Jimmy Butler returned from a foot injury and scored 19 points, Derrick Jones scored 18 off the Miami bench and the Heat kept T.J. Warren largely in check on the way to a 114-92 win over the Pacers on Monday night. Tyler Herro scored 17 while Duncan Robinson and Jae Crowder each added 14 for Miami, which snapped a two-game slide. The Heat took control for good in the third quarter, blowing open what was a tie game with a 35-17 run.
On the surface, the initiative looked like a significant gesture that highlights the NBA’s commitment toward addressing racial justice reforms. The NBA’s Board of Governors announced they will give $300 million ($30M a year for the next 10 years) to the newly-created NBA Foundation, which is “dedicated to creating greater economic empowerment in the Black community. Miami Heat swingman Andre Iguodala, who is also the vice president of the NBA players union, looks at that gesture differently.
The other is this: Should Phoenix and San Antonio both win their final two games, it would see the Suns finish ahead of the Spurs by 0.00096 percentage points. A look at the field: MEMPHIS Record entering Tuesday 33-37, 8th in the West Remaining games: Boston on Tuesday, Milwaukee on Thursday Outlook: Not only do the Grizzlies control their own destiny, but they catch the bonus of their last two opponents having absolutely nothing at stake. Boston is locked into the No.