The Heat scored 36 points and shot 69 percent from the floor in the fourth, .
“That’s two games where our fourth-quarter defense has been non-existent,” Malone said.
The Heat, who are the NBA’s best 3-point shooting team in the playoffs (39.2 percent), shot 36 percent from 3 at home in the regular season. If they keep getting open 3s with friendly rims when the series shifts to Miami for Game 3, the Nuggets could live to regret the fourth-quarter turning point in Game 2 for years to come.
There were more “boos” at Citi Field this weekend than at Great Adventure’s Fright Fest during Halloween.
, who went 1-for-12 with a single and eight strikeouts during .
What’s more alarming beyond one bad series, however, is the switch-hitting Lindor’s season-long struggles from the left-handed batter’s box.
Lindor is now hitting .199 against right-handed pitchers. For his career, Lindor is a .268 hitter in those matchups.