Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with a first basket of the game vs the Los Angeles Lakers, 01/23/2022
ATLANTA (AP) Trae Young scored 28 points, Kevin Huerter added 21 and the Atlanta Hawks won their third straight game after nearly blowing an 18-point lead in a 110-108 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night. The Heat again were without star guard Kyle Lowry, who missed his third straight game for personal reasons, and Tyler Herro, the sixth man who's averaging 20.7 points per game and was sidelined in health and safety protocols for the second game in a row. Bam Adebayo finished with 21 points and Duncan Robinson had 19 for Miami (29-17), which had won six of seven and was 15-5 since beating Milwaukee on Dec. 8.
Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat) with an alley oop vs the Atlanta Hawks, 01/21/2022
The Hawks defeated the Heat, 110-108. Trae Young led the Hawks with 28 points and seven assists, while Kevin Huerter added 21 points in the victory. Bam Adebayo (21 points, six rebounds, five assists) and Jimmy Butler (13 points, eight rebounds, eight assists) combined for 34 points for the Heat in the losing effort. The Hawks improve to 20-25 on the season, while the Heat fall to 29-17.
MIAMI (AP) Caleb Martin scored 26 points, Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the short-handed Miami Heat defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 104-92 on Wednesday night. Max Strus scored 15 points for Miami, including a 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining that put the Heat up 10. Dewayne Dedmon scored 12 for the Heat, who started the game without Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro - then lost Jimmy Butler to a first-half ejection.