The Miami Heat took a 2-0 series lead on the Indiana Pacers on Thursday, with a 109-100 victory in the bubble in Orlando.
Andre Iguodala filled up the stat sheet with seven points, two rebounds, two blocks, an assist and a steal in 28 minutes. He went 3 for 4 from the field, split a pair of 3s, and played the entire fourth quarter, as the Heat maintained an eight-point lead or greater throughout the period.
Iguodala’s most notable play was this hustle block in transition:
Who saw this coming? pic.twitter.com/RrkMyc52EG— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 20, 2020
Pacers guard T.J. McConnell had two points, two rebounds, two assists and a turnover in 10 minutes. He went 1 for 4 from the field.
Heat forward Solomon Hill did not play for the second straight game.
Game 3 of the best-of-seven series is set for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. MST.
The Orlando Magic will look to take a 2-0 lead on the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday at 3 p.m. MST, though Aaron Gordon will miss another game due to a hamstring injury.
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson and Toronto Raptors will look to take a 3-0 lead on the Brooklyn Nets on Friday at 10:30 a.m. MST.
What they’re saying about Arizona’s guys on social media
TJ McConnell is the best player from Arizona in the league change my mind— ESAR (@swagsarti19) August 20, 2020
Death, taxes, and tj McConnell’s soaking wet 5 foot jump shot— galactic glizzy (@dan_iiiiel) August 20, 2020
TJ McConnell got that kinda face that you just wanna slap— Spooky (@_SE96) August 20, 2020
TJ McConnell gives me Disney movie basketball player. Like he not supposed to be in the league in real life lmao— valar morghulis (@_ItsKiaBITCH) August 20, 2020
extremely weird to me that TJ McConnell doesn't shoot 3s at all and still manages to be an apparently useful player— Reuben Poling (@liesandperfidy) August 20, 2020
Way too much TJ McConnell offense for a playoff team.— Cameron (@ThatManCam) August 20, 2020
People really thought Andre Iguodala was done— Alek Toledo (@JimmyBisBuckets) August 20, 2020
Iguodala got the quickest hands ever man— Swish Tha Great (@SwishoMode) August 20, 2020
Andre Iguodala still has fantastic hands. Gets his hand in the passing lane multiple times a game. #WholeNewGame— Tom Hersz (@tomhersz) August 20, 2020
It’s the little things that Andre Iguodala does— Steve Jones Jr. (@stevejones20) August 20, 2020
Iguodala can still give you elite defensive spurts— Jae Crowder Hive (@JBeans_15) August 20, 2020
There was also zero surprise that Iguodala ended up in the closing lineup.— Jorge Sedano (@Sedano) August 20, 2020
Still gives you tons of smarts/savvy, defense, length and enough athleticism.
Enough shooting w/ this Heat lineup - Dragic & Herro.
All 5 can handle too. Which is important.
Miami's Dragic-Herro-Butler-Iguodala-Bam closing lineup...— Couper Moorhead (@CoupNBA) August 20, 2020
Game 1: +10 in 8 minutes
Game 2: +1 in 8 minutes
For now, I'm more interested in the trio of Jimmy-Bam-Andre being +14 in 25 minutes. Being 10-of-17 from three with them on helps.