Miami Heat (29-23) cleveland cavaliers (31-22) 100-97 in which, how could it be otherwise, equality has been the great hero. Both teams lock the last positions of the Eastern Conference which give way straight playoffsso the game was practically a direct duel in combat to avoid fighting play-in,
Jimmy Butler He was the top scorer of the match with 23 points. The Heat star was very well accompanied, both inside (18 points and 11 rebounds Bam Adebayo) as out, with tyler herro adding 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists).
despite not being able to count kevin love For the fourth straight game due to his back problems, the Cavaliers, the best defense in the NBA, fought to the end. evan mobley registered his presence in rising stars while signed 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists donovan mitchell He brought out his best passing version and finished with 16 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists.
But neither was what gave Cleveland any hope of victory. darius garland (16 points and 5 assists) made it 99–97 with 8.7 seconds left. After Butler made only one of two free throws, the last ball went to CA. Mitchell, a starter in the All-Stars, was the one who took responsibility for the deciding play, but his attempt at the triple fell through and the win went to Florida.
Ricky takes aim
It was only his ninth game of the season, but Ricky Rubio signed off on his best game since returning to the court. El Masnoo’s point guard 8 points (on 3/6 shooting from the field), 5 rebounds and 5 assistsBut with great feelings in his 17 minutes on the field.
As the point guard himself admitted, his comeback hasn’t been easy and will be gradual, but there are already glimpses of his quality being seen and he will be crucial to the Cavaliers’ aspirations. Ricky has a completely different profile from other Cavaliers point guards, so his contribution seems vital if the team wants to reach the top.
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