The first game of the Finals Nuggets defeated the Heat 104-93, the Nuggets took the first victory of the Finals without blood, Jokic played 40 minutes in the game, scored 27 points on 8-of-12 shooting, 10 rebounds and 14 assists, Murray played 44 minutes, 26 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists on 11-of-22 shooting, Jokic performed well Pre-game Heat is to be expected, after all, DPOY Gobert can't be prevented, there are countless interior lines that were blasted by Mr. Joe, Downs, Ayton, thick eyebrows, were beaten by Mr. Yo to doubt life, Embiid said after the elimination that he practiced hard ball control in the summer to learn from Mr. Yo. But Murray's performance today was really unexpected, especially the 10 assists that the Heat never expected.
Murray averaged 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game in the regular season, 27.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game in the playoffs, and the scoring explosion increased, and today he gave out 10 assists, in the impression that the Nuggets team only has an assistant to play double-double, what happened today, why did Murray perform so well?
The reason is in the Heat's team, they can't prevent small power guards, Murray is 193 tall, belongs to the organizational guard with super scoring ability, can shoot suddenly, three-point shooting rate is more than 39%, the Heat's No. 1 Vincent is 188 tall, substitute Lowry is 183 tall, are not a threat to Murray, the Heat and Martin 196, Strus 196 can not prevent Murray's breakthrough.
Looking back at the playoff opponents the Heat faced, Bucks No. 1 Holladay averaged 17.8 points per game in the first round, he was also a defense-oriented guard, facing the Knicks in the second round, Brunson scored 25 points, 30 points, 20 points, 32 points, 38 points, 41 points in six games, the two small guards facing the Celtics in the East final could not prevent Smart's back singles, Vincent was often eaten single, the reason is that the Heat is afraid of small guards with power and weight.
Like Alphabet Brother, Tatum, Jokic these big Heat can rely on team defense to limit, or choose to single defense to cut off contact with teammates, but when encountering a small scoring guard, the Heat really has no way, Murray is the Heat's natural enemy, and it is not surprising that Murray got FMVP in the end, and today's 26+6+10 data shows that he has this ability.