The Miami Heat defeated the New York Knicks 109-101 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference playoffs, taking a commanding 3-1 series lead.
Jimmy Butler had a tremendous game with 27 points and 10 assists, while Bam Adebayo contributed 23 points and 13 rebounds to the Heat's victory.
The Heat are on the verge of reaching the Eastern Conference playoffs for the third time in four years.
The only other No. 8 seeds in NBA playoff history to win at least seven games were the 1999 New York Knicks, the 2011 Memphis Grizzlies, and the 2012 Philadelphia 76ers.
The Knicks were led by Jalen Brunson, who had 32 points and 11 assists. RJ Barrett and Julius Randle came in second and third, with 24 and 20 points, respectively.
The Knicks unable to capitalize on Miami's poor shooting in the fourth quarter, allowing the Heat to maintain their lead.
The Heat played great defense and capitalized on important moments, like as when the Knicks' top players were called for fouls.
Despite falling down in Game 3, the Knicks rallied and led twice in Game 4, but they couldn't overcome Miami's consistent performance.
The Heat stunned everyone by narrowly surviving the play-in game and are now one victory away from reaching the NBA's final four.
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