In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the Miami Heat lost 98 to 116 to the Los Angeles Lakers. The National Day and Mid-Autumn Festivals were celebrated on the same day as the National Day. Many fans were waiting to watch the lively and intense finals during the National Day holiday.
At the beginning of the first quarter, the Heat used their usual defense to limit the Lakers' offense and achieved a 23-10 lead. The Lakers then replaced Dwight Howard with a small ball against the Heat. After that, the Lakers made a three-pointer, and a wave of 21 to 5 overtook the score at the end of the first quarter.
The momentum of the game has been under the control of the Lakers since then, and the invincibility of Brother Thick Eyebrow and James is not the most troublesome thing the Heat have encountered. Today, Adebayor, Dragic and Butler's three core players all suffered injuries of varying degrees. Among them, Adebayor and Dragic did not return to the game after returning to the locker room. This is the toughest problem for the Heat.
According to the front NBA reporter Rachel Nichols, Adebayor suffered a shoulder strain, but fortunately, the X-ray result is negative.
But the team's backcourt core Dragic's situation is much more serious. During the game, Dragic suddenly stopped when he broke through Rondo with the ball, and his expression was very painful. According to US media reports, Dragic has torn the plantar fascia of his left foot.
Dragic was injured in the second half of the second quarter, followed by Butler sprained during the breakthrough, and the Heat's momentum was discouraged in an instant when the main force was injured.
Butler returned to the locker room early. Although he insisted on playing the whole game afterwards, he still said in an interview after the game: Ankle hurts now.
The advantage of the Heat itself is that they have a more balanced offense, with 4 people on the team averaging more than 16 points per game.
Although in the supplementary report after ESPN, Dragic's left foot can already be stressed, but he does not rule out the possibility of returning to the finals. How much of his strength can be played is a huge question mark.
In this regard, data expert Bobby Marks cited another example,
Before the start of the finals, public opinion generally believed that the overall strength of the Lakers was higher than that of the Heat. The Heat's performance in the first quarter of the finals as an under-preferred "going dog" was really impressive. With the injury of three core players in a game, the already-not-rich Heat team has made even worse.
Affected by the new crown epidemic this year, global sports have suffered a huge impact. The NBA Finals also kicked off for the first time in Golden Autumn October. All basketball fans hope that the long-awaited Finals will be exciting. At this moment, the Heat, whose three main players are injured, will be even more difficult to face the Lakers led by the two superstars of Zhan Mei.
The autumn wind is bleak and the weather is cold, but as a fan, I don't want to let Haohao Changfeng send "hot" back so quickly.