National Basketball Association
Miami 118, Portland 108
When: 10:30 PM ET, Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Where: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
#5 Kane Fitzgerald, #71 Rodney Mott, #72 JT Orr
Hassan Whiteside collected 28 points and 11 rebounds as the visiting Miami Heat took down the Portland Trail Blazers 118-108 Tuesday night.
Dwyane Wade came off the bench for 22 points and nine rebounds, and Josh Richardson scored 18 points for the Heat, who ended a three-game losing streak.
CJ McCollum scored 33 points, and Jake Layman added a career-high 25 points with eight rebounds for the Trail Blazers, who saw the end to an eight-game home win streak.
Richardson had 16 points, and Miami shot 60 percent from the field in running up a 62-55 halftime lead. Layman scored 16 points on 7-for-9 shooting, and McCollum added 15 for Portland.
Miami pushed the difference to 73-60 early in the third quarter. The Heat's edge was 94-79 heading into the final period.
Portland started the fourth quarter on a 21-7 run. A pair of 3-pointers by McCollum helped pull the Blazers to within 101-100 with 6:55 left.
After Miami's James Johnson and Portland's Meyers Leonard traded treys, Whiteside scored on a hook to give the Heat a 106-103 lead with 4:47 remaining.
Johnson sank a pair at the line to up Miami's advantage to 108-103 with 3:59 to play. McCollum scored on a runner to cut it to 108-105, but Whiteside's dunk made it 110-105 with 2:28 left.
Johnson scored on a post-up to hike Miami's lead to 112-105 with 1:27 to go.
Damian Lillard hit one of two at the line to trim the deficit to 112-106, but Whiteside made two foul shots to give the Heat a 114-106 advantage with 40.7 seconds to play.
Layman dunked for the Blazers, but Richardson sank a pair at the line to make it 116-108 with 38.4 seconds remaining.
Miami jumped to a 16-9 lead four minutes into the game. The Heat increased the margin to 24-15 but settled for a 34-30 advantage after one quarter, Richardson leading the way with 14 points.
Miami went into the half ahead by seven points.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Hassan Whiteside 28
CJ McCollum 33
Justise Winslow 5
Damian Lillard 10
Hassan Whiteside 11
Jake Layman 8
Hassan Whiteside 6
||Free Throws Made
Jusuf Nurkic 4
Hassan Whiteside 4
Maurice Harkless 1
James Johnson 3
Maurice Harkless 2
Team Stats Summary
Portland will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Trail Blazers have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .650 after a loss.
Miami will play their next game on the road against Sacramento. The Heat have a W/L % of .440 after a win and .519 after a loss.