‘Butler + Hiro 48-point collaboration’ Miami beat Philadelphia and aim for direct PO
The Miami Heat, thanks to the performances of Jimmy Butler and Tyler Hiro, left the possibility of a direct playoff (PO) by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers.
Miami won 129-101 in an away game against Philadelphia in the 2022-23 NBA regular season held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia스포츠토토, Pennsylvania, USA on the 7th (Korean time).
Miami (43-37), which has won three consecutive wins, maintained 7th place in the Eastern Conference. In addition, it narrowed the gap with Brooklyn Nets (44-36) in 6th place in the East, which did not play that day, to one game.
Miami, which has two regular league games left, leaves the possibility of obtaining a direct ticket to the PO, which is given up to 6th place in each district.
In Miami, Jimmy Butler (24 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists) and Tyler Hiro (24 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists) led the victory. Bam Adebayo (14 points, 8 rebounds) and Caleb Martin (13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) also contributed.
Philadelphia (52-28), which has already confirmed its advance to the PO, maintained 3rd place in the East. Joel Embiid (21 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists) and James Harden (14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists) did their part, but could not block the opponent’s attack.
Miami, who finished the first half with a 67-46 lead and won the game early, remained tense in the second half.
Butler performed a one-man show, scoring 14 points in the third quarter alone. In the middle of the 3rd quarter, Philadelphia succeeded in scoring consecutively by Embiid and Adebayo following Harden’s 2 rounds, but it was not easy to narrow the gap once opened.
Miami took a 96-78, 18-point lead by adding Kyle Lowry’s perimeter shot at the end of the third quarter.
There was no turnaround even in the final 4th quarter. Miami, foreseeing victory, showed room to bring in key players, and the score gap widened further as the bench members continued to play.
Philadelphia, which lost the will to pursue, did not send Embiid and Harden to the court from the middle of the fourth quarter, and Miami eventually won by 28 points.