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.
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.
Miami Heat's Kyle Lowry's mother, Marie Holloway, has become a staple in the Toronto Raptors' Twitter community. Where do her allegiances lie?
Anthony Chiang: Heat injury report for tomorrow's game vs. Raptors: Bam Adebayo is questionable to make his return. But Kyle Lowry is listed as out because of personal reasons. Source: Twitter @Anthony_Chiang What's the buzz on Twitter? Eric Koreen ...
The Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors, who made a major trade in August, will meet for the first time this season on Monday night in Miami. In that deal, Miami acquired veteran point guard Kyle Lowry, who ranks fifth in the NBA with 8.3 assists per game. The Raptors got veteran point guard Goran Dragic and young forward Precious Achiuwa in the trade.