The Miami Heat (hereinafter referred to as Miami), which added the amazing performance of Duncan Robinson (29), took the lead in the series.
Miami defeated Milwaukee in Game 3 of the NBA Eastern Conference playoffs held at the Caseya Center in Miami, Florida on the morning of the 23rd (Korean time).
Miami, who won the game that day, led the series 2-1, Jimmy Butler scored 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, including 4 3-pointers, Robinson scored 20 points and 3 rebounds, including 5 3-pointers, and Bam Adebayo scored 12 points and 11 rebounds. Played with 5 assists.
In Milwaukee, where Giannis Antetokounmpo was absent, Chris Middleton scored 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists, Zuru Halladelli scored 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists, and Grace Allen scored 14 points, including 4 3-pointers.
Miami wanted to break Brook Lopez’s dropback defense, and Milwaukee wanted to fill Antetokounmpo’s void as much as possible.
Miami balanced against Milwaukee until the middle of the first quarter. However, Butler, who had a 3-point shot, destroyed Milwaukee’s solid defense wall. In the meantime, he scored 17 points alone in that quarter. Adding Adebayo’s tremendous defensive activity to this, Miami finished the first quarter with a 29-21, 8-point lead.
Robinson, who became Miami’s ‘golden side’, embarrassed Milwaukee with three consecutive 3-pointers at the beginning of the second quarter. In response, Milwaukee called a timeout to break the flow, and then Grace Allen and Bobby Portis hit a 3-point shot, but Lowry stably led Miami. Therefore, Miami soon regained a sense of stability and finished the first half with a 66-53, 13-point lead.
Entering the third quarter, Miami widened the score gap as Max Struss and Butler operated 3 points. On the other hand, Milwaukee’s shooting sensation gradually cooled. In addition, Oladipo has again baffled Milwaukee with incredible speed reminiscent of his heyday. Miami, who caught Milwaukee off guard, entered the fourth quarter with a 15-point lead, 94-79. 안전놀이터
Entering the fourth quarter, Robinson made a three-point shot in connection with Adebayo. And even succeeded in breaking through against Holliday, the best lockdown defender in the NBA. Oladipo also made several good moves. Bad news suddenly came to Miami, which was in the midst of a celebration. Oladipo slipped on the break, grabbed his knee, and was assisted through the locker room.
Robinson, in a cluttered atmosphere, eventually completed 20 points. Miami, who had a clear chance of winning, even sent Judonis Haslem to the field. Afterwards, Miami defeated Milwaukee by 121-99, 22 points.