Hit back to square one! The Heat will set an NBA all-time record, and 40 million in 4 years will be lost
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The first game of the NBA Finals officially came to an end, and the Nuggets easily defeated the Heat 106-93 at home to win the Finals. But the players' performance in this game can be described as some joy and some sadness, the Heat will be beaten back to the original form, and at the same time set the worst record in NBA history, the 4-year, $40 million contract offered by the team is about to fail.
Looking back at the scoring of the two teams, the Nuggets' Murray had 26 points, 10 assists, 6 rebounds and 2 steals, Jokic 27 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists, Porter 14 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks, Gordon 16 points, and Brown 10 points.
The Heat's Adebayo had 26 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists, Butler 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, Vincent 19 points and 5 assists, Lowry 11 points, Highsmith 18 points, Martin 3 points and 4 rebounds, and Strus did not score on 0-of-10 shooting.
Obviously, the Heat's loss is not only related to the poor performance of star Butler, but also the sluggish performance of the team's humming duo Keller Martin and Max Strus, and the two even broke the record for the worst duo in NBA history and were nailed to the historical pillar of shame in the Finals.
Among them, Max Strus scored 0 of 10 from the field and 0 of 9 from three-point range. Previously, Warriors star Stephen Curry made that 0-of-9 three-point shooting in last year's Finals. As a result, the two tied for the record of the second-worst in Finals history, with Stockton in first place, who shot 0 of 11 from three-point range in the Finals. In addition, Strus's partner Martin also performed miserably, starting 25 minutes, shooting 1 of 7, only 3 points and 4 rebounds.
As a result, Strus and Martin combined to set an all-time humiliating record, shooting just 5.9 percent from the field on 1-of-17 shooting. In doing so, the two shot the worst shooting percentage of their NBA Finals all-time starting teammates.
For Martin, if he can't adjust and play the previous series, it will obviously be difficult for the team to win this series, and he needs to continue to play the role of a surprise player. On the contrary, if he fails to continue his previous hot form, his value will inevitably be affected, and the hope of getting an early contract extension becomes slim. According to previous reports, the Heat intend to renew Martin's contract early this summer, planning to offer a four-year contract worth $40 million. But if Martin performs badly in the finals, this fat contract may be lost!