the American Professional Basketball (NBA) Miami Heat ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference in the 2022-2023 season, and had to play a play-in tournament to advance to the playoffs (PO, 7 matches, 4 wins). Here, Miami was caught by the Atlanta Hawks. Miami, which was on the verge of being eliminated from PO, defeated the Chicago Bulls and boarded the last train of PO as the 8th seed.
Since they barely made it to the PO, their first opponent was the Milwaukee Bucks, who had the highest win rate in the entire league (0.707, 58 wins and 24 losses). Everyone expected Milwaukee to have a one-sided advantage, but Miami produced a surprise by catching Milwaukee with 4 wins and 1 loss. That momentum continued until the 2nd round of PO, and Miami defeated the New York Knicks 4-2, advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals, the 3rd round of PO, and met last season’s Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics.
Miami continued its blast in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami defeated Boston 123-116 on the 18th at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Until the first half, the weight of victory leaned toward Boston. Miami, who finished the first quarter trailing 28-30, was pushed back in the second quarter as well, 57-66.
After halftime, the Miami offense began to fire. In the third quarter, Max Struss poured in 13 points, and Jimmy Butler also scored 12 points. In the third quarter, Miami was hot enough to rewrite the record for the most points in team PO history (46 points). On this day, Butler led the team to victory with 35 points, and Bam Adebayo also secured the bottom of the goal with 20 points and 8 rebounds. On the other hand, Boston ‘Ace’ Jayson Tatum led the team’s offense by scoring 30 points until the third quarter, but bowed his head in the fourth quarter without scoring a single point 먹튀검증.
The second game between the two teams will be held at the same place on the 20th.