MIAMI (AP) — A Warmth-Knicks sport, down to the wire, correct admire customary times.
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo made positive it wouldn’t salvage remote from Miami.
The duo did all of Miami’s scoring for far of the second half, Butler ending with a sport-excessive 26 functions, and the Warmth beat Unique York 98-96 on Tuesday evening to form off a sweep of a condominium-and-home sequence.
“This became more of a throwback Miami Warmth-Unique York Knicks sport from the ’90s, where there weren’t rather deal of initiate shots in the final 14, 16 minutes of the game,” Warmth coach Erik Spoelstra said. “You had been correct going to absorb to grind out a get rid of.”
RJ Barrett had a risk to tie it on the final play, but his layup bounced off the rim and Miami gained three straight for the first time this season. Kelly Olynyk scored 20 functions for Miami, Adebayo had 19 and Tyler Herro finished with 15 — together with the 3-pointer with 1: 04 left that set Miami up for correct.
The Knicks scored 14 functions in the fourth quarter, and went to the line 16 times in the game — when put next with 39 for Miami. The difference in free-throw attempts became 13-2 in the fourth, and Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau seen.
“I need to look at the movie,” Thibodeau said. “It correct looked moderately queer to me when it comes to … I’ll journey away it at that.”
Elfrid Payton led the Knicks with 18 functions, and Derrick Rose — in his first sport abet with Unique York — had 14 off the bench. Barrett scored 13 and Julius Randle finished with 12 for Unique York.
Herro scored Miami’s final basket of the first half, a layup with 30 seconds left.
For the next 18 1/2 minutes of sport time, Butler and Adebayo would be basically the most attention-grabbing Warmth players to rating. They blended for all 19 Miami functions of the third quarter and the first eight of the fourth, prior to Herro hit a jumper with 6: 06 final.
“We’ve got grit,” Adebayo said.
Miami led 57-55 after a major half that featured wild mood swings. The Warmth opened on a 20-9 flee, the Knicks then went on a 13-0 flee to cap what turned a 33-10 burst, and Miami immediately adopted that with an 11-0 flee of its possess.
Unique York led by as many as 10 in the third, taking an 82-76 lead into the fourth. But the Warmth chanced on a capability at the quit.
“We’re figuring this thing out, slowly but undoubtedly,” Butler said.
Unique York: Frank Ntilikina missed the game due to a contact-tracing design back, Thibodeau said. … This became Unique York’s lone novel-season consult with to Miami this season. The Knicks will play host to the Warmth once in the NBA’s second half, sometime between mid-March and mid-Might perchance presumably.
Miami: Goran Dragic (ankle) remained out. … The Warmth originate a seven-sport Western Conference time out Thursday in Houston. … Butler made a 3-pointer in the third quarter, his first of the season in 15 tries and his first in Miami’s home building since March 2.
2’S ARE WILD
Miami made 12 2-pointers, the fewest in franchise history. The Warmth made most attention-grabbing four in the first half, two fewer than the outdated low in the NBA this season. The final time a crew had fewer 2-pointers in a major half became Oct. 27, 2018, when Atlanta made three against Chicago. The epic for fewest 2s in a cumbersome sport since the shot-clock know-how started is seven, by Washington final season — against Miami.
Rose has now played three games as an opponent at AmericanAirlines Enviornment this season — two final month with Detroit, one with the Knicks. The sort of quirk happens about twice a twelve months on reasonable; James Ennis (Philadelphia and Orlando) did it final twelve months. Jason Collins and Jason Kidd (each and each in the 2003-04 and 2007-08 seasons) absorb done it twice since Miami moved into its present building in January 2000.
Unique York: Trip to Washington on Friday.
Miami: Trip to Houston on Thursday.
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