No team has ever come back from down 3-0, and the Milwaukee Bucks would have to have a historic turnaround to be the first to do so, as the Miami Heat emerged with an impressive 115-100 win. Milwaukee looked like their best self in the series thus far in the first half, leading 57-50 at halftime. By the fourth quarter, the Bucks were up 87-75. The final stanza absolutely wrecked Milwaukee, and they found themselves in a 3-0 hole they probably won’t crawl out of.
Giannis Antetokounmpo turned his ankle early in the game and just didn’t look like himself the entire contest. He finished with 21 points, 16 board and nine assists, but the near triple-double really doesn’t matter given the context of this series.
Khris Middleton was hot early but cooled off; he finished at only 18 points and seven assists. Brook Lopez was the only other Buck who looked interested in scoring, finishing at 22 points. George Hill and Donte DiVincenzo combined for 23.
For the Heat, Jimmy Butler was hot again, going for 30 points with 14-19 from the free throw line. Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 16 boards, Jae Crowder added 17 points and Goran Dragic added 15.
What could be the final game of Milwaukee’s season takes place Sunday at 2:30 Central.
Stat that Stood Out
Milwaukee had a dud from deep, going just 11-37 (29.7%) while the Heat connected on 18-47 (38.3%). At least the Bucks took more attempts than they did in Game 2, but this was still a porous 3-point defensive performance while Milwaukee couldn’t connect from deep.