DETROIT (AP) – Nemanja Bjelica scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half and the Miami Heat beat the Detroit Pistons 120-107 on Sunday night despite a few key players in a relatively pointless game.
Precious Achiuwa scored a career-high 23 points and Max Strus added 20 for the Heat.
Miami, 6th place in the Eastern Conference, played without Bam Adebayo (rest), Trevor Ariza (rest), Jim Immy Butler (lower back), Goran Dragic (lower back, right knee), Andre Iguodala (left pelvis) և Kendrick Name (left calf): All but one of the Butlers played in Milwaukee the day before.
The hit did not have any problems with Detroit, which was also without some key players. The loss assured that the Pistons were finishing the second worst record in the tournament table. In Detroit, the choice of the project will be no worse than the sixth now.
The Pistons without Seku Dumbuya (personal reasons), Wayne Ellington (calf), era herd Grant (right knee), Frank acks Exxon (right ankle) և Isaiah Stewart (personal reasons). Sadiq Bay led the Pistons with 22 points and osh osh acks Exxon added 17 points.
After the first quarter, Miami took the lead 32-13. The hit made 62% shot from the field for the half, leading 69-47.
Detroit ended the season with five straight losses. The Pistons have not yet reached the top six of the conscription, as in 2003 they chose the infamous No. 2 Darko Milicic.
At Hermit. Miami spent just 13 of the 20 free throws, but that was still enough to set a one-season break record for the free throw percentage. At the end it ended with 79.01%. Their previous record was 78.96% in 1991-92. Z KZ Okpala was sent off for a foul.
Pistons. He was never the leader in the game, he was 28 points behind.
At Hermit. Start the post-season third seed in Milwaukee.
Pistons. The season is over.
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