Team Miami, the last ticket to the playoffs (PO), the ‘8th seed’, caused a great change by beating Milwaukee, the team with the highest odds rate in the NBA regular league this season, to advance to the second round of PO.

On the 27th, Miami won 128-126 after an extended game against Milwaukee in Game 5 of the 2022-2023 NBA Eastern Conference PO Round 1 (4 wins in 7 matches). With this, Miami advanced to the second round of PO (4 wins in 7 games) ahead of the series with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss. Miami competes with New York for the conference finals. New York defeated Cleveland 4-1.

Miami, which placed 8th in the regular league, struggled through the play-in tournament where teams ranked 7th to 10th competed for the last two remaining PO tickets (7th and 8th seeds). 1 seed Milwaukee recorded the highest winning percentage (0.707) of the 30 teams in both conferences this season. Miami is the sixth all-time team to defeat a No. 1 seed team by an eighth-seeded team. 스포츠토토

On this day, Miami led the victory with Jimmy Butler, the ‘playoff man’, scoring 42 points, the most for both teams. Butler showed concentration, scoring 14 points only in the fourth quarter, which started with a 16-point lead at 86-102. It was Butler who added 2 points with an alley-oop with 0.5 seconds left at the end of the 4th quarter that made the extra game. Butler also set the record for the most points (56 points) in a PO game by a Miami player in Game 4 two days ago, leading to a 119-114 victory. In Milwaukee, Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was included in the three MVP candidates for the regular league, struggled with 38 points and 20 rebounds, but could not prevent the team from losing.

Golden State, the “defending champion,” won 123-116 in Game 5 of the 1st round of the Western Conference PO against Sacramento on this day, and won 3 consecutive wins after 2 losses. Golden State played last season’s Finals MVP Stephen Curry with 31 points and 8 rebounds.

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