Ace Butler also showed disappointment at Miami’s endless sluggishness.
The Miami Heat lost 103-108 in a match against the Charlotte Hornets in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Charlotte Spectrum Center in North Carolina, USA on the 26th (Korean time). Jimmy Butler (28 points, 6 assists) and Tyler Hiro 토토사이트(33 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists) fought hard for Miami, but lost in silence from their teammates. Miami, who fell into a 4-game losing streak with the defeat on the day, was ranked 7th in the Eastern Conference and had a 2.5 game lead against the 6th ranked New York Knicks. With the standings now, Miami will advance to the play-in tournament.
Butler did not hide his disappointment in his post-game interview. “I’m tired of losing. I don’t think anyone here wants to lose,” Butler said. “We need to get out of the crisis quickly.”
Miami joined Kevin Love and Cody Zeller as free agents after the buyout after the All-Star period. It was expected that the addition of Love and Zeller would reinforce Miami’s weakness this season, but the situation did not improve at all. Both Love and Zeller are players who have weaknesses on defense and need to be effective on offense. Love was scoreless in his debut game, but in the game that day, he performed decently with 13 points and 13 rebounds. But it didn’t lead to a win for the team.
This season, Miami has been constantly noisy both inside and outside the game throughout the season. Rumors of a feud with Kyle Lowry and poor performance throughout the season are not the only problems to be solved. Miami didn’t recruit anyone in the trade market and didn’t have a deserved reinforcement. Maybe the grades are natural now.
The bigger problem is Miami’s schedule. Miami meets the Philadelphia 76ers in a row on the 28th and 2nd. After that, games against strong teams such as the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and Cleveland Cavaliers will take place one after another. It is clear that Miami is facing a major crisis.