National Basketball Association
Memphis 124, Miami 112
When: 8:00 PM ET, Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
#52 Scott Twardoski, #66 Haywoode Workman, #74 Curtis Blair
The Memphis Grizzlies snapped yet another Heat winning streak on Tuesday night as Dillon Brooks had a season-high 28 points in a 124-112 victory at Miami.
The Heat had a five-game winning streak stopped in Memphis last month and came into Tuesday winners of their past four.
In the prior matchup, the Grizzlies got a late basket from Ja Morant and won by four.
This one was not as close, as Memphis held a lead for much of the night and really opened things up in the fourth.
The Grizzlies outscored Miami in all four quarters.
Memphis led by seven going into the final quarter but worked that up to 16 off an inside move by center Jonas Valanciunas with 5:49 remaining.
When Morant drove for a hoop with two minutes left, it gave Memphis a 19-point lead, matching the Grizzlies' biggest of the night.
Not long after that basket, Morant was helped off the court and went to the locker room with a back injury. He ended the night with 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting.
Aside from Brooks' point total, the Grizzlies also had Valanciunas (20 points), Kyle Anderson (19), Desmond Bane (15), Xavier Tillman (11) and Morant score in double figures.
The Heat were led by Bam Adebayo, who ended with a triple-double of 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Jimmy Butler led Miami in scoring with 28 points. Tyler Herro added 19, Victor Oladipo had 16 and Duncan Robinson scored 14.
At halftime, Memphis led by six.
Valanciunas (18 points) and Anderson (17) were the only Grizzlies players in double figures in the first half. Miami had three: Herro (13), Adebayo (12) and Robinson (11).
Off the court, numerous sources reported that Miami planned to sign free agent center Dewayne Dedmon.
Dedmon spent last season with Sacramento and Atlanta but has not played this year. He was traded from the Hawks to Detroit in November and subsequently placed on waivers by the Pistons.
The Heat likely will have Dedmon, who averaged 5.8 points and 5.7 rebounds last season, back up Adebayo.
The Grizzlies will travel to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Wednesday night while the Heat play host to the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Dillon Brooks 28
Jimmy Butler 28
Kyle Anderson 6
Bam Adebayo 10
Jonas Valanciunas 10
Bam Adebayo 10
Jonas Valanciunas 5
||Free Throws Made
Jimmy Butler 5
Desmond Bane 2
Bam Adebayo 3
Desmond Bane 1
Andre Iguodala 2
Team Stats Summary
Miami will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Heat have a W/L % of .593 after a win and .417 after a loss.
Memphis will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Grizzlies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .542 after a loss.