Outrebounded by 28, Heat Win Anyway

Hector Gabino/Miami Herald

As anomalies go, Tuesday night’s game against the Timberwolves was a rare bird. The Heat won by 11 points but was outrebounded by 28.

The Heat defeated the Timberwolves 103-92 despite getting hammered on the glass by crafty Kevin Love and hulking Nikola Pekovic. Minnesota outrebounded the Heat 52-24. The game turned at the three-point line. The Heat (16-6) was 13 of 25 from three-point range while the Wolves (12-11) were 4 of 17 from distance.

“I don’t know how many times I’ve seen that, when you get doubled up on the rebounding and you still win,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We’ll take it.”

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