NBA Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler pushed the Houston Rockets into a 5-game losing streak with an alley-oop dunk right before the end of the game.
Miami struggled to beat Houston 97-95 in the 2022-2023 season NBA regular league home game held at FTX Arena in Miami, Florida, USA on the 11th (Korean time).
With 0.3 seconds left in the game, Butler broke the game with an alley-oop dunk.
After 2 straight wins and 8 home wins in a row, Miami kept 6th place in the Eastern Conference with 31 wins and 25 losses.
Houston, who suffered five consecutive losses, stayed at the bottom of the Western Conference with 13 wins and 43 losses.
Miami led by 10 points in the second quarter at one point, but it was not easy to solve the game.
A seesaw game also unfolded in the fourth quarter, when Miami started with a narrow lead, 75-73. With 3 minutes and 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter, Miami was rather drawn 84-89.
Afterwards, Miami reversed the score to 93-91 24.2 seconds before the end of the game, with Butler accumulating 6 points in a row with 4 free throws and Tyler Hiro’s 3 points.
Later, when Houston tied the game with Jabari Smith Jr.’s free throw, Butler made two more free throws.
Houston also seemed to be pushing the game into overtime, balancing the score at 95-95 0.7 seconds before the end with Jaylen Green’s layup.
However, Miami, who had the right to attack, ended the game with an exhilarating victory when Gabe Vincent’s inbound pass from the left sideline of the Houston camp toward the goal after operation time, Butler went behind the defense and bounced up to connect with a dunk.
Butler took the lead in the victory by scoring 10 of Jishin’s 16 points in the 4th quarter.
Hiro showed a triple-double performance with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists, and Bam Adebayo also contributed with 20 points and 8 rebounds. 바카라