Monday night NBA matchups are about big stars and legends that create such a buzz in the NBA sport. It's going to capture your attention, and you can't ignore these great games. The Golden State Warriors against Chicago Bulls and Damion Lee are unstoppable! Now, you can journey with us, and let’s dig up these players and see how they played:
Miami Heat vs. Golden State Warriors
Steph Curry (tailbone) came back from a 5-game absence on Monday night NBA while the Warriors handled the Bulls, who seemed to struggle. However, it's a win that had less meaning with Zach LaVine (ankle) Nikola Vucevic and hobbled as they adjusted to a new team.
If there's been an impetus team this year, Miami won 14-9 this season. And on the strength of the elite defense, they won two in a row. The Heat allows a few PPG in the paint, and they got burned by three-point shooters. As for Curry, he's 9-for-34 (26.5 percent) from his last two meetings with Miami.
This season, the Warriors are 4-12 and listed as road underdogs. They also have a record of 10-18 against the winning teams but failed to cover four of their previous five matches with the Heat. The Warriors are 9-15 against the spread on the road. But thanks to the two healthy players, Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler, they can help the team throw waves of wing defenders at Curry (a reliable option). The Heat can also dominate the down low.
Our Pick: Heat -3 or better
Miami Heat vs. Knicks
The Heat celebrated for a great second half as they snapped a six-game losing streak, defeating the Knicks 98-88 on the Monday night NBA, at Madison Square Garden. Thanks to a lovely game with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. And this is why:
Sleeve Jimmy changed the game.
It's Butler who turned things around as he put the pedal to the metal when Miami had a pedestrian first half. He dropped 15 good points seizing control and giving the Heat the-victory they were looking for.
Butler made a tally with 27 points game-high while on 10-15 shooting from the field. It was 7-of-8 shooting from the line, five boards, six high assists, and a block.
What about Adebayo?
Despite Bam playing pretty well down the stretch in the last two games, that didn't seem to matter much as Miami didn't top. Maybe there was something different about how Bam played, or was there?
Adebayo usually has a good defense, and this time wasn't that different as he was everywhere on his primary covers in Randle, on RJ Barret, Taj Gibson, and others. That was on the switch, traps, and help situations, scoring a game-high of 10 points in the fourth. In total, Bam amassed 20 points on 9-of-17 shooting, four assists, a game-high 17 rebounds, one steal, a team-high two blocks, and a +10 rating.
Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State Warriors
As the Bulls take on the Warriors on the Monday night NBA at Chase center, don't forget the Golden State has beaten Chicago seven times in a row. Overall, they are at 22-24 and 13-9 at home, while the Bulls are 19-25 and 10-9 on the road.
The latest odds from William Hill Sportsbook favors the Bulls by one point and 228 over/under.
This past Friday, Golden State lost to the Atlanta Hawks 124-108 at home. The Warriors have lost four back-to-back-games but won in their first meeting of the season with the Bulls with 129-128. Thanks to Damion Lee, who hit a buzzer-beating a 3-pointer that led to the victory.
Since Stephen Curry has been out for six straight games, his presence is a bit questionable for the Monday night NBA due to a tailbone problem. The Warrior is 1-6 in Curry's absence but has won seven straight home games against Chicago. Also, Eric Paschall is questionable if he will play the Monday game due to his wrist.
It was not one of the best days as Chicago lost to the San Antonio Spurs, 120-104. During the climax of the third quarter, the Bulls were down 96-73. Now Bulls have lost three consecutive games, and Nikola Vucevic had 21 points in Chicago debut and got nine rebounds. Chicago trailed by 36 points to the Spurs, missing 26 of 34-3-point attempts. Zach LaVine had 18 points.
Detroit Pistons vs. Miami Heat
Adebayo had 28 points & 11 rebounds, while the Heat got their biggest comeback win. They rallied 19 down, beating the Detroit Pistons 113-107 on the Monday night NBA snapping a three-game slide.
Miami missed some of its key players, such as Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro (neck), Meyers Leonard (shoulder), and Avery Bradley (virus protocols). Despite all the injuries, the Heat coach Erik Spoelstra commended the team on handling the game well.
Detroit's Jerami Grant gave 27 points, and Adebayo blocked his layup with 33, which could have gotten the Pistons within three secs left. Wayne Ellington scored Piston 24, got 21 from Derrick Rose, 15 from Mason Plumlee, and made seven 3-pointers. Blake Griffin limped off the court after getting shaken up in the last few seconds after the final buzzer. He got five points within 36 minutes.
In conclusion, you must have learned a thing or two after a beautiful journey of Monday night NBA games exploration. Right. The NBA is simply one of the most beloved and entertaining sports that will have you engrossed on your screen, and these matches are a MUST watch.