After missing nine games due to a knee injury, Gabe Vincent returned to the Miami Heat line up, impressing in the team’s 113-110 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the FTX Arena on Tuesday.
Vincent helped the team from the bench scoring 11 points, two rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes with nine of his 11 points coming in the 4th quarter. The win sees the Heat bounce back from two consecutive losses.
The D’Tigers captain to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo has been a mainstay for the Heat, always coming from the bench to help the team while also deputising for veteran guard, Kyle Lowry when absent.
The 26-year-old third year NBA player has averaged 9 points per game, 2.1 rebound per game and 2.8 assists per game this season.
Speaking after the win, Vincent says he’s excited to be back on the court competitively and helping the team return to winning ways after two straight losses.
“It felt great, it’s been a long time. It’s been a couple of weeks and I’m happy to be back to play and help us get a win. It was a good result, it would have been better if we had Bam (Adebayo) and Jimmy (Butler) but we fought hard and I’m happy with the win.”
Vincent last featured for the Heat on December 5 in a 101-93 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.