The Miami Heat set a new NBA record for the most free throws made without a miss on Tuesday night when they defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 112-111. This is because of the 40 free throws they made in exactly the same number of attempts.
They put Jimmy Butler in charge of directing the offence because starters Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and Kyle Lowry were all out due to injury, and he was aggressive right away.
Butler converted one final free shot to secure the victory and the record after matching the score at 111-111. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, a standout player for the Thunder, missed a potential game-winning shot on the other end. Also Read: Nikola Jokic made NBA history: a never-before-attempted Triple-Double against the Lakers
Jimmy Butler – Hero of the game
Jimmy Butler made 23 of 23 free throws, leaving him one short of Dirk Nowitzki and James Harden, who both made 24 of 24. The Utah Jazz owned the previous team record with 39-39 free throws versus Portland in 1982.
With Butler making the game-winning free throw on the very last shot of regulation to give the Heat the lead. With only 12.9 seconds remaining, the outcome couldn’t have been better.
Butler made the majority of the Heat’s free throws on Tuesday, going 23 for 23 in a 35-point performance. Along with his 6-for-17 field goal percentage, he added seven rebounds, four assists, four steals, and three blocks. Also Read: Nuggets stop Lakers 5 Game Winning Streak, Jamal Murray, scored the highest points in the match
Miami Heat Inconsistency is Broken
This season, the Miami Heat have played with extreme inconsistency. The Heat haven’t been able to produce good results, even though they’ve generally avoided injury problems like they did last season.
Miami is about to play the Thunder in the second game of a back-to-back after suffering a devastating loss to the Brooklyn Nets on Monday. The Heat created history in an odd way, but they were still able to rescue the game with a victory.
Due to the absence of numerous starters due to injuries, the Miami Heat played with only eight players on its roster. Miami managed to win entirely on effort by making the most of what they had.
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