It’s always good news when a player overcomes a serious injury, and returns to compete again in the sport they love, and this was the case with Victor Oladipowho after almost 11 months away, has returned to compete in the NBA for the Miami Heatafter passing a quadriceps tendon rupture.
Oladipo saw 15 minutes of action in the win for the de Florida Over the Houston Rocketsproving efficient, with 11 points, 4 assists, and taking 2 offensive fouls, shooting 4 of 7 from the field, and 2 of 3 on triples, in addition to one of 2 on free throws.
His return to the courts is a great addition for Miami, since Oladipo is a player who contributes both on offense and on the defensive side, as evidenced by his 2 All Star selections, being chosen once in the first defensive quintetand a one-time steals leader of the season.
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Miami is comfortable at the top
There are now 3 wins in a row for the Heat, which under the coaching of Erik Spoelstra, remains at the top of the Eastern Conference, with a record of 44 wins and 22 losses.
His closest pursuer are the Philadelphia 76erssecond in the East, with a record of 40 wins and 24 losses.
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Miami has 16 regular season games remaining, and their next game will be on Wednesday, March 9, when they face the leaders of the Western Conference, the Phoenix Suns, who have the best record in the NBA, with 51 wins and only 13 defeats.