Sometimes, it can even be better.
After a solid season with the Heat past year, Ellington is having his best season in 2017-18 and on Tuesday night, he helped the Heat improve to 23-17 with his game-winning basket. Also, Josh Richardson contributed 14 points and shot 3-for-4 from outside the arc.
This game might have been their most impressive yet.
-An hour before tipoff, Tyler Johnson was ruled out by Erik Spoelstra.
And he needed every one. Assuming Johnson doesn't appeal the suspension, he will not be available for Wednesday's game vs. Indiana. "I think when we do that, we're a tough team to beat, no matter who we're playing". "They're athletic. They have great team speed. It wasn't a flawless game by any means, but it was probably a little bit more to our pace and our liking".
Twitter users speculated who would have won the fight, after it went down. Third-year guard Delon Wright would most likely replace Lowry, as he did in Tuesday's loss to Miami.
Johnson ended up with 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, five rebounds, two assists and a plus-nine rating.
-Derrick Jones Jr. got the start again.
IN blew its first chance to tie the score, or take the lead, when Al Jefferson drew an offensive foul late in the third.
That's when the Pacers turned it on.
The Raptors had trouble making shots all night.
Turner was initially hurt on a dunk during Monday's 109-96 victory over Milwaukee but finished at the game.
One of those dust ups will lead to those involved missing a game. He showed up in street clothes and wore a protective brace over his sport coat on the bench.
The Raptors also learned on Wednesday night that they will be without starting forward Serge Ibaka for the Cleveland game.
Heat: Return home to face Milwaukee on Sunday. Ibaka will serve his suspension on January 11, when the Raptors host the Cleveland Cavaliers at Air Canada Centre.