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Brew Hoop Podcast Episode 97: Bucks-Heat Game One Recap

Khris Middleton’s heroics save the day

Syndication: Journal Sentinel Mark Hoffman via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The Milwaukee Bucks dispatched the Miami Heat 109-107 in overtime on Saturday, with Khris Middleton nailing the game winning jumper with 0.5 seconds left. After the game, Riley and I convened to discuss all the important takeaways and preview how we feel about the series moving forward. Key discussion topics include:

  • Giannis guarding Butler and Holiday matching minutes with Dragic
  • Other defensive matchups and relying so heavily on zone drop
  • Giannis’ shaky performance and the team’s overall stagnation offensively
  • What’s more repeatable: the woeful 3-point performance or holding Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo to 8-37
  • The 10-second free throw violation and other iffy calls by the referees
  • How Portis and Forbes held up under postseason defensive pressure
  • Milwaukee rebounding in the rebounding battle throughout the second half
  • Domino’s drones

There was a whole host of discussion points following game one, and it should only get more intriguing from here. Let us know your thoughts on the series moving forward and your observations from the first tilt in the comments below. Thanks, as always, for listening.