MIAMI – Boy wonder Tyler Herro continues to have an all star caliber
season scoring 23 points, Jimmy Butler got a triple-double and the
Miami Heat knocked off the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Monday night.
Bam Adebayo, returned to action after missing six weeks following
thumb surgery, scored 14 points and made a pair of free throws with
8.5 seconds remaining.
Butler finished with 19 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds.
Gabe Vincent scored 15 points for Miami, which pulled into a virtual
tie with Chicago for first in the Eastern Conference.
VanVleet finished with 22 points for Toronto, which got 23 from Chris
Boucher and 18 points and 10 rebounds from Pascal Siakam. Scottie
Barnes scored 16 points, OG Anunoby scored 14 and former Heat forward
Precious Achiuwa grabbed 15 rebounds for Toronto.
In other news The Miami HEAT announced yesterday that they have
signed Kyle Guy to a two-way contract. Per club policy, terms of the
deal were not disclosed.
Guy, who was originally signed to a 10-day contract by the HEAT on
December 30 and re-signed to a second 10-day on January 10, has
appeared in six games with Miami averaging 8.2 points, 2.3 assists,
1.3 rebounds and 17.1 minutes while shooting 51.4 percent from the
field, 45 percent from three-point range and 80 percent from the foul
line. Prior to joining Miami, Guy appeared in 11 G League games (10
starts) earlier this season with the Cleveland Charge and averaged
21.8 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 1.00 steals and 35.0 minutes.