12 PM
Mark Montieth @MarkMontieth
Duarte playing like a rookie playing his third game in four nights for the first time – until he hit that three-pointer, anyway. – 9:12 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
Duarte confident af – 9:12 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Chris Duarte has been so impressive to start the season – 9:11 PM
John Schuhmann @johnschuhmann
Duarte can certainly play, but man, he’s got an “I’m a star” shot selection. Lots of stuff one-on-one, off the dribble & early in the clock.
Of course, the Pacers probably need some of that. – 9:08 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The Pacers, after scoring 10 points in the first 16 minutes of the half, just found a way to score 7 very quickly and get back into this game. They, and this stadium, needed that juice. Huge inbounds pass steal from TJ McConnell – 9:04 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro isn’t just comfortable
Tyler Herro isn’t just confident
Tyler Herro just seems to know how to find his spots, where his spots are, and how to capitalize in those areas
It’s a really incredible growth – 8:59 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The eight points the Heat allowed in the third quarter ties a franchise record for fewest third quarter points allowed. – 8:57 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam is so much more vocal on the floor
A lot of guys are like that on this team, but being around PJ Tucker everyday should do that to you – 8:56 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat leads 65-64. – 8:55 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
And Heat lead. – 8:54 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
That was an 8-point 3Q by the Pacers. Oof.
4-17 FGs
0-6 3FGs
64-63 Pacers after 3 – 8:52 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
The Pacers just limped through the third quarter and only scored 8 points. Yet, they held Miami to 17 and lead 64-63 heading into the 4th quarter. Absolutely must find some offense if they are going to win. – 8:52 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of third quarter: Pacers 64, Heat 63. Indiana once led by 12. – 8:51 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat claw back against tired, foul-plagued Pacers, within 64-63 at end of three. – 8:51 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler hits a three to pull the Heat within one late in the third quarter. – 8:49 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Another dismal 3Q by the Pacers. Six points in 10mins, going on more than 6+ minutes without a point.
But … Heat have only scored 12. So Pacers’ lead is four. – 8:49 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Gross third quarter. Pacers have mustered just 6 points in over 9 minutes, but have prevented a turd quarter with good defense so far, holding Miami to 12 in the frame. Pacers still lead by 4. – 8:45 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro can sure create space with the dribble. What a move there on that step-back jumper. – 8:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler now 3 of 10 from field. – 8:34 PM
Minnesota Timberwolves PR @Twolves_PR
Minnesota is on a 20-7 run over the last 4:39 to take a 28-19 lead with 2:17 left in the first.
Towns leads all with 15 points on 6-8 shooting, including 2-2 from deep. His career-high for points in a first quarter is 23 (at Indiana on 2/28/19). – 8:30 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Myles Turner picked up his fourth foul early in the second half and is now on the bench. All of a sudden, the paint looks a lot more welcoming for the Heat. – 8:29 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
End of 1 in Miami Gardens: Canes 7, Wolfpack 3. – 8:17 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers lead the Heat 56-46 at halftime. That’s the best defensive half for the Pacers, in terms of points, of the season. They need to keep that up against a decent Heat team.
Sabonis (10) and Lamb (12) are leading the way for the Pacers as the only 2 scorers in double figures. – 8:15 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Heat’s indifference toward depth at point guard, as illustrated in a half: seven assists, 10 turnovers. – 8:13 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Halftime: Pacers 56, Heat 46. Pacers with 11 more shot attempts thanks to 11 offensive rebounds and 10 Heat turnovers. Bam Adebayo with 11 points and 12 rebounds. – 8:11 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Pacers 56, Heat 46 at half. Adebayo with 11 points, 12 rebounds. Herro with 16 points. – 8:10 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
PJ Tucker walks off
How did it take him this long to land in Miami?
That fit is more pure than any other – 8:10 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Isaiah Jackson in for his regular season debut. Looks like it’s mostly a defensive sub with such little time left in the half. – 8:09 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
If I saw it right, Miami had this defensive lineup on that possession:
RDE-James Williams
DT-James Williams
DT-James Williams
LDE-James Williams
Striker-James Williams
MLB-James Williams
WLB-James Williams
CB-James Williams
S-James Williams
S-James Williams
CB-James Williams – 8:09 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler’s third assist moved him past Rory Sparrow and into 19th on the Heat all-time list. – 8:09 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro’s second rebound was the 500th of his career. – 8:08 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Pacers already with a season-high five steals. – 8:07 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
PJ Tucker and Gabe Vincent just slipped on the same spot on the floor and Tucker went down for a bit holding his ankle. He’s staying the game, it looks like, but it results in a turnover for the Heat. – 8:06 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Tyler Herro up to 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting. – 7:58 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo grabs his 10th rebound to complete the double-double with 4:35 remaining in the second quarter. – 7:57 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I remember Duncan Robinson getting Miami out of these offensive holes in the past by just getting shots up
They need that in these final 5 minutes of the half – 7:53 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Back to back three-and-outs for Miami’s defense to start tonight. There was also a wedding in the parking lot pregame, and no falling cats. Yet.
7-0 Miami, first quarter. – 7:52 PM
J. Michael Falgoust @ThisIsJMichael
Seriously, what the hell is Tyler Herro thinking going straight at Myles Turner at the rim? #PacerHeat7:52 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
A lot of why I think Oshae Brissett should be a rotation lock is on display in his current stint. Good and switchable defense, can handle the ball in transition and on drives, and just drilled a 3 when given some space. – 7:50 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Miami scores on first drive. Immediate reaction from #CanesFireEveryoneTwitter: pic.twitter.com/qyRDN81RjJ7:45 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Jeremy Lamb had two 3s total in the first two games. Has four tonight, including three in 63 seconds.
Heat handled the Bucks in their opener by 42, held to 24pts in the 1st. And Pacers have opened up a 7-point edge. – 7:45 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pacers having success around the basket, which is uncharacteristic for the Heat’s defense. Indiana already with 22 paint points on 11-of-15 shooting.
Heat trails 39-32. – 7:44 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Wonder if Yurt gets some minutes tonight
Dedmon looks so grounded
Might be that ankle – 7:43 PM
David Thorpe @coachthorpe
Pacers are gonna be tough when they get their wings back. TOUGH. – 7:42 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat was outscored 15-9 without Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler on the court to close that first quarter. – 7:41 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
No surprise: without Lowry playing, the non-Butler and Bam lineups are atrocious
Much like last year
Herro needs one of those three next to him to truly thrive in his role
But it’s clear Indiana is forcing guys like him to work it through the role players on offense – 7:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Pacers 28, Heat 24 after one. Adebayo with 8 rebounds, 6 points. Heat with five assists, five turnovers. Is there a point guard in the house? – 7:37 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Pacers lead 28-24 after 1 quarter. One of the better defensive quarters we have seen from this team all season. Lamb and Duarte combined for 16 as the Pacers relied on their off-ball guards early. – 7:37 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
End of first quarter: Pacers 28, Heat 24. Miami with five turnovers in the opening period. – 7:36 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Oshae Brissett is at the scorers table right now, set to check it. No foul trouble this time. Carlisle trusting him in an expanded rotation again. – 7:35 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Jeremy Lamb heat check three goes down. He’s feeling it and just scored 9 points in about one minute. Pacers up 6. – 7:34 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
And here comes Tyler Herro
This is his lineup right now
That was the first possession it was worked through him – 7:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat’s bench rotation in the first quarter: Tyler Herro, Dewayne Dedmon, Max Strus and Markieff Morris, as expected. – 7:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The game is the 700th career regular-season appearance for Markieff Morris. – 7:33 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Biggest snubs from the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Team
1) Chris Duarte – 7:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Bam Adebayo – 6 shot attempts in 8 minutes
Rest of Heat team- 7 shot attempts in 8 minutes
Most important stat of the night – 7:29 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo has eight rebounds in the first eight minutes. – 7:27 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro about to check in. – 7:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Lowry immediately finds Vincent after the timeout to get in his ear
That stuff is important
Looks like Vincent is being way to predictably passive to start
I’m sure that’s what’s being said – 7:23 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Oregon is 6-1 with a win over Ohio State, which will be 6-1 if it beats Indiana tonight, but yes, let’s keep Ohio State ranked ahead of Oregon because … uh … well … uh … – 7:23 PM
Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
why wasn’t duarte the no. 1 pick? – 7:21 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Chris Duarte is playing aggressive early. He has 7 of the Pacers first 9 points as the blue and gold take an early lead. He’s been fearless in front of the home crowd. – 7:19 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Bam Adebayo still aggressive early, even with Kyle Lowry out. He has four points on three shots in the first 2:30. – 7:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer extended his streak to 50 consecutive games with at least one, seven games shy of Glen Rice’s franchise record. – 7:15 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Tonight’s referee for Miami vs. N.C. State is Jerry Magallanes. Canes fans may remember him from the Duke game in 2015, when Miami had 23 flags thrown at them. #goacc7:13 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Avantae Williams – suspended for the season’s first six games – is expected in his debut game to, at minimum, get to the field on special teams tonight for Miami. Possibly more. – 7:07 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
First time there’s been a big crowd of fans for a game here in Gainbridge Fieldhouse since March 2020. I missed fans. First one I hear after I left the tunnel said: “Haslem! Why are you warming up, you’re not going to play!” – 6:59 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Less than 10 minutes til the home opener. Pacers warming up for 1 of 41 here in @GainbridgeFH pic.twitter.com/gDuYTpNfP86:56 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The decision to start Gabe Vincent in Kyle Lowry’s place allows for Erik Spoelstra to keep the Heat’s bench rotation of Tyler Herro, Dewayne Dedmon, Max Strus and Markieff Morris intact. – 6:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat starters: Adebayo, Tucker, Robinson, Butler, Vincent.
Pacers starters: Brogdon, Duarte, Holiday, Sabonis, Turner. – 6:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Timely:
My conversation with Gabe Vincent a few weeks ago on his new role fivereasonssports.com/news/gabe-vinc…6:37 PM
Memphis Grizzlies PR @GrizzliesPR
#GrizzliesOTD in 2019: @Ja Morant and @Brandon Clarke made their first @NBA appearances while Taylor Jenkins made his NBA head coaching debut in @Memphis Grizzlies‘s 2019-20 regular season opener against the Miami Heat. pic.twitter.com/LDMo0qrf056:35 PM

Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Pacers rolling with the same five starters: Brogdon, Duarte, Holiday, Sabonis, Turner.
Kyle Lowry is out. – 6:34 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Heat rules out Kyle Lowry for tonight’s game vs. Pacers because of sprained ankle. Gabe Vincent to start in his place miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Dewayne Dedmon is available tonight – 6:32 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Kyle Lowry sidelined for Saturday’s game in Indiana with ankle sprain. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Gabe Vincent moves into starting lineup. – 6:29 PM
Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA
Antwain Johnson has been acquired via player pool by the Miami Heat’s NBA G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, per his agent Daniel Green of @GreenSportsMgmt.
The former University of Buffalo guard previously played overseas in Georgia. – 6:28 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Kyle Lowry has been ruled out for tonight’s game. Gabe Vincent will start in his place. – 6:24 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Jeremy Lamb, Justin Holiday, and Torrey Craig – who were all listed as questionable for Pacers-Heat – are all available to play tonight. – 6:17 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
No Caris LeVert tonight. His next back evaluation is Monday, at which time his status will be re-assessed. He’s gone through pregame warmups still while he’s been out: pic.twitter.com/H9FdnRBu0h6:10 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Brandon Knight being drafted by the Heat’s G League affiliate, “I’ve just enjoyed my conversations with him, just talking hoops, talking about trying to get back in the league. And then the last six weeks or so, it shifted to this possibility.” – 6:01 PM
Scott Agness @ScottAgness
Justin Holiday (left ankle) on the court to warm up. He’s expected to play tonight vs Heat. pic.twitter.com/VUfZBqiQhy5:46 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Oh, and Kyle Lowry and Dewayne Dedmon remain game-time decisions, per Erik Spoelstra. – 5:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra on Heat G League team drafting Brandon Knight, “I think it’s great. We’ve been a fan of his for a long time.” Mentions how Heat “tends to like Kentucky guys.” Says he has spoken to Knight in the offseason about the move. – 5:33 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Kyle Lowry is a game time decision for the Heat tonight, per Erik Spoelstra – 5:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra says Kyle Lowry is still a game time decision tonight
@5ReasonsSports5:31 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
“We’ve got to be more physical at the point of attack,” Rick Carlisle says of the Pacers defense. – 5:19 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
In addition to Heat’s affiliate players (Micah Potter, DJ Stewart, Dru Smith, Javonte Smart) and the Skyforce’s draft picks, Trey Mourning also will be on Sioux Falls roster, with G League camp opening Monday. Mourning, son of Alonzo, is Skyforce’s lone returning-rights player. – 5:10 PM
Tony East @TEastNBA
Gold out for the Pacers home opener against the Heat. Looks stunning in here: pic.twitter.com/OkfuV2PXIi5:06 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Deleted NCAA overtime ideas:
– Rock-paper-scissors
– Play “I’m thinking of a number between 4 and 6”
– Pin the tail on the kicker
– Use a bankruptcy case to get subpoena power (Miami home games only)
– Have the offensive lines recreate the last scene of Drumline
– Bitcoin flip – 4:23 PM
Ryan Blackburn @NBABlackburn
According to PBP Stats, the Nuggets have allowed the fourth lowest shot quality (~51 eFG%) to opponents so far.
1. Detroit
2. Milwaukee
3. Indiana
4. Denver
5. Washington
6. Utah
A good start to the season defensively. – 3:52 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat select former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight in the first round of G League draft. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman: Pat Riley not alone in considering the Heat a title. contender | Commentary sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Does Kyle Lowry have to score to thrive with the Heat? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…3:43 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Spencer Dinwiddie & Kyle Kuzma LEFT EARTH | WIZARDS VS PACERS OVERTIME FILM BREAKDOWN
youtu.be/WC2ayDfbCFk2:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat select former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight in first round of G League draft. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Jimmy Butler protégé selected by Heat in second round. – 2:30 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Heat in the second round of the G League draft selected for the Skyforce undrafted 5-foot-11 Michigan point guard Mike Smith, who started his collegiate career at Columbia and then this summer played for the Bucks’ summer-league team. – 2:10 PM
Bryan Kalbrosky @BryanKalbrosky
Joel Ntambwe, brother of Golden State Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga, was officially selected by the Sioux Falls Sky Force (which is the affiliate organization of the Miami Heat) in the NBA’s G League Draft. – 2:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: Kyle Lowry and Dewayne Dedmon are game-time decisions for tonight’s Heat-Pacers matchup in Indianapolis miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… Also, how Heat is approaching hardly ever being home for the next two months, and a South Florida connection for Heat in today’s G League draft – 2:02 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat select former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight in first round of G League draft. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:47 PM
Steve Aschburner @AschNBA
The Bulls are 2 games > .500 for the first time since Dec. 13, 2016. Back when Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade were with Chicago, Zach LaVine was in Minnesota, DeMar DeRozan was a Raptor and Lonzo Ball was at UCLA. Things change. Finally. nba.com/news/new-look-…1:29 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, took former Pine Crest star Brandon Knight with its first-round pick in today’s G League draft. – 1:23 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
The Heat’s G League affiliate selected former Pine Crest standout Brandon Knight with their first-round pick of the G League draft (No. 6 overall). Knight played summer league for the Brooklyn Nets. Zaire Wade went to Salt Lake City, to play for his father’s organization. – 1:21 PM
Nate Jones @JonesOnTheNBA
I want to see Myles Turner on Charlotte with LaMelo 👀 – 1:06 PM

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