NBA Playoffs: Miamis Defense again too good for Trae Young and Co.

The Miami Heat stands before moving into the Conference Semifinals. An outstanding Jimmy Butler as well as suffocating defense were the guarantors for the 110: 83 success at the Atlanta Hawks in Game 4. Miami now leads in the series with 3-1.

Atlanta Hawks (8) – Miami Heat (1) 83: 110 (Boxscore), Series: 1-3

Miami gained control in the middle of the game, in the sections two and three approved the guests just 35 points. At the same time, Jimmy Butler offensively put a shippet on it, 18 of its 36 points (12/21 FG, 11/12 FT, 10 rebounds, 4 steals) posted the forward in this 24 minutes. In addition, all the starters of the HEAT spent double digits, surprisingly, above all the output of defensive specialist P.J. Tucker (14, 5/7, 8 rebounds).

But the game was won in the defense. Miami left only 23 degrees (and 26 points) of the Hawks in the zone, these met from the field just 40 percent (even something dried by the garbage Time). Significant for this was also the StatLine of Trae Young (9, 3/11 FG, 3/10 threesome, 5 assists, 5 turnover), which only completed a degree on the ring and only a free throw (according to a technical foul). Best scorer The host was de’andre Hunter (9/13) with 24 points, John Collins’ (11) Evening was shaped by foul problems.

Kyle Lowry was missing for the Heat (Gabe Vincent began), Atlanta, on the other hand, was able to rely on Starting Center Clint Capela (2, 7 boards in 21 minutes) for the first time in the series. It quickly developed a balanced game in which Young had difficulties again and hardly came into the z1. It was significant that the hosts had their first run as the All-Star sat on the bench. Delon Wright and Danilo Gallinari stabbed out.

Miami Defense takes Trae Young from the game

However, Miami countered this with a 15: 0 run, in which butler the beat number increased and 9 meters made a bit. Atlanta left a lot on the ring on the other side, Collins picked up his fourth foul even before halftime with a unnecessary shear. Through another 11: 0 run, it was suddenly 55:41 for the guests. Atlanta met only five of 22 throws in the section, using this example, you can easily realize that this was due to the outstanding heat defense. Miami had not yet done a single turnover.

Even after the break, a little improvement occurred for the Hawks, butler dominated the events at both ends of the field while Young continued to develop. Caleb Martin and Tucker, for which multiple post-ups have been posted (!) Bonded to Young, who had almost taken threes only. Also the foul problems of Bam AdeBayo (14, 6/11, 7 rebounds) were not a factor, the switch defense still worked. A threesome of Max Strus (12, 4/14 threesome) was the end of the quarter and worried the guests the highest leadership of the evening (80:61).

Nothing came from the Hawks, instead, the first fans left the arena and were even “Let’s Go Heat” language choirs. Worth mentioning from Heat visibility were also the first playoff minutes for Victor Oladipo, who knew a lot of unambigger, but liked it in the defense. 6 points (3/10), 8 rebounds and a plus minus of +28 were noted for the former All-Star in 23 minutes.

Heat vs. Hawks: The series at a glance

The Miami Heat elite defense in Game 4 against Trae Young and the Hawks

Game Date Time Home Away result
1 17. April 19 o’clock Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks 115: 91
2 20. April 1.30 a.m. Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks 115: 105
3 23. April 1 o’clock Atlanta Hawks Miami Heat 111: 110
4 25. April 1 o’clock Atlanta Hawks Miami Heat 83: 110
5 27. April 1 o’clock Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks
6 * 29. April TBD Atlanta Hawks Miami Heat
7 * 1. May TBD Miami Heat Atlanta Hawks

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