Miami’s six-game losing streak was snapped on Monday night, as the Knicks allowed Miami to sweep the season series, 3-0.
Jimmy Butler had yet another terrific game, scoring 15 out of his 27 points in the third quarter. Butler continues to guide Miami to wins, and this one happened to be against his former Head Coach, Tom Thibodeau.
“We knew it would be this type of that game based on the previous games we had against them,” Thibodeau said. “There wasn’t a lot of rhythm to the game. It was fight, scratch, claw every inch of the court. It’s not easy to get a rhythm in that type of game.”
In addition to Butler’s performance, Bam Adebayo dropped 20 points with 17 rebounds.
“We just stayed with it,” Butler said. “All in all, we guarded, rebounded and played together. I think that’s what this thing is all about.”
Meanwhile, the Knicks shot just 41 percent and, worse, gave up 12 offensive rebounds. All-Star Julius Randle, who missed his first game of the season on Saturday, only had 22 points, shooting 7-for-17 from the field, with five turnovers. On the positive side, Randle did have 13 rebounds and seven assists. RJ Barrett also performed poorly, scoring eight points on 4-for-12 shooting.
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