The Milwaukee Bucks completely annihilated the Miami Heat in Miami to set up a series sweep. The Miami Heat were the Eastern Conference champions last season and beat the Bucks on the way. This year around they are making the job look easy. Kris Middleton top-scored for the Bucks, scoring 22 points while Jrue Holiday contributes 19 points while providing 12 assists. The Milwaukee Bucks took a 3-0 lead in the series by beating the Miami Heat 113-84 on Thursday.
Giannis Antetokoumpo scored 17 points while securing 17 rebounds in a dominating display of the board. “The last two games haven’t been easy,” Antetokounmpo said. “Obviously, we were up 30, but it’s not easy… I’ll say this: I’ll say by us doing our job, I’m not surprised that we’re able to win a game because once we focus on ourselves, play together, have fun and be tough, good things are going to happen. And in these three games, good things have happened for us.”
Miami Heat has lost just three games all season by 30 points with all coming against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks have held leads as high as 51 and 36 points on the previous two occasions. The margin on Thursday was 32.
Jimmy Butler scored 19 points for the Heat while Adebayo chipped in with 17. “We’re not worried about that. We control what we can control, and that’s how we play, that’s how we prepare, how we compete,” Miami forward Jimmy Butler said. “Not too worried about what history says and all of that good stuff, but we’ve got our work cut out for us.”
The Bucks outrebounded the Heat 56-41 while restricting the hosts to 38 percent shooting from the field. The game was attended by a season-high 17,000 capacity crowd hoping to see their team start a comeback. Instead, in the biggest game of the season, they saw Miami’s slowest start of the season.