National Basketball Association
Miami 118, Oklahoma City 90
When: 7:30 PM ET, Monday, January 4, 2021
Where: American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials: #5 Kane Fitzgerald, #51 Aaron Smith, #47 Brandon Schwab
Attendance: N/A

Kelly Olynyk, making his first start of the season, had 11 points during a 20-0 third-quarter run, leading the host Miami Heat to a 118-90 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

Bam Adebayo led Miami with 20 points on 9-for-10 shooting. He added eight rebounds and four assists.

Olynyk finished with 19 points and eight rebounds, making 7-of-9 shots, including 5-of-7 on 3-pointers.

In Miami's six games, coach Erik Spoelstra has posted six different starting lineups, but he may want to re-use this one after several fine performances, including Jimmy Butler, who had 18 points and six assists. Duncan Robinson added 12 points.

Miami's Tyler Herro nearly had a triple-double, posting seven points and recording game-highs with nine rebounds and eight assists in just 29 minutes.

Oklahoma City was led by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who had 18 points, and Darius Bazley, who had 16 points and eight rebounds.

After playing to a 26-26 first-quarter standstill, the Heat dominated the second period and took a 63-49 lead into halftime. Miami's second quarter included 37 points, nine assists and just one turnover.

For the half, Miami shot 57.1 percent, including 11-of-19 on 3-pointers (57.9 percent). Oklahoma City, outrebounded by six in the first half, shot 44.2 percent, including 5-of-22 on 3-pointers (22.7 percent).

Gilgeous-Alexander, though, led all first-half scorers with 15 points. For Miami, Butler had 14 points, and Adebayo didn't miss a shot, getting 10 points on 5-for-5 shooting to go with seven rebounds and four assists.

The Thunder started the third quarter on a 14-4 run, but Miami answered with those 20 straight points, including Olynyk's trio of 3-pointers and one layup.

Miami went into the fourth quarter leading 91-66 and cruised from there.

For the game, Miami had advantages in points in the paint (52-28), assists (34-20) and rebounds (47-38). The Heat shot 56.8 percent, including 16-of-34 on 3-pointers (47.1 percent). Oklahoma City shot 36.7 percent, including 13-of-48 on 3-pointers (27.1 percent).

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Oklahoma City   Miami
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 18 Scoring Bam Adebayo 20
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 4 Assists Tyler Herro 8
Darius Bazley 8 Rebounds Tyler Herro 9
Darius Bazley 3 Free Throws Made Jimmy Butler 6
Darius Bazley 2 Steals Precious Achiuwa 1
Darius Bazley 1 Blocks N/A
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 90 36.7 13-48 19-27 20 38 4 6 18
Miami 118 56.8 16-34 10-18 34 47 0 7 16
Upcoming Games
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Boston. The Heat have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game on the road against New Orleans. The Thunder have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.