Butlerout in Tuesday’s loss due to a sprained right ankle, was unstoppable for the New York defense with 28 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.
The shooting guard gave a big scare in the third quarter when he apparently suffered from the sprain that occurred in the first game of the series.
Butler slipped on a drive and sprained his ankle, causing him to limp for the next few plays.
Even though the Heat They already had a wide advantage on the scoreboard, the seasoned guard remained on the track until they certified the victory.
The center Bam Adebayo he was again the best support for Butler with 17 points and 12 rebounds.
For the knicksthe power forward Julius Randle had another disappointing performance with 10 points, on a 4/15 shooting series, and 14 rebounds as the point guard jalen brunson he reached 20 points but with little effectiveness (7/20).
Ballasted by their lack of accuracy in the three-point shot (8/40), the Knicks already had deficits close to 20 points in the first half and were unable to threaten the local victory in the second.
Miami, the eighth seed in the East, is one of the great surprises of these playoffs after eliminating Giannis Antetokounmpo’s Milwaukee Bucks in the first round, the best team in the regular season.
The fourth game of the tie will be played again on Monday in Miami.
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