The Miami Heat are now just one game away from making the Eastern Conference Finals once again.
But there are some talented role players who are also contributing in huge ways this year.
One of those guys is point guard Gabe Vincent, who has been starting with the team lately – and having quite an impact.
Gabe Vincent has started 5 games in these playoffs. Not only is Miami 5-0 in those games, but the Heat has outscored opponents by 59 points with Vincent on the court in those 5 games against Hawks, 76ers.
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) May 11, 2022
Vincent has started five games in the playoffs.
During those five games, the Heat are undefeated and have also outscored opponents by 59 points with Vincent in the lineup in those games against the Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers.
Not a whole lot of people were expecting Vincent to come to life so much during this postseason but that’s exactly what he’s doing.
Vincent is averaging 7.6 points, 2.4 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in these playoffs.
Some nights he’s been putting up double-digits and some he barely leaves a mark.
It all depends on how much time he has on the floor.
There is a direct correlation between Vincent starting and staying on the floor longer and him making more points in the game.
He did quite well for himself on Tuesday night, as he scored 15 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists.
He also grabbed a vital steal during the game.
Additionally, Vincent played some of the most minutes of this postseason, staying on the court for 27 minutes and 40 seconds.
The Heat easily won that game and inched ever close to the ECF.
Philadelphia is now on the ropes and clinging to life and the Heat are eager to put them away.
If they do, Vincent will probably be an important part of that.