Heat 8, Pelicans 4: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

The Miami Heat (24-21) play against the New Orleans Pelicans (18-18) at Smoothie King Center

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Game Time: 8:00 PM EST on Wednesday January 18, 2023

Miami Heat 8, New Orleans Pelicans 4 (Q1 08:59)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg

Kyle Lowry has four of Miami’s first six points. He stole the ball from JV in the post and scored in transition. Then he just had a strong take to the basket. – 8:14 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Well Kyle Lowry has come back with some energy
Pushing pace a ton for two transition buckets
They could use that – 8:14 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Aggressive start from Lowry in return. steal. 2 of 2 from field. – 8:14 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

An aggressive Kyle Lowry has already converted two transition layups in the first two minutes of the game. – 8:14 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

Geaux time in NOLA πŸ“
@Miami Heat // @Chain pic.twitter.com/Fc5GpHJa48 – 8:10 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Larry’s jersey auction tonight supports Hynes Charter School! πŸ‘
Bid https://t.co/rTcjApenQP pic.twitter.com/Rzm9QNzDud – 7:54 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

Any second now ⏱

Watch tonight’s game: https://t.co/Jz0MIImRoN pic.twitter.com/RtwXZjDfHL – 7:54 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory

Pelicans starters:
CJ McCollum
Dyson Daniels
Naji Marshall
Trey Murphy
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:48 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13

Starters:
CJ McCollum
Dyson Daniels
Naji Marshall
Trey Murphy
Jonas Valanciunas – 7:32 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Welcome home πŸ™Œ
#Pelicans | @Verizon pic.twitter.com/t9ZU8mpyiA – 7:31 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Kyle Lowry back in the Heat starting lineup, alongside Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin and Bam Adebayo. – 7:31 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

Countdown to type… pic.twitter.com/WNKFd93Txu – 7:31 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Heat back to their preferred starting lineup tonight in New Orleans, opening with Bam Adebayo, Caleb Martin, Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro for just the 15th time this season. – 7:31 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Roll Call – where are you watching from tonight? πŸ‘€ pic.twitter.com/jR2nVbiEcc – 7:10 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Good to be home ❀

#UltraDrip | @MichelobULTRA pic.twitter.com/U9aIwbu4oc – 6:50 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Even Victor Oladipo is surprised with how good he has felt physically over the last month: β€œA little bit, I can’t lie. But sitting back and really reflecting, you see how much work I put in and how much I invest in my body.” miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia… – 6:50 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Erik Spoelstra says there won’t be a strict minutes limit for Kyle Lowry in his return tonight, but β€œI won’t play him what he was playing before, certainly not where he was one of the league leaders in minutes.” – 6:44 PM

Tony East @TEastNBA

β€œHe’s just more confident.”
β€œHe’s making decisions right away and doing it, rolling with it.”
β€œYou know Myles, he can score from all three levels.”
Talked to Myles Turner’s ex-teammates – Oladipo, LeVert, and Holiday – about where they’ve seen him grow: si.com/nba/pacers/new… – 6:35 PM

Miami Heat @MiamiHEAT

Rollin’ through New Orleans pic.twitter.com/kiWEKdZtQV – 6:24 PM

Barry Jackson @flagsportsbuzz

Per Nielsen, about 50,000 more Dade/Broward homes watched Dolphins-Bills than tuned in Game 7 of last May’s Heat-Celtics Eastern Finals, which was available in fewer homes than Fins-Bills. And former 790 The Ticket host gets national ESPN show: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col… – 6:22 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

β€œ(Ingram) is getting closer,” – Willie Green on BI working his way back
#Pelicans pic.twitter.com/nCfYAdK663 – 6:19 PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez

No Herb Jones tonight, Willie Green says. – 6:19 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang

Herb Jones out tonight. So Pelicans without three starters vs. Heat. – 6:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Herb Jones also out for Pelicans vs. Heat tonight. – 6:18 PM

Oleh Kosel @Oleh Kosel

Herb Jones is OUT for tonight’s matchup against the Miami Heat. – 6:18 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory

Herb Jones will be out tonight vs Miami, per Willie Green – 6:18 PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13

Herb Jones is out, Willie Green says. – 6:18 PM

Larry Nance Jr @Larrydn22

Today’s game worn jersey auction goes to Hynes Charter School to help them upgrade their facilities and make school a more enjoyable environment for their students!
Place a bid on my game worn jersey tonight and I’ll double the funds raised to help better our schools! – 6:15 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305

Well this should be the healthiest the Heat have been in a while tonight
Walking into this game tonight, my gameplan would start and end with the Herro-Bam PnR
Both can pick apart the drop
And once that gets rolling, everything stems from there – 6:03 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

You don’t want to miss this prize❗Jump over to the #Pelicans app and play Courtside Challenge now for your chance to win!
@SeatGeek pic.twitter.com/1vTNHCMOMN – 5:59 PM

Barry Jackson @flagsportsbuzz

NEW: A fresh Canes 6-pack, including how Miami against Duke in football and basketball reflects strange arc of Canes athletics. PLUS Canes football portal pursuits; Cormani; Josh Gattis; Punch; hoops notes; UM 5-stars end career out of Power 5, more: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col… – 5:29 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

πŸ“SKC
See y’all here!
#Pelicans | @ankr pic.twitter.com/DMQQJbxh1u – 5:28 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

From earlier β€” Heat’s Gabe Vincent looking to stay afloat by taking page from Kyrie Irving playbook. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 5:19 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

pelicans vs. Heat tonight in the SKC πŸ˜„
@ErinESummers with the preview
#WBD | @Ibotta pic.twitter.com/0zoepJf2LO – 5:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

From earlier β€” Kyle Lowry returns to Heat mix, with starting lineup again healthy. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… – 5:19 PM

Barry Jackson @flagsportsbuzz

starch @Sean Deveney report linking Heat to Atlanta’s John Collins, former NBA 6th Man winner implores Heat to add another go-to scorer: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col… – 4:01 PM

Barry Jackson @flagsportsbuzz

NEW: A fresh 6-pack of media notes, including Dolphins-Bills scores big TV ratings nationally & locally; analysts debate Dolphins’ clock issues; Barkley’s response when Kenny Smith presses him on if Heat still needs to be broken up. And NFL radio notes: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col… – 3:57 PM

JakeMadison @NOLAJake

Locked On Pelicans is live!
πŸ€Is something up with Brandon Ingram?
πŸ€ After 25 straight missed games could he play right now?
πŸ€ Prioritize the short or long term?
🎧 https://t.co/ryymQQcjwa

Watch on YouTube!
πŸ“Ί https://t.co/4DBESaga40 pic.twitter.com/dHee0AhqhZ – 3:30 PM

Oleh Kosel @Oleh Kosel

No top team’s star duo has missed more games than Ingram & Williamson.
Tatum/Brown: 7
Jokic/Murray: 11
Ja/Bane: 27
Giannis/Jrue: 21
Embiid/Harden: 26
KD/Kyrie: 15
Spida/Garland: 14
BI/Zion: 44
A great season could get washed away if this rate continues. https://t.co/tdLFrhh4oU pic.twitter.com/I3gErQeV6Z – 3:30 PM

Portland Trail Blazers @trailblazers

New heat for your πŸ“²
⭐ #WallpaperWednesday ⭐ pic.twitter.com/UQlzW2fWig – 3:24 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

Jose’s quite the guy! His teammates agree πŸ₯Ή
#PelsonSocial | @SmoothieKing pic.twitter.com/0NGy5qHlal – 3:20 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

This #NOLA flag is the giveaway for tonight’s game πŸ‘€
All fans attending the game will receive this flag at the Smoothie King Center entrances through tip-off!
Tickets🎟: https://t.co/JXO1ZKyRWc

#Pelicans | #PelicansGameday pic.twitter.com/QJ5u79VBhB – 2:57 PM

New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA

can’t wait to see y’all tonight 😁 pic.twitter.com/UGKnugpnTC – 2:17 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat

Kyle Lowry returns to Heat mix, with starting lineup again healthy. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Lowry and Caleb Martin both upgraded on injury report to available for tonight’s game in New Orleans. – 2:05 PM

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