Bones Hyland continues to control the crowd
The rising star out of VCU is coming into his own as the departure of Monte Morris and Will Barton to Washington has opened the door wide open for Bones Hyland to start cooking with the bench unit when Murray needs a rest.
Hyland nailed a team-high five three-pointers in the win against Miami and carries the Ball Arena crowd when he is playing that way. At one point it looked as if Hyland had been keeping track of how many three-pointers he had dropped, counting five and flashing his fingers in Duncan Robinson’s face in the fourth.
Bones had it rocking all night long, likely still hot after netting 20 points on Wednesday night in his start against the Sacramento Kings. His 16 points led all bench players, and he continued to show Michael Malone that his decision-making is improving, making solid choices and driving the lane when he should instead of settling for bad threes.
What makes Hyland so fun is his ability to pull the trigger from seemingly anywhere on the court, and when his confidence starts bubbling along with his laser focus from deep, it turns teams like the Heat to a boil.