The Miami Heat wanted to send a message on Sunday night and they did: they are definitely not out of these Finals.
After a disappointing Game 1, the Heat came back strong in Game 2 and scored a critical 111-108 victory over the Denver Nuggets.
On Monday morning, analysts were talking about what led to the pivotal win.
Shannon Sharpe said that the fourth quarter was when the Heat really shined.
“You won’t see a better fourth quarter than what they played last night,” Sharpe said on Undisputed Monday morning.
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Sure enough, the Heat really did perform well in that last period of the game.
They outscored the Nuggets by 11 points, with players like Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Gabe Vincent pushing the team across the finish line.
But it was Duncan Robinson who did the most for Miami, as he scored 10 points and went two-of-three from the three-point line.
Meanwhile, Nikola Jokic scored 10 in the fourth quarter while Jamal Murray posted 8 points.
No one else for the Nuggets was even close.
Sharpe noted that the Heat had a 69% field goal percentage in the fourth quarter, meaning nearly everything they touched turned to gold as the clock wound down.
If they can carry this momentum into Game 3, the Heat might be able to take a series lead.
When Game 1 was coming to a close, many fans were happy with what they saw from the Heat even though they ended up losing.
They were able to start Game 2 just as they ended Game 1 and had much better energy all night long, although they fell into a big deficit at one point.
When that happened, they dug deep and stormed into the fourth quarter with determination.
That determination led to a huge win.NEXT: Jay Williams Has An Honest Admission After The Heat Win Game 2