Last night, the Miami Heat won against the Charlotte Hornets with the score 109-106. Hassan Whiteside had a solid game and was able to contribute 11 points and 11 rebounds, which helped Miami get the win. As the upcoming NBA season draws closer, Whiteside is slowly turning into regular season form. The Miami Heat will need all the help they can get if they want to make a deep playoff run. As for the Hornets, Malik Monk had a great game, he scored a team-high 19 points to go along with one steal, four assists, and one rebound.

Malik Monk struggles with shots

Malik Monk led the Charlotte Hornets in points last night but he shot the ball at a very low rate of 31.8 percent.

He went 7-of-22 from the field, 2-of-11 from the three-point line, and 3-of-3 from the charity stripe. Malik Monk will be an important part of the Charlotte Hornet's line up this upcoming NBA season. If he can consistently make his shots, he will be able to spread the floor thus giving more room for Dwight Howard and Kemba Walker to attack the basket.

Dwight Howard records four steals

Dwight Howard had a solid game last night against the Miami Heat despite their loss. He contributed 16 points, six rebounds, and four steals. He shot 6-of-11 from the field and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe. The Charlotte Hornets lacked rim protection last season, and they hope that Dwight can solve that problem for them this upcoming NBA season.

Olynyk and Whiteside records a double-double

The Miami Heat outrebounded the Charlotte Hornets 49-43 in last night's game.

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This was mainly due to Kelly Olynk and Hassan Whiteside grabbing 12 and 11 rebounds, respectively. Kelly Olynyk contributed 13 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks. He shot 4-of-7 from the field, 1-of-3 from the three-point line, and 4-of-4 from the charity stripe. Kelly Olynyk will have to step up his game this upcoming season, in the hopes of making the playoffs.

Richardson and Tyler Johnson score 18 points

Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson played a huge role in Miami's win last night against the Charlotte Hornets. They scored 36 points and had six three-pointers combined. Richardson also added four rebounds, one steal, and two blocks. He went 7-of-16 from the field, 3-of-7 from beyond the arc, and 1-of-2 from the free throw line.

Tyler Johnson contributed two rebounds and three assists to go along with his 18 points. He shot 6-of-12 from the field, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc, and 3-of-6 from the charity stripe. Going into the upcoming NBA season, Richardson and Johnson will have to step up in order to ease the offensive burden placed on Whiteside, Dion Waiter, and Goran Dragic.