Two more NBA teams are back in the playoffs tonight (Saturday), and these are Miami and Denver. The Heat, who play relatively close to their home in a bubble in Orlando, opened the season-right on the right foot with 105: 125 over Denver. An excellent third quarter actually created the big gap after a pretty close first half, when a 5:22 run shattered the Nuggets and led to Garbage Time in the final quarter.
Both teams are not in danger of losing their place in the playoffs, but are interested in improving positions before the end of the ranking games. The hit was led tonight by Jimmy Butler (7 assists) and Am Adbaio (9 rebounds) with 22 points each. Kelly Oleinik (20) and Duncan Robinson (17) also stood out.
Nikola Jokic, who recovered from the Corona after being infected and forced to stay in Serbia for a long time, was the loser’s outstanding scorer on the other side, showing quite a few sparks of his ability during the pre-league freeze season (leading Denver to third place in the West). (7 of 16). In total he finished with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.
— x – Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) August 1, 2020