PORTLAND, Day. (AP) – Bam Adebayo scored 22 points and Jim Amy Butler added 20 points to give the Miami Heat a 107-98 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.
Atmers, who have won six of their last seven games, led by 20 points at the start of the fourth quarter.
CJ McCollum և Norman Powell finished with 17 points each for the Blazers, who suffered 17 turnovers. Miami’s aggressive defense gave Damian Lillard just 12 points last night when he made just three shots from the field, all three points.
Adebayo said it might sound like a holiday to start a four-game road trip.
“We were just trying to really improve in defense. “We just really felt with this team how you win,” said Adebayo. “We were able to stop, cross, get some unloading. That’s why we won a lot. “
He was left without Victor Oladipo indefinitely due to right knee pain. Oladipo, who was acquired by the Heat on March 25 in a trade with Houston, suffered an injury in the fourth quarter of Miami’s win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
Kendrick New took the place of Oladipo. Nun, who did not play exactly six games in the game against Charlotte on March 26, finished with 15 points.
“We know we have to be able to defend at a high level on the road,” said heat coach Eric Spoelstra. “Our defense must travel. That is the key to our success. ”
The Blazers started with Usuf Nurkic, who was ruled out of Saturday night’s win over the Detroit Pistons with a hamstring injury. In his place, Enes Kanter set a franchise record of 30 replies per game, which was dominated by the “Blazers” with a score of 118-103.
Blazers coach Terry Stots said he was hesitant to put Portland’s poor results on his back. The fever had not played since Thursday.
“To put it bluntly, I thought we looked a step slow, they seemed like a relaxed team,” he said. “I do not say that very often.”
Nurkic, who had a few minutes limit against “Heath”, made two quick fouls, remaining in the bench in the first quarter with a score of 7:02. About 3: Staying in the starting lineup at 50, Nurkic left the pitch with his hand on his back. But he came back to start the second half ասաց after the game he said that the X-rays were negative.
Derrick Ons’s junior’s 3-pointer led Portland 29-19 early in the game, but the Heat closed the gap in the second quarter with a 56-48 break. At the beginning of the third quarter, the “at erms” increased their advantage to 65-50.
In the third quarter, Portland got scared again when Kanter fell after hitting his head with another player. But he also returned.
He ermity. It was the first of a four-game road trip. Tyler Hero was named for a questionable game due to a sore right leg, but he played. KZ Okpala was left out due to health and safety protocols.
Trail Blazers. The second of two games against Heath this season. On March 25, Portland won the first 125-122 in Miami. in the third quarter with 3 points each, Lillard surpassed Dirk Nowitzki in the list of 3 points in his NBA career.
Portland have lost four of their last six games. But the Blazers were particularly resilient.
“I understand the frustration of all the fans, but sometimes it also disappoints us,” said Nurkic. “I know the coaches, no matter what they tell us, they can’t go out and change it. I get it, everyone gets it, but at some point something has to happen. ”
He ermity. Visit Phoenix Suns on Tuesday.
Trail Blazers. Host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.