The ‘unbreakable’ 1600m plateau has been breached…Denver loses its first home meet this PO

A Max Struth three-pointer in the first quarter, followed by a Duncan Robinson three in the fourth.

It’s enough to pull out the win against a seemingly unstoppable Denver team. The Miami Heat rebounded from a Game 1 loss in the NBA Finals to even the series at 1-1.

At one point, Miami trailed by as many as 15 points. Prior to that game, Denver had won 11 games this playoffs when leading by double digits. There had been no losses.

And the venue is Denver’s home, the Mile High City’s Ball Arena, which is a traveling team’s nightmare.

Denver’s regular season home record is 34-7. In the playoffs, they went undefeated.

It was Miami’s team play that upended those records. Undrafted players like Stoudemire, Robinson, and Gabe Vincent stepped up on offense. In the absence of ace Jimmy Butler, they really came into their own, dominating Denver.

The bench, featuring Kyle Lowry and Caleb Martin, was also a big boost. Bam Adebayo did his part with 21 points despite bumping into Nikola Jokic on defense.토토사이트

Denver wasn’t laughing as Jokic had a 41-point, 11-rebound one-man show. The jinx of teams losing when Jokic scores a lot of non-assist points continues.

Miami now has home-court advantage, as Games 3 and 4 will be played in their own backyard.

Plus, Game 3 will mark the return of Tyler Hiro, who has been out with a fractured right hand. The miracle of the No. 8 seed in the East is still going on in the Finals.