The Miami Heat looked to bounce back at home on Saturday night against Nikola Vucevic and the Chicago Bulls. The Heat began a three-game homestand against the Bulls and wanted to protect home court at all costs. The Heat absolutely pounced on the Bulls for the first three quarters, but once crunch time came around, a different story can be told. The Bulls went on an 18-5 run at the start of the quarter, which prompted coach Spoelstra to put Jimmy Butler back into the ball game. Once this happened, it was all she wrote. Butler locked in and simply took matters into his own hands and got the job done against Nikola Vucevic.
Crunch Time vs. Nikola Vucevic
Jimmy Butler played a big role in the fourth quarter, finishing the game with 20 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Phenom center Bam Adebayo did what he does best, lock down the paint and get buckets. Adebayo had 20 points and was the defensive anchor that the Heat needed down the stretch. Also, Kendrick Nunn added 22 of his own points in this one, and looked like a seasoned veteran on the other side of the ball.
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