Shore had no goals in the first 19 games this season, but scored for the second straight to tie it 1-all at 18:22 of the second. Spezza, who also has scored in consecutive games after netting only one goal in the first 19, put in a rebound in the final minute of the period.
Spezza explained why their line worked so well.
“We needed to come out and have a great start at the beginning of the second half,” Oladipo said. “We did a good job of that.”
Whiteside and Josh Richardson each scored 15 and James Johnson added 10 for the Heat.
Dion Waiters was scoreless for Miami, missing all 10 of his shots. Miami’s starters were outscored by Indiana’s 90-44 — a huge disappointment on the heels of a road win in Washington two nights earlier.
The Warriors’ GSW Esports LLC, a subsidiary of the greater GSW Sports Ventures LLC, was granted a spot in the North American League of Legends Championship Series in October. That corporation has several owners who also own stakes in Team Liquid and Cloud9, which were also accepted into the league, violating Riot’s multi-team ownership rules.
“No team owner or team manager or affiliate of an owner may own or control, directly or indirectly, or have a direct (e.g., ownership) or indirect (e.g., a contractual arrangement) financial interest, or be an employee or contractor of, more than one League of Legends team in a professional esports league,” the North American LCS rulebook states. “Any buyback provision, right of first purchase, or similar interest in a team shall be treated as a controlling interest in such team for the purposes of enforcing ownership restrictions.”