New York is on the brink of elimination.
The New York Knicks lost 101-109 to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the 2nd round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at Queseya Center in Miami on the 9th (hereinafter Korean time).
If they lost that day, New York would be driven to a series record of 1-3, making it virtually difficult to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. In addition, the game on this day was an away game in New York. It was a desperate crisis, but I had to win without fail.
However, New York couldn’t overcome Miami’s wall.
RJ Barrett and Julius Randle scored 24 and 20 points, respectively, and Jaylen Brunson also exploded with 32 points and 11 assists. However, the scoring support from the rest of the players was lacking. On the other hand, Miami boasted excellent cohesion with five players scoring double-digit points.
New York coach Tom Thibodeau said in an interview after the game, “To win the series, we have to win four games. We’re only thinking about winning the next game. We have to win the first quarter, win the second and third quarters, and win the 먹튀검증fourth quarter.” After that, I will only think about the next game and the next game.”
It was a series that New York was lagging behind. That’s why the New York players had to show their fighting spirit to go one step further than their opponents. However, on this day, the hustle play of Miami players stood out.
Miami players such as Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Kyle Lowry relentlessly grabbed offensive rebounds and constantly created opportunities. In the end, New York was down 8-13 in an offensive rebound fight. Miami did not spare itself even in the loose ball battle.
New York players were aware of this, too.
“The opponent has a lot of tough guys who are active on offensive rebounds and fighting loose balls. I respect them. They’re playing really hard,” Barrett said.
Randall also said, “You have to find a way to play like this. And you have to keep doing it.”
Game 5 of the two teams will be held at home in New York on the 11th. Attention is focusing on whether New York can escape from the victim of the upset by making Miami’s hustle play their own.