Miami advanced to the conference finals for two consecutive seasons.
The Miami Heat won 96-92 against the New York Knicks in Game 6 of the 2nd round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at the Cassea Center in Miami, Florida, USA on the 13th (Korean time). With this win, Miami advanced to the Conference Finals with a 4-2 record.
Ace Jimmy Butler played an active role with 24 points and 8 rebounds, and Bam Adebayo contributed with 23 points and 9 rebounds.
On the other hand, New York’s Jaylen Brunson exploded with 41 points and 4 rebounds, but was defeated in silence by his teammates.
In the first quarter,카지노사이트 New York led. At the center of it all was Brunson. Brunson, who played full-time for 48 minutes in the last 5 games, continued his performance in this game as well. Miami couldn’t stop Brunson, who bombarded scoring inside and outside. Brunson scored 12 points in the first quarter. Barrett also added 8 points, and New York took a 31-24 lead in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Miami succeeded in counterattacking. Butler was blocked by New York’s defense, but Adebayo found a way out. Miami actively used Adebayo and attacked under the goal, which worked well. As Adebayo attacked the bottom of the goal to create space, outside shooters such as Gabe Vincent and Max Strauss also had chances. Adebayo’s performance, which scored 17 points in the first half alone, gave Miami a narrow lead, 51-50, at halftime.
The third quarter was also intense. In Miami, Butler, who was silent with 9 points in the first half, came back to life in the 3rd quarter. Butler led Miami’s offense by scoring 8 points in the 3rd quarter through long-term mid-range scoring. The player who led New York was Brunson again this time. Brunson scored with a good mix of bottom-of-the-box penetration and mid-range scoring. Miami entered the fourth quarter with a 74-71 lead.
It was Miami who seized the victory. In the middle of the 4th quarter, Struss’ 3-point shot forced Miami to run away, and Butler’s scoring foul came out, further widening the score gap. New York chased Brunson’s strength until the end, but it was not enough. With 92-90 and New York trailing by two points with 30 seconds left, Brunson committed a turnover and gave the victory.
In the muddy confrontation between the two teams that persisted throughout the game, the winner was Miami. Miami advanced to the Conference Finals.