There was no miracle of the 10th seed. Miami beat Chicago and advanced to the playoffs.
The Miami Heat won 102-91 in the 2023 NBA Play-In Tournament against the Chicago Bulls held at the Caseya Center in Miami, Florida, USA on the 15th (Korean time).
Miami, the eighth seed, faces the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs. Jimmy Butler (31 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals) and Max Strauss (28 points, 3 points, 7 shots, 7 rebounds) played an active role, and Bam Adebayo (8 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists) played Yatoo Nanjo (1/9). They filled it up and collaborated on the reversal.
On the other hand, Chicago, which was aiming to advance to the playoffs for the first time as the 10th seed, swallowed regret. DeMar DeRozan (26 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists) continued the tight game, but in the 4th quarter, a series of mistakes came out and turned the tide.
Miami started the game well. Struss scored 14 points in the first quarter to overwhelm the team, and DeRozan also helped by breaking through. In the second quarter, which was 29-21, Miami maintained a narrow lead by adding supporting shots from bench members such as Kyle Lowry. At the end of the second quarter, the score was 49-44.
Miami faced a crisis in the third quarter.토토사이트 In the middle of the third quarter, he struggled with Nikola Vucevic and DeRozan, providing an excuse for pursuit, and even allowed Jack Lavin to make a comeback dunk. Afterwards, Miami, which exchanged turnarounds, gave DeRozan a free throw followed by a mid-range shot just before the end of the third quarter, ending the third quarter with a score of 67-68.
It was at the end of the fourth quarter that Miami, which continued to fight with Butler at the forefront, seized the victory. Miami, which maintained a narrow lead thanks to Butler’s firepower, ran away by 6 points in a row and 8 points 40.7 seconds before the end of the game with Struss’ 3-point shot and free throw. It was the moment when Miami virtually put a wedge in the game.