MANILA, Philippines – ‘Justise’ has been served.
Many Heat fans used that line during Miami’s season-opening win against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, October 29, and if the play of their first-round pick Justise Winslow is an indication of things to come, they’ll likely be saying it a lot more.
Winslow, a 10th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft from Duke, played 26 minutes in his NBA debut and finished with 5 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and a +/- rating of +26.
Though he didn’t score much, he got his points in style and during a critical stretch. His first basket – a 3-pointer – gave the Heat a 4-point lead after they had trailed by 6 just minutes prior.
After getting a stop, Miami went to Winslow again and he threw down an emphatic one-handed slam over Cody Zeller and Al Jefferson.
Quite a rookie debut, @IAmJustise! pic.twitter.com/i9ismxKJUd— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) October 29, 2015
That gave Miami a 6-point lead, and they used the momentum to go into the half with a 10-point advantage. The Heat didn’t look back the rest of the way, cruising to the 104-94 win.
Chris Bosh finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds in his return game, while Dwyane Wade had 20 points and 5 assists.
Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 19 points. – Rappler.com
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