Goran Dragic tallied eight of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat extended their National Basketball Association win streak to seven games with a 116-103 win over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday.
In yet another gutsy come-from-behind effort, the Miami Heat (18-30) won their seventh straight game on Saturday night as they beat the Detroit Pistons (21-26) by a score of 116-103 at American Airlines Arena.
Boston won its third straight after squandering a 16-point second half lead and a 42-point first quarter, its best of the season. "Our toughest, most physical and most committed minutes were there at the end. That was good to see", said Miami coach Erik Spoelstra.
Appearing in 28 games with 25 starts in total this season, Waiters is now averaging 15.1 points, 3.9 assists and 3.3 rebounds over the course of 30.5 minutes per contest.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is going to have his hands full trying to shut down Waiters, but if he's able to put him off his game the Heat might find themselves in an offensive hole. It was a back-to-back for us.
With their seventh straight victory, the Heat now possess the longest winning streak in the National Basketball Association and have shown little signs of slowing down. We're just playing the right way.
Cousins led the Kings to a 3-1 week, averaging 27.8 points (eighth in the West), 14.5 rebounds (second in the West), 6.0 assists, 1.50 steals and 1.25 blocks.
Reggie Jackson had 24 points and Andre Drummond added 17 points and 20 rebounds for Detroit.
"Down the stretch, we were awful", coach Van Gundy said after the loss.
Heat guard Tyler Johnson is expected to return tonight vs the Brooklyn Nets, Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reports.