Tuesday, December 20, 2005
[posted Fri ~11:58a]
It was the Miami Heat's first home game since Pat Riley retook the reins as Miami head coach. Unfortunately, it was on this night that the Atlanta Hawks had to be their opponent. The Heat led by 38 points in the third quarter before pulling their starters en route to a 111-92 win.
But there is a silver lining. Bremerton High 2004 graduate Marvin Williams got his usual minutes plus some massive garbage-time minutes, which helped him to score 17 points in the fourth quarter. He ended with a career-high 26 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the floor (1-for-3 from long range) and 7-for-9 shooting from the line in 25 minutes of play off the bench. He also grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists, and recorded two steals to offset three fouls.
Congratulations to Marvin on a big night. Hopefully there's more big nights for him like this, and hopefully his team usually ends up winning on those nights. It's a lot to ask right now for the Hawks, but Marvin's time should come.
Here's the mega-fun shot chart for said night, which may or may not include all the shots and stuff. They can be spotty sometimes.
The Hawks were to host Allen Iverson and the Philadephia 76ers on Friday night.