They have had to play severely shorthanded recently due to the league’s health and safety protocols and guys being out to contact tracing, but on Thursday, they got some reinforcements. “Tobias just giving us a lift at the 4, changing Miami’s lineup and how they want to defend us, and Shake obviously was incredible tonight.”
Milton’s play was impressive due to the fact that he was out for a week, not playing any NBA basketball games, and he comes back in and drops 31 points with 19 coming in the first half.
“He played great tonight and just got right to it,” Harris added. “He got out there and just pushed us. I thought in their first quarter, the second unit when they got out there, they really extended our lead out there. The pressure on the Heat tonight was big and we were able to just run with that.”
As far as Thybulle goes, he was back to being a menace defensively flying around all over the floor and that is something that Rivers loved from his second-year guard.