Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2021-2022 Regular Season between the Los Angeles Lakers (LAL) vs the Miami Heat (MIA) on November 11, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Staples Center.
The Los Angeles Lakers triumphs over the Miami Heat in overtime after a crucial matchup, collecting their second overtime win of the season.
The Staples Center had a blast as the Lakers and the Heat fought until the end, having many lead changes and deadlocks throughout the game. Both of the teams registered 33 lead changes, the most by any game over four seasons in the league.
“It was just a wild game from start to finish,” Adebayo said after the matchup.
Russell Westbrook tallied another phenomenal triple-double performance to add to his legendary record count, tallying 25 points, 14 assists, and 12 rebounds. Within the last seconds of the fourth quarter, the athletic point guard drilled back-to-back two-pointers on the Heat to keep the Lakers’ hopes alive. Westbrook also aids Anthony Davis with beautiful lobs and passes for an easy deuce. “The Brow” had a magnificent output also as he scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Not only that, but he played for 45 huge minutes.
Malik Monk showcased his scoring abilities tonight and as a result, he had a stellar performance as a Laker. Monk put up difficult and creative shots using both hands. In addition, Monk sank down deep three-pointers against the Heat, proving to everyone that he can score on anybody. Overall, the newbie of the Lakers scored 27 points and made four three-pointers from the bench.
“I had this role a couple of times in Charlotte when a lot of guys got hurt,” Monk shared after the game. “I had to come in, play big minutes and facilitate and do all the things I normally don’t do. I work on my game a lot, so I was really prepared for this moment.”
Meanwhile, Ellington and Bradley splashed three-pointers after three-pointers on the Heat and ended the game with double-digit outputs. Ellington had 12 points while Bradley had 17 points.
The Lakers shot lights out against the Heat as they recorded an unfair 50% on their shots and 47% on their three-pointers.
Unfortunately for the Heat, they lost their star forward Jimmy Butler after suffering a sprained ankle and was not able to return to play for the rest of the game. Tyler Herro filled up the shoes and had an impressive shooting performance on the home team, scoring 27 points off the bench and made big buckets late in the game. However, Herro was not able to make the shot in the last seconds in overtime that could have sent the matchup to another overtime.
“The second shot was a great look,” Said Herro. “I can make that nine times out of 10. It is what it is, and we move on.”
Bam Adebayo tallied 28 points and 10 boards before fouling out of the game. On the defensive end, the big man had six steals. Kyle Lowry had 18 points, 11 assists and played for 47 big minutes for the Heat. Robinson, the three-point making machine, was not able to drill his shots as he only converted three of his 13 attempts from beyond the three-point arc. Robinson scored 12 points after having an awful display of shooting.
The Lakers rallied up in the fourth quarter as they narrow up and took the commanding 9-point lead from the Heat to secure the deal, but was not enough to win the game before OT.
“I thought we were still getting some good looks and reads, and I think there was a couple of times we could have extended that (fourth-quarter lead),” said Spoelstra “A five-point swing really fast just gave them a little bit of life, and they made shots.”
Lakers vs Heat
25-28; 32-27; 29-27; 26-30; 5-8
Lakers (120) – Monk 27, Westbrook 25, Davis 24, Bradley 17, Anthony 12
Hornets (117) – Adebayo 28, Herro 27, Lowry 18, Robinson 12, Tucker 10