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Monday Quickies: Heat Bounce Back Edition

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Tyler Herro nailed a few clutch shots to seal a Game 3 victory.

NBA: Finals-Los Angeles Lakers at Miami Heat Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The script was flipped on Sunday night in The Bubble, as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler played 45 minutes and posted a 40-13-11 triple double in carrying his team past the Los Angeles Lakers to a 115-104 win in Game 3. Butler’s running mate and former Wildcat Tyler Herro was second on the team in scoring with 17, including several buckets late in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.

On the other side of the court, former Wildcat Anthony Davis only attempted nine shots for the Lakers. While he did make six of them, he also only had two free throw attempts in the game. Davis finished a team worst -26 in the loss while seeing teammates Kyle Kuzma and Markieff Morris attempt 13 shots each.

Heat guard Goran Dragic will likely remain out, but former Wildcat Bam Adebayo could likely see a return from injury in Game 4 on Tuesday night. Kelly Olynyk has spelled him well (20.5 PPG in games 2 & 3), though Bam’s defense in the paint as well as out on the perimeter against Davis/Lebron James will gladly be welcomed back.

Tip off is set for Tuesday night at 9 PM EDT, as the Lakers have opened as -7.5 point favorites.

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Quickies

Do not blame kicker for loss, UK had plenty of other miscues vs. Rebels - Vaught’s Views

Some will take the easy way out, others will look at the many more mistakes UK made.

James explains why he walked off court in closing seconds of loss to Heat - USA Today

Can we all agree Lebron is the most dramatic athlete of this generation?

Off practice squad, WR Travis Fulgham lifts short-handed Eagles - ESPN

I don’t think anyone could have predicted an outright victory by Philly.

NFL considering adding “Week 18” to handle COVID-19 setbacks - Kentucky Sports Radio

But can they make it to a hypothetical Week 18 without half the league getting COVID?

Rams’ Jalen Ramsey, Giants’ Golden Tate trade punches after game - ESPN

Ramsey always seems to have beef with someone.

Jimmy Butler backs up big talk with NBA Finals performance for the ages - USA Today

40-13-11 and the win was quite the night for Jimmy Buckets.

Snap Counts - Cats Illustrated

Looking at what the coaches were thinking and if these trends will change next week.

Sources: Los Angeles Chargers RB Austin Ekeler likely out several weeks - ESPN

Another injury suffered so early in the season.