The Chicago Bulls, who barely made it to the East 10th place in the NBA seeding match, survived. An unexpected person who contributed to the victory is becoming a hot topic.
Chicago won 109-105 in the seed match against the Toronto Raptors held at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 13th (hereinafter Korean time). With this win, Chicago advanced to the 8th seed match.
Since the NBA introduced the 7th and 8th seeds, there has never been a case where a team ranked 10th has survived. Chicago also lost by 19 points at one point in the third quarter, but won a come-from-behind victory.
This game was a game in which Toronto self-destructed. He attempted 36 free throws, only making 18 of them, half of them.
According to ESPN, this is the first time in the history of NBA playoff “close-out” that many free throws have been missed since the Los Angeles Lakers missed 19 in Game 7 of the Finals in 1969.
An interesting fact is that every time Toronto attempted a free throw, someone’s scream was heard. The screamer was Dia, the 9-year-old daughter of Derma DeRozan, a Chicago star.
DeRozan said at the post-match press conference: “I heard someone screaming throughout the game. She looked back and she thought, ‘Oh my God, was it my daughter?’” She said she was aware of her daughter screaming.
DeRozan’s daughter was a frequent visitor to Raptors games while he was playing in Toronto. She said this time she asked her father if she could accompany her on the Toronto expedition.
“At first, 안전놀이터 said no because I had to go to school. But I kept watching. So in the end, I said, ‘Okay, it’s okay to miss school for a day or so’. I think I did well. Thanks to that, I can make more money,” he said.
Chicago will play a single game for the 8th seed spot with Miami, who lost in the 7th seed match on the 15th. Can I still hear my daughter’s screams?
DeRozan shook her head, saying, “Her daughter has to go to school.” Before being a basketball player, it was a figure that did not lose its duty as a parent.