Hawks vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Hawks vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Hawks vs. Heat: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Atlanta Hawks (17-24) play against the Miami Heat (15-15) at FTX Arena

Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Friday January 14, 2022

Atlanta Hawks 118, Miami Heat 124 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
#TeamNoSleep, at least it’s warm in Miami edition pic.twitter.com/Ytt3H4hWlk12:35 AM

Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Fri
Jonathan Kuminga, 25 pts, 3 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 3 blk
Franz Wagner, 19 pts, 6 reb, 7 ast, 1 stl, 2 blk
Omer Yurtseven, 17 pts, 11 reb, 4 ast
Cade Cunningham, 18 pts, 7 reb, 5 ast, 1 stl
Evan Mobley, 17 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk – 12:25 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Jimmy Butler about Max Strus
Just enjoy:
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/YrAQgwkvS812:06 AM

Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
Miami Heat climb up to second in East with 124-118 comeback win vs Atlanta Hawks hothothoops.com/2022/1/14/2288…12:01 AM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Yeah you guys will want to hear the answers to my questions from Jimmy Butler and Max Strus
Hint: I asked about each other, which you shouldn’t do lol – 11:37 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Can’t get enough of tonight’s W.
Take a look Through the Lens at some of the top photos 📸 – 11:37 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Five Degrees of Heat from Friday night’s 124-118 victory over the Hawks: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…
1. A comeback after a blown lead.
2. Butler back, and looking like Butler.
3. At last . . . depth.
4. Everyone plays in 10-deep rotation.
5. A Strus statement early. – 11:36 PM
Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Father says Kevin Knox is “excited” to play with an All-Star point guard, a faster-paced offense and a head coach who has played in the #NBA. #Hawks #Knicks nypost.com/2022/01/14/kev…11:34 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s run it back tomorrow, shall we?
Join us – https://t.co/smAulyCO3v pic.twitter.com/7jk1cZBVGq11:33 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Details, takeaways and postgame reaction from a Heat win over Atlanta that pulled Miami to within one game of the No. 1 seed Bulls (including interesting Spoelstra stuff on Butler, Yurtseven): miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…11:33 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
A season-long 7 straight Ws inside @FTXArena, 13 out of our last 17 overall
A perfect 5-0 on Fridays this season
13 straight Ws when scoring 120+, 7-0 this season
16-1 when shooting at least 40% from 3 and 10-0 when shooting at least 50% from the field
🗣 WE ARE COOKING pic.twitter.com/VJ0x309D7D11:31 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler gets asked about the impact of Kyle:
Jimmy: “Which Kyle?”
Reporter: “Lowry”
Jimmy: “Damn it.” – 11:29 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler on Caleb Martin:
“I told Caleb he should start in my place if he gonna guard like that…If he talk to Spo, I think Spo may start him over me.” – 11:28 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Max Strus on Caleb Martin:
“Caleb’s special. He’s really special.” – 11:26 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jimmy made an instant impact in his return, including the big bucket in the final seconds.
#JimmyButler // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/R9SH8ZtJdX11:22 PM

Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
45 of the best Hawks minutes of the season ruined by three of the worst. That loss really hurts.
Jimmy Butler and Kyle Lowry is a deadly two-man action when targeting a weak defender. It’s almost unfair, really. – 11:20 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Back-to-back 20+ point games for Boy Wonder vs. Atlanta
#TylerHerro // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/41gc3Wbo6O11:14 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Don’t forget about the beginning of this game.
Max got us going with all 16 of his points in the first quarter. pic.twitter.com/uH47bbqCg611:09 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Jimmy Butler returned and looked exactly like Jimmy Butler… especially late
@CoupNBA has some takeaways from Miami beating Atlanta yet again ⬇️ – 11:07 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Late defense. The #HEATCulture way. pic.twitter.com/Oz76hkA7FK11:04 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler’s late run:
“You can’t really describe what Jimmy is when he gets like that.” – 11:03 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat win by exactly six at home.
Panthers win by exactly six at home.
Never happened on the same day before.
Until tonight. – 11:01 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
After tonight’s loss, the Hawks are now officially at the halfway point of the season and 17-24.
Here’s where things stand:
– 12th in the East
– 3.5 GB for a Play-In berth
– 7 GB for a top 6 seed – 11:00 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#HEATWin final – Miami 124, Atlanta 118
🔥 Herro: 24pts (4 3s) & 3asts
🔥 Butler: 23pts, 10asts & 3rebs
🔥 Yurtseven: 17pts, 11rebs & 4asts
🔥 Tucker: 17pts (3 3s) & 4rebs
🔥 Strus: 16pts (4 3s)
🔥 Lowry: 13pts (3 3s), 8asts, 4rebs & 2blks
🔥 Dedmon: 12pts & 8rebs pic.twitter.com/1TuchG7Qr110:55 PM

Surya Fernandez @SuryaHeatNBA
One of the more enjoyable Heat wins this season thanks to the defense down the stretch. Add Bam back to the mix and it’s going to be fun. – 10:46 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks and Heat were tied at 116 with 2:48 left in the game. After that, the Hawks finished like this:
– Missed 3
– Missed runner
– Two FTs
– Offensive foul
– Turnover
– Missed 3
– Missed 3
Heat closed it out with a 8-2 run – 10:46 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler returns as Heat push past Hawks 124-118 in front of Drake. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:44 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Heat beats Hawks for seventh home win in row, moves closer to top seed in East. Five takeaways: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…10:42 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
The Dangerous Loomers now have sole possession of second place. pic.twitter.com/AjIbrWJ7CY10:42 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The Heat is one game behind the top spot in the Eastern Conference. – 10:42 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Thought the Hawks mostly played well tonight but it wasn’t enough. Late game execution was rough. Heat win 124-118 and the Hawks are now 17-24.
Young: 24/9, 7/13 FG
Hunter: 20, 3 blocks, 7/10 FG
Gallinari: 18/5, 5/12 FG – 10:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Winderman’s view: A night of dealing depth, plus other Heat-Hawks thoughts. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…10:39 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
🚨New Piece🚨
Five Takeaways from Heat’s Win Over Atlanta
@5ReasonsSportsfivereasonssports.com/news/five-take…10:39 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
ICE COLD 🥶
#JimmyButler // #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/6LOkGWwlS710:39 PM

Marc Berman @NYPost_Berman
Kevin Knox’s father: ‘Puzzling’ why Tom Thibodeau didn’t give son more minutes #Knicks #NBA nypost.com/2022/01/14/kev…10:35 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Tyler makes two free throws. We lead 120-118 with 46.0 seconds remaining. Hawks ball. – 10:33 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
First Heat lead of the second half comes with 46 seconds left. – 10:33 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Caleb Martin is something else – 10:31 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler just blocked a Trae Young shot, then, uh, let’s say celebrated. – 10:27 PM
Jason Walker @JasonWalkerNBA
Two missed defensive rebounds lead to seven Heat points. 🥲🥲🥲 – 10:25 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Big shot from Kyle Lowry – 10:24 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Baby Goat brings us within 2 👌 pic.twitter.com/0a0Y3hBevt10:13 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Drake been going crazy for Tyler Herro this quarter court side
Keeps chirping at him – 10:10 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Onyeka Okongwu only has 5 points but his impact is incredible right now. – 10:06 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Per Heat: Max Strus sustained a laceration under his right eye, he will return to tonight’s game vs the Hawks. – 10:01 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Need 12 minutes of solid play. pic.twitter.com/4PO3m7gY8C10:01 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Hawks 99, Heat 94 at end of three. Butler at 19 points, 10 assists in his return. – 9:59 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
#ATLvsMIA INJURY UPDATE: Max Strus sustained a laceration under his right eye, he will return to tonight’s game vs the Hawks. – 9:55 PM
The Ringer @ringernba
💭 How far can the Grizzlies go?
💭 What’s next for the Hawks?
#TheAnswer with @ChrisRyan77 and @Seerat Sohi: open.spotify.com/episode/2zECFH…9:44 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With Jimmy Butler making his first nine free throws, he has tied his career-best streak of 38 in a row. – 9:44 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We the South. @Drake knows.
@Miami Heat // @ONESIR pic.twitter.com/SCAvb7TH2T9:44 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Tyrese Maxey on prep leading into tomorrow’s game in Miami against the Heat: “Hopefully we get out of here quick. Joel takes about three hours to recover.” – 9:41 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Big O with authority! 🔨 pic.twitter.com/AxwG5q2TOl9:39 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
10 in the quarter from Omer Yurtseven
Free throw to come
Big time – 9:37 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae keeps trying to get around picks and Yurtseven keeps plowing him (while moving) like the snow plows Atlanta isn’t going to have when it snows Sunday. – 9:36 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Heat and Hawks combined to shoot 32 for 33 from the foul line in the first half.
That’s the best combined FT% – in a first half with that many makes – in an NBA game since 2006. – 9:32 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
In tonight’s first half, the Hawks scored 20 points off 11 Miami turnovers. It’s the first time since 12/3/2018 (21 vs. GSW, 2nd half) Atlanta has recorded 20-or-more points in either half off turnovers and the first time since 3/22/2017 (20 at WAS) to do so in a first half. – 9:27 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Up 17 (sorry) earlier, Heat go into half down 70-64 (70! . . . 70!) to Hawks. And Trae Young just getting heated up. – 9:25 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Sixers beat Boston, 111-99. They are 24-17 on the season. When you hold a team to 35 points in the first half, you tend to win.
Real tough one tomorrow night in Miami. All things considered, this was a good one to have. – 9:23 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Hunting Trae Young is good, but not when it gets in the way of your game plan
Feel like they’re forcing that mismatch too much
That can always be fallen back on, but Miami needs to just play their offense in this second half – 9:19 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
The bad news: The Heat took just two shots from in the restricted area in the first half. The good news: The Heat made both of them. – 9:16 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks up 70-64 over the Heat at halftime. This time, it was the Hawks who scored 40 in the quarter. Atlanta has 37 bench points tonight.
Gallinari: 15, 4/5 FG
Huerter: 13, 5/9 FG
Young: 15/5, 5/8 FG – 9:16 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
The Hawks scored a first half season-high 70 points in tonight’s game. It’s the second time Atlanta has put up 70+ in either half this season and the first time doing so in the first half since 3/6/21 (70 at GSW). – 9:15 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat allows season-high 70 points in first half to Hawks, goes to break down 6 after leading by 17 early. – 9:14 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Jimmy Butler looks 100 percent. – 9:12 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
That defensive possession by De’Andre Hunter on Jimmy Butler looked like the De’Andre Hunter we saw at the start of last season. – 9:11 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro has done an incredible job defending Trae Young these last two games – 9:11 PM
Yu Fu @YuFuTroy
Might be a turning point for the Hawks – 9:08 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young has now scored 10-or-more points in a career-high 89 straight regular season games. His 89 consecutive 10+ scoring efforts is good for the 9th-longest such scoring streak in franchise history. He’s one game away from tying Bob Pettit for the 8th-longest such streak. – 9:06 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Watching Jimmy and Kyle communicate on the floor is really fun
That last play was just pure chemistry
Force the Trae switch, double comes, back to Lowry, pump-fake left, back to Jimmy for a wild layup
They just know what eachother are doing
And they’ve barely played together – 9:05 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry has tied Kobe Bryant into 31st on the NBA all-time assist list. – 9:04 PM
Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 3Q: #Pistons 83, #Pistons 66
Trey Lyles: 21 pts, 6 rebs.
Yup, Miami Trey is back. – 8:59 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
All five Heat starters back, as Yurtseven re-enters. This dual-platoon approach previously had been decidedly un-Spoelstra. – 8:56 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks’ second unit battling. Have 28 bench points and now lead after erasing Miami’s 17-point lead – 8:53 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Andddddd the Hawks lead. – 8:52 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro is currently cooking this Hawks defense
They just can’t hit – 8:52 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Now Lowry back, after lead vs. reserves trimmed to four. – 8:50 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Panthers up 6. Heat up 5. – 8:47 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
With his first rebound this evening, John Collins grabbed his 2,300th career board. Among his 2017 NBA Draft classmates, Collins is the third to reach the 2,300-rebound plateau. – 8:44 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Max already has 16 points btw pic.twitter.com/aXzyph9kz48:42 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks down 40-30 at the end of the first quarter. Heat were up by 17 at one point.
Miami shot 65 percent in the quarter. Max Strus has 16 – 8:41 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
There wasn’t one person in this building that thought Tyler Herro was missing that shot – 8:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat go up 17 early, close first period up 40-30 on Hawks. Max Strus with 16 points for Heat. Yurtseven with 6 rebounds, 5 points in his opening 9 minutes. Butler back with 7 points, 4 assists in his opening 9 minutes. – 8:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Spoelstra going with a rare five-reserve unit: Dedmon, Martin, Robinson, Herro and Vincent. Typically he staggers at least one starter alongside. – 8:36 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Duncan Robinson and Gabe Vincent next in for Heat. – 8:31 PM
Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick
The Miami Heat are the only team in the NBA that hasn’t had a top-12 pick play for them this season, with Vic Oladipo still out.
They’re 26-15, and up 13 tonight.
@5ReasonsSports8:30 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
The cut. The pass. The finish. 🙌 pic.twitter.com/KELWRP4OAr8:29 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Hawks led the Heat 13-2 on Wednesday.
The score since: Heat 143, Hawks 91. It’s 30-13 tonight. – 8:29 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Tyler Herro enters as first Heat reserve. – 8:28 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Trae Young with the T with Hawks down 23-11. – 8:27 PM
Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
I don’t know who came up with the nickname “The Winter Soldier” for Max Strus, but I’m mostly just mad that I didn’t think of it myself. Our king is killing. – 8:26 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
This new thing we’ve seen with Omer Yurtseven playmaking on the strong side with the 4 others on the weakside constantly moving and screening is so perfectly executed
It’ll elevate greatly with Bam too – 8:25 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Panthers up 4-0, Heat up 20-8 early.
Save your money, kids. Playoff tickets are expensive and you might have quite a few games to go to in April, May … and the month that comes after May. – 8:24 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Omer Yurtseven apparently going for the first quarter double-double, with five rebounds and four points by the first timeout, with 6:30 left in the opening period. – 8:22 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
MAX CAN’T MISS. 3/3 from deep early 🔥 pic.twitter.com/PV7Ez1ND7X8:21 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I don’t think Max Strus leaves the starting lineup for the very reason of his natural offensive chemistry with Jimmy Butler
This isn’t just IG comment trolling – 8:21 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Jimmy Butler-Max Strus
Tyler Herro-Dewayne Dedmon
Those are the two best two man game combos I’ve seen this season – 8:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Yeah my Max Strus take on the @5ReasonsSports pregame show has been spot on – 8:17 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
STRUUUUUUUUS 👌👌👌 – 8:17 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
What a read by Jimmy Butler
Hawks scramble to get Trae off Jimmy
Butler pauses and hits PJ in the corner for the three – 8:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Kyle Lowry with three turnovers in opening three minutes, twice going for the homerun pass to Butler. – 8:16 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
With Caleb Martin not starting, Jimmy Butler opens defensively on Trae Young. – 8:13 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
John Collins jumped center for Gorgui Dieng.
A good choice. – 8:13 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
Let’s pick up where we left off. pic.twitter.com/j2ruHuJzMf8:00 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
There was a time not so distant (exactly two weeks ago) when the Heat only had a bench of emergency 10-day players.
Tonight’s Heat bench includes: Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, Caleb Martin, Dewayne Dedmon and Gabe Vincent. – 7:53 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Chris Silva is inactive for the getting-healthy Heat. – 7:50 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Markieff Morris out of protocols
Getting shots up pregame pic.twitter.com/caFEnTtuuy7:45 PM

Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Hawks starters vs. Heat
Trae Young
Bogdan Bogdanovic
De’Andre Hunter
John Collins
Gorgui Dieng – 7:40 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Jimmy Butler back in the starting lineup. Max Strus stays in the starting lineup.
Heat starters: Yurtseven, Tucker, Butler, Strus, Lowry. – 7:36 PM
Ethan J. Skolnick @EthanJSkolnick
Miami Heat vs Atlanta Hawks Pregame Show on @5ReasonsSports youtu.be/pNCcXS3IfPM via @YouTube7:30 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Markieff Morris again shooting pregame. So at least we know he’s out of protocols. pic.twitter.com/EMjKkJmTyU7:27 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Nate McMillan on Butler:
“He’s tough. Defensively, he’s going to bring it. Offensively, he creates opportunities for them playing with the ball.”
 
“He’s really the key to that group. They’ve added Lowry, another veteran, another champion to that system. It makes it tough.” – 7:24 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Nate McMillan on the Heat developing youth:
“They do a great job of drafting players, finding players and plugging them into their system.”
“With all of the injuries they have had, they’ve been able to continue to get to their style of play, both offensively and defensively.” – 7:23 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Remarkable when you think about nearly every Heat young player surpassing expectations this year. “That’s the system that I am talking about,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said. “They do a great job of drafting players, finding players and plugging them into their system.” – 7:16 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
We’re an hour away from squaring up with the Hawks for the 2nd consecutive time.
See how to watch/listen to the game and which @MiamiHEATstore items you can get 30% off of tonight 👀 gohe.at/3rhrynm7:03 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Hawks injury update for tonight in Miami:
Kevin Huerter (left foot contusion): Available
Clint Capela (left ankle sprain): Out
Jalen Johnson (left ankle sprain): Out
Kevin Knox (not with team): Out – 7:00 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Butler back tonight.. Amid Bam targeting a Monday return, Spoelstra addresses the situation this evening…. And the Herro extension situation and the ramifications: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…6:56 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Kevin Huerter is available for tonight’s game. Jalen Johnson is out. – 6:54 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat now listing Jimmy Butler as “available.” – 6:53 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Kevin Huerter is available. Jalen Johnson is out. – 6:53 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Just like how Max Strus doesn’t ever miss his first shot in- game
I don’t think he missed from his first spot after walking on the court now pic.twitter.com/NWwY04e6I46:52 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Are minutes what matter most in Erik Spoelstra’s Heat rotation? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:49 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier:: Caleb Martin turning into Heat’s kryptonite against opposing point guards. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier: Heat G League affiliate adds Mario Chalmers, where he’ll team with Brandon Knight. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…6:48 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Return by Heat’s Bam Adebayo from thumb surgery could come as soon as Monday. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Erik Spoelstra, “He is ready. As soon as he gets cleared, I don’t think there’ll be a major ramp up or anything, because he’s been able to work, and basically do everything.” – 6:47 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
I asked Nate McMillan how challenging it was to manage the situation knowing for months that Cam Reddish didn’t want to be in Atlanta anymore.
Here’s McMillan’s full quote: pic.twitter.com/lPYjqVG2Cq6:43 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Tyler Herro and Caleb Martin with some pregame shots pic.twitter.com/3gUsPDT7OW6:40 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
With Butler intending to return tonight and Bam on tap to return next week, that leaves Morris, Okpala, Garrett, Oladipo unavailable… Hawks TV analyst Dominique Wilkins flew to Miami, tested positive for COVID and promptly flew home to Atlanta – 6:30 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Erik Spoelstra acknowledges the @Adrian Wojnarowski report that Bam Adebayo could return Monday.
“He’s making a lot of progress. He’ll be back soon enough… He is ready. As soon as gets cleared, I don’t think there will be a major ramp-up or anything.” – 6:23 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra declined to offer Bam Adebayo update amid report of Monday return. “He’s making a lot of process. . . . He’ll be back soon enough.” And, “He is ready. As soon as he’s cleared I don’t think there’ll be a major ramp up.” – 6:22 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra on Bam Adebayo:
“I know how badly he wants to get back out there…Even on that last road trip, he was doing like 3-a day workouts.” – 6:22 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
UPDATE: Coach Spo says #JimmyButler (ankle) is warming up with the intent to play in tonight’s game vs the Hawks. #NBAAllStar6:19 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler “is warming up with the intention to play.” – 6:19 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Erik Spoelstra says Jimmy Butler is warming up tonight with the intention to play
@5ReasonsSports6:19 PM
Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Jimmy Butler is warming up and intending to play tonight. – 6:19 PM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
Rebounding.
Been topic of discussion for #Suns after giving up 22 offensive boards in Tuesday’s win over Toronto.
The Raptors won rebounding battle, 47-39. Suns were outrebounded, 49-35, in Saturday’s loss to Heat.
Face #Pacers , who are 11th in offensive rebounding, tonight. pic.twitter.com/X1saOGqQWL5:54 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Miami Marlins radio voice Dave Van Horne retires. Here’s why and what listeners can expect in 2022: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…5:54 PM
Michael Grange @michaelgrange
“He’s Kyle Lowry. He’s a clone of Kyle … he should be an all-star, absolutely,” Dwane Casey on Fred VanVleet. – 5:27 PM
Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Tonight marks Atlanta’s first contest in Miami since a 94-80 win on 3/2/21. The 80 points allowed marked the 10th time in franchise history the Hawks held Miami to 80-or-less points, as well as a 2020-21 season-low for points allowed.
Game Notes: nba.com/gamenotes/hawk…5:25 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
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Vivek Jacob @vivekmjacob
Dwane Casey also endorses that Fred VanVleet has become Kyle Lowry.
“He’s earned every bit of what he’s getting… he should be an all-star.” – 5:24 PM
Josh Lewenberg @JLew1050
Dwane Casey on Fred VanVleet: “He’s become a Kyle Lowry. He’s a clone of Kyle.” – 5:24 PM
Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
I’m sure someone else in Celtics Twitter already called this out, but I struggle to believe Danny Ainge is interested in the slightest in sending Donovan Mitchell to Pat Riley and the Heat. Maybe Mitchell wants that, but I don’t Ainge is jumping to make that happen. – 5:21 PM
Alvaro Martin @AlvaroNBAMartin
Este sábado @Philadelphia 76ers en @Miami Heat, posible duelo de playoffs en el Este, con las voces de @FerAlvarez y @Fabricio Oberto, pero solo por NBA League Pass. 1,230 partidos de temporada regular y todos los playoffs en espanol. No hay nada igual. pic.twitter.com/N6EuU7RXwS4:14 PM

Barbara Barker @meanbarb
So, just to be clear there will be no revenge game for Reddish in Atlanta tomorrow. He is in New York, he is flying back to Atlanta with the Knicks but he has an ankle injury and WON’T play. – 4:10 PM
Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
Bam Adebayo almost back in the lineup #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…3:48 PM
Emiliano Carchia @Sportando
Heat targeting Monday game vs Raptors for Bam Adebayo return
sportando.basketball/en/heat-target…3:47 PM
Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA
New Dunc’d On Prime: ATL/NYK Reddish Trade; Massive Trade Rumor and News Roundup. Join me and @Danny Leroux for our Mock Trade Deadline sale duncdon.supportingcast.fm/join3:33 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Bam return imminent. And the latest on a potential Herro extension: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…3:32 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Return by Heat’s Bam Adebayo from thumb surgery could come as soon as Monday sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Monday would mark six weeks from initial forecast of four-to-six-week absence. – 3:28 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Updated Hawks’ injury report for tonight at Heat:
Kevin Huerter (left foot contusion): Questionable
Jalen Johnson (left ankle sprain): Questionable
Clint Capela (left ankle sprain): Out
Kevin Knox (not with team): Out – 3:19 PM
Sarah K. Spencer @sarah_k_spence
Kevin Knox is listed as “not with team” on most recent Hawks injury report: pic.twitter.com/rcyNn5ljYg3:17 PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
The latest Hawks injury report:
For tonight’s game at Miami:
Kevin Huerter (left foot contusion) is questionable.
Jalen Johnson (left ankle sprain) is questionable.
Clint Capela (left ankle sprain) is out.
Kevin Knox (not with team) is out. – 3:11 PM
Chris Kirschner @ChrisKirschner
Kevin Knox will not play tonight, Hawks say. – 3:11 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
New #Celtics mailbag features questions on whether John Collins is a realistic trade target, Dennis Schroder’s market value and whether C’s should have gotten involved in Cam Reddish bidding masslive.com/celtics/2022/0…3:08 PM
Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT
He’s an elite juggler and an improving golfer, and by night he’s the team Mechanic 🔧
@Dewayne Dedmon does it all and more – 2:58 PM
New York Knicks @nyknicks
Quick stop to ATL.
#NewYorkForever | @delta pic.twitter.com/7s0FVITl6d2:55 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
ESPN story on Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo targeting a Monday return to lineup: es.pn/3noAZAg2:48 PM
Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
By Monday the Heat, currently in 2nd place in the East…
– Should have Bam and Jimmy back
– Will have third easiest remaining SOS
– 23 of final 39 games at home
– furthest West they have to go is San Antonio
– About a month from Oladipo’s expected return – 2:41 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
NEW COLUMN: Super Bowl LVI will be played at SoFi Stadium in 30 days and the stadium is already making plans to host it again, perhaps as early as 2027, as the NFL looks to have a regular rotation of L.A., Miami, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Tampa and Phoenix. arashmarkazi.substack.com/p/the-morning-…2:33 PM
The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Miami Heat C Bam Adebayo is targeting to return Monday vs. the Toronto Raptors, per @Adrian Wojnarowski.
Adebayo has missed the last six weeks after getting surgery on his right thumb. pic.twitter.com/exMalPeFU52:22 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
And Bam Adebayo is aiming for a Monday return
13-7 without him
They survived
And now they launch – 2:15 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski @wojespn
After right thumb surgery six weeks ago, Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo is targeting a return vs. the Toronto Raptors on Monday, sources tell ESPN. Adebayo – who averages 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds — has been ramping up on the court this week. – 2:13 PM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
ICYMI
The Knicks already made one trade, landing Cam Reddish from the Hawks.
Here’s a potential Knicks-Rockets deal that could give them an upgrade at center and add depth to the backcourt.
Plus 2 Ben Simmons deals and a Hornets-Pacers potential swap
https://t.co/PNQ4IOxa6R pic.twitter.com/MIL5BX37hi2:04 PM

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