Lightning strikes Miami. He won one game but lost Hiro to injury.
The Miami Heat won 130-117 in the first game against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs held at the Milwaukee Fiserv Forum on the 17th (hereinafter Korean time).
8th seed Miami, which made it through the play-in tournament with difficulty and took the last train to the playoffs, took Jimmy Butler, who completed a double-double with 35 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists that day, to win 1 first on an away game against Milwaukee, the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference. He showed off his ability to win.
However, Miami couldn’t just laugh at the first win. This is because Tyler Hiro, one of the team’s key resources, is unable to digest the rest of the playoff schedule due to a fractured right hand.
Hiro, who injured his right hand in the process of sliding toward a loose ball during the game, showed a burning fighting spirit by attempting a corner 3-point shot before being replaced, but the result of a close inspection came out in the direction that Miami and Hiro really wanted to avoid.
That’s a lot of bad news for Miami. Even with Butler, Hiro, who can pull-up 3-pointers, is an essential player for Miami’s offense.
Kyle Lowry has a knee injury issue throughout the season, so he needs to adjust his playing time to some extent, and Gabe Vincent and Victor Oladipo are also in jagged forms, making it difficult for the remaining backcourt resources to consistently exert as much influence as Hiro.
The fact that Hiro had good memories in the playoffs is also a point that makes Miami more regrettable.스포츠토토 The starting point for Hiro’s rise to stardom was his surprise performance in the playoffs played in the bubble in 2020, helping Miami advance to the NBA Finals.
Now, Miami must go through the rest of the playoffs without a scorer who averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season with a 37.8 percent 3-point shooting percentage.
Game 2 will be played at Milwaukee’s home on the 20th.