Butler returns and Miami gets the win over the Knicks

2023-05-07T01:05:24+00:00 2023-05-07T01:05:24+00:00.

Aris Barkas

07/May/23 01:05


After staying one game out of action, Jimmy Butler led the Miami Heat to a 2-1 lead over New York

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

After missing the last game due to an ankle injury, Jimmy Butler was back in action with 28 points and the Miami Heat got the 105-86 win over the New York Knicks.

Max Strus added 19 points for the winning side which started the game leading 29-21 after the first 12 minutes of action and never looked back.

Bam Adebayo had 17 points and 12 rebounds for Miami and Kyle Lowry added 14 points as the Heat never trailed.

Jalen Bruson scored 20 points for the Knicks, while Julius Randle added 10 points and 14 rebounds and took part in a quick dustup with 14.7 seconds left in the third, with Miami leading 7-70.

Randle and Cody Zeller got tangled as they fought for rebounding position. Randle ended up getting shoved to the floor, Nicks’ German center Isaiah Hartenstein shoved Zeller, Caleb Martin shoved Hartenstein, and it took about five minutes to sort out a mess that lasted for about five seconds.

Zeller, Martin, and Hartenstein got a technical foul, while the German also added three rebounds and two blocks.