May 3, 2023 (Jack87 News) – The NBA Semifinals continued to be fierce with the Miami Heat losing to the New York Knicks 105-111 in an away game. The series is now tied to 1-1 after this campaign. Today, BK8 Julius Randle of New York Knicks managed to play while Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat was absent due to last game’s injury.

The score of the four quarters (Heat team first): 29-31, 25-20, 23-25, 28-35.

Knicks Player Stats: Randle 25 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists, Brunson 30 points and 5 rebounds, Barrett 24 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists, Hart 14 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists, Mitchell Robinson 6 points and 5 rebounds , Hartenstein 3 points and 9 rebounds, and Quikley 6 points.

Heat Player Stats: Martin 22 points and 8 rebounds, Vincent 21 points and 5 assists, Struth 17 points, Adebayo 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Love 8 points and 6 rebounds, Lowry 6 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists , Duncan Robinson 9 points, Highsmith 5 points.

As soon as the game opened, the Knicks rained three-pointers, Brunson and Barrett made consecutive hits to start 9-3 spurt. Martin, Struth, Vincent and Love responded with 5 three-pointers, and the Heat reversed the passive situation and overtook the score to 22-20. Barrett, then scored 2+1. In 12 minutes of playing time, he scored 16 points on 5 of 8 shots. Coupled with Randle’s 10 points in the beginning, the Knicks regained the lead by 2 points 31-29 at the end of first quarter.

In the second quarter, Bet99 Lowry broke through for a layup, while Adebayo scored a mid-range shot, and the Heat started with a 6-0 spurt to stop the Knicks. After the timeout, Robinson dunked to end the Knicks’ scoring drought, but the team’s shooting percentage dropped significantly compared to the first quarter. The Knicks were not very good off the bench, scoring only 2 points against the Heat’s 17 points. To make matters worse, Brunson obviously sprained his ankle when he layup, but he chose to continue playing. At this critical moment, Randle made two strong three-pointers in a row. He completed an 8-2 attack wave alone to narrow the point difference to 2 points. Randle scored 18 points in two quarters. Fortunately, veteran Love hit the Heat’s tenth three-pointer with 6 seconds left. At halftime, the Heat led 54-51.

In the third quarter, Randle and Brunson led the team to tie the score, but Struth and Adebayo responded with a 6-0 spurt to stop the Knicks. Brunson and Barrett scored another 3 points, and the Knicks once narrowed the point difference to 2 points, but the team encountered a foul crisis inside. Struth returned to the locker room with a suspected sprain. Brunson made two three-pointers scoring 8 points in a row and scored 13 points in a single quarter. Vincent made an emergency stop and made a mid-range shot, so the Heat suppressed the Knicks 77-76 after three quarters.

In the last quarter, Martin and Vincent became the saviors of the Heat. The two made 4 three-pointers successively and jointly contributed 16 points, helping the Heat to re-establish a 6-point lead. The re-appearing Brunson made the fifth three-pointer, and he led the team to respond with a 6-0 spurt to tie the score at 93. With 5 minutes left, 22Bet Brunson became the key player. He scored another 3 points and led the Knicks to an 8-0 spurt. Although Lowry and Adebayo scored, the substitute Hart hit a 3-pointer locking the victory. In the end, the Miami Heat lost to the New York Knicks 105-111, and the total score of the series became a 1-1 tie.

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