BOTG: Heat Stomp The Champs In Opener

Jimmy Butler post game after opener win vs Bucks
Photo credit Brendan Tobin

Boots On The Ground! The Boots were in the Heat's house for their home opener. People like to dismiss making regular season match ups 'revenge games' or 'statement games' but this was both. The new look Heat announced to everyone picking Brooklyn and Milwaukee to win the East to take another look with their 42-point beat down of the champs. The revenge was clear from Milwaukee cast-off PJ Tucker who admitted this week to the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald that he's had this game circled "he's the biggest reason why we won," said Bam Adebayo.

Bam was no slouch either. The Heat center finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds in 23 minutes "Bam has always been aggressive. In my eyes, he's a world class player," said Tyler Herro, who lead the Heat in scoring with 27 points. Boy Wonder was urinating on the Bucks corpse in the 4th quarter.

Miami's brand new point guard Kyle Lowry only hit one shot in his Heat debut but already has teammates Adebayo and Herro raving about his presence. It's not presence that Lowry has to worry about, it's presents. His goddaughter, Jimmy Butler's daughter has her first birthday on Friday and Butler wants Lowry, his close friend to pony-up with the gift "I hope that motherbleeper knows my daughter's birthday is tomorrow and I want a really expensive gift. $100,000."