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Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 6/12/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 6/12/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

NBA Finals – Game 5, DEN leads series 3-1

Game Five of the NBA Finals will be played at Ball Arena Monday night between the Miami Heat and Denver Nuggets. The eighth-seeded Heat are in their fourth NBA Finals since 2005 and have the sixth-best offensive efficiency throughout the postseason. Miami was held to under 100 points in Game Four, a painful 108-95 home loss, for the third time in this series.

Jimmy Butler, who ended with 25 points (9-17 FG), seven rebounds, and seven assists, was one of six Miami players to reach the double-digit scoring mark. He played 45 minutes, contributing seven rebounds. Butler finished with seven assists and a final field goal percentage of 52.9%. Bam Adebayo, an All-Star center, contributed 20 points (8-19 FG) and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who converted 17 of their 25 attempts from beyond the arc.

The Heat won Game 4 with a final score of 108-95. The Heat committed 19 personal fouls compared to 18 for the Nuggets. On 14 of their 28 long-range efforts, they scored. Denver shot 76.2% overall and made 16 of their 21 free throw tries to win this game. 34 rebounds (29 defensive, 5 offensive) and three blocked shots were also delivered by Denver. Denver had 26 assists and 11 steals in this contest. The opponent made 39 out of 79 field goal attempts, or 49.4% of their total tries, against Miami’s defense. Along with providing 23 assists, they also had two steals and forced six turnovers from the opposition. They grabbed 37 rebounds, eight of which were from offensive sources. The Heat had an 85.0% success rate at the charity stripe, making 17 out of 20 attempts. Miami finished with a final field goal percentage of 44.9% (35 out of 78), and 8 of their 25 attempted three-pointers were made.

Miami is into this game with a season record of 44-38. They now rank 30th in the league with an average of 109.5 points per game and a field goal percentage of 46.0%. The Heat make 34.4% of their 3-point shots (980 of 2,852) and 83.1% of their free throw attempts. Miami is rated 25th in the league for distributing the ball, averaging 40.6 rebounds per game and dishing out 1,955 assists this season. As a basketball team, they incur 18.5 personal fouls a game and turn the ball over 13.5 times.

Miami Heat vs Denver Nuggets 6/12/2023 Game Analysis, Picks and Previews

The Denver Nuggets topped all teams in offensive efficiency during the playoffs as they sought to capture their first title in franchise history. On Friday, Denver easily defeated Miami by a score of 55-51 at the half before outscoring Miami by nine points in the third to take a 3-1 series lead. The top-seeded Nuggets concluded with a 49 percent field goal percentage after making 14 of their 28 long-range tries.

To lead all scorers, PF Denver Aaron Gordon scored 27 points, made 11 of 15 shots, and grabbed seven rebounds. All-Star C Nikola Jokic scored 23 points (8-19 FG) and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Nuggets. Bruce Brown had 21 points in 30 minutes off the bench on 8 of 11 field goal attempts.

In Game 4, the Nuggets grabbed 34 rebounds—29 of them defensive and 5 of them offensive. In this game, they made six turnovers and committed 11 steals. Because the Heat committed 19 personal fouls throughout the game, the Nuggets attempted 21 free throws. They were successful in 16 of their efforts at the free throw line, for a success rate of 76.2%. Denver attempted 28 times from downtown and only succeeded in 14. After everything was said and done, the Nuggets made 39 of 79 shots from the field, for a 49.4% shooting percentage. The Nuggets gave up 35 points on 35 of the Heat’s 78 field goal attempts, resulting in a 44.9% field goal percentage for the game. They finished with 17 of 20 free-throw attempts (85.0%) and converted 8 of 25 three-point tries (32.0%). Denver allowed Miami to collect 37 rebounds, 8 of them on the offensive end.

Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets. The NBA pick for this game is the Denver Nuggets. SG Heat It is unknown if Miami SG Tyler Herro will participate in this game as he is still experiencing soreness in his right hand. The Heat are sixth in the postseason regarding rebounding rate, while the Nuggets are first. To win this series, choose Denver to win at home and hit the over/under. The final score is expected to be 112-103 in favor of the Denver Nuggets.

NBA Starting Time: 8:30 PM ET

Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO

Date: Monday, June 12, 2023


NBA Odds: Denver Nuggets -8.5

NBA Totals: 21.5


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