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Miami Heat (18-18)


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vs. Atl 
W 109-99
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vs. Atl 
L 80-94
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@ NO 
W 103-93
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vs. Orl 
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@ Chi 
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Butler takes over, Heat top Pelicans 103-93

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jimmy Butler had 29 points and nine assists, and the Miami Heat took advantage of Zion Williamson's absence to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 103-93 on Thursday night.

With a repertoire of strong inside moves and accurate mid-range shooting, Butler made 10 of 14 shots and eight of nine free throws to help the Heat keep the Pelicans at bay. Butler added a late step-back 3 to give him 10 points during an 11-2 run that put Miami up 98-87 with 2:50 to go.

"You can see we trust him, we want him to have the ball in those moments and he always comes through," Heat guard Goran Dragic said. "It's really awesome to watch him, what he's able to do. He can manipulate the game, get to the free throw line, make shots."

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler20.5
Rebounds: Bam Adebayo9.5
Assists: Jimmy Butler7.8
FG%: Bam Adebayo56.3%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.91
Blocks: Bam Adebayo1.03
Defense (Rank)
Points: 108.4 (5)
Rebounds: 43.6 (14)
Assists: 25.4 (22)
FG%: 44.7% (3)
FT%: 78.9% (23)
3P%: 36.2% (11)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 106.8 (26)
Rebounds: 42.4 (27)
Assists: 25.8 (10)
FG%: 46.2% (18)
FT%: 79.5% (8)
3P%: 35.3% (22)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Miami 18 18 .500 --
Charlotte 17 18 .486 0.5
Atlanta 16 20 .444 2.0
Washington 14 20 .412 3.0
Orlando 13 23 .361 5.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/19/2020 B.J. Johnson Waived
12/16/2020 Paul Eboua Waived
12/16/2020 Breein Tyree Waived
11/30/2020 Max Strus Signed as Free Agent
11/28/2020 Udonis Haslem Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
3/3/2021 Bam Adebayo Knee injury
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