Butler made history in front of the free throw line.
The Miami Heat won 112-111 in a match against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at FTX Arena in Miami on the 11th (Korean time).
On this day, Miami’s Bam Adebayo (wrist), Tyler Hiro (knee), Kyle Lowry (knee) and Caleb Martin (thigh), who can be considered the core of the team this season, all failed to participate. The reason why I was able to laugh at such a large-scale bad news was thanks to Jimmy Butler’s great performance.
On this day, Butler led the team’s offense with 35 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. His field goal success rate was not good at 35.3% (6/17), but he harassed the opponent’s defense throughout the game by scoring a whopping 23 points with only free throws. He also proved himself to be one of the league’s best offensive and defensive players, recording 4 steals and 3 blocked shots on defense.
It was Butler who decided the final game in the fourth quarter. He gave the team the lead by completing a basket count 3-point play that overturned the game 12.9 seconds before the end of the 4th quarter.
Butler consistently won free throws against the young players of Oklahoma City through his unique skillful fake action. And every time he stood in front of the free throw line, every ball that left Butler’s hand passed through the rim. 메이저놀이터
On this day, Butler attempted 23 free throws and scored all of them without missing a single one. This was tied with Dominic Wilkins for the second-highest number of free throws in a game without a missed free throw in NBA history.
Butler’s composure in front of the free throw line energized his fellow players as well. The fingers of Miami players such as Gabe Vincent and Jamal Kane who attempted free throws that day were calm and precise, and that is how Miami showed great strength by attempting a total of 40 free throws that day and not missing a single one.
It was the most free throws scored by a team in NBA history with a 100% free throw percentage in a single game.
Miami, which won the victory calmly despite the massive departure of key players, maintained 9th place in the Eastern Conference with 22 wins and 20 losses in the season. Miami’s next opponent seeking a streak is Milwaukee on the 13th.