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Heat F Mike Miller makes debut after hernia

Posted on: January 17, 2012 8:13 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 12:03 am
Posted by Ben Golliver mike-miller

He's not Dwyane Wade, but every healthy body counts in Wade's indefinite absence due to an ankle injury.

Heat forward Mike Miller made his season debut against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night after sitting out the Heat's first 12 games following hernia surgery.

Miller finished with 18 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist on 6-for-6 shooting (all 3-pointers) in 15 minutes off of Miami's bench.

The Heat forward returned slightly ahead of schedule. On December 1, word broke that Miller could miss two months after the surgery. reported that Miller "was the first player on the court [Tuesday] afternoon over 3 hours before tip-off."

Miller signed with the Heat prior to the 2010-2011 season, but struggled with injuries last year, averaging just 5.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 41 appearances. A solid all-around forward when healthy, Miller is an intelligent, hard-working, floor-spacing and ball-moving threat.  

During the lockout, it was rumored that the Heat might use the amnesty clause on his contract, which runs through 2014-2015, but Miami elected to bring him back for a second season.

Miller, 31, boasts career averages of 13.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 733 games.
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Since: Dec 28, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 3:15 am

Heat F Mike Miller makes debut after hernia

Mike Miller is underrated by far. I use to love watching him when he use to play for Orlando. Him, armstrong, and McGrady. Our bench this year for Miami is looking pretty good with having Nole who is just shining in the start of the season, Miller who proved himself this game, and Battier.

Since: Dec 14, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:21 am
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Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:35 pm

Heat F Mike Miller makes debut after hernia

Miller was 6 for 6 from 3 point land with 18 points in ONLY 15 minutes of play! It looks like he has been worth the wait. I Love his hustle but please don't get injured again.

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