The Heat are living up to their name, after a 109-100 Disney victory gave them a 2-0 lead against the Indiana Pacers in game 2 of the playoffs.
That puts Erik Spoelstra in fourth place for playoff winning percentage on the league’s all-time list, even better than former Heat coach Pat Riley.
After some early fouls, Duncan Robinson helped Miami score, with a trio of three-point shots and a 12-3 lead.
In total, he put 24 points on the board for the Heat.
Still, the Pacers caught up, and led 24-22 at the end of the first quarter.
That’s when things started to change.
Duncan wasn't the only one letting it fly in the bubble today *nods to @MikeMiller_13*
The team knocked down a playoff record 18 3's in today's Game 2 W over Indiana. 🔥🎥 #HEATHighlights pic.twitter.com/HAeyIq1aAo
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 20, 2020
Miami rediscovered its power, and took over, to snap a 39-38 Pacers lead near the end of the second quarter.
Jimmy Butler helped the Heat retake a 51-46 lead going into halftime, with a 3-pointer.
He and the team expanded that advantage to 79-63 by the end of the third.
Another 3-point shot by Butler with 8:39 left in the third, and then major players by Dragic and Bam Adebayo sealed the win for the Heat.
The Heat and Pacers will meet again for Game 3 on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.