The Milwaukee Bucks shellacked the Miami Heat in the first of their back-to-back series, 144-97. Milwaukee’s lead grew so substantial, TNT actually cut away from the broadcast for the majority of the second half for a live lookaround the league...that also meant they didn’t broadcast the Bucks breaking the Rockets record of 27 made 3-pointers in a game.
And the TNT broadcast has cut away from Bucks-Heat.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 30, 2020
WARRIORS-PISTONS GETS PRECEDENT OVER THE BUCKS BOATRACING THE HEAT???????— Brew Hoop (@brewhoop) December 30, 2020
The turnovers came fast and furious to start the game as the Milwaukee Bucks capitalized on sloppy Miami play to gash a massive early lead. The pummeling continued through to halftime when the Bucks led 83-51, hitting 16 3-pointers...IN A HALF. I wish I had more to add, but for anyone without access to FS Wisconsin, we couldn’t see much of anything past halfway through the third. Even when TNT teased us by coming back from commercial to the Bucks game...they quickly went back to the studio guys dubbing over one of the NBA’s other not close contests. It was...absolutely ludicrous watching them cut to blowouts across the league rather than just broadcast the game. We might’ve seen more of Steph Curry hitting consecutive 3-pointers for five minutes in that viral tweet than we did of the last 18 minutes of game time.
Broadcast travesties aside, Milwaukee needed this bounceback game after their horrid showing against the New York Knicks. This level of shooting is just as unsustainable as the Knicks hot or Bucks cold shooting performances in Sunday’s game. This was an outlier, but it sure is a lot more fun when it’s swinging our way. We’ll see if the Heat, who looked lost from the jump without Jimmy Butler, bring a better fight in Wednesday’s game.
Hopefully we can actually watch that one.
And the Bucks have set an NBA record for most made 3-pointers in a single game.— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) December 30, 2020
Sam Merrill hits a pull-up 3 in transition for #28.
RECORD BROKEN.— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) December 30, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks break the NBA record for threes in a game with 28 (and counting). pic.twitter.com/56DW54kVoB
NOT THAT THE VIEWERS WILL GET TO SEE IT HAPPEN BECAUSE TNT ISN’T BROADCASTING THE BUCKS GAME DURING THE TIME THEY SPECIFICALLY SCHEDULED FOR BROADCASTING THE BUCKS GAME https://t.co/gt1BIon5W7— Mitchell Maurer (@Mitchell_NBA) December 30, 2020
Stat That Stood Out
29 3-pointers. No stat looms larger than a new NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game. Oh how I wish I could’ve seen it live. The Bucks also set a record with 12 players making a 3-pointer.