Why is regular season performance so important? The higher the seed, the greater the chance to secure home-court advantage in the playoffs.
This is why the Miami Heat’s move is eye-catching. It denies the concept of home court advantage. They were ranked at the bottom of the playoffs this season. Nevertheless, he was reborn as an away killer by capturing all the away games in the first leg played on the opponent’s court. At the center of it all is Jimmy Butler.
The Miami Heat won the first game 123-116 against the Eastern Finals Boston Celtics held at TD Garden on the 18th (Korean time).
Eighth-seeded Miami’s high-altitude streak continues. Miami is a team that struggled to make it to the playoffs through the play-in tournament. It is the 8th seed, the lowest seed among the 8 Eastern teams that have advanced to the playoffs.
The first two games of each series are played away. However, Miami captured all of the first leg of the away playoffs.
The reason why Miami is particularly strong on the road is the presence of Jimmy Butler. Butler, who is considered the NBA’s representative tough guy, is a unique player who rapidly improves his skills in extreme situations such as away games, matches, and close matches.
Butler recorded 35 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 6 steals while playing 43 minutes in the first game at Boston’s home stadium that day.
It is the second individual playoff away game 30+ points, 5+ rebounds, 5+ assists, 5+ steals. ESPN introduced an interesting record. The only player in NBA history to record 30+ points, 5+ rebounds, 5+ assists, and 5+ steals more than once in an away playoff game was ‘Basketball God’ Michael Jordan.
In addition, Butler became the first player since former NBA player Gary Payton to record 35+ points, 5+ rebounds, 7+ assists, and 6+ steals in NBA playoff history.토토사이트
Butler’s first quarter performance was phenomenal. Including this day (12 points), he scored 10+ points seven times in the first quarter in this playoff. This is the highest record for the playoffs.
He is averaging 31.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists in this playoff run. In Miami team history, only LeBron James and Dwyane Wade recorded 30+ points/5+rebounds/5+assists in the playoffs. Butler is showing a performance that will go down in history.