NBA Game Recap - Charlotte at Miami
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:30 PM EST

MEM
114
IND
126
F
ORL
88
DET
103
F
BKN
108
CLE
106
F
PHI
96
TOR
101
F
CHA
100
MIA
117
F
SAC
102
BOS
103
F
MIN
125
ATL
113
F
UTA
118
MIL
122
F
POR
117
CHI
94
F
LAL
114
SA
104
F
OKC
100
GS
97
F

Miami 117, Charlotte 100

Nov 25, 2019, 7:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Charlotte (6-12)

31

27

24

18

100

Miami (12-4)

36

33

29

19

117

Heat remain unbeaten at home, roll past Hornets 117-100
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:16 PM

MIAMI (AP) Bam Adebayo still remembers all the painful details of his rookie season, when the Miami Heat couldn’t use him in a lot of situations because he was still learning everything.

Those days are long gone.

Adebayo scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Jimmy Butler also scored 21 points and the Heat remained unbeaten at home with a 117-100 win over the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

It was Adebayo’s ninth double-double this season, and the Heat are 9-0 in those games.

“I know humble beginnings,” Adebayo said. “I remember when I wasn’t playing. So I always remember where I came from and from where I started. I’ve worked hard for this.”

Kendrick Nunn scored 19 points, Tyler Herro added 18 and Kelly Olynyk finished with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds for Miami.

The Heat are 7-0 at home for only the second time - they went 8-0 at home to start the 2012-13 championship season.

And they're not just winning at home, but they're winning big. The Heat have led by at least 15 points in all seven of their home games, by at least 20 in six of them. The margin on Monday night got up to 23.

“This is a step in the right direction,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “Guys are taking it to heart.”

Terry Rozier had 19 points and nine assists for Charlotte, which has dropped five in a row. Devonte' Graham scored 16 and Malik Monk scored 13 for the Hornets, who were outrebounded 49-35.

Rozier had a three-point play with 8:36 left to get Charlotte within 14, but an 11-2 run by the Heat over the next 4:18 put the game away.

“The message was the defense has to get better and has to improve,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “Right now we're physically soft, we lack intensity on that end of the floor, when teams make runs we tend to hang our head and we've just got to get better. That comes with time, that comes with accountability and execution, and we've got to get better on that end of the floor."

Miami used nine players - and had no others available. James Johnson was sent home pregame because he was sick, and Udonis Haslem was also out with an illness. Dion Waiters remains on his 10-game suspension, while Justise Winslow (concussion), Derrick Jones Jr. (hip) and KZ Okpala (Achilles) are still hurt.

Winslow and Jones may practice Tuesday. The Heat were so thin depth-wise that when Olynyk got shaken up with an arm problem in the third quarter, he remained in the game despite being in obvious discomfort.

“Good teams take care of their business at home,” Olynyk said. “When teams come in here, we have to win, plain and simple. When you get in the playoffs, you have to win on your home floor. So it starts now.”

TIP-INS

Hornets: Charlotte has now had separate losing streaks of three, four and five games already this season. ... The Hornets lost Cody Zeller in the third quarter to a left hip contusion. ... P.J. Washington, who scored 27 points in his first game and was averaging 13.1 points through his first 13 contests, scored only eight Monday. He has a total of 28 points in his last five games.

Heat: Miami still has not trailed by more than eight at home this season, though that seemed in jeopardy when Charlotte ran out to a 7-0 lead to start the game. ... The Heat had a six-point trip in the second quarter. Nunn hit a 3-pointer while Olynyk was the recipient of a flagrant foul from Nicolas Batum. Olynyk made a free throw, then Herro made a long jumper on the ensuing Miami possession.

BABY WATCH

Spoelstra is keeping a phone nearby at all times these days, with good reason. Spoelstra and his wife Nikki are expecting their second child, one that could be arriving in the next few days. "We have a little bit of time," he said. "I also thought we had a little bit of time last time." Spoelstra missed a game late in March 2018 when the couple's first son was born.

GRAHAM RETURNS

Graham didn't play in either of Charlotte's games in Miami last season, though Monday wasn't his first time on the Heat floor. He dropped 35 for Kansas in a game against Syracuse at Miami on Dec. 2, 2017 - shooting 10 for 17 from the field, 7 for 13 from 3-point range.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Host Detroit on Wednesday, in the start of a home-and-home.

Heat: Visit Houston on Wednesday. Miami is 1-5 in its last six trips there.

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Leaders

Charlotte PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Rozier 19 -20 5 9 0 0
D. Graham 16 -17 8 3 0 0
Miami PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Butler 21 29 7 3 1 1
B. Adebayo 21 16 5 13 0 1

Team Comparison

CHA MIA
Points For 100 117
Field Goals 36/87-41% 40/77-52%
Three Pointers 9/33-27% 13/31-42%
Free Throws 19/25-76% 24/28-86%
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Defensive Rebounds 25 41
Rebounds 40 58
Blocks 0 3
Steals 11 9
Turnovers 13 18
Points Scored Off Turnovers 29 16
Points in the Paint 52 44
Fast Break Points 15 9
Personal Fouls 24 23
Technical Fouls 0 0
Flagrant Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - MIA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 CHA 100 @ MIA 117 D. Bacon 1 M. Leonard 4

Game Information

Stadium: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 19,600
Game Time: 2:15