Month: September 2020

Looking back at the three recent NBA Finals series in Miami Heat history

At the peak of the Miami Heat, there were four consecutive seasons in the NBA Finals, so it is impossible to underestimate the team of coach Spoelstra.

After a decade the Los Angeles Lakers finally returned to the NBA Finals, with the Miami Heat even taking six years to recreate it.

With tradition and top stars in the squad, the Lakers are the better-rated team, but in the past decade coach, Spoelstra’s army has been an undesirable name. Let’s take a look at five times the Miami Heat has entered the NBA Finals, including four consecutive seasons.

NBA Finals 2011/12

LeBron James has lost twice in the NBA Finals, so he set a great deal of determination in the 2011/12 season to win the first championship of his career. The Miami Heat reached a 46/20 record before facing OKC in the final series.

The Miami Heat reached a 46/20 record

Oklahoma City Thunder then owned the big names of the current NBA such as Kevin Durant, James Harden, Russell Westbrook or Serge Ibaka, but they were a young team and quickly failed after 5 games.

NBA Finals 2012/13

Owning a set of 3 LeBron James – Dwyane Wade – Chris Bosh, Miami Heat also has a bright addition called Ray Allen, it is this star who has thrown the decisive throw in game 6 thereby creating a comeback period for the red army.

LeBron James won the championship for 2 years in a row and both received the Finals MVP title with excellent performances.

NBA Finals 2013/14

It was the last season LeBron James played for the Miami Heat before returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, and in all four years, he took his team to the final match. However, Kawhi Leonard helped the Spurs have sweet revenge with a 4-1 victory. The Big3 era ended after LeBron left.

NBA Finals 2019/20

When the game was not yet taking place, all the judgments were only predictive, LeBron James was a major contributor to the four consecutive seasons of his appearance in the Finals of the Miami Heat, but now he appears in a new shirt to match. head with his old team.

Lakers is a team with big stars and seasoned experience, in contrast, the Miami Heat is a young team built with solidarity. Between red and yellow, between experience and youth, Lakers vs Heat promises to bring an attractive Final series.

Why couldn’t the Bucks make it to the NBA play-off finals? (Part 1)

Two years in a row with the best record of the main season, but the Milwaukee Bucks failed to compete for a ticket to the play-off final because it refused to change the game.

Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo won the title of Best Player NBA 2019 and is likely to successfully defend the title this season. But that was not enough to bring the Milwaukee Bucks to the Larry O’Brien trophy. They lost to the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern final last year before being defeated by the Miami Heat in this year’s regional semi-finals.

It was an unacceptable result for the team with the best results of the main season in both years. Even the Bucks are leading in both attack and defense stats this season. So what caused them to go astray in the playoffs?

In just 20 short seconds, Draymond Green described every problem Giannis Antetokounmpo faced. It was also the problem that previous MVPs like James Harden and Russell Westbrook faced over the years – a period where Green and his Golden State Warriors team reached the NBA final five times in a row, winning three championships.

According to Green – the best defensive player in NBA 2017, the teams competing for the championship do not feature satellites around Antetokounmpo, including Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Eric Bledsoe.

That means that the Bucks have no second attacking option besides the Greek superstar. In the play-off round, few teams succeed with only one star, because many stars mean that the opponent will have to spread the defense front.

Khris Middleton could not do well with Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks lost three consecutive games in the Eastern semi-finals, but coach Mike Budenholzer made no changes to reduce the pressure on Antetokounmpo. The same thing happened in the regional finals last year when the Toronto Raptors captured a star born in 1994 and won four games in a row.

While the Wisconsin football team broke record after record in the main season, they seem to have forgotten to have to build options B for the play-off phase, where half-court battles and clock 24. The seconds go better than quick counter-attacks – which the Bucks do best in the tournament.

LA Clippers are eliminated from the NBA play-off

Losing three games straight, despite leading 3-1, the Los Angeles Clippers stopped in the western semi-finals with an 89-104 defeat to Denver Nuggets in game 7 on September 16.

The Los Angeles Clippers (black) came in better and made a 12-point difference in the middle of the second half. But Doc Rivers teachers and students played poorly in the second half of the match.

The Clippers missed 13 of the first 14 shots in the fourth half and were led to 20 points with two minutes remaining. In-game 5 and game 6, seed number two in the West lost even though they had a lead of more than 15 points in the second half.

This is the second time in 5 years, the Clippers have lost back in the play-off after leading 3-1 total. At the 2015 West Finals, Los Angeles representatives were eliminated after seven games against the Houston Rockets.

In its 50-year history, the Clippers have never surpassed the domain semi-finals at the NBA Play-off. Including the four most popular American sports (basketball, baseball, rugby, ice hockey), the Clippers are the team with the longest time away from the regional finals.

Midfielder Nikola Jokic (white) achieved a triple-double in game 7 with 16 points, 13 assists, and 22 rebounds. Jamal Murray scored 40 points and helped Denver Nuggets win the fourth domain final ticket in history, on the 49th birthday of coach Mike Malone.

The Denver Nuggets have twice made a comeback

The Denver Nuggets became the first team in history to have twice made a comeback, losing 1-3 in a play-off. They returned to the Western final after 11 years of absence. In NBA history, there have been nine teams ahead of Denver Nuggets coming upstream when they were 1 to 3 in the play-offs. The Boston Celtics and the Houston Rockets have done it twice but in two different seasons.

In the Western NBA Finals, the Denver Nuggets met another Los Angeles city representative, the Lakers. Before that, LeBron James and his teammates defeated the Houston Rockets 4-1 in the semifinals of the region and brought the Lakers back to the fourth round of the strongest team after 10 years. This series starts on the morning of September 19.

Bucks won after losing the first three games in the NBA semi-finals

Milwaukee Bucks’ number one seed defeated the Miami Heat 118-115 in game four of the Eastern semi-finals on September 7, shortening the overall score 1-3 in the series.

Bucks suffered losses at the start of the second half when superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo relapsed with an ankle injury. The best player in NBA 2019 only played 11 minutes of this match but scored 19 points.

When Antetokounmpo left the field, Khris Middleton became the main scorer of the East group’s top team. The 29-year-old shined with 21 points in the third half, the game he scored the most in his career. In extra time, Middleton netted nine of the team’s 11 points, fixing the Bucks’ first win in the Eastern Semifinals this year.

Failure in the series was at times close to the Bucks, as they were led by fifth seed Heat 100-92 in the middle of the fourth half. But the Bucks’ effort brought the four main innings to a close 107-107. In extra time, seed number one won 11-8 to win 118-115.

The Bucks’ reserve overwhelmed the opponent in this match with 32 points compared to 17 of the opponent. Tyler Herro was the substitute to score the most points for Heat with 11 points, including three important long shots at the end of the fourth and extra time, but failed to help the home team win.

The Milwaukee Bucks will have to win all three next games to reach the East Final, while the Miami Heat only needs one more win. None of the teams that were led 0-3 have won backward in the NBA play-off.

A dramatic ending in the first round of the NBA play-off

The match between West Houston Rockets’ fourth seed and Oklahoma City Thunder number five was the final series of NBA play-off round 1. The Rockets won the first two games, but Thunder won three of the next four to bring the series into game 7.

Lower Thunder 4-3 after seven games, the Rockets entered the Western semifinals against the Los Angeles Lakers. The first game of this series started on the morning of September 5. Before that, West Lakers number one won eighth seed Portland Trail Blazers 4-1.

The duel between western third seed Denver Nuggets and sixth seed Utah Jazz also ended in game seven. In the decisive match, the two sides defended closely. In the end, the Nuggets won 80-78 and won a ticket to the Western semifinals against second seed Los Angeles Clippers.

Doncic failed to save the Mavericks in the NBA play-off

Young star Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series, but the Dallas Mavericks still lost to the Los Angeles Clippers with a 2-4 aggregate score.

Mavericks – Clippers are the most intense matchups

In the series of seven wins four matches, almost every match played by players from both teams is not good. Game 6 on August 31 is no exception. Luka Doncic (no.77), while in the basket, was deliberately fouled by Marcus Morris from behind.

Luka Doncic is among NBA players with great height and scoring ability. He is not a hot-tempered player, but this time the 21-year-old Slovenian defender could not control. A fight could have happened, if neither the players nor the coaching staff were discouraged.

Morris was disqualified for a level 2 foul

This was the second consecutive match, the Clippers’ player defeated Doncic. In game 5, he deliberately stepped on the painful leg of the Mavericks star.

Luka Doncic shined in the NBA play-off first round series

In game 6, Doncic still proved the leading role of the Mavericks, with 38 points, 9 assists and 9 rebounds, a 53.6% successful finish rate. But in terms of force, Dallas representative inferior to the Clippers.

In the series, Doncic averaged 31 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game. The memorable highlight is the shine in game 4 with 43 points, including the three-point buzzer-beater that helped the Mavericks win 135-133 after extra time, equalizing the total score 2-2. Doncic triple-doubles in two consecutive NBA play-offs, becoming the third player in history to have over 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in a play-off match.

Before coming to the NBA, Doncic played for the Real Madrid first team from 2015-2018. The player born in 1999 is the youngest person to wear Real at the Spanish professional basketball tournament. He was later elected to the best squad of the past decade of the tournament.

In 2018, he was selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the third round of the NBA rookie selection. The Dallas Mavericks then traded Trae Young for the Doncic. The two young talents both progressed and appeared in NBA All-Star in the second season, but Doncic was a bit better.

Doncic is compared by many coaches and experts at the NBA to LeBron James, who has the most comprehensive playstyle and mindset in the tournament. Even Doncic is also coach Doc Rivers (LA Clippers) like the sum of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, James Harden, Larry Bird and LeBron James.

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