The Miami Heat earned a big 110-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta. After dropping a heart-breaker in game three the Heat came into game four focused and executed their game plan. The Heat’s defense was smothering and they were able to hold Hawks’ Superstar Trae Young in check. The Heat held Trae Young to just nine points on the night. Young spoke postgame regarding what the Heat were able to do to slow him down.
“They’re doing a great job of showing help and not letting me get to the paint,” Young said. “You’ve got to give them credit. We’ve got to do a better job of figuring out how to get open looks so I can create for my teammates and myself, too.”
Jimmy Butler led the Heat and once again had a big night. Butler scored 36 points in 36 minutes of play overall. Butler shot 12-for-21 from the field. He knocked down 1-for-2 from behind the three-point stripe. Butler also grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out four assists to lead the Heat to a blow-out game four victory. Butler knew he would have to step up even more with Heat Starting Point Guard Kyle Lowry out due to injury. Butler stated postgame that his teammates did not hesitate to let him know.
“Everybody is in my ear about staying aggressive, taking more shots,” Butler said. “Tonight was a good one. We’ve got another one we’ve got to get.”
More Heat Contributions
- Bam Adebayo scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
- P.J. Tucker scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and dished out three assists.
- Max Strus scored 12 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out three assists.
- Gabe Vincent scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds, and dished out four assists.
- Victor Oladipo scored six points, eight rebounds, and dished out four assists. He played with tremendous energy on both sides of the ball and the Heat was able to break the game open with him on the floor.
The Miami Heat travel home to Miami for game 5. Game 5 is Tuesday, 4/26. Tip-off is at 7 pm Eastern at FTX Arena.