Margin on play – 20 Butler’s uncharacteristic
Miami’s ace failed to show his presence.
The Miami Heat lost 99-116 to the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the 2022-2023 NBA Playoff Eastern Conference Final at Casheya Center on the 24th (Korea Standard Time). But it still has an advantage. Because the series has a record of 3 wins and 1 loss.
The team leading 3-0 in the NBA playoff series has a 100% (150/150) winning rate. Miami also had an absolute advantage with three consecutive wins. In addition, Miami had its fourth game on the home court.
However, it was difficult to enjoy the leisure. Because the Denver Nuggets on the other side finished the Western Conference Finals after four games. Miami also had to beat Boston in Game 4 to reach the final in a good mood.
Ace Jimmy Butler (201cm, F) had a similar idea. Butler, who is good at clutching, grabbed a lot of balls from the beginning. This is why there were many Faderway jumpers following the post-up from the beginning.
Butler is worthy of both offense and defense. The defense is as strong as the offense. In any area, Boston’s clever reading of the opponent’s ball handler’s options led to a turnover or field failure. In particular, it was significant to stop the attack of Boston ace Jason Tatum (203cm, F).
Replacements such as Kyle Lowry (183cm, G), Callup Martin (196cm, F), and Cody Zeller (211cm, C) were put in 4 minutes and 34 seconds before the end of the first quarter, but Butler took the center stage. The gap between Miami and Boston widened by inducing foul free throws and participating in assist defense. Miami finished the first quarter 29-23.
Butler played full time in the first quarter. By the first quarter, nine points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block shot. Butler, who was active in the first quarter, stepped on the court in the second quarter.
Butler, who played nonstop, needed a break, though he needed a break. Butler, who couldn’t rest, didn’t show as much power as the first quarter. Miami, which lost its ace’s power, was reversed 34-37 in 4 minutes and 14 seconds after the start of the second quarter. It also requested a timeout.
Butler stepped back to the bench after a timeout. He was off the court for the first time since Game 4. Gabe Vincent (188 cm, G) and Martin took Butler’s place. The two players’ quick attack judgments made the rise, and Miami turned the game around again at 43-42 five minutes and 16 seconds before the end of the second quarter.
Butler came back in as Miami formed a good atmosphere. He missed three points in the final attack of the second quarter, but it didn’t interfere much. Martin, Vincent, and Bam Adebayo (206 cm, F/C) scored double-digit points until the first half, and Miami led the first half 56-50.
However, Boston ace Tatum created a chasing atmosphere with three points and two. Miami ace Butler had to quell Boston’s rise. But he was caught up in a fiery Boston. It didn’t show much presence, and Miami fell to 61-68 just 5 minutes and 10 seconds into the third quarter.
When Miami was in crisis, Butler stepped up. He was involved in eight consecutive points with a breakthrough, three points, and a bounce pass after inducing cooperative defense. After that, he led Miami’s rise with breakthroughs and foul free throws. Nevertheless, the gap between Miami and Boston has not narrowed. 79-88, finished the third quarter by a larger margin.
Butler left the line early in the fourth quarter. But Miami’s regional defense worked well. He created a good atmosphere with defense without Butler. He narrowed the gap with Boston to 83-88 just 2 minutes and 19 seconds after the start of the fourth quarter.
Butler appeared in a good mood. However, Jaelen Brown (198cm, G) and Grant Williams (198cm, F) failed to concentrate on checking. In the meantime, Miami fell to 83-100. Although there are seven minutes left, Miami’s defeat seemed strong 파워볼사이트
Butler failed to attack himself. But I tried to score somehow. A dunk attempt in front of Robert Williams III (206 cm, F/C) 4 minutes and 55 seconds before the end of the race. He inspired his colleagues to fight.
However, it has been a long time since Miami’s atmosphere and explosive power subsided. Boston, on the other hand, has maintained its focus and upward trend for a long time. As the difference between Miami and Boston grew, there was a limit to overturning Butler alone.
Butler had 29 points, 9 rebounds (attack 4) and 5 assists, which was not bad. But the presence was not. Miami lost for the first time in this series, due to its presence that had a margin of -20. Butler-like presence. Butler was the same